Colder temperatures can freeze the oils in your vehicle. When this happens, oils become sluggish, which creates excessive wear on your car’s engine. We recommend switching to synthetic grade car oil in the winter to reduce strain on your car’s engine. If you chose to stick with conventional oil, it’s important to plug your vehicle in when the temperature drops below -15 C to prevent freezing.
Synthetic grade car oils don’t break down as quickly as conventional oils. They don’t thicken up like conventional oil does when the temperature drops. This allows the oil to flow better, which reduces engine wear and extends the life of the engine. It also helps your car start in winter temperatures, as cold, thick oil drains your battery quicker.