Q: Is it OK to change to synthetic oil in the winter

asked by on

Is it OK to run synthetic oil in the winter them switch back to regular oil in the summer

My car has 195000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

You can switch the oil back and forth as much as you want without a problem as long as when you have the oil change done you use the correct viscosity of oil for the engine. There is no reason to change back and forth with the oil types since with synthetic oil you can extend the oil changes from using regular oils by adding about 2000 miles between your intervals when you have the changes done.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Is it OK to change to synthetic oil in the winter

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Id like to purchase a car but i want to know how much it would cost to get the timing belt fixed on the vehicle.

Hello. Unfortunately if the timing belt brakes it is not usually as simple as just installing a new one on this vehicle. Most of the time when the timing belt brakes on this engine the pistons will contact the valves...

Q: I have a 1999 Mazda 626 and when my car is at a red light the car rumbles only with the A/C on. I want to know what the problem may be?

Hello. When the AC is on it puts more of a load on the engine. At idle the engine will have some trouble maintaining a smooth idle when the AC is on due to the extra load. Typically the computer...

Q: Hard to go in shift

Hi There, Unfortunately, there was no indication given as to whether or not your vehicle is an automatic or a manual transmission. Assuming it is a manual transmission, this may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.