1. It's Time to Duel! Welcome to the NF Yu-Gi-Oh! Grand Championships. This tournament will span across 4 sections:
    Akihabara Lounge| Mafia | OBD |The Alley
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Welcome to the forums! Take a second to look at our Beginner's Guide. It contains the information necessary for you to have an easier experience here.

    Thanks and have fun. -NF staff
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Stop Scrolling!
    Attention - When discussing new chapters of an anime or manga, please use a source from the official list of approved sources. If you would like to contribute to the list, please do so in the suggestions section.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. If you write blogs about the current anime season (for linking) or like to add descriptions / impressions on certain series and like to add them to our wiki, then send us a ticket.
    Dismiss Notice

  5. BoOooOo!


    Come one, come all to the wondrously eerie Pumpkin Patch! Perform tasks and challenges each day to stock up on the mystical Pumpkin Coins and use them to exchange for grand forum prizes! Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, don't fear that which lies beneath the surface!

    Schedule:
    Signups; October 10th - 15th
    Tasks and Challenges; October 15th - 29th
    Pumpkin Picking; October 30th - 31st
    Dismiss Notice

  6. A blank contract written with magical ink?! Check out our Spooktacular Trick or Treat Event.
    Dismiss Notice

How is it that Synthetic Motor Oil is More Expensive than Regular Motor Oil?

Discussion in 'Konoha Country Club' started by DemonDragonJ, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. DemonDragonJ bringer of light

    Messages:
    19,286
    Likes Received:
    761
    Trophy Points:
    818
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Reputation:
    Several months ago, I purchased a new automobile, and, when I had its oil changed, I learned that it uses synthetic motor oil instead of regular motor oil, which is nearly twice as expensive. The car can travel nearly twice as far between oil changes, but the higher price makes no sense, since regular oil must first be drilled from the ground and then refined, both of which are intensely laborious and expensive procedures, whereas synthetic oil can be manufactured in a laboratory very easily and inexpensively.

    How can synthetic oil be more expensive than regular oil? Is the price artificially high to compensate for the fact that it is so easy and inexpensive to manufacture?
     
    Tags:
  2. Mider T VM Rapist

    Messages:
    75,851
    Likes Received:
    1,709
    Trophy Points:
    3,394
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2006
    Reputation:
    I feel like this something that be googled, asked in a convo thread, or VM'd.
     
  3. Island In the Sun

    Messages:
    8,084
    Likes Received:
    526
    Trophy Points:
    693
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Reputation:
    Flag:
    United States
    Synthetic oils allegedly offer better performance in extreme temperatures and have fewer impurities in them than conventional oil. They also have additives that are supposed to clean your engine.

    Also, it's more expensive because you can say you're using synthetic oil. You likely won't own a vehicle long enough for synthetic oil to make a difference, so it's mostly just the auto industry using jargon you don't understand to get you to spend more money.

    You allegedly get better performance too, but for most people, any performance gain is negligible, and again, it's the auto industry taking advantage of consumers' lack of knowledge.

    I worked at an auto parts store through college, and in my experience, while there are car fluids where the type matters (namely coolant and oil weight), conventional versus synthetic versus semi-synthetic is basically "buy this more expensive thing because you assume expensive means better."
     
Loading...