Synthetic motor oil is touted as being the best of its kind, but you've heard it causes oil leaks. If so, why use it in your car? Keep reading to find out why leaking issues might be both true and false.

Synthetic motor oil has caused leaks, but, that was mainly in the past. When the oil was first developed, it tended to cause car seals to shrink, which resulted in leakage. With advances in synthetic oil technology, the oil no longer causes seal shrinkage, so there is no leaking for most vehicles. However, if you're driving a car about 15 years older or more, synthetic oil might clean too much sludge off seals. Because that sludge blocks any unknown cracks, leaks may appear.

If you want to know more about the ins and outs of motor oil, visit our mechanics at Tuttle Click’s Capistrano Ford and let them explain it all for you.

 

 

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