What is synthetic oil

read more about shocks vs struts

Synthetic oil is a synthesis of base oils based on synthetics, as well as additives that give it useful properties (increased wear resistance, purity, protection against corrosion).
Such oils are suitable for operation in the most modern engines and in extreme operating conditions (low and high temperatures, high pressure, etc.).

Synthetic oil, unlike mineral, is made on the basis of directional chemical synthesis. In the process of its production, crude oil, which is the basic element, is distilled, and then processed to basic molecules.

Further, based on them, the base oil is obtained in which additives are added so that the final product has exceptional characteristics.

Synthetic Oil Properties

Graph of oil viscosity versus mileage

A feature of synthetic oil is that it retains its properties for a long time. After all, they are set at the stage of chemical synthesis. In its process, “directed” molecules are created that provide them.

The properties of synthetic oils include: high thermo-oxidative stability, high viscosity index,
high performance at low temperatures, low evaporation, low coefficient of friction.

The composition of synthetic oil
Synthetic motor or transmission oil consists of components of several classes:

esters (reaction products of organic acids with alcohols).

Depending on the composition and conditions of chemical reactions, the oils are divided into the following types – ether, hydrocarbon, polyorganosiloxane, polyalphaolefin, isoparaffin, halogen-substituted, chlorine and fluorine, polyalkylene glycol and so on.

It is important to know that many manufacturers assign their definition of synthetic oils conditionally.

This is due to the fact that in some countries the sale of synthetics is not taxed. In addition, the oils obtained by hydrocracking, sometimes also referred to as synthetic.

In some states, synthetic oils are considered mixtures containing up to 30% additives, in others – up to 50%. Many manufacturers simply buy base oils and additives from synthetic oil manufacturers. Mixing them, they get compositions that are sold in many countries around the world. Thus, the number of brands and actually synthetic oil grows from year to year.

Viscosity is the ability of an oil to remain on the surface of parts while maintaining fluidity.

In accordance with this standard, the designation consists of two numbers and the letter W. For example, 5W-40. The first digit indicates the coefficient of low-temperature viscosity:
● 0W – used at temperatures up to -35 ° C;
● 5W – used at temperatures up to -30 ° C;
● 10W – used at temperatures up to -25 ° C;
● 15W – used at temperatures up to -20 ° C

Perfect Skoda Purchase as per Your Requirement Now

By choosing a Škoda vehicle, you make the choice of quality. Choose your Škoda Assurance coverage for an efficient and tailored cover that adapts to your car needs and practices.

The service and the quality of the repairs by the experts of the ŠKODA network, realized according to the norms of the manufacturer and guarantees 2 years.

Assistance to help you in case of breakdown or accident 24/7, and even at home with the Formula All Risks. We are fully aware that you are quite interested about skoda and that is the reason that you can have the perfect details obtainable from the skoda car club now. Surely the details will capture your imagination about the car and make you aware of how far you can hope for from the same. This is truly something out of the ordinary for your and you should be aware of that too.

Make an estimate

  • The choice of adapted guarantees
  • You have the choice between 3 formulas offering comprehensive guarantees and flexible options.
  • You benefit from the driver’s guarantee that covers you for your own bodily injury if you are injured in the event of an accident involving your Škoda, up to 250.000 euros.
  • You have the option to opt for an option bringing the sum to 1 000 000 €.

You benefit from a cover for damages suffered by the vehicle (theft, fire, broken windows, damage all accidents)

The 12-month New Value will allow your Škoda to be compensated for its purchase value if it is destroyed or stolen for the first 12 months.

The Ice Break warranty applies without deductible for the glazed parts of your Škoda vehicle.

Available options

If you travel a little during the year, you can benefit from the Petit Rouleurs fare: you can choose a limited mileage option “Less than 5,000 km” or “Less than 8,000 km” per year. Your auto insurance premium then adapts according to the chosen kilometric rate.

You have the option of extending the value of your new Škoda with the Value Plus option 24 or 36 months. Beyond this period, depending on the age of your vehicle, you receive an allowance of 20, 30 or 40% more than the expert value.

Accessory Warranty or Content Guarantee options guarantee your accessories and personal effects, including electronic devices.

Your loyalty rewarded

Škoda Assurance allows you to benefit from the franchise benefit. The Vol-Fire-Accident Damage deductible decreases by 10% per year if no claim occurs. And if you do not report a claim after 5 years, this deductible will not apply to your next claim.In case of total loss of your vehicle, you can benefit from a cancellation of the Damage all accident if you buy a Škoda vehicle again in our network.