Trying to determine whether you should use regular or synthetic oil for your BMW?
There are numerous auto enthusiasts who believe that traditional oil is the best thing for your car while others see many advantages to using synthetic oil. It is a common misconception that synthetic oil is somehow artificial. It is not. It merely has to do with the processing of the oil and the refinery process.
When it comes to your BMW, choosing the right oil is essential. Today, most BMW dealers recommend full synthetic oil, especially for high-performance sports vehicles. This is true regardless of whether you have a BMW or not.
Synthetic oil has different viscosity specifications that will protect engines under extreme conditions much more efficiently and effectively than traditional oil.
For engines that tend to run hot, such as high-performance sports cars as well as vehicles that are towing trailers or other objects, synthetic oil is going to be far more beneficial than traditional oil. Synthetic oil is also much better in extreme weather, such as incredibly hot or incredibly cold temperatures. Last year in Toronto we saw some incredibly record low temperatures and synthetic oil would do better at protecting your BMWs engine.
Regardless of whether you choose synthetic or traditional based oil for your BMW, the weight of the oil is certainly going to be important to consider. The weight of the oil that you choose will determine how well it can protect your engine against the cold starts as well is extremely hot temperatures. Since we are heading into winter, choose a lower weight oil that can move through the engine components more effectively, even when the temperature is well below zero. A 5W-30 weight synthetic oil is a good option for just about any BMW on the road today.