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Never go over 6,000 miles of driving on any motor oil, including synthetic oil. The oil filter cannot pick up 100% of metal particles out of the oil. The smallest metal particles pass right through the oil filter and go through to your entire engine. Each day that you drive, more metal particles get into the oil. After 6,000 miles of driving, there is enough micro sized metal particles to start causing excessive wear on your engine. Millions if not trillions of these metal particles go into your engine every minute. The additives in synthetic motor oil will last 15,000 miles, but these additives do not remove any of these micro sized metal particles. Just because synthetic oil costs a lot more, does not mean that it will last any longer than regular oil. Yes, synthetic oil will help your engine to last up to twice as long, as compared to regular oil, but only if you do not drive more than 6,000 miles.
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