What is the difference between mineral oil and synthetic oil?

Mineral oils and synthetic oils have a common base: crude base oil. They differ as follows:

– Synthetic oil undergoes chemical treatment which improves its structure

– Mineral oil is obtained through the refining process


Did you know?
Synthetic oils provide improved performance and better protection at high or low temperatures compared to mineral oils. However, synthetic oil requires more processing and complex procedures which logically increase its price.