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Protection Offered by Synthetics in Dusty Environments
 
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Protection Offered in Dusty Environments by Synthetic Oil
I drive in a rural high dust condition using Mobil 1™ 5W-20 with a Mobil 1 Extended Performance oil filter. Since I have to change the oil more frequently (3,000 miles) due to dust is there any benefit from the continued use of synthetics? How exactly does synthetic motor oil protect better in high dust conditions versus mineral oil? Thanks
-- Jack Saryadegar, Turlock, CA
Answer:
If you use Mobil 1 5W-20 and also use a Mobil 1 Extended Performance Oil Filter in your engine, you can rest assured your engine is well protected. Road dirt and dusty conditions are a challenging environment and the best way to protect your vehicle against road dirt is to use a high quality filter and frequent oil changes with a premium oil. Using a high quality Mobil 1 Extended Performance Oil Filter will provide outstanding efficiency to remove a very high level of deposits plus it also has higher capacity so that together with Mobil 1 you may be able to extend your drain interval beyond 3,000 miles even in your dusty conditions. Please also make sure you maintain your air filtration system and especially look for any air leaks in the air duct and filter holder.
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