Synthetic Oil May Cost More – Watch and See Why It’s Worth It
You all remember the test we did on Scott Krause's '65 Mercury Comet, where we filled it with Royal Purple synthetic lubricants and saw extra horsepower at the rear tires. It was definitely worth the investment.
Though most people associate synthetic fluids with extra horsepower, they can also lead to better fuel economy. Case in point, this '62 Galaxy. With 4,000 pounds to lug around, this baby used to deliver about 14.5 miles per gallon around town and, at the best, about 17, or so, on the open road. But after we put Royal Purple Racing 21 synthetic lubricant in the engine and rear axle, those numbers jumped to 17.9 around town, and on Power Tour it got 21.9 miles per gallon.
Now, synthetic oils might cost a little bit more initially, but the savings in fuel and the reduced wear will pay off in the long run. On Power Tour, we put 5,900 miles on this car, and Royal Purple worked for us.