Valvoline 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil Review

Valvoline 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil Review

Sometimes, when you’re looking for the right engine oil for your car, all you’re looking for is a simple and no-frills product.

SynPower 0W-20 is a single-viscosity, full synthetic oil from Valvoline - a reputed brand of engine oil manufacturers. Priced under $23, this oil promises to deliver superior cleaning and protection for your car’s engine while still maintaining your budget.

Pouring Valvoline 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil

With Valvoline’s SynPower 0W-20 engine oil, you can be assured that you’re giving your car top-quality protection.

After all, this product reaches you only after having undergone some rigorous quality checks, and meeting API services (SN/SM, Resource Conserving), ILSAC standards (GF-5) and is also compliant with General Motors’ Dexos 5 specifications.

About The Product

This full power synthetic oil is all about keeping your car’s engine clean, sludge-free and running at optimum performance thanks to its great features, some of which are listed below. Some notable features of the product:

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    Model/Manufacturer part number: 813460
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    Packaging quantity: 4.73 liters
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    Item weight: 9.2 pounds
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    Product dimensions: 7.8 x 12.3 x 4.3 inches

This oil consists of a specially formulated group IV oil stock base, fortified with special anti-wear additives. Not only do these play a part in keeping your engine running smoothly by ensuring minimal contact between moving parts, the durable additives also stay in the oil for a longer period of time,  giving your engine extended protection from wear and tear.

Sludge-Free Performance

Valvoline’s SynPower 0W-20, in addition to durable anti-wear additives, also has high-quality detergents added to it.

These detergents effectively dissolve sludge and other corrosive deposits, without letting them mix with the oil in the engine or impacting the viscosity or flow of oil through the engine. Not only does this oil dissolve existing sludge deposits, it also prevents the formation of new sludge between your engine’s parts.

Protection Against Varying Temperatures

Whether you’re driving in cold weather, or driving at a speed that causes your engine to heat up to a high temperature, this oil continues to protect your car engine. Even when you start your car in low temperatures, Valvoline’s SynPower 0W-20 oil flows quickly and consistently through your engine, minimising damage from the engine seizing.

For the times when your engine heats up to high temperatures, it offers great varnish protection as well as a clean combustion process, which reduces both - fuel loss as well as deposit formation due to fuel breakdown.

Unparalleled Cleaning And Lubrication

The function of a good engine oil isn’t just to keep all the moving parts lubricated and free from friction. As oil flows through the engine, the burning down of fuel causes it to break down into various deposits, which eventually accumulate as sludge on the engine, reducing its optimum functioning and creating friction.

Valvoline 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil Back Side

With this product, however you don’t have to worry about sludge or any deposits at all - whether you’re driving at high speed, in hot or cold temperatures or severe driving conditions.

What We Liked

  • Unique blend of additives gives long-lasting wear protection
  • Highly effective at dissolving existing sludge buildup, as well as preventing the same in the future
  • Minimises wear of engine parts by reducing friction
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    Keeps engine protected against seizing in cold weather
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    Provides clean combustion, reducing fuel loss and engine emissions
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    Competitive pricing, ideal for those on a budget
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    Meets and exceeds multiple industry standards of quality

What We Didn’t Like

  • The product promises fuel economy, but there isn’t ample evidence of this in the market
  • Might be suitable only for smaller cars
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What Others Say

Most users of the Valvoline SynPower 0W-20 synthetic engine oil call it a great budget buy - a no-fuss product that delivers what it promises, at a slightly lesser cost than other oils with the same range of benefits.

Users also experienced an increase in the interval between oil changes, making this oil a great deal for in the synthetic engine oil segment, considering you’re saving on both - the price of the product as well as the number of times you need to buy it again.

In addition, the extended wear protection promised by this oil also seems to be the real deal - users reported a significant improvement in the quality of their engine health, as well as the fact that there is a negligible amount of sludge found even while changing the oil.

One of the things that you might want to know about this oil, is that while it claims to improve fuel economy by being less volatile, there isn’t enough evidence from users who have noticed a significant increase in their car’s mileage.

That being said, it doesn’t mean this oil has absolutely no impact on fuel economy, and irrespective of that, most users seem to be satisfied with it, having become regular users of Valvoline Synpower 0W-20 synthetic oil.

The Verdict

At less than $22, this single-viscosity, full synthetic motor oil from Valvoline is definitely a great product to consider if you’re looking for a good engine oil that does its job well. Even with no demonstrated evidence of improved fuel economy, its features have definitely put it on the list of quality engine oils.

Valvoline 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil


What it may potentially lack in terms of improved mileage, it more than makes up for with the high-quality protection it offers your car. Whether the specially designed formula with additives that optimise its anti-wear protection, or quick cold-start function that allows it to reach every nook of your engine in seconds, this oil gives you an engine that runs at peak performance no matter what the weather conditions are.

In short, the verdict is simple and straight. If you own a basic, small car that requires a single-viscosity oil, this oil from Valvoline is for your car. To sum it up, think of it this way - it functions as a single protection shield fighting your engine’s biggest enemies – sludge build-up, extreme temperatures and damage from friction. What else could you possibly ask for?

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