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Synthetic vs Conventional Oil in Fredericksburg, VA

Synthetic vs Conventional Oil in Fredericksburg, VA

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Oil changes are a regular maintenance job that every vehicle needs, but you might be wondering whether it’s better to add synthetic oil into your system or to stick with regular. We put together this guide so you can make the best decision in conjunction with our Service Department at Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg! Read on to learn more and contact us with your questions.

What’s the Difference?

These two types of oil might look the same, but there are several important differences. They are both sourced from highly refined crude oil, but how they’re created requires two different processes. Synthetic is more pure than its conventional counterpart. As a result, it is able to increase performance, flow more easily through the system, and reduce clogging. This is due to the fact that the oil is broken down into smaller molecules, there are several helpful additives within it, and it is generally cleaner. However, it is important to remember that its additional benefits come with a price tag that can be up to ten times the price of conventional liquid.

Oil Change

We invite you to consult your owner’s manual in starting your search for the right type of oil. You can also pay our team a visit or use our contact form to send inquiries about this servicing to our mechanics. Keep in mind that it is okay to switch between conventional and synthetic solutions between oil changes. This has no negative impact on your system, and can help you save a little bit of money! Typically, we recommend coming in every six months to get new fluid in your system. That way, you can keep your mechanisms clean of intrusive particles and maintain the quality of all of your components. We don’t suggest waiting much longer than this, as that could cause long-term damage that might be more expensive down the line.

Service Department

Pay us a visit any day from Monday through Saturday! Our team will greet you, perform a cursory inspection, and then get to work performing the necessary maintenance needed. While we work, we invite you to look into our Nissan One-To-One Rewards program, Service Coupons, and Parts Specials. You can get your car into great shape and save some money at the same time. We also want to add that our team is prepared to assist with a great variety of services, including tire rotations, brake pad replacements, battery inspections, and much more.

We hope that this comparison between synthetic vs conventional oil in Fredericksburg, VA, helps you decide which one is better for your system. Our team at Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg would be more than happy to set you up with an appointment over the phone. You can also schedule one online!

 

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Margarete Radcliffe
Margarete Radcliffe
GOOGLE
8-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very efficient and polite and speedy service call. Thank you!

Don Kerst
Don Kerst
GOOGLE
8-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I would just like to say that I was contacted by Pohanka and Rocking Nissan. Rocking Nissan sales associates didn't seem too enthusiastic about me not coming to the dealership. I explained about my severe anxiety disorder and not being able to drive more than 10 miles. They said they would check with their manager and call me back. They never called me back. I got an email from them today (the day after) about what to do next, etc. I replied and said "What took you so long? I already bought a car from Pohanka Nissan." Mike Johnson and the other sales associates were very willing to help me with my issue of not being able to drive too far (severe anxiety disorder). We did everything by phone and email, and Esmeralda delivered the new car and took my trade-in back to the dealership. She was very pleasant and helpful making it overall a painless experience. Anxiety disorder (more commonly known as panic attacks) is very difficult in many situations, but Pohanka made it effortless for me.

Hannah A.
YELP
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was the best car buying experience I have ever had. I have had bad experiences in the past when buying cars, and that was not the case at Pohanka Nissan. I was looking to get a new Nissan Altima and had found one online that I really liked. When arriving to the dealership Tim and Roman had the car ready for me look at and test drive. After falling in love with the car, everything from there on out went very smoothly all the way to the finance department where Matt was very helpful and friendly. I never felt pressured from him, which I really appreciated. Tim, Roman and Matt provided me with the highest customer service and I will most definitely recommend them to my family and friends!

Jen Marcum
Jen Marcum
GOOGLE
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always a pleasure. Service always goes above and beyond. I walked across the street while waiting for an oil change, they called to tell me the truck was ready. It had started to rain while I was gone, they came and picked me up! Hands down, great group!

Jamie Lynn
Jamie Lynn
GOOGLE
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I got my customized truck in and ready to go in less than a week! Tim was in contant with me for weeks leading up to my moving into town and him and Roman were absolutely wonderful to work with. After a bad experience at a different Nissan dealership Pohanka was a refreshing change of pace.

Vicky Fuentes
Vicky Fuentes
GOOGLE
8-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Rambo Rapu
Rambo Rapu
GOOGLE
8-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The Team worked hard to make this the most memorable buying experience in over 17 years of buy several Nissan vehicles. They worked with me while in Germany until my arrival, and even after purchasing a 2020 Nissan Murano for my wife.

Heather Williams
Heather Williams
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Ana Mo
Ana Mo
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Roman and Matt helped my mom get into a 2020 Nissan Altima and she absolutely loves it! Both of them was great with her and able to communicate and produce her every want and need!!! Thanks Guys!!! I thought it would take all day but it was quick! Thanks again!!!

gottobefree freedomnow
gottobefree freedomnow
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
LaShawn Cofield
LaShawn Cofield
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I went in on the last of the month to get my inspection. They greet you at your door. Seemed to make things go faster. I was definitely prepared to be there for an hour. Was there less than 15 minutes.

Sandra Sheard
Sandra Sheard
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I can’t tell you how pleasant my experience was with this dealership; Pohanka. Originally I had gone to the other dealership in Stafford (another Nissan dealership) off route 1, near Garrasonville road. I’d gone there because my husband and daughter bought their nissans there years ago, and my husband is on his second nissan. I knew the management had changed, but I was sure that I would receive the same treatment. Boy, was I wrong!! Long story short; a manager (not sure who he was, finance or not) basically told me he could not sell me the car at the price I was asking. The sales rep was pleasant but this manager was not!! He was arrogant and proceeded to give me a dissertation on overhead, profit, his revenue requirements, etc, etc. Fortunately, I had preapproval from the bank; 100%, and I could have paid for what he was insisting, but his attitude got me. I said, thanks; but no thanks!! I went to Pohanka, after leaving Stafford, and by then I was “ready to fight” my attitude was “don’t give me the bull *%, just be fair.“ When I spoke with the sales rep and told her here’s what I will pay; she said ok, let me get my manager. He came up (I didn’t realize he was a Pohanka) and he said “OK!” I said...um ok what? He says, you want the car at this price and ok! I was floored!!! You mean no bickering back and forth, no treating me like I have a sign cross my forehead that say “I’m stupid, I’ll buy anything,” no trying to push me into something I didn’t want??? He said...I want your business and I’m not here to waste your time. I was sold (no pun intended). They worked with me to get the car shipped to my son in Ca. And, I got a better Interest rate with them than my bank. If I ever need to buy a car for my daughter again, I will go to Pohanka! If my husband needs to trade his current Nissan in for a new one - I will recommend Pohanka.

Andy Trice
Andy Trice
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I cannot say enough good things about the service at Pohanka Nissan. I’m always treated like a valued customer. Cassandra(service advisor)was very courteous and pointed out some maintenance that the tech advised will need to be done in the future and answered all my other questions. I’m glad to see places with good customer service still exist. Last but not least, how can you beat having your car washed before being returned to you #winning

Jaye Garcia
Jaye Garcia
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Purchased my daughters vehicle from Pohanka Nissan this past week for her birthday gift, 2020 Versa SR and from start to finish the process couldn’t have gone any greater! Our salesman, Roman was awesome, as was the entire team! No hassle and very knowledgeable about the vehicles we were interested in. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for quality and reliability in a vehicle, new or used, to visit their lot. They even helped me surprise my daughter with a bow on her car when we arrived! Definitely a memorable experience.

Joseph Roehl
Joseph Roehl
GOOGLE
7-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very nice, very helpful staff. I felt Covid-safe which is very important to me - an older guy

rachel johnson
rachel johnson
GOOGLE
7-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Roman from Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg was such a pleasure to work with! He was up front about everything and did everything he could to get me the best deal possible with my not so great credit! I would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a new vehicle! Thanks again Roman for your great work and professionalism.

Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith
GOOGLE
7-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The wait was a reasonable time for an oil change and also to have brake light panel replaced. I would also like to say that the customer service was great.

Steve
Steve
GOOGLE
7-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I received service from Roman here, and the experience was exceptional. He knows exactly what to recommend if you give him an idea of what you're looking for. I wish I could rate the experience with 10 stars.

SABRINA ANTOSH
SABRINA ANTOSH
GOOGLE
7-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Adam was amazing getting the part and installed on a Saturday afternoon so my family had air conditioning for our vacation on Monday!!! They are the best!

Donna
Donna
GOOGLE
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mike Brackett
Mike Brackett
GOOGLE
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I called for state inspection and was told it was about a 2 hour wait. The inspection was done in 15 minutes. Made my day!

Damita cole
Damita cole
GOOGLE
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I would like to take a minute to rate my recent experience at Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg. As you can see I’m giving Five Stars. This was a very smooth process from beginning to end processing my new car. Specifically I would like to give high praises to my sales person Roman, he listened to what I was looking for and helped me choose the right car for me a beautiful Honda Accord. I would and have already recommended him to people I know. The staff is very friendly and professional at this dealership. Thanks again Roman and Brandon the financial manager.

Donna M.
YELP
7-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My experience with Pohanka was amazing they were friendly I would definitely recommend them to friends and family thanks Pohanka for working with me

Pat Fox
Pat Fox
GOOGLE
7-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience working with Tim and Roman! We were looking for a specific Venue, and they both were incredibly proactive and responsive. They located the perfect car in NC, so they really went the extra mile in satisfying my request!!! We are long time Hyundai owners, and working with Pohanka, Tim and Roman was the best dealer experience by far. My husband will need to replace his current 6 year old Santa Fe at some point, and we will definitely reach out to Tim and Roman. Thanks, guys!!!

Kathy M Camou
Kathy M Camou
GOOGLE
7-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My husband and I purchased a 2020 Hyundai Palaside today from Team Pohanka, Specifically Roman Stanakzai in Fredericksburg, Va. This was an exceptional experience. He answered all of our questions and offered exemplary service from the time we arrived until the moment he handed us the keys . My husband and I both have our birthdays next week and you helped make this the easiest buying experience we’ve ever had with an automobile . Kudos

Richie Camou
Richie Camou
GOOGLE
7-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Roman Stanakzai, team pohanka Fredericksburg, Va, you and the entire team helped us get our dream Palaside today. Thanks for everything you did to expedite the process. Stay safe.

Elizabeth Robinson
Elizabeth Robinson
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very nice dealership very helpful

Kimberly Thompson
Kimberly Thompson
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They take really good care of you here- Dixie was so helpful. She got me in and out in the time I needed and explained everything to me. Love their amenities too!

Nicole Van Doren
Nicole Van Doren
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a great experience with Pohanka Nissan! I had no intentions of getting a new car while receiving service on my other car, but after driving the new 2020 model, I couldn’t resist. Everyone was great, Josh, Brandon, the sales manager. I didn’t feel pressured and they listened to my concerns. I highly recommend them!

aditya manna
aditya manna
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
willie mccoy
willie mccoy
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Dani Foster
Dani Foster
GOOGLE
7-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Such a great experience! Roman was so easy to work with, smart, honest and funny. I love my new car and would definitely work with him again. I highly recommend the whole team at Pohanka Nissan!

Mike Spruill
Mike Spruill
GOOGLE
7-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Came in for my free oil change. Got me in and out quickly.

Joseph Sr M.
YELP
7-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The sales team is awesome. They were all friendly and helpful to my family and I. Tim Jr is amazing. We drove 5 hours to do business with him. He was honest and knowledgeable about the vehicle for our son. He offered to deliver the vehicle for free. The dealership was clean and cool in 100 degree weather. The bathroom was clean. Lastly, the deal was the best in a multi-state region. Thanks Tim Jr. from Terry M and family.

Joseph Sr Massey
Joseph Sr Massey
GOOGLE
7-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The salesman, Jordan Wright, was awesome. He was friendly and helpful to my family and I. Jordan noticed my wife is OCD. He helped the service shop clean the vehicle for release. That was funny and showed the leadership in knowing his client. We “LOVED” it!!! Tim Jr, the Sales Manager, is amazing. We drove 5 hours to do business with him. He was honest and knowledgeable about the vehicle and process for our high school graduate son. He offered to deliver the vehicle for free. Matt in Finance was the ultimate professional. We got this deal done in record time. The dealership was clean and cool in 100 degree weather. The bathrooms were clean. Lastly, the deal was the best in a multi-state region. Thanks Jordan, Tim Jr., and Matt for taking care of my Son. He is looking forward to college in his new Platinum Altima!!! War Eagle!!!

Grace Reese
Grace Reese
GOOGLE
7-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My husband and I had a great experience today. Our saleman Roman was excellent. He was very knowledgeable in the vehicles we asked about. Once we decided what we wanted, he was right on it. He was very nice and made sure our visit was pleasant. We were very pleased. When you go there, ask for Roman. He was Great to work with.

Ana Barrera
Ana Barrera
GOOGLE
7-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE!! I went in on Friday and unfortunately did not get a car. Unexpectedly, Roman and Tim reached out to me two days later telling me that they found other options for me that would fall in my budget. Looked at a few and was able to find the car that I needed for my family. It was the easiest and fastest process after making my choice. Highly HIGHLY recommend going to them for your next vehicle! Anywhere else would have just left it like that. Pohanka Nissan took the time and initiative to find something for me 2 days after my first visit. Thank you so much!!

Mark Muratore
Mark Muratore
GOOGLE
7-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We went to Pohanka Nissan to check out a used vehicle we found online. While looking for the vehicle, we were approached by a salesman named Roman. He asked if he could help us and immediately directed us to the vehicle we were looking for. He moved it so we could easily see it and then offered to let us take it for a test drive, which we were able to do on our own. Roman was very forthcoming with information on the vehicle and discussed pricing and financing options with us, all the while not pressuring us to buy, but clearly trying to get us a good price and a good interest rate on the financing. We were very honest and let him know there were other vehicles we were also looking at and he offered to hold the car until the next day, when we had a chance to see the other cars. When we went back to take a 2nd look at the car, Roman had additional information all ready for us and the vehicle was out front for us to take on another test drive. After making our decision to purchase the vehicle, Pohanka had the car detailed and all of the paperwork completed within an hour. Our buying experience was very positive and all of the people there were extremely polite and efficient. When we are ready to get a car for our son, we will definitely consider buying from Pohanka Nissan again and will work with Roman, as he made this a very positive experience. I do NOT like working with high pressure sales people and was happy that Roman didn't work like that. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a vehicle at Pohanka Nissan.

Taylor
Taylor
GOOGLE
7-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Honestly I couldn't have asked for better people, and customer service! These guys helped do everything in their power to make sure I got my car ! Thank you so much Tim Pohanka Jr and Roman Stanakzai ! Also thank you to Brandon Rosiere for helping us out as well!

spencer clark
spencer clark
GOOGLE
7-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My family has purchased cars here for years and I can honestly say this is the place to buy a car I just got my girlfriend to get her first car here and thanks to Tim pohanka jr and Roman Stanakzai they truly made it an easy and smooth experience and a shout to Brandon rosiere for helping us wrap up what was left.

Sharon Henricksen
Sharon Henricksen
GOOGLE
7-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I had an oil change n my tires rotated, everything seems to b ok 👌

Debbie Carroll
Debbie Carroll
GOOGLE
7-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Pohanka of Fredericksburg is the best, and don't forget to ask for Bert!

David Delevante
David Delevante
GOOGLE
7-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great, no pressure sales team. Roman was top notch, knew his stuff, and had us out of there quickly. It was a beautiful experience!

"I had a very good experience with the Nissan service..."

Lennie
DEALERRATER
7-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a very good experience with the Nissan service dept,I dropped my Titan off Monday morning at 6am and walked in to see if they would service my truck,Cassandra Shifflett said of course and was very informative. It ended up needing new steering components,she informed me through email,and said she could have the parts Tuesday,I said let’s do it then and my truck was done by Tuesday afternoon all the meanwhile Cassie was very responsive in emailing back and forth,I was very impressed by her,thanks Cassie shifflett

Amanda Bacon
Amanda Bacon
GOOGLE
7-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Recently purchased my new car from Pohanka Hyundai, Roman and Tim were great to work with!

Kayley M.
YELP
7-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I came in to get my oil changed and after getting back home I noticed the fin on my antenna was missing. They fixed it for free without any questions or issues. Customer service was great and everyone is extremely friendly!

Yong Ko
Yong Ko
GOOGLE
7-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just purchased our second truck from Pohanka Nissan and again, another awesome experience. Great cars and great people, would highly recommend to anyone!

Jodi Mitchell
Jodi Mitchell
GOOGLE
7-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The absolute best experience buying a car I have EVER had!!! ROMAN! YOU ARE AMAZING! Thank you so much!! I'll definitely refer folks to you!

Danarian Thompson
Danarian Thompson
GOOGLE
7-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

During the current times in what we are dealing with worldwide, all of the pressure was taken off of me with the purchase of my new vehicle. I appreciate the customer service and would definitely visit again in the future.

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