Have you ever wondered what those numbers mean on your motor oil? Does it make you wonder which rating is best for your car? Our dealership is here to help educate you on motor oil viscosity.

Viscosity is a measurement regarding how resistant the oil is to flow. The higher the viscosity the slower it moves. Since water can move quickly, it is considered a low viscosity, and slow-moving hot fudge is considered a high viscosity. The numbers before the letter represent the viscosity when the engine is cold, and the numbers after the letter represent the viscosity after the engine has heated up.

Lower viscosity motor oils work better in colder climates because oil thickens as it gets colder, and higher viscosities work better in hotter climates. We would like to help you pick out the best motor oil for your vehicle. Please call our service center today for an appointment.

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