What is Motor Oil Viscosity Used to Determine?

Most vehicle owners stay diligent about having their vehicle's motor oil changed. However, it is important to use a motor oil with the right viscosity for your vehicle. At Matt Burne Honda in Scranton, we want to help you keep your vehicle in optimal condition. Read our summary below to learn more about motor oil viscosity ratings.

A visocity rating measures how the oil resists flow and its thickness. A bottle of motor oil will have a number that is followed by a W. The number tells you its viscosity in hot temperatures, and the W tells you its viscosity in cold temperatures. A motor oil with a low viscosity rating will work better in colder temperatures that a motor oil with a high viscosity rating.

Stop by our service center the next time that you need an oil change to make certain that the right type of oil is used in your engine.



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