A Guide to Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

It is important to keep the right type of motor oil in your engine to ensure that it runs smoothly. At Piazza Honda of Springfield, we like to keep our customers informed about their vehicle. While you may have heard of motor oil viscosity ratings, you may not understand what they mean, which is why we invite you to read our summary below.

Motor oil bottles will have a number that is followed by a W, which is its viscosity rating. The W lets you know its viscosity in colder temperatures, and the number is its viscosity in hotter temperatures. Viscosity is the measurement of how thick the oil is and how much it resists flow.

Be sure to contact our service center the next time that your vehicle needs an oil change. Our service mechanics will make certain that the correct motor oil is used in your engine.



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