What You Should Know About Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

November 21st, 2018 by

Although it is vital to keep your vehicle's motor oil changed on a regular basis, it is also just as important that the proper oil is used in your vehicle. At Barnes Crossing Kia, we can help you understand how your vehicle functions. Read our content below to learn more about motor oil viscosity ratings.

When you look at a bottle of motor oil, you will notice a number followed by a letter, such as 10W, which is its motor oil viscosity rating. Viscosity determines how well the motor oil resists flow. The number measures its viscosity ratings in hot temperatures, and the letter represents its viscosity rating in cold temperatures. A motor oil with a low viscosity rating should be used in cold weather, and a motor oil with a high viscosity rating works better in hot weather.

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Source: Barnes Crossing Kia Blog

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