Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings and What They Mean

Understanding the inner workings of your vehicle can have lasting benefits, such as saving money by knowing when it needs to be serviced before a small issue becomes an expensive problem. Choosing the right motor oil for your car is vital, as without the right lubricant, your engine won't run properly.

Viscosity is just another word for how quickly liquids flow. When applied to motor oil, it's a measure of how fast it will run through your engine according to temperature. The first number on a motor oil label, such as 10-W, tells you how fast the oil flows in cold weather. The second number, such as 40, tells you how quickly the oil moves when temperatures are hot.

If you have any questions about the correct oil for your vehicle, visit us at Dolan Kia. We can advise you on the right oil for your engine or give you an oil change and have you back on the road quickly.

 

 

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