Using Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

Motor oil viscosity ratings define the type of oil for every vehicle. Manufacturers determine the types of oil that work best with their vehicle engines. The three-part label provides useful information. The first part is a number that rates the flow of the oil at low temperatures. Light oils work best in the cold. The middle section is the letter W, and the last part is the oil rating for high temperatures. For example, 10 W 30 is a popular blend.

South Charleston drivers know that the blend of thick and thin oils offers excellent protection in all temperatures. Cold starts and hot weather operations are particularly demanding on the engine's motor oil.

At Tim Short Acura, we have experienced technicians standing by to recommend and install the right motor oil for your car. They can answer questions and show the latest developments in additives and synthetic oils. Please call or stop by our location today.

 
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