The Definition of Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

Motor oil viscosity explains how thick the motor oil is, and it is an important factor when it comes to which type of oil that should be used in your vehicle.

You can find out the viscosity rating by looking on the bottle. A common viscosity rating is 5W-30. If you look at the numbers and letter, the W stands for winter. The number before the W indicates its viscosity in cold temperatures. The number after the dash will indict its viscosity when the engine is operating under hot temperatures. The lower the viscosity number, the thinner the oil. It is best to check your owner's manual to see what viscosity rating should be used in your engine.

When your vehicle needs a motor oil change, be sure to schedule an appointment at our service center in Barber Honda serving Bakersfield.



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