Motor Oil Ratings Simplified

The tools and formulas needed for motorists to keep their vehicles in top shape are numerous and sometimes confusing to understand. Motor oil viscosity ratings are a common area of misunderstanding, especially for those who do not work on their own cars. Here is an explanation that is both basic and easy to follow.

In order to determine the ease of flow that a motor oil will have while lubricating the engine’s parts, a viscometer is utilized. In the process of pouring the oil through the viscometer, it’s speed is recorded using a scale that is known as the SAE number.

Since most oils change their viscosity in warmer conditions, how well the oil performs before engine start is listed next to W, which is short for “weather.” The higher the SAE number and W, the slower the oil will move in an engine. The lower the number, the smaller the viscosity level.

For a more detailed explanation, we invite you to Paul Bailey’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, where we can also determine the best choices of oil for your car engine. Driving around North Kingston is busy enough, let us handle the intricacies of your automobile to make things easier for you!

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