A Helpful Guide to Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

For the best engine performance, it is recommended to have your vehicle's motor oil changed on a routine basis. In addition, it is also important to keep the right type of engine oil in your vehicle. This can be determined by motor oil viscosity ratings. To find out more about the meaning of motor oil viscosity ratings, read below.

Have you noticed a number and letter on a bottle of motor oil? The first number will let you know its cold weather viscosity, and the letter will tell you it’s viscosity in hot weather. Lower numbers will be less vicious in colder temperatures, so a motor oil with a low viscosity rating is suggested for use in cold weather.

Contact our service center located at DCH Subaru of Riverside in Riverside, CA when you need to have your vehicle's motor oil changed.

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