Oil Viscosity Information for Motorists

When automotive engineers make motor oil for automobiles, they use special equipment to measure viscosity levels. The viscosity information is important because it determines how efficiently motor oil can travel throughout an engine. If oil is manufactured with an increased viscosity, the product will glide through motor hardware slowly, and products that have a low viscosity typically travel and coat engine components quicker.

General products by reputable automotive brands are given a viscosity number. This number determines an oil's viscosity when it's used in an engine that operates within a low temperature range. Another number is found after the W; this number indicates how oil handles increased temperatures while an engine is running.

If you need help picking a proper oil that has a suitable viscosity for a traditional or turbo engine, the mechanics at Audi Morton Grove can help. We tackle a variety of oil maintenance tasks for drivers in Morton Grove and surrounding areas.

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