What are Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings?

It is important to have your motor oil changed on a regular basis, but it is also just as important to use the correct motor oil viscosity for your engine. At MINI of Burlington serving Shelburne, VT, we can help you understand more about motor oil viscosity ratings with our content below.

Viscosity is how thick the motor oil is and how well it resists flow. For instance, a motor oil with a high viscosity rating will move much slower than one with a low rating. If a motor oil has a viscosity rating of 10W, the number represents its viscosity when the engine is hot, and the W represents its viscosity when the engine is cold.

When you need to have your motor oil changed, stop by our service center. Our knowledgeable mechanics will make certain the correct oil is used in your vehicle.

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