Everything You Need to Know About Oil Viscosity

Most car owners understand the importance of regular oil changes. It's just as important to choose the right type of oil for your vehicle. An important factor to consider is oil viscosity.

Viscosity is just another way of describing an oil's thickness and how quickly it moves. Low viscosity oils are ideal for cold environments and high viscosity choices offer the best performance if you live in a warm location. Most motor oils have two numbers. The number with a W describes the oil's viscosity when the engine is cold. The second number tells you how oil will perform once the engine is warm. Check your owner's manual to find out what viscosity the manufacturer of your vehicle recommends.

We here at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Missoula understand car maintenance choices can be difficult. We'd be delighted to help you determine the best oil for your car. Give our service center here in Missoula, MT a call if you'd like to make an appointment for an oil change.

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