You know that if you have a traditional gas-powered automobile, it needs oil to operate. But do you know why you need oil and what it does? One of the main duties of motor oil is to lubricate your engine, and how well it does that is related to its viscosity. Here is what oil viscosity ratings mean.

Viscosity is a measure of how well oil flows through your engine at various temperatures. This is especially important when it comes to cold temperatures because the less viscosity there is, the more likely you are to have sluggish engine performance in cold weather.

The numbers and letters on oil bottles give its viscosity rating, and the lower the first number is, the more viscosity the oil has. For example, 5W-30 oil is thinner than 10W-30 oil.

Come see us at Sill-TerHar Mazda in Broomfield, CO and we'll make sure your vehicle is using the right oil.

Categories: Social, Service