Motor Oil Viscosity: Why It's Important

Every vehicle has a specification for what type of motor oil it should get. Part of that spec is the viscosity rating you should use. Why is it important?

Motor oil is rated for its thickness in the dead of winter and also while running hot on the freeway in the summer. Because your vehicle's engine runs at various temperatures and motor oil tends to be thicker when cold and thinner when hot, engines are designed with particular motor oil in mind. Using a different viscosity can cause the moving parts in your car's engine to wear out faster.

Our service technicians here at Zeigler Maserati of Grandville are ready to help you with any questions you may have about your vehicle. They'll let you know what you should use to replace your vehicle's motor oil. Stop by at our service center any time or call to make an appointment.

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