Newbold BMW wants to help drivers be more informed about car maintenance issues. Knowing more about the viscosity ratings of motor oil can help you choose the best motor oil for your car or truck.

Viscosity is a measurement of how oil is able to resist flow. A higher viscosity rating means that oil will move slower. The numbers used to designate oil are indicative of the oil's viscosity rating. It is better to use an oil with a low viscosity in areas with lower temperatures. A high viscosity oil will better serve your vehicle when temperatures are hot.

You can contact us at our service center in O'Fallon, IL if you want to learn more about the viscosity of motor oil and how it affects your engine. We also invite you to schedule your next oil change with us. Our trained technicians can help you choose the oil that will work best for your car.

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