Dealing with Oil Viscosity

When you take your car to the mechanic, you hear him referring to an oil change and oil viscosity as if they relate, and they do. The question is, how important is oil viscosity when it comes to changing your oil?

To most drivers, all they have to do is get their car to the mechanic for their oil to be changed. However, it is important to understand the letters and numbers on motor oil bottles just in case you are stuck in the middle of nowhere and you need to give some information about your car before the oil is changed. To make it easier to understand the difference in oil viscosity, let’s take the example of cold honey and apple juice. Cold honey is known to have high viscosity whereas apple juice tends to possess a low viscosity.

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