Motor oil is vital to your car's engine because it helps to make sure all of the parts are properly lubricated. Different oils have different viscosity ratings, but what does that really mean?

A viscosity rating measures how resistant your motor oil is to flow. Motor oil is thinner in warmer temperatures and gets thicker as the temperature drops. So a viscosity rating basically tells you how your oil is going to perform in both temperature extremes.

You might have noticed the viscosity rating on oil bottles -- for example, 10W-30. The first number is the low temperature number, and the lower it is, the better the oil performs in the cold. The second number is the warm temperature number, and the higher it is, the better the oil performs in heat.

To ensure you are using the right oil, bring your vehicle to Wissler Motors in Mount Joy, PA for an oil change.

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