Separating Fact from Fiction About Motor Oil

If you sometimes have difficulties separating fact from fiction when it comes to your vehicle, you're not alone. There are all kinds of fictions about motor oil floating around, and some of them are even perpetuated by people who should know better. To help you out, we'll debunk one of the most common motor oil myths.

Some people believe that the "W" on the label that says what type of oil it is stands for "weight." The "W" actually stands for "winter," signifying that the viscosity is intended for a vehicle that is operating in winter-like temperatures. You see, colder weather actually slows down the rate that a motor oil travels, so your vehicle needs a motor oil that is less viscous when it's colder outside.

If you're interested in learning more about motor oil myths, come to our service center at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Spokane in Spokane, WA, and we'll be happy to debunk a few for you.

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