Understanding Engine Oil Viscosity Ratings

Deciphering the oil viscosity ratings can often be confusing for those not familiar with what every letter and number means. A viscosity measurement is determined by how much the engine oil can resist flow as it comes out of the bottle. Low viscosity ratings are ideal in colder temperatures while higher readings function more effectively in warmer temperatures. The number before the W is the figure at low temperatures and the number after is the viscosity when the engine is running hot.

The engine oil viscosity experts at Griffin Kia in Meadville are well-equipped to answer all of your questions about oil performance and ratings. We welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge with you and ensure that your vehicle is running on the optimum oil needed to meet all of its needs. Our team of friendly associates looks forward to serving you and all of your vehicle oil maintenance needs.



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