Motor Oil Myths: What's Real and What Isn't

Motor oil is one of the most commonly misunderstood aspects of owning a vehicle. People frequently cite misinformation as fact, which commonly results in thousands of dollars in unnecessary damage. To help you avoid these pitfalls, we have created a short list of the egregious offenders.

First, the W- you may think this stands for weight. In actuality, it stands for winter. The label helps people recognize a given motor oil's most effective temperature to be utilized within. Temperature affects motor oil's viscosity, which in turn can affect overall effective. An oil marked with W will be more effective in colder climates.

Next up, synthetic oils. A blameless victim of slander, synthetic oils will not harm your vehicle in any way. There is a lot of misinformation about synthetic oils, and most of it comes for the 1970s. Let's set the record straight: synthetic oils are perfectly fine and are in many cases superior to standard options.

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