Becoming knowledgeable about routine maintenance improves the chances of keeping your car in good condition. And you should work hard at maintaining the engine. The lifeblood of the engine is the motor oil, and you want the appropriate viscosity level chosen.

Viscosity refers to how easily the oil flows. Just as it moves fast or slow when poured into a cup, the fluid will move at a somewhat similar rate inside the engine. Thin will move faster than thicker, but one is not automatically better than the other. Rather, fast or slow becomes preferable depending upon the temperature.

Going with low viscosity oil during the cold months makes sense, as does choosing higher viscosity oil during hot weather. You can determine the viscosity ratings based on the numbers present on the bottle. The numbers before the W are the low viscosity ratings while the high ones come after.

At Mazda Lakeland, our service department provides expert care. Come by the location in Lakeland, FL for your oil change needs.

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