Most people who own cars can attest that motor oil is one of the additives with different misconceptions. Others have feared to do even the simplest things for themselves. It is, therefore, essential to differentiate between a myth and a fact. The list below shares some of the most common myths that surround the oil industry.

Myth: Thicker oil is better

This myth is not true and will all depend on the engine manufacturer and its recommendations. For the older engines, it is absolutely in order to use thinker parts to help protect the worn parts over the years.

It is always essential to consider following the manufacturer's recommendations. The viscosity-temperature profile is what the manufacturer selected to help the engine moving parts.

Myth: "w" stands for weight.

?"W" is a short form for winter, whereas the numbers appearing there will always refer to the oil's viscosity weight during low and higher temperatures.

 

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