Setting Some Motor Oil Myths Straight

There is far too much misinformation about motor oil in circulation. These falsehoods can lead to long-term damage, so it's essential you avoid them at all costs. We have listed a few of the most common below.

Black motor oil does not indicate a problem. Many people believe black motor oil is less effective than that which is an amber color. This idea has no basis in reality. It actually contradicts reality; black motor oil means it is working hard to clean your engine. In reality, if your motor oil ISN'T black after a certain period, you may want to replace it.

Next up, one of the most confusing rumors: The meaning of the W on the back of your motor oil's packaging. Many people assume this stands for weight- it doesn't. The W means weight and refers to the weather conditions in which the oil will be most effective. Cold temperatures affect motor viscosity, and the designation accounts for that fact.

For any other questions or concerns, contact us at Route 46 Hyundai.

 

 

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