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The Impact of Oil Viscosity on Your Vehicle in Cold Weather

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 28, 2023 11:45:00 AM

As winter approaches, it's crucial to consider the effects of oil viscosity on your vehicle's performance. Oil viscosity, or its thickness, plays a significant role in engine function, especially in colder temperatures. Understanding this factor can help car owners make informed decisions about the type of oil they use and the importance of routine maintenance.
In colder weather, traditional oils tend to thicken, creating challenges for engines during startup. Thickened oil struggles to flow efficiently, increasing friction and wear on engine components. This can result in poor fuel efficiency, reduced engine performance, and potential long-term damage.

Topics: auto repair oil viscosity