Don't Allow Myths Cause Motor Oil Confusion

Think you know all there is to know about your car's motor oil needs? Read on to learn the truth about some common myths.

Are you faithfully changing your vehicle's motor oil every 3,000 miles? That might be the wrong thing to do. Check your vehicle owner's manual to see manufacturer guidelines. Some recommend letting their vehicles go much farther than 3,000 miles before swapping oil. Don't be confused about the "W" on the oil container. The myth is that it stands for weight, but it actually stands for winter. Temperature changes cause changes in oil viscosity, and the numbers before the "W" are the oil viscosity temperature rating. The lower the number is, the more viscous oil you get.

Mark Toyota can help you deal with motor oil issues when you let us service your car. Visit us in Plover to let us help you.


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