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Does using the wrong type of engine oil spoil the performance of your vehicle?

If you drive a performance vehicle, you know that each individual part of your motor must perform efficiently to deliver the best driving experience. That said, they cannot do this on their own. They require support from many backup systems, including your engine oil itself.

In order to form critical seals in your cylinders and provide adequate lubrication, your oil must maintain its viscosity while under pressure and high temperatures. Viscosity is the way your oil behaves when exposed to these conditions. High viscosity oils hold up better at high temperatures, while lower viscosity oils remain fluid in colder conditions. In either case, the oil in question helps your motor to put out peak power and performance.

When selecting oils, look for numbers in the ranges from 0-60. Warm weather blends include the numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60. Examples of winterized blends include 0W-20 and 10W-30. Notice the uppercase "W"; it signifies cold-weather capabilities.

To get the most out of your oil, your other system components need occasional attention. At our Wetaskiwin and Ponoka service locations, our certified and experienced oil-systems service professionals can give your vehicle just such attention. Come by Adams Chevrolet Buick GMC today for a quick, no-obligation visit.

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