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How to Read Motor Oil Labels
How to Read Motor Oil Labels
Most of us leave it to the mechanics to choose the engine oil. However, it is pretty hard to say that every mechanic pays the same attention when making that choice. Therefore, it is very important to be knowledgeable about engine oils. Remember, the engine oil directly affects the engine's lifetime and performance, and the use of the wrong engine oil creates severe problems.
One of the basic information you need to have about engine oils is knowing how to read their labels. After reading this piece, you will more easily understand engine oil standards.
Choice of Oil Type
Specifications of the oil to be used for your vehicle are written in your vehicle's manual. Apart from some exceptional cases, you can know which oil to buy by checking your vehicle's manual.
The first information given on the oil in your vehicle's manual is the type of oil.
Oils are grouped into three classes:
- Full synthetic oils
- Semi-synthetic oils
- Mineral oils
Most modern vehicles use full synthetic oils.
The Right Viscosity
Viscosity is a term used for the fluidity of oil. As a matter of course, engine oils come in different temperatures and different fluidities, like all liquids. For the oil to do its job, it needs to preserve its fluidity both in cold and hot temperatures. The engine's operating temperature is what determines the fluidity of oil.
Values, such as 5W30, that you see on engine oil labels are the viscosity values. The low figure represents the oil's fluidity when the engine is cold, while the high one represents the fluidity when the engine is hot.
Multiple viscosity values might have been stated in your vehicle's manual. Automotive manufacturers offer these alternatives for cold and hot temperatures. Therefore, you may need to use different oils in summer and winter, and especially in such places with extreme seasonal conditions.
One of the most important criteria to consider when choosing the engine oil is the engine type. A two-letter code states which engine the oil is for. The letter "S" is used for gasoline engines, while "C" is for diesel engines. The letter following these two is related to the engine's manufacturing technology. The letter "N" represents modern engines. Therefore, if you have a gasoline engine manufactured with the new technologies, the code of the motor oil you need to buy will probably be "SN". Still, the best thing to do is to check your vehicle's manual.
Classic car owners should pay particular attention in this regard. Oils with the code "A" should be used for most of the cars manufactured before 1930.
JASO are the codes used by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan. A code such as "JASO MA" may be specified in your car's manual.
Do Not Throw Your Used Motor Oil into Trash
We, as Mando, care a great deal about the environment from the beginning of the manufacturing process till the end-user experience. Therefore, we have one last reminder.
Don't throw the used engine oil into trash or discharge it into the sewage system. engine oils are very harmful to nature and need to be destroyed with special processes. If you change your car's engine oil on your own, mind leaving your engine oil waste to the oil collection centers at gas stations.
In addition to the automotive industry, the Halla Group carries out activities in many other areas. These include, for example, shipbuilding, education and sports.
One of the largest brands in the automotive supply industry is Mando Aftermarket, which is part of the South Korean Halla Corporation Europe.
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