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My Car Won't Start: Are You Using The Correct Oil?

  • Friday, April 12, 2019

The blog this week is about common problems regarding why your Volvo or Toyota wont start. In this blog we will concentrate on your the oil that you are putting in your Volvo or Toyota. Read on to find out more:

During the colder weather your oil can become thicker because the cold viscosity of the oil is not right. Oil viscosity refers to how easily the oil flows at particular temperatures. Therefore it makes sense to have a lower viscosity oil in colder weather. Thicker oil puts a tremendous strain on your car battery in winter resulting in your Volvo or Toyota experiencing problems with the engine turning over. Thicker oils have a higher viscosity. If the hot viscosity is not right during warmer weather it could result in the components within your engine not being coated properly in oil meaning there will be more wear and tear on these parts resulting in premature failure of the parts.

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You should always consult your owners’ handbook to see what type of oil you should be putting into your Volvo or Toyota. Failing that please consult with your local independent garage for advice as to what oil to put in your Volvo or Toyota.

You should be checking your engine oil levels every week, it only takes a couple of minutes but it can save you so much money as you can spot an issue quickly (if you are having to top up regularly!) Happy Motoring Folks!

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