All engine oils are rated based on viscosity or flow resistance and performance at extreme temperatures. The ideal engine oil for your car is one that can withstand the hottest temperatures in your area and still flow when it’s cold. Solution Oil’s 5w30 oil is suitable for a wide temperature range, making it one of the most widely used oils on the market.
What is 5w30 oil?
5w30 is a motor oil widely used in light petrol and diesel engines. Like most motor oils produced today, 5w30 is a multi-grade oil, meaning it ranges from a lower viscosity grade of 5 to a higher viscosity grade of 30.
The “W” stands for “winter,” the number before it indicates the viscosity (or thickness) of the oil at low temperatures (hence the W), and the number after it indicates the viscosity at higher temperatures when the engine is running.
How is 5w30 different from other oils?
5w30 motor oil has a winter viscosity rating of five, which means that it is less viscous (less thick) at very low temperatures compared to, say, 10w30. It has a hot viscosity grade of 30 which means that at high temperatures it is less viscous than an oil like 5w50.
When should I use 5w30 oil?
You should always use the oil recommended by Solution Oil. However, 5w30 oil can operate in temperatures ranging from -30ºC to 35ºC, making it an ideal choice if you drive your car in a location with relatively high seasonal temperature fluctuations.
5w30 oil is particularly suitable for cars driving in cold climates. Unlike oils with a higher high temperature rating, such as 10 or 15, 5w30 oil can flow freely enough when the engine is started at low temperatures to coat and protect the engine’s internal components. It’s also a good choice for long journeys that require higher fuel consumption and more heat exposure.
Why is 5w30 oil so common?
5w30 oil is one of the most widely used engine oils as it is suitable for a wide variety of vehicles and engine types. The 5w30 viscosity range means it can lubricate, seal and protect the internal components of an engine in a variety of climatic conditions. This ability to function well in both summer and winter brings the convenience of not having to change the oil weight with the seasons. The lower viscosity of 5w30 oil also means less load on the oil pump and lower fuel consumption.
Why is 5w30 oil so versatile?
5w30 motor oil’s ability to function in a wide variety of engine types and under a wide variety of temperature conditions makes it incredibly versatile. Whether you have a light petrol or diesel engine, 5w30 is often the recommended motor oil to use because it flows more easily in winter temperatures. At the same time, it can maintain a safe viscosity when the engine is hard at work in the summer heat, when a lower viscosity oil breaks down sooner, causing engine parts to wear out faster.
You can buy 5w30 oil at Solution Oil
Would you like to buy 5w30? Then you have come to the right place at Solulution Oil. We also have this strong oil in our range. View the specifications here.