What motor oil should I use in the summer?

I've heard rumors that you should use different types of motor oil during the winter and summer. If so, what type of motor oil should I use in my car during summer?

“In most cases, you need to follow whatever viscosity is recommended by the automaker; you can find this information in the owner’s manual. Generally speaking, 10W-40 or 5W-30 are two of the best choices for summer, but you may also want to ask a mechanic to see what they say.
Motor oil viscosity, or the number you see on the label, such as 10W-30, is the most important number when it comes to your motor oil in the summer. The higher the second number, the better it’s going to work during summer heat.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 31, 2021
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