What does the acronym "SAE" mean on a package of motor oil?

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The designation SAE on motor oil refers to the viscosity standards that are set by the Society of Automotive Engineers, a group of over 84,000 engineers, educators, businessmen and students who write standards for the automotive and aerospace industries.
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What Does SAE Oil Stand For?
The SAE designation on motor oil refers to the viscosity standards set by the Society of Automotive Engineers, a group of over 84,000 engineers, businessmen, educators and students who write standards for the aerospace and automotive industries. The... More »
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When refering to SAE oil, the SAE refers to the Society of Automotive Engineers, which is a group of businessmen, educators and students who make up the viscosity standards for aerospace and automotive industries.
SAE oil just stands for the velocity of oil determined by the Society of Automotive Engineers. It's available as a single-grade, or multi-grade. It's used based on the range of temperature that oil is exposed to in any particular vehicle, or anything that take oil to run.
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