When I move north, should I change oils?

I’m moving from central Texas to Kansas City, Missouri sometime between now and January. My concern is routine maintenance on my truck.

I drive a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.9l engine. I’ve run PZ 10w-30 since I purchased it new. I’m contemplating switching to the lower-viscocity 5w-30 to accomodate those hard starts on colder mornings up there. Is this a good idea?

Also, I’ve run a 50/50 coolant mix all my life. Will this be sufficient for KC, MO?

lIVING IN nORTH dAKOTA, i CAN TELL YOU 10W-30 is just fine for KC. It’s what we run and we hit -30F. Also 50% anti-freeze is plenty. Good luck with the move.

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Yes - Kansas City isn’t exactly the frozen tundra.

In New England, the hot setup for winter is Mobil 1. The only quality it has that fully justifies its wicked price is the impressively low viscosity at severely low temperatures. When the mercury drops to 20 below (F), it’s the only way you’re going to get a snappy start.