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How Many Miles Between Oil Changes?

How Many Miles Between Oil Changes?

How does oil affect your engine? Read here for more info on how often your car should be getting an oil change. Knowing when to change the oil in your vehicle used to be simple. There was a common standard: Do it every 3,000 miles. With technologically advanced...
What Happens If I Use the Wrong Kind of Oil in My Engine?

What Happens If I Use the Wrong Kind of Oil in My Engine?

Each company designs their engines to work best with a specific kind of oil. You’ll see optimum performance with that product. But what if you accidentally use regular oil instead of synthetic oil? Experts say that switching oil types for a given change shouldn’t...
Types of Oil Additives

Types of Oil Additives

Motor oils typically include a few additives which can make up between 5% and 30% of the oil. These additives help enhance the performance of the oil. Motor oils can include the following additives: Antioxidants: Antioxidant additives work to slow oxidation and the...
Difference Between Conventional Oil and Synthetic

Difference Between Conventional Oil and Synthetic

In order to maintain the value of your vehicle and keep it performing in top condition, you should change your oil at regular intervals. However, in today’s technologically advanced world, oil change options have increased significantly and it is often difficult to...
How to use Your Smell to Check Your Car

How to use Your Smell to Check Your Car

car showing fumes coming up through the floor of the car Check your car for unusual smells. Different smells on the inside or outside of your car can indicate issues with your car. Unlike with noise or vibration, unusual smells are easier to detect because they are...
How to use Your Touch to Check Your Car

How to use Your Touch to Check Your Car

Your hands and feet are equally useful for diagnosing mechanical issues. Your hands can be used to diagnose problems with everything from the AC and heating system to the steering. Use your sense of touch. To diagnose car issues using your sense of touch, you don’t...