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How long can you go past your Oil Change?

 How long can you go past your Oil Change?

  To understand why we need to change our Oil, it’s important to understand exactly what your engine oil does. Your Automobile Engine has many moving Parts. These moving Parts create a lot of Friction which causes excessive Heat. Your Engine Oil Lubricates the Engine's Moving Parts while absorbing the heat emitted. This allows the internal moving Parts of your Vehicle's engine. Over time, your Engine Oil begins to break down and wear out. This causes the oil to become a less effective lubricant. The design of current Engine Oil will last under normal driving conditions 3,000 to 5,000 miles. This is conditional on your driving Style and Conditions. All Manufacturers have their recommended service intervals printed in your owner's Manual. If you use a premium Synthetic Oil you may be able to extend your mileage between Oil Changes to up to 10,000 Miles. As a general rule of thumb, many mechanics will recommend that you change your oil every 3,000 miles. Automobile ... read more

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How often should you Service your Car?

How often should you Service your Car?

How often should you Service your Car? It’s easy to put off getting your Car Service. To your untrained eye, it all seems fine. Your Car is not making any funny Noises. Continues to run ok on the freeway. It stills rumbles like it always has when you Start it in the morning.   Forgetting to Service your Car could be a costly mistake. There are plenty of things that can go wrong, and they may affect your hip pocket in subtle ways too.   For example being behind with Maintenance can reduce your Fuel Economy. Being late also elevates the risk of Mechanical Failure.   Changing your Vehicle's Fluids will help to avoid moisture building up. Changing also keeps the Oil from degrading in quality. These Conditions can cause your Engine to Seize up when you least want it to. It can cause your Brake Fluid to boil and become ineffective.   Taking your Car in for a regular check-up will also ensure it remains roadworthy and help it keep its Value. As a general rule ... read more

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Key Signs It’s Time for A Wheel Alignment

Key Signs It’s Time for A Wheel Alignment

While on your commute, potholes, and speed bumps can be unavoidable. Staying vigilant can limit the amount of damage your vehicle sustains, but no matter how careful you are, there are still road hazards that can wreak havoc. After hitting a curb, you may be tempted to check your tires and the bumper. However, the damage may not always be visible. Driving over potholes and hitting roadblocks can impact the wheel alignment. Misaligned wheels can significantly affect your vehicle's performance, handling, and drivability. Below are a few key signs; it's time for a wheel alignment.  Your vehicle pulls in one direction. A common sign of misaligned wheels is your vehicle pulling in one direction. If you're driving on a smooth, flat road, and your car pulls to the right or left, there may be an alignment issue. Before scheduling an inspection, check the tire pressure of all tires. If correcting the tire pressure doesn't help, it's time for ... read more

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