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What Oil to use in my Car?

What Oil to use in my Car?

  Your Car's Engine Oil needs to be able to Flow during a wide range of temperatures.  This is also a consideration where you live and what your Driving style is. Hotter climates need a Thicker Oil than cooler climates.  The Engine Oil has to be thin enough for cold starts. But be thick enough to not be too Thin when the engine is hot. One of the Characteristics of Oil is it gets Thinner the Hotter it gets. This requires the use of a Multi-viscosity Oil. Multi-viscosity oils are a blend of low-viscosity base oil. Then they add  Viscosity Index Improvers. So you take a SAE 15W Oil and add the correct proportion of VI Improvers. The Engine Oil will perform like 15W at low Temperatures and SAE 40W at High Temperatures.  True Multi-viscosity Oils will have 120 or more  Viscosity Index Improvers. Most Modern Engines will need to use 0w20, 5w20 or 5w30. Please check your Owners Manual for OEM recommended oil uses for your area and driving style.  You ... read more

What is Engine Oil?

What is Engine Oil?

    What is Engine Oil?     Engine Oil is the life Blood of your Engine. Oil quality has improved over the Years. 70-90 percent of Engine Oil is Base Stock made from Natural Gas or Crude Oil. The other 10 to 30 percent is Oil Additives to improve function and longevity. Modern Engine Oils have a lot of Science that goes into their Development. Engine Oil do much more than lubricate. The Engineered Additives will help maintain the Oil's viscosity over varying temperatures. Also reduces Friction, that help protect Engines moving Parts. Full Synthetic Engine Oil is a more refined engineering process of Base Oil Stock. What is the difference between Convention Oil and Synthetic Oil? Synthetic Oils Molecules are more Uniform in Size and Shape. Under Extreme Temperatures Synthetic Oil performs better and produces less oxidation. Engine oil has only so much Capacity to suspend Contaminants. A by product of Engine Combustion is Contaminants. If the Oil has reac ... read more

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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Why does my Car Shake when Braking?

Why does my Car Shake when Braking?

Why does my Car Shake when Braking?   There are a couple of reasons that your Vehicle could be Shaking. Worn Tires can be the main source of a Vibrating. When the Vehicle only Shakes with you pushing on the Brake Pedal. The problem will be coming from you Brake System. Since your Brake System has many Components the Shake may coming from one or many Brake Parts. If you feel the shaking in your steering wheel when you apply the Brakes. The Warp is coming from Your Front Rotors. If you feel the Shaking in your Seat when you apply the Brakes. The Warp is coming from Your Rear Rotors. Warp in the Rotors comes from Excessive Heat. The Cause of the Excessive Heat can come from many Different Reasons. Some of the Causes are Improper Driving techniques, Panic Stopping, or Failing components. You’ll want Certified Technicians to Inspect the system to determine what is cause of the shake.  

What happens when your Tire Pressure Light Blinks?

What happens when your Tire Pressure Light Blinks?

What happens when your Tire Pressure Light Blinks? The Tire Pressure Sensors use a Battery to communicate with the Car. If the TPMS Light is Flashing, it could mean that the Battery in the Sensor is Dead. A TPMS Warning Light that illuminates solid means that one or more of the Tires has low Air Pressure. If the light flashes for 60-90 seconds and then illuminates solid. This is a signaling that there is a problem with the TPMS system. It is very likely that one or more of the sensors are not communicating with the vehicle. Sometimes the Spare Tire can the Problem. On some Manufacturer's the Spare Tire has a TPMS sensor.