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What’s So Great About High Mileage Oil?

Your mechanic keeps telling you to switch to high mileage oil, but you still aren’t convinced. It’s not just the price increase that causes you to stall. Sure, your odometer is creeping up towards the 100,000-mile mark, but you just don’t feel like you know enough to make that call. Here are a few things […]

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Winterizing Your Motorcycle

When the snow falls, it’s time to put your bike in the garage for a few months. However, if you don’t perform the proper maintenance before parking your bike in the garage, the results can be bad. A motorcycle that sits for an extended period of time can develop some problems that could prevent you […]

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What Does the 150-Point Inspection Really Cover?

Many dealerships these days are talking about the 150-point inspection. This is supposed to give consumers peace of mind about the vehicles on the lot, but you may ask yourself: “What do service technicians inspect during a 150-point inspection?” Here’s what the technicians are inspecting, and keep in mind: any damaged or unacceptable parts will […]

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Vehicle Maintenance You Can Do

You know your neighbor who’s always in the garage with the door up, working on all of his cars at once? Don’t you wish that you could fix your cars, too? Me neither. Sometimes, though, people like us get the itch to feel mechanically inclined. So, ladies and gentlemen, turn off your engines and get […]

Increase your MPGs

If gas prices were a rollercoaster, it would be a big draw: full of ups, downs, twists, turns, and unexpected loops. Unfortunately, gas prices aren’t a rollercoaster, so all of those ups and downs affect your bank account more than most of us want. The simple solution to getting more bang for your buck at […]

Synthetic VS Conventional Oil

Many car owners are stuck in the middle of the debate revolving around synthetic motor oil and conventional motor oil. One might think that because synthetic oil is called “synthetic” that, even though it’s manufactured, it is engineered to have the same properties as standard or traditional motor oil. This is not the case. Each […]

Taking Your Car Out of Storage for Spring

Your hotrod, or your antique car, is perhaps your most favored possession. During the winter months, you keep it bundled away in the garage with a nice car tarp covering it. You would be crazy to drive it through the snow and slush and harsh salt that cover roads during the winter. But now, as […]

What is dexos™?

There aren’t many things more essential than motor oil. Over time, different companies have developed oils for high-performance cars and other specific purposes. And now GM has put out a new kind of motor oil designed specifically for your GM motor. This motor oil will revolutionize the way your car runs. What makes dexos™ the […]

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

Some facts are only facts for so long. As technology advances, certain ideas and ways of thinking about how we use technology become obsolete. There aren’t many people still spinning the dial of a rotary phone to place a call, but there are still plenty of people changing their oil every 3,000 miles, just because […]

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Taking Your Car From Winter To Spring

Taking Your Car from Winter to Spring As the seasons change, so does the type of maintenance you need for your car. Flipping from winter to spring means doing some routine preparations to make sure your car is ready to go. The winter is often hard on any vehicle and gearing up for the shift […]