Do Your Own Oil Change

Preparing for Your Oil Change Never change your oil while the engine is hot! Let it cool for a few hours as oil can burn you badly. ​Caution! If you drove your car recently, your oil could be very hot. When your engine is warmed up, your engine oil can be...

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Why is quality motor oil important?

Changing your car's oil at regular intervals isn't just a good idea -- it's a vital part of keeping your car's engine running properly. The purpose of engine oil is to keep the internal parts of your car's engine lubricated and cool. It keeps the moving parts from grinding against...

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Synthetic vs. Conventional Motor Oil

The next time you walk in to your local shop to get your oil changed and the service attendant asks you synthetic or regular? You just might have to think twice before you answer...for the sake of your wallet, and yes, the environment too! First off, synthetic oil is better than...

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How To Pick The Right Motor Oil

Choosing the correct motor oil for your car might seem daunting but the best way to start is by checking your owners manual for your car manufacturers suggested oil weight. Adjust this weight based on the weather (more on that later) and then start choosing a specific motor oil brand...

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Types of Motor Oil and Recommended Use

Motor oil can be segmented into four basic varieties—synthetic oil, synthetic blends, high mileage oil, and conventional oil. Synthetic Motor Oil Synthetic motor oil has gone through a chemically engineered process. Synthetic oil molecules are more uniform in shape with fewer impurities and better properties than conventional oil molecules. In general, synthetic...

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8 Best Motor Oils for Your Car Engine in 2018

You would think that, much like cooking oil, motor oil would be a relatively simple thing — not so. We aren't going to inundate you with technical geekery, nor will we give you a chemistry lesson on the functions of friction modifiers. Thankfully, our friends over at Popular Mechanics already...

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