Category Archives: Oil, Engines, Maintenance, Oil Change,

Fall Car Care Tips to Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready

Fall Car Care Tips to Get Your Vehicle Winter-Ready

We’ve left summer behind, and winter is fast approaching in the Dudley and Webster areas! Our days will start to shorten, and cold weather will arrive before we know it! Fall is that sweet spot between the two seasons- temperatures are relatively mild, and there are lots of fun activities to enjoy with friends and family. It is also one of the best times to give your car some love and get it ready for winter! Read on to learn some helpful ways you can care for your car this season.   Inspect the Engine Hoses and Belts Hoses carry all of the fluids your engine needs, so you don’t want them to be broken or leaking. Check if there are any holes or loose clamps to be seen. You can squeeze them to check for leaks and to see how they feel. If there are any that are brittle or extremely spongy, you will want to get them replaced.    Engine belts are necessary for your engine to be able to run, so if you have a belt break, your car will be stuck! Look at the und ... read more

A New Oil Specification is coming mid 2019

A New Oil Specification is coming mid 2019

As engine-operating conditions grow more severe, so do the demands placed on your motor oil. New engine hardware such as turbochargers, direct injection and variable valve timing (VVT) place increased stress on your engine oil. This, in turn, has led to the introduction of more strict more oil specifications. ​ Here’s what we’re going to cover: How strict fuel-economy standards increase engine stress What is LSPI (low-speed pre-ignition)? How motor oil helps prevent LSPI GM dexos and API SN Plus oil specifications ​ Improved fuel economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require a fleet-wide average of 54.5 mpg by 2025 in the United States (although the Trump administration is expected to relax those standards). To meet these requirements the automotive industry has focused on smaller, more fuel-efficient engines. In fact, by 2020, industry experts predict that almost every new vehicle will feature gasoline direct-injection technology (GDI). The v ... read more

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