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Tempe Auto Repair: How Synthetic Blend Motor Oil Can Save You Money In the Long Run

Tempe Auto Repair: How Synthetic Blend Motor Oil Can Save You Money In the Long Run

The Advantages of Synthetic Blend Motor Oil in the Tempe, Chandler and Phoenix Areas Motor oil is one of the most important fluids in your vehicle. It handles important tasks like carrying away heat from vital engine parts, reducing the friction between engine parts and removing corrosive particles from the engine. Because the cost of replacing an engine can be a major expense, it makes good economic sense to do all you can to extend its lifespan. This means maintaining the oil in your vehicle's engine based on the recommendations of your car's manufacturer. However, it's important to realize your vehicle may require more frequent oil changes based on the environmental conditions your car is operating under. When you go too long between oil changes, you potentially risk serious damage to your car's engine due to the sludge that builds up as the oil bre ... read more

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Auto Repair Tempe: Why Are There So Many Types Of Motor Oil?

Auto Repair Tempe: Why Are There So Many Types Of Motor Oil?

With so many different types of motor oils available today, it can be difficult to discern which one is best for your car. Although there are many different manufacturers, they each provide different types, including conventional, synthetic, semi synthetic and motor oil that's been specifically designed for high mileage motors. When it comes to conventional motor oil, the reason it's called conventional (or standard) is it's the only petroleum-based motor oil available. It's been refined, blended with a variety of additives (including some detergents) to keep your engine lubricated and clean. Most standard motor oils have a variety of additives, which keep your engine from overheating, lubricated and running smoothly. Many people consider full synthetic motor oil the very best available today. There are many claims regarding the ... read more

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Tempe Auto Repair: The Simple Oil Change

Tempe Auto Repair: The Simple Oil Change

Today I'd like to talk about the simple oil change. The oil change itself may be simple, but there's some pretty important things to know about preventing oil sludge. Oil eventually turns into a jelly-like sludge. Now, sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely, and that means expensive engine repairs. That's why you need to change your oil and oil filter on schedule, to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer should have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They usually have a number of months between recommended oil change. That's because detergents and other additives in the oil, break down over time. Many automakers are extending their oil change intervals. That makes it all the more important to use quality oil and oil f ... read more

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