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Motor Oil

Motor Oil: Which Type is Best for Your Vehicle?

Using the appropriate motor oil is critical for optimal vehicle performance. AA Auto Tech discusses how to tell which type of motor oil your vehicle requires.

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Should I Have My Antifreeze Changed This Winter?

A vehicle’s cooling system is just as vital in the winter as it is in the summer. If your radiator freezes up, then your entire engine could overheat. For this reason, you’ll want to bring your vehicle into our auto center to make sure that your cooling system is working proper condition and that your antifreeze is clean and current.

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What to Look For When Selecting an Oil Change Mechanic

Your car routinely needs oil changes. As such, this is one of the things an auto repair shop frequently does to cars. However, while it may be a service that is done often, it does not mean that you should assume that every mechanic is equipped to change the oil in your car or offers the same services as another one. Here are a few of the things you should look for when selecting an oil change mechanic.

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What Factors Should I Look For When Getting An Oil Change?

Every car needs to have routine oil changes. Changing the oil removes the sludge that can build up around your engine, doing damage oil changes are not done. There are many automotive repair shops and shops specializing in just oil changes. This may leave you wondering whether one is better than another. Here are a few factors you should look for in an oil change shop to help you find the right one for you.

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How Long will my New Car last?

Is a million mile car possible and how can you get one? New cars are expensive and when you purchase one how long it will last is one of your prime concerns. Years ago, 50,000 miles was " Old" for a car, and 100,000 miles was virtually unheard of. Today these are just milestones for a modern automobile and even 200,000 plus miles can be achieved. Three million miles is even possible, as a retired science teacher from Long Island, New York has discovered reaching that lofty number with his 1966 Volvo P1800. The fact that his car is in the record books is a clue that three million miles is not  typical but it does make the point that proper care and maintenance can prolong the life of your automobile significantly.

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Synthetic Oil vs Regular Oil: Is There Really a Difference?

Most auto shops will recommend synthetic oil over non-synthetic oil, but what is the difference? Synthetic oil may last longer, but it also costs more. Is it worth it? There's more going on with the difference between synthetic and non-synthetic oil than you might think. In fact, for most vehicles, synthetic oil may be able to vastly improve multiple aspects of performance.

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Synthetic Vs Regular Motor Oil

Your engine is made up of not just moving parts, but moving parts that must work in conjunction with all the other moving parts. To make this happy, oil is used to keep the parts from wearing down. When your engine heats up traditional motor oil begins to break down. If your engine should overheat, then the rate at which traditional breaks down increase. Switching from a standard oil change to synthetic oil helps to do a few things:


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