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Engine Oil Change Myths, Part 1

Engine Oil Change Myths, Part 1

Most car owners know that their vehicles will require an oil change to keep everything running smoothly, lubricate the engine, protect the engine from rust and corrosion, and eliminate sludge. Whether the owner understands how, when, and other details about the oil change depends on how much they know about engine oil. As St. Louis auto service experts, we’ve heard it all over the years. We’re here to set the record straight about the engine oil and oil change myths that our customers often ask about. Here are two oil change myths you might have heard — stay tuned for the final three next week! Common Oil Change Myths Dark Engine Oil is Dirty & Must Be Changed Sludge buildup in an engine is a concern for any driver, as it can dramatically affect your car’s performance. But using the dipstick to check the engine oil color is not the best indicator of sludge buildup, despite the oil change myth that says it is. When your engine oil darkens, it ... read more

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Maintenance

Fluids and Filters and Tires, Oh My!

Fluids and Filters and Tires, Oh My!

Maintaining your car is very important, as it helps in avoiding breakdowns and future problems. With regular maintenance, your car will drive longer and more efficiently. Below are some of the thing you need to know about fluids, filters and tires. Fluids
Fluids like anti-freeze, motor oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, rear end oil, power steering fluid and fuel are basically the lifeblood for a car and have to be maintained at proper levels. Each has its own function to perform. For instance, motor oil normally keeps all the parts of the engine lubricated and without it, your engine will lock up. If your vehicle is older than 2002, you should probably change it every 3,000 miles. Newer cars typically need an oil change every 3,000 miles. On the other hand, coolant is essential in keeping the engine block and cylinder heads cool. Ensure that you have proper lubrication of suspension parts using grease. Filters
The fluid filter, oil filt

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Driver's Safety

Keep Your Car Cool This Summer

Keep Your Car Cool This Summer

You’ve hopped out of the pool, dried off and enjoyed a perfectly chilled drink. It’s been a delightful summer day. Now, to drive home. You head to the car and are welcomed by a blazing door handle and a seat that scorches your bare legs. We’ve all been there. The heat is not only uncomfortable, but it is also damaging to your car. On a 90 degree day, the temperature in a car parked outside can reach up to 140 degrees. The windows turn the car into a sort of greenhouse, trapping heat. Temperatures that high are not good for many things, so I know that your car’s interior will not benefit from soaring heat this summer. Preventing prolonged heat exposure will help you keep your car in good condition. You can make some simple changes to keep your car cool and keep you and your family comfortable all summer. Make some shade
The accordion folded, aluminum foil-like sun shades may not be the most convenient devices ever, but they do a great job. Use
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Driver's Safety
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