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In part three of our series, we explore more oil change myths and facts. Oil Change Myth #3: Sythentic Oil is Not as Good Get Your Oil Change Done Today Here’s another common oil change myth: synthetic oil is not as good as old-fashioned motor oil. Actually, synthetic oil lasts a considerably longer time than regular motor oil does. On the other side of the debate, some people think that synthetic oil is healthier for the environment than motor oil as it is not a petroleum product. If you get an oil change done with synthetic motor oil, it is better for the environment, but not because of its chemical composition. The chemicals in synthetic oil are as bad for the environment as regular motor oil is, however, since you do not have to change y our motor oil nearly as often, you are reducing the impact on the environment. Don’t believe us? How about this excerpt from the site How Stuff Works: “With today’s technology, synthetics are cleaner ... read more
In part two of our series, we explore more oil change myths and facts. Oil Change Myth #3: Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles Get an Oil Change in Gilbert Here’s a common oil change myth: No matter what your owner’s manual says, you should always change your oil every 3,000 miles. Why does this myth persist? Because not so very long ago on the scheme of things, pretty much every automaker put it down as canon that oil changes had to be done every 3,000 miles. because of the sludge that’d build up in the engine. The 3,000 mile rule is only partially true nowadays. Motor oil today has better viscosity, cars have gotten more sophisticated, and as a result, the mileage number is closer to 8,000 miles. (7,500 to be precise) Why does this oil change myth hang on still? Well, it’s entered the zeitgeist and there are some vehicles where you do need to do it. The only time however, that you need to change your oil this often is if you put a ... read more
In part one of our series, we explore oil change myths and facts. Oil Change Myth Number 1: Motor Oil is All the Same Oil Changes Keep Your Car Running Smoothly Here’s an oil change myth for you. Motor oil is all the same. This is way off. First off, there is synthetic motor oil and regular petroleum based motor oil. There is motor oil that is better for more cold climates, and there is motor oil that can be used regardless of climate. There is 40 weight oil and 30 weight oil. When you go to buy motor oil, make sure that you check the owner’s manual of your vehicle, or make sure you take your car into an auto mechanic to get your oil change done . Regardless of the type or weight of oil that you have, all engine oil is a lubricant to keep your engine’s many parts working together. Have you ever wondered what the number is on motor oil, such as SAE 30 or SAE 40? Well, it is the amount of time it takes the oil to flow through a tube m ... read more
Part three of our series on scheduled auto maintenance explores tune ups. How Often Should I Get a Tune Up? How often you should get a tune up depends on a lot of factors, however, even if you car is running smoothly, you want to get a tune-up every 30,000-50,000 miles. Again, however, as we covered in part one of this series, be sure to check the owner’s manual for your particular vehicle. What’s involved in an engine tune-up? On older vehicles that don’t have fuel injectors, usually a tune up means that the spark plugs, the points, and the condenser are replaced. Then the timing is adjusted as well as the carburetor. As cars have changed so have tune-ups. Modern cars don’t have carburetors. Nowadays a tune up can mean timing belt replacement, plugs, plug wires, and some fluids such as transmission fluid. A tune up nowadays is usually bundled into a lube, oil and filter job. Does Getting a Tune-Up Really Help? An old fashio ... read more
Part two of our series on scheduled auto maintenance explores oil changes as well as common myths and misconceptions about them. How Often Should I Get an Oil Change? Scheduled Auto Maintenance in Gilbert AZ It used to be that you had to get an oil change done every 3,000 miles like clockwork as part of scheduled maintenance. However, with new technologies, and improvement in lubricants, oil changes are now at 5,000 miles or higher, particularly where synthetic oil is concerned. However as we covered in our last article, read your owner’s manual. You also want to periodically check your oil level, and make sure that there are no oil puddles under your car. Are oil changes really necessary anymore? Yes, particularly when you consider the benefits they provide. One major benefit of an oil change is improved gas mileage. When your car’s oil is dirty, it causes friction. Your car’s engine is, after all, a collection of moving parts. As frictio ... read more