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How Much it Costs When You Ignore Basic Car Care
Car maintenance like oil changes, brake service, and tire care save money when done on time. Ignoring oil changes can cost you thousands of dollars.
How Much Oil Does My Car Take?
Motor oil is vital to engine function. Usually 4-cylinder engines use five quarts of oil, 6-cylinder engines use six quarts, and V8 engines use eight.
Signs Your Car Needs an Oil Change
Oil changes keep your car engine running smoothly. Rough idling, slow acceleration, and engine noises mean you need to replace your car oil.

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Regarding engine flush 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Check engine and oil light on
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What gear oil do I need for a 2006 for escape
A synthetic grade 75W140 will work just fine for the differential. To be certain, check the specifications section of your owner's manual. One of our mobile technicians can perform a differential service for you whether is 2 or 4 wheel...
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Do I need to change the oil filter and drain and refill the oil when the oil is low or do I just drain and refill the oil? 2014 Toyota Corolla
Hello - great question! Good for you as a new (to you) car owner, being cautious with a used, unfamiliar car. For sure, check it often for the first few months until you get a sense for whether it consumes...
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What is the best oil to use?
Hi there. If your engine is consuming too much oil, then I would consider checking the (PCV) Positive Crankcase Vent Valve and see if its plugged up. A PCV valve can plug up causing the engine crankcase to over pressurize...
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Mobil 1 no longer meets BMW LL-01 spec. Do you have Castrol Edge 0W-40 Euro Formula available?
Any oil that you desire can be used in an oil change and the customer can, of course, supply the oil himself or herself. I see Castrol Edge OW-40 European formula vended at Amazon, and elsewhere, and thus you can...
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My car inadvertently got coolant into the engine through a broken seal and . 1.5 gallons. What is the worst i can expect to happen
Hello, and thank you for writing in. With such dramatic failures and so many opinions, it is easy to become confused and worried. Checking the oil at this point will not tell you much. Any metal shavings that have come...
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Will a oil relief valve fix itself after activating on oil change?
Hello - usually engine vibration will release a stuck oil pressure relief valve stuck in the "open" position. Sometimes tapping the engine block area with a small hammer will allow the spring-loaded piston to release from it's stuck position. In...
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What kind of oil should I use for my 2015 Chrysler 200 Unlimited?
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What do you think the problem is?
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My toyota scion xa has about 98,000 miles. Do you thinkle it's wise to get a flush?
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I'm looking to buy an 01 cobra but the guy selling it says there is a lifter problem. How serious is this and should I buy?
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So it hasn't been 3 months/3000 kilometer since I changed oil in my car and it is asking me to change it soon. Do I keep driving or change oil?
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I have valve lifter noise on the right side of my engine.
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Autozone says the camshaft timing is "over retarded" and this is causing the engine light to be illuminated.
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Spark plug closest to firewall /on 4.0 grand cherokee has oil on it
If you are getting oil in the back cylinder then you either have excessive oil getting into cylinder from valve seals from low oil flow in the valve cover area from too thick of oil or lack of oil changes....
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Can I use 5W-30 A5 oil in my BMW? 2007 BMW 318i
Hi there. BMW is among one of the most restrictive in regards to the oil(s) they recommend for use. BMW has a set list of oil brands and types that are safe to use in their vehicles. Your vehicle’s class...
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Told oil separator in 2009 Volkswagon EOS is clogged and needs replacing. Should an oil change be done also at time of repair?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The oil should be changed at the same time as the oil separator is replaced. The separator is not located in a place where the oil needs to be drained to access it, so...
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Do I need an oil change? 2011 Infiniti EX35 has less than 2000 miles on synthetic last changed 5 yrs ago. 3500 total mileage.
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I got my serpentine belt replaced on my 2002 Q45 and now my car wont start. This never happened before. 2002 Infiniti Q45
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