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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.
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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Are these oil leak problems related?
If the oil filter housing is integral to the oil cooler, or the housing had to be removed to service the cooler, a professional mechanic with knowledge of the limited service life of rubber seals would have absolutely (guaranteed) replaced...
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Would the car tell the percentage of the life of the oil, my car includes oil changes but the dealer won't do it until the indicator shows the change oil soon message.
Hi there. There should be a select button with two directional arrows on the button. Push and hold the right directional arrow on the button and the dash should go from the odometer to the menu. Then scroll up by...
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Oil Change timing
Your vehicle has an on board, computerized oil life indicator system. When the system determines that an oil change is actually needed, the oil life indicator will provide a maintenance message (see your Owner's Manual for further and complete details)....
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how often should you change oil in "06" Volvo S60?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Turbocharged versions of your vehicle want an oil change every 3,000 miles due to increased engine use. A non-turbocharged version of your vehicle wants an oil change every 5,000 miles. The driving habits of...
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Oil change - Synthetic 5k or 10k?
You should follow the dealer or manufacturer recommended change intervals. Your vehicle calls for oil changes every 6 months or 5,000 miles. Using a different oil that is synthetic you still should go with recommended intervals since the oil filter...
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What oil type should be used for my car and how often should it be changed?
The oil specifications show synthetic oil in one of these weights 0w30, 5w30, 0w40, 5w40. The oil change interval is every 5,000 miles.
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Oil Change and Smog Test
Hello! Your oil change appointment should not impact your car's ability to pass a smog test immediately after having the oil changed as the oil change has nothing to do with your car's emissions system or functionality.
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Oil change
An oil change does not require a "flush" but instead the oil is simply drained form the motor and refilled with new oil. You may be referring to a specific type of transmission fluid service where the transmission is flushed...
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What is the required mileage before oil change
If you use the recommended 5w30 oil with an oil change interval of 3000 miles you will be doing the oil changes as recommended for severe use. You can choose to do the changes later up to 7500 miles if...
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Hi Ben, there was no leakage before I went for an oil change. The service center replace a nut at the oil pan and its leaking oil
If you went to a service center, in all probability the work that they performed is covered under a warranty of some sort. Additionally, if you paid by credit card, for sure you are covered if you have encountered a...
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Oil consumption
In order to find out if an engine is consuming excessive oil through the normal combustion process you will need to have a fresh oil change done. The vehicle engine checked and any oil leaks repaired and vehicle driven for...
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what is an good oil change interval to stick with this car
Toyota recommends changing the engine oil and filter on the 1999 4 cylinder Camry every 12,000 kilometers. Changing the oil, and performing other maintenance, using a mobile service such as YourMechanic, can save you a lot of money. If you...
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What is the cost for full synthetic oil and filter change, lube vehicle, and top all fluids?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost for a full synthetic oil and filter change, lubricate the vehicle, and to top off all fluids
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Tire rotation and oil change
Hi There, Depending on the type of tires (with rotation marks vs without rotation marks), the tires will be rotated in accordance with manufacturers specifications. Our mechanics are able to do this with the use of a jack and jack...
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Replaced the engine - now change the oil already? 2005 Cadillac Escalade
Hi - an initial oil change, sometimes called a "break-in" oil change, is a good idea, and is recommended for between 500-1000 miles after a rebuild. Moving components in the engine literally "wear in", despite engine oil, smoothing microscopically, and...
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What is the cost for a 80000 mile service?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of an 80,000 mile service.
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Synthetic oil filter
Using synthetic oil and filter can extend the oil change interval more than when using conventional oils. How far you can go is under much debate and most of it just opinion. I personally double my oil change intervals when...
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A mechanic at sears auto center told me I had a oil pan leak. But i have not seen any oil leak from under my car. He recommende
Oil leaks should be repaired because leaking oil can damage external engine components such as rubber motor mounts. If you want the source of the oil leak identified and the repair estimated, simply request an oil leak diagnostic. Your vehicle...
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Can using the wrong oil filter cause the oil pressure gasket to leak?
If the check engine light came on, and the light was still on at the time the mechanic did the "diagnostic", it is impossible for there to "be nothing wrong". In particular, the check engine light will only illuminate if...
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Oil change
Oil and filter change intervals are specified by vehicle manufacturers, not mechanics, in carefully considered and prepared "maintenance schedules". Mechanics do not have the necessary field test data, or laboratory data, to wisely specify oil change intervals other than what...

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