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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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Change engine oil soon
This change oil soon light is telling you it is time to get the oil and filter changed. Whoever changes the oil and filter for you will need to reset the light for you so you can start fresh until...
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How will I know if it's my valve timing control? Will this mess with my vehicle wanting to start also?
Hi there. The valve timing controls are pressurized and operated electronically and engine oil pressure. First perform an oil change with a new filter to ensure a good clean engine. If the timing is still not right and the engine...
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Why does an Hummer H3 oil change cost more? 2003 Hummer H3
Hello - the H3 has a 6-quart oil change capacity, which is more than most engines these days (4 or 5 qts), and synthetic oil is recommended. These are the only 2 logical reasons for increased oil change cost. Hope...
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How much does Honda CRV 2008 B145 Service will cost?
Hello. The code b145 is a maintenance code for the service maintenance reminder system used by Honda. The first digit B is the main code, while the following digits 145 are sub codes. B is a reminder to replace the...
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Went to Jiffy Lube got a oil change
To determine if an engine is seized, one would turn it clockwise by hand using a wrench and socket applied to the crankshaft pulley bolt. That test is made easier if you remove the spark plugs so that there is...
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What would be the service charges for Ford Escape 2006 Hybrid model SUV? Also the system displays a message as Tire Sensor.
Hi there. The tire message is coming on saying that one or more of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors (TPMS) is not communicating to the ECM (computer). Either the sensor needs reprogrammed or replaced. Billing question sent to CS for...
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My engine oil keeps leaking away on coldstart
Since you only see the oil leaking when the engine is cold then you should check to see if the oil is coming from the oil filter or filter housing. Check the oil filter tightness first and see if it...
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Type of oil and when to change
Oil change intervals on your vehicle are determined by the vehicle's engine oil change monitoring system. A message on your instrument panel will alert you when it is necessary to change the oil. The change interval is based on a...
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30,000 mile
Vehicle maintenance schedules are year, make and model specific. The maintenance schedule for your specific car, as printed in the Vehicle Owner's Manual, states that at 30,000 miles you should change the engine oil and filter, replace the cabin air...
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Should i just put oil in it
The oil maintenance reminder light on all Lexus models comes on when an oil and oil filter change is required. However, if you have not checked the engine oil level (on the dipstick) for some time, you should do so...
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How much for the 90K service for a 2006 V6 Rav 4 Limited?
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost to perform a 90K miles service on a 2006 Toyota Rav4 with a V6-3.6L engine.
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Check engine light is on car sluggish and shaky
Your check engine light is on due to the misfire and engine running issue and should not be due to the oil change overdue. You should have the check engine light scanned then the code can identify that cause of...
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Regarding engine flush 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
Hi - by "system flush", I understand you to mean a flush treatment of the engine proper, to clean out oil sludge. An oil flush sometimes uses a product called Seafoam to do so. An oil system flush with your...
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Check engine and oil light on
If your vehicle's check engine light illuminates, there is a malfunction that should be diagnosed and repaired. If you request a check engine light diagnostic, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic would use a code scanner to retrieve diagnostic trouble code(s)...
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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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