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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Do You Really Need to Change Transmission Fluid?

Do You Really Need to Change Transmission Fluid?

Transmission fluid is the lubricant for all of the moving parts inside your transmission. In an automatic transmission, this fluid also serves as a coolant and a viscous fluid that transmits power from the engine to the transmission. Without transmission fluid, your vehicle will experience shifting problems, overheating, parts wearing out, and eventually stop working altogether! The transmission system is constantly exposed to both heat and stress. Thus, a conscientious vehicle owner will make sure to have frequent transmission service, which typically includes a transmission fluid change. This is why: • Shifting Problems: It may become hard to shift into gear or there could also be a random popping out of gear. This is a dangerous problem that could potentially result in an accident beca ... read more

How Often Do You Need to Change Synthetic Oil?

How Often Do You Need to Change Synthetic Oil?

You may have heard of synthetic oil before but you may not be sure exactly what it is and whether it's something you should consider for your car. Oil changes are required maintenance if you want your vehicle to run efficiently and are a relatively cheap investment to prolong the life of your vehicle. But you may be wondering how often do you need to change synthetic oil versus conventional oil? The debate between Synthetic oil and Conventional oil Synthetic oil is an engine lubricant created artificially from chemical compounds. Some classes of synthetic oil start with conventional oil as a base that's then chemically altered, while others may be artificially created from other raw materials. In contrast, conventional motor oil (also referred to as standard oil or mineral-based oil), is refined from naturally ... read more

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