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How To Choose The Right Motor Oil For Your Vehicle

How To Choose The Right Motor Oil For Your Vehicle

One popular misconception about motor oil that Consumer Reports debunked is that the more expensive oil you use, the better performance you’ll get. Regardless of the price, all motor oils work in the same way to keep your engine running smoothly.  When it comes to motor oil, it’s not about getting the most expensive brand. It’s all about choosing the right motor oil for your car. Selecting the best engine oil for your vehicle may sound confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article, we’ll run you through the basics of motor oils and help you choose the right one for your car. Viscosity Viscosity is about the resistance of a fluid to flow. When it comes to engine oil, viscosity determines the speed of oil as it flows around to protect the engine. If you pour water and honey into a ... read more

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How to Check Oil For Your Car

Checking your car's engine oil can be as easy as opening the hood, locating the dipstick, inserting it in the oil pipe, and pulling it out to see the current level. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans don’t know the basics of car maintenance. A study of American car owners found that nearly half of them aren’t confident in their ability to change their car’s oil, and 36% of them don’t know how to fix a flat tire. Cars need regular maintenance to run safely and efficiently on the road. Knowing how to check oil is an essential part of car care. Checking your engine oil is a few-minute investment that can help your vehicle running smoothly and keep it healthy. In this article, we’ll go over the steps involved in checking your car’s engine oil, how often you should do it, and more. Why Yo ... read more

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How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

It takes 30 to 50 minutes to have your car engine's oil changed at a repair shop. There are only four steps involved. Oil check – The mechanic checks your oil, lifts the vehicle, and removes the old oil drain plugs underneath the car. This might last around 5 minutes, depending on the mechanic's experience and tools.  Oil drain – They drain the old oil, which is usually the longest step in the process, taking about 15 to 20 minutes. Filter removal – Once draining is done, the mechanic removes and replaces the oil filters, which could last at least 10 minutes. Oil replacement – Fresh oil is then added to your engine. The old oil plug is replaced, and your vehicle is lowered. This part takes another 10 minutes. If an experienced professional is servicing your car, they might also check your vehicle's overal ... read more

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