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Yearly Archives: 2021

Taking Care of Your Car During a Pandemic

Taking Care of Your Car During a Pandemic

Pandemic lockdown, stay at home orders have been with us for about a year now. So, if you're wondering how you should maintain your vehicle during this time, don't worry; you're certainly not alone. Some of the questions you might be asking yourself might include: Does the fact that I don't drive my vehicle much now matter? Is there anything I should do with my vehicle since it's just sitting here? When should I service my vehicle now that I hardly use it? These are normal questions to ask yourself. And now, with the pandemic lingering on, more vehicles are just sitting in garages, driveways, and parking lots. Even with the reduced usage, you still need to keep on top of your vehicle's maintenance. Oil gets dirty even when sitting in an idle vehicle, so you still need to stay on top of oil upkeep. And remember to keep your gas tank full to prevent moisture build-up in the fuel tank, leading to rust and further harm. If your COVID-19 driving habits fit into ... read more

What's the Difference between Synthetic and Regular Motor Oil?

What's the Difference between Synthetic and Regular Motor Oil?

Without oil, you can't operate your car. Whether you choose to use synthetic or regular oil, also referred to as conventional oil, your car's oil is what keeps it from functioning. Here's what you need to know about the benefits of synthetic and conventional oils and their benefits. What is Synthetic Oil Synthetic oil is designed to lubricate traditional internal combustion engines. Other engines that use synthetic oil include airplane engines and the engines of metal stamping machines. This type of oil is a man-made chemical compound that is an alternative to traditional oil. What Are the Benefits of Synthetic Oil? Synthetic oil: Reduces the strain on the environment caused by the extraction and refining procedures used to obtain crude oil Improved chemical stability Improved viscosity index (VI) Decreased evaporative loss Improved lubrication during extreme weather What is Conventional Oil? Conventional oil is distilled and refined from crude oi ... read more