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Valvoline Oil Change Service Rancho Santa Fe Del Mar

Valvoline Oil Change Service Rancho Santa Fe Del Mar

Valvoline Oil Change Service Rancho Santa Fe Del Mar Valvoline Oil Change Service Rancho Santa Fe Del Mar lubricates your engine and engine components to prevent metal parts from grinding against one another. Valvoline oil service also prevents deposits from forming on engine components by holding contaminants in suspension. WHAT CAN GO POSSIBLY WRONG? Over time, oil gets dirty and oil filters become ineffective. When dirt accumulates in oil, it can become more viscous and abrasive, less effective as a lubricant, and causes more wear to your engine. BENEFITS OF REGULAR VALVOLINE OIL CHANGES Help fight the four major causes of engine breakdown: Heat, Deposits, Sludge, Friction Provide engine protection at startup Help maintain your vehicle's warranty RECOMMENDED MILEAGE INTERVALS Your owner's manual may provide different oil change intervals for both regular driving and severe driving.  Base ... read more

Oil Change in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe

Oil Change in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe

Oil Change in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe Here's 3 technical reasons why you should regularly perform an Oil Change in Solana Beach, Del Mar, Cardiff, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe: Oil is subject to high temperatures and, as anti-oxidizing and anti-wear additives break down, sludge can form, making it difficult for oil to flow and squeeze itself between moving metal parts. Viscosity modifiers break down after exposure to high temperatures, making the oil thinner at high temps and less effective at separating metal parts sliding past one another. Metal, dirt, soot and other particulate buildup in oil —much of which is too small to get caught by the filter— which causes the fluid to become abrasive, significantly accelerating engine wear. Over time, detergents and dispersants that are meant to combat those small insolubles break down, and ar ... read more

Avoid Costly Auto Repairs

Avoid Costly Auto Repairs

Avoid Costly Auto Repairs by considering these recommendations from Consumer Affairs: Neglecting preventative maintenance and minor repairs Ignoring simple preventative maintenance, like changing the engine oil and filter, could damage your engine. It can also mean the difference in extending the life of your car.  Failing to make minor car repairs, such as replacing a thermostat or front brake pads, could result in more expensive repairs in the future.  Other simple, but important, tasks that car owners should consider include changing the transmission fluid, checking the coolant (level, mixture, and condition), and checking tire pressure on a regular basis. Not asking for your parts back If a part needs to be replaced on your car, always ask for your old part back; simply ask the mechanic to place the old part in the new part ... read more

6 Tips to Improve Car Performance

6 Tips to Improve Car Performance

Don't Neglect Car Maintenance Following these 6 Tips to Improve Car Performance with the help of your favorite auto repair shop will increase automotive value, comfort and safety: Pay Attention To The Check Engine Light: According to CarMd.com, 10% of all drivers have a check engine light on at any time and 50% of those drivers ignore the light for more than 3 months. Ignoring a "check engine light" can be an expensive mistake that impacts fuel economy and have a snowball effect that can cause other problems or even risk safety. The #1 reason for a check engine light is a malfunctioning oxygen sensor which costs less than $500 to fix but ignoring it can reduce gas mileage by as much as 40%. Change Your Oil and Other Fluids Regularly: The most common mistake drivers make is to extend oil change intervals ... read more

How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Nothing will shorten your car's engine life faster than missed oil changes. Changing motor oil is a simple, inexpensive service that’s widely touted as the single most important part of your car’s maintenance schedule. Motor oil’s primary function is to cut friction. Over time, oil accumulates contaminants and loses viscosity and the resulting friction causes engine parts to rub together. Parts wear out faster and the damage caused is largely irreversible without an engine overhaul or replacement. But advances in technology and increased consumer awareness have created some confusion regarding the proper interval between oil changes. So, how often should you change your oil? It really comes down to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule for oil change intervals as their guidelines are designed to keep your car in good running condition for a long time. To make life ea ... read more

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