These days, a lot of passenger vehicles and many fairly large crossovers are coming to market with tiny 1.4 to 2.0-liter gas engines paired with turbochargers. I started to notice it a few years ago but didn’t really grasp the depth of this transition until I began car shopping recently. Turbocharged vehicles are taking over…

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The search for a new car or truck can be a stressful experience. After all, it is a big purchase for many people and it’s a decision that most of us have to live with for at least a few years. Taking care of that nice new ride shouldn’t stress anyone out though. Sadly, that’s…

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Spring is here and that means changes to the weather (hopefully warmer weather), which usually allows us to get outside, work in the yard, clean up the house or garage, or open the pool. It’s the time of year when we start making preparations that will get us through the dog days of summer. Your…

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One of the most commonly asked questions about oil filters for passenger cars and light-duty trucks is “What is the micron rating of the filter?”.  The inquirer is typically seeking information upon which to make a determination as to the quality of the filter and whether it is appropriate for the application under consideration.  Often,…

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Customers rely on professional installers for quality vehicle service and replacement parts, and spin-on oil filters are no exception. From the outside, most spin-on oil filters look similar.  However, there are some significant differences in the quality of the internal components of a spin-on oil filter that can impact the ability of the filter to…

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