Synthetic oil is the best lube option for cold starting a vehicle. Period. If you live in a frigid climate – as in, most mornings start at sub-freezing temperatures close to -18ºC between the months of November and March, you’re going to want to seriously consider switching to synthetic motor oil if you aren’t already there. To understand the logic behind that statement, it’s helpful to understand the internals of a typical ICE (internal combustion engine) and the path that oil takes within the engine when it’s added through the fill hole at the top of the valve cover.

As most in the aftermarket around the country and especially in Massachusetts know by now, The Right to Repair Coalition’s 2020 referendum passed on November 3rd with overwhelming public support. With the passing of Question 1, a staggering 75% of voters made their voices heard loud and clear: We demand the right to choose the…

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The all-new ECOGARD SYNTHETIC+ S11830 is a unique, must-stock cartridge oil filter designed for use when servicing the popular 2020 Hyundai Accent/Sonata/Venue or 2020 Kia Rio. We wouldn’t normally feel the need to write an in-depth overview for an oil filter, but the ECOGARD S11830 (OE Hyundai 26350-2M000) is no ordinary cartridge oil filter. When…

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In the past, we’ve discussed at length how the evolution of modern engines is impacting the way that drivers need to think about maintaining their vehicles. This conversation usually takes place in the context of small, low-displacement engines that get a major boost in power via turbocharger technology. If you’re unfamiliar, I recommend that you…

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With news of the Covid-19 pandemic dominating the airwaves lately, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about PPE, which is an acronym for Personal Protective Equipment. Items like goggles, masks, gowns, gloves, etc… all fall under this designation. If you’re thinking about expanded Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use in your business operations, we would like…

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