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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Something about local news broadcasts has caught my eye lately. That something is the rising frequency with which I see air quality alerts. Maybe it’s all the talk of climate change that seems to dominate the political and media narratives these days. Whatever the reason, I’m more aware now than ever. It doesn’t really matter…

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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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Changing engine oil every 3,000 miles/3 months was the standard recommended service interval for a long time. While many people still follow this historic standard, it is often because they are just unaware of the innovations that have been made in modern engine technology and the engineering advancements achieved in specialty lubricants that allow higher…

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The historical standard of the 3,000 mile/3-month oil change interval remains commonplace in many areas even though it hasn’t been relevant for some time.  Maintenance businesses such as quick lubes haven’t done much to dispel this standard either. Why would they? Less frequent oil change service equals fewer sales and a decrease in your bottom…

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The days of heading home with black fingernails and grease-stained hands are long gone.  Today’s professional installers wear gloves to protect their hands from dangerous fluids, hazardous chemicals, and the harsh auto repair environment. The modern work glove is disposable, inexpensive, comfortable, and makes any installation easier.  Professional installers need protection that is especially rugged,…

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