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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While it’s much cleaner today than ever before, the fuel in your vehicle’s gas tank still contains particles, sediment, and contaminants that can clog the fuel filter. The buildup of contaminants restricts the flow of fuel, which can subsequently cause engine problems.  Fuel filters serve a critical function within your car’s engine fuel system and…

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For 2008 – 2018 Audi/ Porsche/ Volkswagen Models Many newer Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen models use a top-button wiper arm with dimensions that are different from the standard top-button. On these applications, the inside dimension of this arm features a lower profile and is slightly longer. Common aftermarket wiper blades will not fit on these…

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The use of synthetic oil has been on the rise for years following the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard’s initiative to have automakers maximize engine efficiency and cut carbon pollution. As a result of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) effort to rapidly increase CAFE levels, the aftermarket is experiencing a…

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The traditional best practice for fuel filter replacement called for 30,000 mile change intervals.  It didn’t matter so much if someone was driving a gas or diesel fueled vehicle – the fuel filter had to be watched either way. As automotive technology has evolved and fuel has become cleaner, change intervals have been extended dramatically…

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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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