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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Synthetic lubricants used to be something that drivers would buy out of personal preference, usually driven by a desire to put nothing but the best in their cars. Let’s be very clear – Those days are gone. Extended protection oil filters and synthetic lubricants have transitioned from being premium maintenance products to products that are…

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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 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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