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Those dashboard warning lights explained on your car

dash warning lights definitionsEver noticed all the Dashboard Warning Lights on your dash? Do you find yourself scratching your head wondering what they mean? The newer the vehicle, the more idiot lights they have all over the place. They used to be called “idiot lights,” meaning any idiot could understand its meaning. However, now there are so many, it makes you feel like an idiot because you can’t understand them.

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Summer Is Here – Get Your Car Ready For A Road Trip

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Summer is practically here, along with those hot summer temperatures, is your car ready for a road trip? Millions plan family vacations every summer, many of those are road trips, to one degree or another.

There is nothing that ruins a great road trip more than anything, when you have car troubles. Especially while out in the middle of nowhere. Not to mention how unsafe being broke down on the side of the road is these days. Before going anywhere this summer, get your car ready for a road trip.

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Change Your Oil Frequently

change your oil frequentlyWhy should you change your oil frequently? The best answer is, to keep your engine young and healthy. Your engine undergoes a lot of stress through many temperature changes. Metal and rubber react to these changes in many ways. Warping, cracks and the rubber seals really take a beating. You may get ridiculed for changing your oil every 3000 to 5000 miles. However, after 300,000 miles down the road, see who is laughing then.

There are many benefits of keeping your oil changed, with clean, fresh new oil. I say this because there are those that like to reuse their old motor oil. Never reuse old oils. For all the reasons to keep new oil in your engine, is why you don’t use old oils. Some think the life of the engine is in the changing the filter, but is  it? Continue reading