Auto Myths and Tips
One thing is for sure, there are many myths about car care.
Tony Muglia, Automotive Department Head at Oklahoma Technical College, has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry and has heard just about every myth there is. Watch below as Tony clears the air on oil changes and gives you a few tips to increase the longevity of your car.
Synthetic vs Regular Oil
Is it true that synthetic oil is better? Yes. Synthetic oil is easier for your engine to run, but it is not needed. Regardless of what type of oil you use, it still has to be changed about every 5,000 miles, so you don’t have to spend the extra money if you don’t want to.
Routine Car Maintenance
What does routine maintenance mean? It means servicing your car every 5,000, 15,000 and 30,000 miles.
- 5,000 miles – It’s time for an oil change and tire rotation
- 15,000 miles – 5,000 miles service plus a tire balance and fluid check
- 30,000 miles – 5,000 and 10,000 mile service and it’s time to change your fluids
Free Car Maintenance
Does something free that increases the longevity and performance of your car sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not! Your tire pressure is something you can check and maintain for free that increases the fuel economy and performance of your car. So the next time you fill up your gas tank, take a couple of minutes to check your tire pressure!
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