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Rust and How To Tackle It

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Rust, chemically known as iron oxide, takes place when metal is exposed to moisture. It is a chemical reaction that occurs when iron (or alloys containing rust, like steel) and oxygen react in the presence of water or moisture in the air. If not handled quickly or properly, it can corrode metal making it flakey, friable, and fragile. Some rust can be fixed easily while others can cause serious damage and can comprise the functionality of the item, including your car! Which in turn can make it unsafe to operate. Surface Rust vs. Significant Rust Rust comes in many different forms including color...

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How Often Should You Be Changing Your Car’s Oil?

Posted by Zane Winberg on

The oil in your car is responsible for a few things: to keep engine parts lubricated, to clean your car’s engine, and to keep the engine at a reasonable temperature. Obviously, oil plays a huge part in ensuring your vehicle runs smoothly and properly. Over time and with use, the oil in your car becomes contaminated and turns dark in color and loses efficiency. This tells us it’s time to replace the oil and potentially the filter. But how long can you go without changing your oil? How often should your car’s oil be replaced? The Standard At one time,...

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How To Spot an Oil Leak

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An oil leak should never go ignored. What starts out as a small problem can quickly turn into bigger issues, even cause damage that is irreversible to your car’s engine. If you suspect your car’s oil is leaking, make finding and fixing it your number one priority. With a little time and investigation, you can reveal a lot. Causes of an Oil Leak There are many different things that lead to an oil leak and can sometimes be difficult to identify. To take out some of the guesswork, here are common causes of oil leaks: Valve Gasket - Over time...

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The oil service light is on - What should I do?

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What does the oil service light mean?  Most vehicles manufactured recently are required to have oil reset light on the dashboard. It also needs to have a computer which counts the number of miles you cover at specific intervals and gives you a notification of oil change when necessary. After using your vehicle for some time and you see the engine light blinking, it tells you to change the engine oil or the filter.Most modern vehicles feature two lights relating to the oil system; the first one indicates the time required to change the oil while the other one means...

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ENGINE PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD NOT FIX YOURSELF

Posted by Zane Winberg on

Cars are such a vital part of our lives. We rely on them to get to work, live our lives, and transport our loved ones safely. But they can also be an unpredictable and expensive part of our lives. When something malfunctions or breaks in our car we can rapidly find ourselves in a state of desperation. Car trouble can be expensive. Many savvy car owners learn the tricks of the trade to complete their own car maintenance for much less than they would have to pay at an auto shop. There are so many benefits to learning to fix...

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