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Do You Have to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

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To quickly answer the inquiry posed in this article’s title, NO! Modern vehicles do not need to have their crankcase lubricant exchanged every 3,000 miles. However, there are caveats and you need to be aware of them. We’ll explore these in greater detail after the jump so go ahead and click the link. We’ll wait… Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide – What Kind of Oil Should I Use?

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Every week Ask AutoGuide provides iron-clad vehicle-shopping advice to distressed, confused or otherwise bewildered consumers. Whether they’re in the market for a family-friendly crossover or something that’s good in winter weather, the Oracles of all things automotive have been there to lend some helping hands. But this week they’re taking a slightly different approach. Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: What is Motor Oil?

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It’s a cliché analogy, but oil really is the lifeblood of a vehicle’s powertrain. Without its friction-cutting properties engines would literally grind to a halt, failing in spectacular fashion. Connecting rods would punch holes in blocks, camshafts would pulverize themselves and bearing inserts would spin like the blades of a jet turbine. Continue Reading...

Hello Kitty Motor Oil Looks Pretty Slick

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That Hello Kitty sure does get around. She’s on everything – cell phones, socks, backpacks, and now… motor oil. This is no hoax – AGIP, a subsidiary of Italian oil company ENI SpA, has combined forces with the company that owns the rights to the Hello Kitty name to bring you Hello Kitty motor oil…. Continue Reading...