Why Change Transmission Fluid Regularly?

What is transmission fluid? Transmission fluid is a slippery liquid that acts as a lubricant for all of the moving parts inside your transmission. In an automatic transmission, this fluid also serves as a coolant and a viscous fluid that transmits power from the engine to the transmission. Refer to your owner’s manual for the type of fluid that your transmission requires. Why should I change my transmission fluid regularly?   Just like...

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Have you checked your lights lately? 

A guideline for checking your headlights, taillights, running lights and signal lights. Why check your lights regularly For your safety and the safety of others, it is important that all lights on your vehicle are working properly.  Bright and functioning headlights and taillights are necessary to be visible to other drivers and pedestrians at night and during the day.  Well-maintained headlights also help you to see obstacles in the road in...

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Identifying Engine Fluids and Leaks

I have a fluid stain or puddle under my car.  What is it and where is it coming from? There are a number of fluids that can leak from your vehicle, with many of them leading to a possible breakdown and expensive repair if neglected. Some leaks are obvious, where others may play “hide and seek” with you. If you can’t find the location of the leak, place fresh newspapers under where you think your leak is overnight and then...

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How often do I need my oil changed?

If you ask three shops how often you should change your oil you may get six different answers.  But we feel confident with our recommendation. Follow the service intervals recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle We recommend to our customers that they follow their manufacturer’s recommended oil change intervals.  This means that the manufacturer will recommend that you have your oil changed after every so many kilometres. ...

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Can synthetic oil be used in older vehicles?

Can synthetic oil be used in older vehicles?

Enjoy the benefits of synthetic oil in older vehicles Using synthetic oil in an older vehicle is not a problem.  If the vehicle is in good running condition with minimal leaks, running a synthetic oil will not harm anything at all.  You will enjoy all the benefits that a full synthetic oil has to offer.  Read on to find out more about why people are hesitant to change to full synthetic and how to go about it. You may also be interested in the...

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True or False? Using conventional oil means I can switch to synthetic oil any time

If I am using conventional oil in my vehicle, can I switch to synthetic at any time? According to Valvoline, the answer to this is yes, you can.  It is absolutely safe to change to a synthetic oil at any time.  As a bonus, you likely will gain some enhanced performance. How about the reverse?  Are there any problems with switching TO conventional oil FROM synthetic oil? Surprisingly, Valvoline says that the reverse in not necessarily as...

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