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Engine Tips for your high mileage vehicle

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Engine Tips for your high mileage vehicle

Don’t get skimpy on your maintenance schedule for your vehicle, make sure to keep your engine running in tip top shape with some simple DIY tips. Your owner’s manual will contain the proper maintenance schedule for your vehicle including oil change intervals, tune-up schedule and more. If your owner’s manual specifies changing the oil and oil filter every 3,000 miles, make sure to follow that. As oil ages, it gets thinner which means less lubrication for your critical engine components. High mileage engine oils have ingredients in them like conditioners, antioxidants along with wear and friction additives to increase the...

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Car won’t start?

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Car won’t start?

Turn the key and the car doesn’t start? You may be tempted to blame the battery but it could also be your alternator. Always check your battery first, turn the key switch to the on position and see if any dashboard lights come on. If the lights come on, on the dashboard, and your headlights are dim, the battery may be just low and needs a charge. Next, open your hood and check you’re the connections on your battery, if there is excessive buildup on the terminals, you will need to clean those. First, disconnect the battery cables then clean...

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