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Is synthetic any better than regular oil?

Synthetic oil and conventional oil are both used to lubricate engines, but synthetic oil is a specifically engineered product that has unique properties that can offer certain advantages over conventional oil. Compared to conventional oil, synthetic oil typically has a more stable molecular structure that is less likely to break down under extreme conditions, such […]

What is viscosity?

Viscosity is a property of liquids that describes their resistance to flow. It is sometimes referred to as “thickness” or “internal friction”. The viscosity of a liquid determines how easily it can flow, with a low-viscosity liquid flowing more easily than a high-viscosity liquid. In the context of lubricants such as transmission fluid, viscosity is […]

How often should I change my transmission fluid?

The frequency at which you should change your transmission fluid varies depending on several factors such as the make and model of your vehicle, driving conditions, and the type of transmission fluid you are using. Generally, it is recommended to change the transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s […]

What is the record for most miles on a consumer car?

Irv Gordon’s 1966 Volvo P1800 is a true automotive icon, having been driven over 3 million miles (as of 2021) and setting a record for the most miles driven by a consumer car. Irv purchased the car new in 1966 and drove it regularly, eventually accumulating an incredible number of miles over a period of […]

What is Dexos?

Dexos is a motor oil specification developed by General Motors (GM) for use in their vehicles. It is a performance-based standard that specifies the quality and performance requirements for engine oils used in GM vehicles. Dexos motor oil is designed to provide enhanced protection for engine components, improve fuel efficiency, and reduce emissions. It also […]

How often should you change your oil?

The frequency of oil changes depends on several factors, including the type of oil used, the make and model of your vehicle, driving conditions, and the age of the engine. As a general guideline, it is recommended to change your oil every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or at least once a year, whichever comes first. […]