Jan 01, 2011
I always change my own oil on my cars. I let the car sit overnight and change the engine oil the next day. My daughter said that it would be better to change the oil when the engine is hot...
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Jul 01, 2007
Do you really need to change your car's oil and filter -- ever? One reader shares some very intriguing research.
May 01, 2007
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Nov 01, 2006
Aaron's in Iraq, and his Outback is in storage. Does he really need to change the oil when he gets back?
Before being deployed to Iraq for a year, I put my 2003 Subaru Outback wagon in storage. I put it on jack stands with a plastic ground sheet beneath it, plugged the exhaust and intake, changed the oil and filter, and...
Oct 01, 2006
I am looking to buy a car soon, and I am thinking about getting a diesel, because of their great gas mileage. I know a thing or two about cars, but I'm not a professional mechanic yet, as I'm still...
Aug 01, 2006
Rosalie's got a 10-year-old car with less than 12,000 miles. So, why does she need to change the oil every six months?
I have a question about cars with VERY low mileage. I have a 10-year-old car that has less than 12,000 miles. What maintenance should I be doing or not doing? I am told at the dealership that, due to the "time"...
Mar 01, 2005
The owner's manual for my Pontiac Vibe lists two maintenance schedules The long-trip plan calls for the engine oil and filter to be changed every miles or months while the short-trip maintenance schedule sets a -mile interval for this service...