My Car Maintenance Schedule: Normal or Severe?

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A Valvoline expert weighs in with advice on maintenance schedules, motor oil & lubricants. The owner’s manual is your car’s bible, an authoritative document carefully assembled by the automaker. Manuals are specific to each model, offering details about the car that the manufacturer understands best. One important section is the … Read more

What Your Breakdown Cover Policy Offers

At some point you may need roadside assistance if your car suffers a mechanical failure, leaving you stranded. Most new cars come with breakdown coverage for the first few years of ownership, but once that warranty is up you will need to shop for a breakdown cover policy that is … Read more

When Should You Get a “Tune-Up” On Your Car?

Most car owners leave the engine diagnosis to the pros. Today’s cars are sophisticated pieces of machinery that make use of such advanced technologies as direct injection, electronic ignitions, onboard computers and numerous sensors. Vehicles from the 1970s and earlier routinely required a tune up once every two years or … Read more

Replace Your Timing Belt, Avoid Engine Damage

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A destroyed engine will cost you thousands of dollars to replace. One of the most significant wear items on your car is its timing belt. When this rubber-toothed belt is working properly, your engine is operating as designed, but If your timing belt suddenly breaks your car will stop. Moreover, … Read more