Articles for tag: Synthetic Oil

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What to Do If Your Baby is Congested

One of the most tiring and teary-eyed experiences of a parent comes when a little baby is congested. Babies breathe primarily through their noses, particularly while breastfeeding or bottle feeding, which makes the experience all the more uncomfortable, and increases their risk of dehydration. On top of this, a snotty, weepy baby is a pitiful ...

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How to Switch to Synthetic Motor Oil

At one time, switching to synthetic motor oil from mineral (conventional) motor oil created serious problems. Specifically, the difference in viscosity caused the seals to leak, resulting in lost oil. Now, however, new seal technology has produced products that rarely permit problems when switching to synthetic motor oil. Those who live in colder climes might ...

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What is Flex Fuel and FFVs?

Flex fuel, also known as E85, is the term used for the 96-105 octane mixture of EPA approved alternative fuel that is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. A Flexible Fuel Vehicle or FFV can operate on gasoline, E85 flex fuel, or a mixture of both. E85 flex fuel is used in light-duty Flexible Fuel Vehicles ...

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Car Maintenance Tips for Women

My first car was a red 1988 Acura Integra hatchback with about 100,000 miles on it when I got it. The morning of my 16th birthday, I woke up and ran out to the driveway and…it was empty. So much for that dream. It became very apparent that if I wanted to be mobile, I ...

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Mechanic Reveals How to Buy Used Cars Without Getting Ripped Off

In today’s economy it’s important to keep your automobile expenses as low as possible. Higher gas prices make us more cautious about taking unnecessary trips. We shop for the best insurance rates. Many people consider buying used cars instead of new ones – but there’s always a fear factor involved because most of us are ...

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The Different Types of Indoor Space Heaters

Walk into a big box or DIY store or type “space heaters” into a search engine. It seems as though the possibilities are endless. Many different types of space heaters are on the market today with safety features older models never had. A “tip over” or “overheating” shut off is standard on many space heaters. ...

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Should You Be Using Synthetic Oil?

Often times, rumors can grip the automotive community and dig themselves a fairly deep ditch, often refusing to unstuck themselves form the collective minds of car owners everywhere. From the myth that premium grade gasoline should be used in every car, to the idea that the “cold air intake” is a useful performance modification, false ...