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Oil Changes

How often should I change the oil in my car?

Question: I was reading an article recently that said changing my oil every 3,000 miles is an outdated idea that costs me more money and is bad for the environment. According to the article, today’s oils can go 5,000 miles or more and I should look at my owner’s manual to see how often the…

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New car free maintenance: Oil changes once a year?

Q: My new car came with a free maintenance plan and has 5,300 miles on it. When I called the Libertyville dealer to schedule my first oil change, they said I’m not eligible for a free one until 10,000 miles. The car uses synthetic oil, but I hesitate to wait that long to change it. What…

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Are drugstore reading glasses like an oil change at a quick lube?

We think so. Here’s why: 1. Cheaters are a quick solution to an immediate need—reading things close-up when your vision is blurry. Nothing more. An oil change at a quick lube station is a quick solution to the immediate need to keep your car’s engine lubricated. But by going to a quick lube, there won’t…

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Why Auto Lab offers better oil changes than a low-cost quick lube

Question: A lot of quick lubes advertise oil changes for $9.95, $12.95 and other super low prices. Why should I pay more for an oil change at Auto Lab? Answer: Changing the oil in your vehicle is the single most important maintenance service you can do. Even though it may seem like an oil change is…

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Trivia time! This month’s topic is oil changes

You should change your oil every 3,000 miles because: A. We love seeing you! B. Without oil, the metal-on-metal friction creates so much heat that eventually the surfaces weld themselves together and the engine seizes. C. You want to relax in our comfy waiting room. D. You’ve had too much togetherness over the holidays and you just want…

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