Oil changes

How often do you change your oil?
How often do you change your oil?

Growing up, most of us were told to change the oil in our cars every 2,500 or 3,000 miles. We recently conducted a quick poll, though, and found that few of you still heed that advice--if you ever did. How often do you change your oil? — CarConnection (@CarConnection) August 15, 2016 As you...Read More»

Auto mechanics, California (photo by T. Voekler, via Wikimedia)
Most Cars On The Road Need Service: Is Yours One Of Them?

How long has it been since you've taken your car in for service? Three months? Six? A whole year? Don't be ashamed: lots of people put off regularly scheduled car maintenance, especially during the winter months. Between the pressure (and cost) of holiday celebrations and the often nasty weather...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
Changing Your Oil Too Often? You Might Be Surprised

How many of us grew up with the admonition from our parents, usually from our dad, that the car’s oil needed to be changed every 3,000 miles? Actually, it was more like three months or 3,000 miles. Times have changed, but far too many of us are still adhering to those outdated...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
Will GM's New Oil Standard Mean 10,000-Mile Changes?

The 2011 model year brings with it GM’s introduction of dexos oil. This is more than a type of oil; it's actually a standard for motor oil. Previously the gold standard for rating oil has always been the API (American Petroleum Institute) ratings, but with dexos, General Motors is following a...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS-V
2011 Model Year Brings New Oils, Longer Change Intervals

The first time you take your new car in for an oil change, beware: Many 2011 models don't use the same oil as the equivalent 2010 models--even if they look virtually identical otherwise. And accidentally refilling with another oil that costs less could end up costing you big; using a different oil...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Camaro and Eddie Bauer

It's on: starting tomorrow, our trio of editors takes on Valentino Balboni et al in the 2010 Fireball Run in a 2011 Chevy Camaro SS! [SocialCarNews] Meanwhile, us schlubs stuck at the desk get to fill out the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro full review, and tease ourselves with a score of 9 for handling...Read More»

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