For kids, summer vacation seems like it goes on forever. For adults, those couple of months fly by and the next thing you know, it's time to buy some new clothes and school supplies for the kids, or pack those college students up and get them ready for dorm life and fall semester again.
At Don Duncan's All American Auto & Tire Centers in Montgomery, AL, we're making back-to-school time a little easier with discounts on tires and oil changes!
Everyone knows the importance of regular oil changes. Motor oil protects your engine from the friction between moving parts that would otherwise quickly burn it up. Motor oil deteriorates over time, however, picking up acids, carbon and tiny metal particles that make it lose its lubricating properties. Regular oil changes are essen ...[more]
At one time, there were only a couple of choices for motor oil. Today, that is no longer the case, and hasn't been for quite some time. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to consider when it's time for an oil change:
- Viscosity: Viscosity is how thick your oil is, and how it retains its pour properties at various temperatures. In this respect, synthetic oil is far superior. Conventional oils will thicken in cold weather and thin out when very hot, while the viscosity of synthetic is much more uniform. Check your owner's manual -- many newer models require a thinner, lower-viscosity oil, which also helps the engine run more efficiently. Viscosity is expressed as a numerical value -- the lower the number, the thinner the oil. M ...[more]