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Do All Cars Use the Same Type of Oil Filter?

Besides size, car oil filters differ based on type--spin-on and cartridge being the primary kinds--as well as the media they use. This guide details these differences, as well as how to look up which kind you need and how you could theoretically adapt your car to use a different type.
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These Common Oil Change Myths Need to Be Laid to Rest

Most people understand that their car’s oil needs to be changed on a fairly regular basis. Unfortunately, not everyone knows the truth about oil changes. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here’s what you need to know about the most common oil change myths.   Common oil change myth: You have to change your oil every 3,000 …
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What Do Oil Grades Really Mean for Your Engine?

Whether you own a car or a motorcycle, one of the most important maintenance items is changing your oil. Compared to replacing a clutch or a timing belt, changing your engine oil is relatively straight-forward. However, not only does modern motor oil come in many different varieties, there are a lot of oil grades available. …
Running a Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Peugeot 206 without engine oil or coolant
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How Long Can Your Car Run Without Oil or Coolant?

It’s not entirely incorrect to say cars run on carefully-timed explosions. That’s why regular maintenance is so important. But your car’s engine doesn’t just rely on mechanical parts. Without vital fluids like engine oil and coolant, the motor wouldn’t run properly, if it ran at all. And as Carwow recently demonstrated, improper oil and coolant …
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Why Do Cars Leak Oil and What Should You Do About It?

We’ve all been there: you’re walking up to your car in the parking lot and you notice fresh drops of liquid under it. Your car has been running great, so you quickly dismiss the possibility of it being anything concerning. You notice an ever-growing collection of dark droplets on your driveway over the next several …
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What Negative Oil Prices Mean For Your Wallet

The entire automotive world is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Automakers like Ford and Toyota are making face shields and GM’s building ventilators. But with no one understandably buying cars, these companies are also feeling economic pressure. And fewer people driving means more than just fewer emissions. It also means gas and oil …