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BUYING A USED VEHICLE? SIX THINGS TO LOOK AT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET A GREAT VEHICLE

BUYING A USED VEHICLE? SIX THINGS TO LOOK AT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET A GREAT VEHICLE

If you’ve ever put off an oil change, a tune-up or getting your brake pads replaced, you may have well thought, “Well, what’s the big deal, really?” Maybe it isn’t a big deal, depending on how long you have put off your car maintenance. But if you’ve ever bought a used car, what’s the first, beyond the price, thing that you find yourself wondering about? “Boy, I hope the person who owned this car before me took good care of it…” That’s something to keep in mind, the next time you ask yourself, “Is it really a big deal that I’m putting off getting my tires rotated and that I’m going to hold off on the oil change I’ve been putting off for a while now?” Yeah, it kind of is. It’s a big deal for your car and for you, as the paper work on maintaining/repairing your vehicle will have an effect on much the car is worth and how much you’ll likely be able to sell or trade your c ... read more

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Engine Oil - Full Synthetic and Synthetic Blend Explained

Engine Oil - Full Synthetic and Synthetic Blend Explained

EVALUATING THE KEY DIFFERENCES OF FULL SYNTHETIC VS FULL SYNTHETIC BLEND MOTOR OIL The question of whether to use synthetic blend vs full synthetic engine oil has been topic for discussion since semi-synthetic or synthetic blend oil was first introduced in the 1960's. The main considerations have to do with the higher price of full synthetic, which is commonly known as the superior choice when it comes to protecting your engine and insuring that the oil lasts long enough. Since many drivers find it hard to afford oil changes with full synthetic product, synthetic blends are offered by many manufacturers as a cost-effective, yet highly efficient alternative that is still superior to conventional mineral motor oil. WHY IS FULL SYNTHETIC OIL USED MORE OFTEN? Full synthetic oil is used more frequently for several reasons. In fact, manufacturers and car owners alike have recently began using it, because of the high effic ... read more

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How to Prepare for Your Summer Trip

How to Prepare for Your Summer Trip

High on the short list of terrible things that can happen on a summer road trip – along with getting lost in a different state or forgetting your valuables in a rest stop bathroom – is having your mode of transportation fail on you. Car troubles are bad enough when they happen during your everyday life. Having something happen to your car while you’re on a road trip just compounds the frustration, fear and confusion. Here at Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission, we want your summer vacationing to be as pleasant as possible, so the only screams you hear are ones of delight as your family spends time making memories, and not waiting for roadside assistance. Here are four tips for preparing your car for the rigors of the summer road trip. 1. Check fluid levels! This might seem like a massive checklist already, but the risk of something going wrong and damaging your car’s parts or leaving you s ... read more

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FIVE THINGS TO TEACH YOUR TEEN ABOUT THEIR VEHICLE

FIVE THINGS TO TEACH YOUR TEEN ABOUT THEIR VEHICLE

When you are teaching a teenager to drive, you’re naturally focused on some of the most important things about being behind the wheel. Maybe you’re constantly shouting, “The brake is on the left. The LEFT!” But somewhere in the middle of showing your teenager how to drive and handing them the car keys to motor off to who knows where on their own, you really should show your teenager how to take care of a car especially if they have their own vehicle. You don’t want to someday pick up your child that is waiting for you on the side of the road, and learn that they’ve never had the oil changed. So, with that in mind, here a few things you will want to remind your teenager to do when taking care of a car. Get the oil changed. We’ll start with the easiest and most obvious thing first. Changing the engine oil. You know it’s important. Your teenager probably knows, too, but if you never discuss getting an oil change, you ... read more

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