3 Car Problems to Stay on Top of This Winter

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Happy New Year, everyone! Now that the holidays are officially a wrap, it’s time to get back to the daily grind, and for some of you, the daily commute. If one of your resolutions for 2017 was to stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule a little bit better, this post ought to help out with that.

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Quickie Oil Changes vs. A Searles Service Package

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Quickies are often tough to resist. After all, doing things the long way requires pre-planning and a bit more effort. But often times after a quickie oil change, your car isn’t satisfied. And that’s a problem.

By their very design, quickie oil change depots are convenient, especially in larger cities like Victoria where it’s nice to get all of your errands done in one outing to avoid traffic. But more and more, as CBC’s Marketplace reports, car owners are starting to speak out about how much they prefer getting their oil changed by a local auto mechanic instead.

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When Should You Change Your Oil?

Regular oil and filter changes  are one of the easiest ways to maintain your vehicle to avoid unnecessary engine problems and help your car run at optimum efficiency. By changing your oil, you can get up to twice the mileage out of an otherwise good engine. But WHEN should you change your oil? Every few months? Every X number of kilometers? What is the general rule? IS there a general rule?

Following your car’s manufacturer recommendation on when to change your oil is the best option. A good general rule to follow is that if your car is a 2008 model or newer, you should change your oil every 7,500km or every 6 months, whichever comes first. If your car is from before 2008, it is recommended that you change your oil every 5,000km or every 6 months, whichever comes first.

When Should You Change Your Oil

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