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Oil Filter Rip Off

Don’t get ripped off on an oil change Most new car manufacturers recommend synthetic oil and a new oil filter when it’s time to change your oil. That’s good advice. Synthetic oil increases oil flow on cold starts, reduces engine wear, and actually improves gas mileage (less friction means less wasted gas). The other big advantage to synthetic oil can increase the intervals between changes. Yes, it really does last longer. But in my recent survey of oil change facilities (conducted by phone to chain and independent shops) I discovered … Read More

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