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Fall Car Care Checklist

Labor Day’s over, the days are getting shorter and soon there’s going to be a snap in the air.Winter Driving in Boise ID

You know that the tough winter months are coming up, so here’s a quick checklist of things to go over before winter gets here:

--Oil change: If you’re using conventional oil, it should be changed every 5,000 miles. For synthetic oil, a 10,000 mile interval is acceptable. Oil changes are vital to keeping your car’s engine clean and protecting it from sludge and wear. While you’ve got it up in the air at 5,000 miles, that’s the perfect time for a…

--Tire rotation: Tire rotations are  essential to ensure even tire wear and get the most service life out of your tires, and a 5,000 mile interval is perfect. Not only that, they’re mandatory for t ...

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A Brief Rundown of Automotive Fluids

Under the hood of your vehicle, the engine, transmission and several other assemblies rely on fluids to be able to do their jobs properly. Fluids cool, lubricate, Automotive Fluid Check in Boise IDprovide hydraulic pressure and perform several other functions, depending on the type of fluid and what it does. Here’s a brief rundown of engine fluids, what they do and how often they should be serviced:

·         Motor oil: This is the big one, of course. Motor oil provides a film of lubrication between moving parts, reducing friction and wear and helping to disperse heat. Oil becomes contaminated with carbon, metal shavings, acids a ...

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