Maintenance & Repair

Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford, Toyota, Dodge, BMW and GM Initiate Recalls

    The end of June and the beginning of July have seen a number of new safety recall campaigns initiated by a fairly long list of automakers. Dodge has garnered the most attention......

  • Ask the Mechanic: Flushing transmission fluid on a 2005 Ford Ranger

    “I have a 2005 3.0 L Ford Ranger and I lost my owners manual. I would like to "ask a mechanic" how important is it to flush the transmission and at......

  • ECO Ultra Recycled Oil and an Interview with CEO John Wesley

    Valvoline is not the only oil company eager to kick-start a green revolution when it comes to recycling and repackaging spent engine oil. Universal Lubricants, an......

  • Valvoline Introduces NextGen Recycled Engine Oil

    There's no question that waste oil is a serious environmental problem in the automotive industry, which is big part of what prompted Valvoline to introduce what it is calling......

  • Protecting Your Car From Road Salt

    Although road salt is necessary for safe transportation when snow and ice accumulate on roads and highways, taking active steps to protect your car from road salt is necessary to avoid rust......

  • Major Types of Car & Truck Tires

    Choosing tires for your car isn't always a simple task. Sometimes, the tires that are provided by the manufacturer as stock equipment are a perfect fit for your driving style and the......

  • How to Read Tire Sizes

    Ever wonder what the numbers on a tire mean? The typical tire size is expressed something like this: P245/45R17 93H M+S. Those numbers and letters can seem like......

  • How to Buy Tires

    We all hate spending money on our cars, but buying new tires is important to your vehicle's safety and they need to be maintained. Usually, that means keeping the......

  • Breaking in a New Vehicle

    Buying a new car is a great experience. There is nothing like the joy of owning something you have wanted and looked forward to for a long time. Of course, you want to do everything right and not......

  • Identifying Weird Car Noises

    Clicking, clunking and squealing. Where is it coming from? Is it dangerous? Should I get out and take a look, or ignore it and hope it goes away? Cars, like people, communicate when something is......