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    Report: GM warning 800,000 owners that their cars may need oil changes more frequently than they say
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    The days of changing your engine oil every 3,000 miles are long gone thanks to most cars having automatic oil monitoring systems, but about 800,000 General Motors vehicles apparently have incorrect monitoring software that is leading to premature engine component wear. According to Autoweek, ...

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    ETC: Nearly two years later, we get our hands on Lubricheck's "blood tester"
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    In May of 2011, we ran a story about a small company seeking backers for an innovative do-it-yourself device engineered to measure the level of contaminants in a vehicle's motor oil. Armed with the knowledge, consumers could extend oil change intervals, save money and help the environment. Things ...

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    Report: California launches campaign against 3,000-mile oil changes
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    If you ask the typical driver how often they should change their oil, the answer would likely be about 3,000 miles. But thanks to advances in engine and oil technology, the 3,000-mile barrier is just a number. Many vehicles can travel 7,500 miles or more between oil changes, but still a large ...

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    Video: Auto repair shop Valdez moment captured on security camera
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    There are some days at work that are rougher than others, and we all have them. Thankfully for most of us, those days and moments aren't typically captured by video camera. For one worker at an auto repair shop, however, that wasn't the case. He got to experience a new low recently, which ...

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    All hail the cartridge filter! 2011 Chevrolet Cruze makes changing oil a breeze
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    Anyone that's ever done their own oil changes is familiar with the joys (or, ya know, not) of trying to access and then remove the filters on their engines. If you do manage to get it loose, there is the inevitable mess of oil dripping down your arm as you spin the filter off. When the 2011 ...

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    Some Bargain: Inside Line reports $2000 routine maintenance bill for Nissan GT-R
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    2009 Nissan GT-R in the Autoblog Garage - Click above to view in high resolution
    Our fathers always told us there's no such thing as a free lunch, and if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Then along came the Nissan GT-R, billed as a "bargain supercar" for those of merely ...

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    7,500-mile oil change becoming new standard
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    As more vehicles come with synthetic motor oils from the factory, oil change interval recommendations have begun to increase. It looks like 7,500 miles is the new adapted standard. The synthetic oils experience less thermal breakdown and evaporative loss over time compared with conventional oil, ...

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    Ford officially extends oil change interval to 7,500 miles
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    Ford has been studying the question of when to suggest oil changes, and they've hit upon 7,500 miles for 2007 and newer cars. Not only are modern oils better, modern engines are also better. You don't have carburetors metering poorly on winter mornings, tolerances are a lot tighter, and operating ...

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    Autoblog Maintenance/Project Garage: 2006 wrap-up
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    In 2006, we spent a lot of time spinning wrenches here in the Autoblog Garage in the process of taking on common maintenance tasks and a few performance upgrades. For your convenience, we've compiled links to each of the posts after the jump.We already have some things in the works for 2007, but ...

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    Master Mechanics vote for 3,000-mile oil change interval
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    In a survey conducted by Valvoline, sixty-percent of ASE certified Master Automobile technicians questioned said that a vehicle's oil should be changed every 3,000 miles. Twenty-nine percent said between 3,000-5,000 miles is acceptable and just two percent voted that between 5,000-10,000 miles is ...

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    TCC's Doug Flint: Dear auto repair facilities: flush you!
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    The Car Connection's resident mechanic, Doug Flint, wants you to resist the next time a quick lube shop tells you that you need your transmission fluid/differential oil/transfer case fluid/etc. etc., changed. Resist their scientific-looking pH strips and the repair guy's claims that ...

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    Autoblog Maintenance 101: Air filter change/clean
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      Oh, the humble air filter. Destined to toil away in darkness, it's often ignored when performing regular maintenance. That's a shame, because a clogged air filter can have dire consequences. In the short term, the additional restriction can dramatically decrease fuel economy ...

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