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RobinOne wants you to skip the oil change

This device lets you purify your oil at home.

It's supposed to save you money, and reduce oil use.

Industry News for Automotive Techs: October 8-14

Every week we compile recent industry news and interesting reads that shouldn’t be missed.

How to Replace an Oil Filter Housing Gasket on Most Cars

The internal combustion engine relies on oil to function.

When Should I Change My Oil?

Engine oil is the lifeblood of your car’s engine.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Filter Housing Gasket

The oil in your car’s engine is important because without it there would be no lubrication for the internal components of the car.

How to Change Your Oil

One of the most important preventative maintenance services you can perform on your car is the oil change, yet many vehicles suffer major engine failures due to a lack of timely oil change services.

How Does Oil Lubricate an Engine?

You're on your way to work and the the Check Oil Light comes on.

Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?

While it is recommended that you change out your vehicle filters on a regular schedule, you can extend the life of some filters by cleaning them.

How Filters Keep Your Car Clean Under the Hood

Your car has three different types of filters that work to keep the contaminants, debris, and impurities out of the fuel system, engine air supply system and car cabin air supply.

How Do Oil Filters Work?

At the most basic level, oil filters serve the purpose of preventing contaminants, such as dirt and debris, from reaching the oil in your vehicle.

Does the Viscosity of Your Oil Affect the Filter You Should Use?

Most people who drive a vehicle know that an engine needs oil to operate smoothly.

What Causes an Oil Filter to Get Dirty?

At some point during your time as a vehicle owner, you’ve likely had your oil filter changed, probably at the same time as an oil change.

Understanding the Different Types of Oil Filters

The motor oil that you put into your engine, along with its additives, works to absorb and hold organic and inorganic contaminants.

How to Tell If an Oil Filter Is Good Quality

The engine and hydraulic systems of your car are expensive pieces of equipment that you must protect with a high quality oil filter.

How the Engine Lubrication System Works

The oil in a vehicle’s engine has one main purpose – to keep all of the components working properly.

How Often Do Oil Filters Need to Be Replaced?

Depending on who you ask, you can get a wide variety of answers to the seemingly straightforward question of how often you should replace oil filters in vehicles.