What Is Cetane and Why Does It Matter?

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In the same way that octane ratings indicate the ignition stability of gasoline, cetane values are assigned to diesel fuel to rate its combustion quality.



How Do I Switch from Conventional to Synthetic Oil?

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To borrow a famous slogan, just do it. There is still some confusion about changing to a different type of oil in vehicles, particularly older models that have accumulated many miles. A small group of ill-informed individuals in garages and on blogs still cling to old beliefs that synthetic motor oils cause roller followers to

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Do Motor Oil Additives Work?

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What do motor oil additives do? The shelves at your local auto parts store are full of aftermarket motor oil additives and oil treatments that promise a cornucopia of benefits, such as… Increased fuel economy Reduced friction Maximum horsepower Improved engine cleanliness To provide this added performance, aftermarket motor oil additives use different chemical components

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9 Awesome Things to do at Daytona Bike Week

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Hi, rally fans! March is here, and you know what that means – it’s time for Daytona Bike Week. And, with the 77th-annual rally set to kick off this Friday, the “World’s Biggest Motorcycle Festival” is set to draw hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 10-day event.



How a Differential Works (and the Type of Gear Lube to Use)

Think of all the devices we take for granted that improve our lives. The refrigerator. The microprocessor. The air conditioner. The spork.



What’s the Difference Between DOT 3 and DOT 4 Brake Fluid?

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The primary difference between Dot 3 and Dot 4 is their respective boiling points. I suspect I know your next question. But first, some background. The U.S. Department of Transportation classifies brake fluid into four main categories:



Carlisle Car Shows: While You’re There, Check These Out

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  Each year, thousands flock to the Carlisle, Pa., fairgrounds for the sights and sounds of the Carlisle Events Car Show Series. Whether your automotive preference lands you firmly in the Ford, Chevy or Mopar camps – or somewhere else altogether – there’s something for everyone at Carlisle.  



Help Revive a Lawn Mower (and other equipment) that Runs Rough

Summer lawn mower maintenance tips

Judging someone’s character can be boiled down to this key question: do they love going to the dump?



Busting the 3,000 Mile Oil Change Myth

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Changing your oil every 3,000 miles is a practice passed down for generations. The origin likely stems from the noble effort to provide consumers with a simple vehicle-maintenance rule that left plenty of room for error.



Your Complete Guide to the 2018 King of the Hammers

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Updated Feb. 6, 2018 Happy February, race fans! Every year in this wonderful month of love, tens of thousands of spectators and more than 400 competitors descend upon Johnson Valley (a.k.a. Hammertown) for King of the Hammers (KOH).