Why do European Cars Require Special Oil?

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For all the grin-inducing benefits of owning a European car – finely tuned performance, sophisticated styling, prestige – they can be a pain. According to this list, four of the top five most expensive vehicles to maintain hail from across the pond.



How Does Synthetic Motor Oil Increase Fuel Economy?

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Increasing fuel economy remains a top priority for most automakers. Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements may be in flux, but gas prices continue to inch upward.



What’s the Difference Between Motorcycle, Dirt Bike and ATV Oil?

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Most people who ask have an underlying question they really mean to ask: Can I use the same motor oil in my motorcycle, dirt bike and ATV/UTV?



Which of These Competitors Will Win the 2018 Diesel Power Challenge?

Diesel Power Challenge 2016

Once again, the 2018 Diesel Power Challenge is upon us with 10 competitors and 1 alternate gearing up for another battle of the diesel-fittest.



8 Car Maintenance To-Dos at 200,000 Miles

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The average car on the road in the U.S. is 11 years old, and the average owner puts on 13,500 miles per year. If you’re one of these frugal folks – congratulations. 



A Beginner’s Guide to Motor Oil: What You Need to Know

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If you awoke this morning asking yourself, “Gee, I wonder what there is to know about motor oil,” you’re in luck. Here, we present a primer on motor oil fundamentals.



Transmission Flush vs Fluid Change: Which is Better?

It depends on what you want to accomplish. But, first of all, check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle manufacturer recommends one instead of the other.



Should I Warm Up My Motorcycle Before Riding?

2017 Indian Scout motorcycle gas tank,

As soon as you crawl out of bed tomorrow morning, try this experiment: run outside and sprint down the street. Aside from embarrassment over your jammies (or lack thereof), how do you suppose you’ll feel?



Entombed 50 Years, Miss Belvedere Still Turns Heads

Miss Belvedere finally finds a home After 10 years of de-rusting and restoration, Miss Belvedere finally found a suitor in the form of Historic Auto Attractions, in Roscoe, Ill. The Smithsonian rejected her. And, while other auto museums offered to display her temporarily, none wanted her around permanently. Now, someone has stepped up to the

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What are CAFÉ Standards?

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As expected, the EPA recently announced its decision to relax the Obama-era corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards that had set 54.5 mpg as the target automakers were supposed to meet by 2025.