Why Does Motor Oil Turn Black?

How to change your oil

What causes black motor oil? And when your oil darkens does it mean it’s time to change it? Well, there are a couple of factors that can cause the former. Let’s dig in. Factors causing black motor oil Heat cycles naturally darken motor oil During your drive to work in the morning, your engine reaches

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What’s the Minimum I Should Drive My Car? And Other Winter Car Storage Tips

The roads are home to all kinds of vehicles. Daily drivers that clock thousands of miles each year. Seasonal vehicles that only clock hundreds. And then there are some whose odometers move only when being loaded or unloaded from a trailer. In any instance, winter vehicle storage is sometimes inevitable.



Best Things to See and Do at Laconia Motorcycle Week

One of the best ways to make the most of riding season is to hit the rallies that draw like-minded enthusiasts together. And if you’re going to hit a rally, Laconia Motorcycle Week should be near the top of your list.



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.



The DIY Oil Change: Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

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I’m probably from the last generation of people who largely changed their own oil. As the pace of life has increased and engine technology has grown more complicated, most people now pay a professional to take care of their auto-maintenance needs.



How to Change the Oil in your Motorcycle

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Guest Blog Post by Monica Pretzl Changing Your Own Oil is Quick and Easy Regular oil changes will prolong the life of your engine, and keep your bike running smoothly all season. Changing your own oil is easy to do, and it saves you time and money. We broke down the process into step-by-step directions

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Why Do I Need To Change My Oil?

That’s a good question. The short answer is, “Because the owner’s manual says you’re supposed to.” But why do we have to change it so often? Whether you learned it through your parents’ instructions or by reading the owner’s manual, you know that changing the oil from time to time is one of the responsibilities of

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Routine Maintenance: Little Things Can Make A Big Difference

Man and his over heated car

“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.” ~ Barton Sutter In September 2007 an article by oil industry journalist George Gill of Lubes ‘N’ Greases caught my eye. The article’s title read, “Grease ‘Overdose’ Leads to Honda Recall.” The opening paragraph

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