Consider for a moment what’s required of your motor oil. It has to provide a film of lubrication between metal parts, so that they can freely move against each other without friction, overheating or damage. It has to trap the carbon byproducts of combustion and suspend them so they can be trapped by the paper element in your oil filter. It has to neutralize the acids that are produced during the combustion process. It also has to reduce heat in parts of the engine that aren’t surrounded by a water jacket for cooling. It can’t get too thick in the winter, which would make it hard to circulate on a cold day, but it can’t thin out too much in the summer either. That’s a lot to ask of one substance!
Older motor oils didn’t include additives like detergents and other modifiers that ...[more]
In this economy we do anything to save a dollar: not going on vacation, eating in, buying generic and even skipping routine auto maintenance. Skipping an oil change or brake check to save a buck seems harmless in the short run, but exactly how harmless is skipping one oil change? The average American spends $120 a year on oil changes, while the average engine replacement is over $4,000. While skipping one oil change might seem frugal in the moment, it could be very costly in the long run.
Save penny pinching for the grocery store. At Chabill's Tire & Auto Service staff understands you are on a tight budget and wants to help their thrifty customers in the Baton Rouge/Lafayette area by providing $10 off oil, lube and filter changes at all 14 locatio ...[more]