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Here’s The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Auto Repair

Here’s The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Auto Repair

There’s a lot of problems that you can avoid by being smart with your car and automotive repair. But there’s some bad advice out there – some well-meaning and some well, not. Here’s a list of the myths or advice that you can leave behind. #1 Get your oil changed every 3,000 miles. This used to be the gold standard when it came to automotive maintenance. However, cars and trucks these days are controlled more by computer and have better technology than ever before. What does that mean? Follow your manufacturer’s specifications for maintenance. Don’t rush out there to get your oil changed immediately. Many manufacturers are now recommending every 5,000 miles or even more. I was shocked to learn that my first BMW needed the oil changed every 10,000 miles and that was several years ago. On the flip side, don’t scrimp on maintenance. If you don’t get your fluids changed and checked on schedule, you may increase your need for repairs down the road. #2 Wash yo ... read more

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