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How do Long-life Auto Parts and Fluids Really Stand up in Service?

by Brian England on Mon, Dec 05, 2011

Manufacturers of automobiles have chosen to use many long-life auto parts and fluids to cut back on the maintenance costs of their vehicles. The manufacturers of these 'long-life' products make many claims about how long they last.  For example Nissan uses an anti-freeze that the manufacturers say lasts ten years or 120,000 miles.  However, Nissan recommends that car owners change it every four years or 60,000 miles. Why the difference???

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Topics: auto parts, Spark Plugs, antifreeze, long life, warranties, manufacturer claims

What Exactly is An Auto Tune Up?

by Brian England on Thu, Nov 04, 2010

Auto engine tune ups are part of what car manufacturers recommend for regular auto maintenance. It is part of the list of services that are laid out in the maintenance guide of every vehicle that has been made. In the U.S. these services were broken down into menu lists.  A 15,000 mile service in the early 1970’s consisted of a engine tune up, an oil change and a complete safety check. But in most cases, when a customer would visit an American car dealer or an independent auto repair shop they would see a whole menu posted consisting of Tune up, Oil Change, Shocks, Brake Check ...the list go on. The customer would then chose what they wanted to have done. In the 70’s and 80’s imported cars started to arrive in greater numbers, and along with them came “imported technicians” who were trained to follow the manufacturer's maintenance schedule and be responsible for the whole condition of the vehicle.

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Topics: American Car Repair, European Car Repair, auto tune up, car tune up, Shocks, Spark Plugs, 15000 mile service, tune up

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