Monday, September 20, 2010

Your Vehicle's Service


Although we use the manufacturer's recommended inspection specifications, we will never sell you something you don't need. At your time of service, we'll inspect your filters, spark plugs and other maintenance issues and make our recommendations based on your car's needs.

Let us inspect your car and tell you what we see your car needs to keep it running at it's best, without spending more money than you need to.

We proudly use Mobil 1 products and original equipment filters.

Monday, September 13, 2010

How Often Should I Change My Oil?


Most vehicle manufacturers recommend changing the oil once a year or every 7,500 miles in passenger car and light truck gasoline engines. For diesel engines and turbocharged gasoline engines, the usual recommendation is every 3,000 miles or six months.


If you read the fine print, however, you'll discover that the once a year, 7,500 mile oil change is for vehicles that are driven under ideal circumstances. What most of us think of as "normal" driving is actually "severe service" driving. This includes frequent short trips (less than 10 miles, especially during cold weather), stop-and-go city traffic driving, driving in dusty conditions (gravel roads, etc.), and driving at sustained highway speeds during hot weather. For this type of driving, which is actually "severe service: driving, the recommendation is to change the oil every 3,000 miles or six months.

For maximum protection, most oil companies say to change the oil every 3,000 miles or three to six months regardless of what type of driving you do.

A new engine with little or no wear can probably get by on 7,500 mile oil changes. But as an engine accumulates miles, blowby increases. This dumps more unburned fuel into the crankcase which dilutes the oil. This causes the oil to break down. So if the oil isn't changed often enough, you can end up with accelerated wear and all the engine problems that come with it (loss of performance and fuel economy, and increased emissions and oil consumption).

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Porsche

Porsche Automobil Holding SE, usually shortened to Porsche SE, a Societas Europaea or European Public Company, is a German automotive manufacturer of luxury high performance automobiles, which is majority-owned by the Piëch and Porsche families. Porsche SE is headquartered in Zuffenhausen, a city district of Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg.
Porsche SE has one main subsidiary – Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG (which stands for Doktor Ingenieur honoris causa Ferdinand Porsche Aktiengesellschaft), often shortened to Porsche AG, which is responsible for the actual production and manufacture of the Porsche automobile line. The company is also the majority shareholder in Volkswagen AG, the parent company of the Volkswagen Group, which includes (but is not limited to) the automotive marques Audi, Volkswagen, Bentley Motors, Bugatti Automobiles, Škoda, Lamborghini and SEAT.
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Friday, September 3, 2010

Bosch Service


Bosch, a leader in the development and manufacturing of automotive systems and components for more than 100 years, has the expertise, the information and the experience to provide exactly what you need. Bosch supplies every major OEM worldwide with a variety of precision components and systems, including body electronics, safety and braking systems, gasoline and diesel fuel injection and engine management systems. This places Bosch in a unique position to provide the training, information and support to help the automotive professionals do their job better and more efficiently. Read more...