OK: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Monday 07 January 2019

OK residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a good time interval for oil changes? How do OK residents know when to change it? And why do we change it in the first place?Oil lubricates a vehicle's engine, which protects it from friction damage. Over t... read more

Super Slick at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA: Synthetic Oil

Sunday 02 December 2018

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for TULSA drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oi... read more

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Cartec Automotive Service

Sunday 20 May 2018

Today in the Cartec Automotive Service auto care blog, we're going to talk to TULSA drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Cartec Automotive Service customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicle manufacturer's shortened the published intervals for several of their engine models. They originally published intervals that extended out to a much as 8,000 miles (13,000 kilometers... read more

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Monday 02 October 2017

Today, Cartec Automotive Service is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in TULSA are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don't hesitate to stop by Cartec Automotive Service. You can find us on 5609 East 41st Street in TULSA, OK 74135.Just give us a... read more

Cartec Automotive Service Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for TULSA residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actually damage your engine.As engines have become more sophisticated, new weights (or grades) of engine oil have been introduced. Today, there is a much wider range of weights for engine oil as well as a vari... read more

The Cartec Automotive Service Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

Friday 18 August 2017

The automotive professionals at Cartec Automotive Service would like to give TULSA drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day.  Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace.The TULSA do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do not actually harm their vehicle with the wrong type of... read more

Cartec Automotive Service Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

Sunday 06 August 2017

Hello OK! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll have to settle for using our imaginations. The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, has uniform, round molecul... read more

The Right Automotive Fluids for TULSA Drivers

Tuesday 06 December 2016

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for TULSA drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even cause damage.In addition to new grades of engine oil, many vehicles now leave the factory with synthetic oil. People in TULSA should always use the grade... read more

Cartec Automotive Service Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Sunday 02 October 2016

Today's Cartec Automotive Service post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Cartec Automotive Service service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle.Brake fluid is confusing for some TULSA drivers. Back when we opened Cartec Automotive Service, most vehicles used Dot 3 brake fluid. Now we have Dot 4 and Dot 5. Some TULSA residents mistake... read more

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

Thursday 16 July 2015

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in TULSA to always use the right type of fluid for their vehicle. Your service advisor and your owner's manual are resources for auto advice on exactly what types of fluid... read more

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