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Oil And Fluids

How Often Do I Need to Change My Brake Fluid?

By Rick Popely on January 12, 2018

CARS.COM — The recommended intervals for changing brake fluid are all over the board depending on the manufacturer, from as often as every two years to actually never. Wait, never? Really,... Read More
AAA: Synthetic Oil Outperforms the Cheap Stuff

By Kelsey Mays on June 6, 2017

CARS.COM — Synthetic oil may lighten your wallet during an oil change, but a new study by AAA finds significant benefits under the hood. In an independent evaluation, synthetic oil outperf... Read More
How I Can Tell What That Leak in My Driveway Is?

By Rick Popely on June 6, 2017

CARS.COM — Whether you spot a puddle under your car or just a few drops, there are several possible culprits, and color alone might not explain what it is. How can you figure it out? To be... Read More
How Often Should I Change Engine Coolant?

By Rick Popely on June 2, 2017

CARS.COM — When is the right time to change your engine coolant? For some vehicles, you're advised to change the coolant every 30,000 miles. For others, changing it isn't even... Read More
Is Oil for High-Mileage Engines Worth the Extra Cost?

By Rick Popely on May 8, 2017

CARS.COM — Most major oil brands market motor oil made specifically for engines that have more than 75,000 miles of wear, claiming that additives help reduce engine wear and provide a... Read More
Do You Really Need to Change the Transmission Fluid?

By Rick Popely on May 3, 2017

CARS.COM — There are many fluids that run throughout your vehicle, but one of the most important to keep track of is the transmission fluid. Whether or not you should change it is not... Read More
Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

By Rick Popely on October 1, 2016

CARS.COM — If you drive, you've probably been told that you need an oil change every 3,000 miles. This is a widely accepted standard when it comes to oil changes, but do you really nee... Read More
Do You Need To Change Your Car's Power-Steering Fluid?

By Rick Popely on October 1, 2016

CARS.COM — Power-steering fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid that transfers power in modern vehicles with power steering. It is an important part of your steering system, and it makes turn... Read More
Help Your Car Beat the Summer Heat

By Kaitlin Schuler on July 11, 2016

CARS.COM — Temperatures this June hit higher than average on all but three days in parts of the U.S., according to the National Weather Service and The Weather Channel, and this pattern is... Read More
What Is the Honda Fit's B1 Service?

By Joe Bruzek on June 9, 2016

CARS.COM — The B1 service indicator popped up on our 2015 Honda Fit when the mileage hit roughly 14,000, signifying it was time for the Fit's second oil change following the A1 oil change at ... Read More