Oil And Fluids

What Is Dexos Oil?

By Rick Popely on June 14, 2020

GM claims that Dexos keeps engines cleaner, reduces sludge, improves fuel economy and can help emissions components last longer. Read More
How Many Miles Is Too Many for a Used Car?

By Rick Popely on June 13, 2020

The number of miles on the odometer goes a long way to determining the value and desirability of a used vehicle. Read More
Attention Health Care Workers: Mazda Will Clean Your Car and Change the Oil for Free

By Brian Normile on April 15, 2020

Taking the lead from some of its dealer franchises offering similar services, Mazda is implementing a national program called the Essential Car Care initiative to offer free one-time car cleanings ... Read More
2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Maybach S-Class: Recall Alert

By Patrick Masterson on March 31, 2020

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,800 model-year 2018-19 Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-Maybach S560 luxury sedans equipped with 4.0-liter V-8 engines The Problem: Two engine oil plugs may not withsta... Read More
Coronavirus Car Care: How to Keep Your Unused Car Healthy During a Stay-at-Home Order

By Mike Hanley on March 27, 2020

We reached out to automotive service experts to understand the biggest potential problems with unused cars and what steps you can take to prevent them. Read More
Is Oil for High-Mileage Engines Worth the Extra Cost?

By Rick Popely on October 2, 2018

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 anti-aging bene... Read More
What Is the Honda Fit's B1 Service?

By Joe Bruzek on July 11, 2018

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
Does Engine Coolant Go Bad?

By Rick Popely on June 11, 2018

A common question beyond the walls of Cars HQ is whether or not the engine coolant of your car radiator goes bad. The short answer: Yes, engine coolant does deteriorate over time. But unless someth... Read More
Why Does My Car Heater Blow Cold Air?

By Rick Popely on February 23, 2018

CARS.COM — Why does your car heater blow cold air? Chances are that if you’re getting a blast of cold air you don’t want when you turn on the vehicle’s heater or defroster, itR... Read More
How Often Should I Refill My Brake Fluid?

By Rick Popely on February 22, 2018

CARS.COM — You deserve a gold star if you check your brake fluid on a regular basis, because it plays such a vital role in stopping your car. However, if you have to regularly replace lost fluid, i... Read More