Will Your Brakes Stop You Safely Every Time?

Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. Without
them, you have no way of stopping. Brakes allow you to lock down your car and keep it
from moving, especially the emergency brake. Brakes are found on just about anything
with wheels, including vehicles, trains, airplanes, and even non-motorized devices like
wheelchairs, walkers, and shopping carts.

Most people know what brakes are and how important they are… but many have no idea
how brakes actually work. While the concept is fairly simple, the actual science behind
brakes is quite interesting.

Basically, brakes dissipate the kinetic energy built up by your vehicle’s forward motion.
The faster your car is going, the more energy the brakes have to use to stop it. This isn’t
a simple formula, either—twice the speed doesn’t equal twice the power. Instead it’s four
times the power.

Higher speeds also increase the distance it takes for your vehicle to stop. The faster
you’re driving, the more space you need to come to a complete stop. This is one of the
many reasons for speed limits.
In most braking systems, the energy of your vehicle’s forward motion is lost when you
brake—it is transformed into heat from the friction of your tires against the pavement.
However, there is a type of braking called regenerative braking. This system actually
takes the energy and stores it in a capacitor or other device. It’s then changed into a
current by the alternator and stored in the battery. This type of braking can keep batteries
powered for much longer than normal.

So how do car brakes actually work? Well, when you press on the brake pedal, a fluid
carries the force of your foot down to the actual brakes on your car. This fluid also
multiplies the force from your foot to make it strong enough to stop the car. Without
multiplying the force, there’s no way you could stop a fast-moving car—even standing on
the brake pedal with all of your weight wouldn’t be enough to do it.

The force from the liquid is then sent down to the brake pads, which are inside the wheel.
The pads squeeze against the wheel, causing friction and slowing the wheel’s rotation.
This is the point at which the kinetic energy is transformed into heat and lost. This also
means that there must be some sort of vent around the brake pad in order to keep the heat
from building up.

Over time, of course, your brake pads are going to wear down. That is how they are
designed. When they do, you’ll start to hear a screeching sound that is the actual metal of
the pad pressing against the metal of the wheel. When you hear this, it’s important to get
your brake pads replaced as soon as possible since this can actually cause your car to not
stop as quickly – or not at all!

It’s so important to have your brakes checked regularly. Your life and the lives of your
loved ones and others depend on properly working brakes.

If you feel a sponginess when you apply your brakes or hear a grinding sound, like metal
against metal, call us at 940-382-1691 or click here to set up an appointment for a brake
inspection by our ASE Certified technicians.

Mention this article and we’ll give you 10% off of our regular inspection price.
We look forward to keeping you and your family safe on the road!

Does your automobile have difficulties shifting into gear? You might think your transmission is going out. Before you start looking for the funds to replace your transmission, you might want to take a closer look - it could just be low on fluid. 

You may have an automatic or a manual transmission. In either of these the lubricating fluids must be maintained at proper levels or the transmission could slip and burn. Over time, this may lead to having to pay for a rebuilt or new transmission – neither is inexpensive! 

Automatic transmission fluid is very different than the fluid for a manual transmission. It is always good to check your owner’s manual for the fluid type, amount and frequency. Some vehicle fluids should only be checked while the vehicle is in Neutral. Your owner’s manual should give this information, or you can look for these instructions on the transmission fluid dipstick. 

Automatic transmission fluid 

Checked your automatic transmission fluid by locating a dipstick that should be labeled "Transmission" toward the back of the engine compartment under your hood. It will look similar to dipstick that you check your oil level. If the dipstick is not labeled, be sure to check your owner’s manual for its location. 

Warm up your engine before checking your transmission fluid, and drive about 10 miles. Check the fluid while your engine is still running. Be sure your car is parked on level ground set your parking brake before checking your transmission fluid. 

If you pull the transmission fluid dipstick out you can look at the fluid on the dipstick and make a note of the *color and smell of the fluid. After wiping the dipstick clean with a clean rag, insert the dipstick back into the tube, wait 4 seconds and pull it out again. 

The markings on both sides of the dipstick are to indicate a hot reading one side and the other side, a cold reading. You will need to add transmission fluid if the fluid on the dipstick is in the “fill” area of the markings. Be sure to add fluid immediately - do not wait. But if the fluid is in the crosshatched area of the dipstick more fluid will not be needed. Secure the dipstick completed back into the tube and turn your engine off.

New fluid is added in the same place that your transmission fluid dipstick is located. Place a funnel in the dipstick tube. Usually you will only need to add a pint of fluid (transmissions only need to be 1 pint low to start showing problems). Do not add more than 1 pint at a time as over-filling the reservoir could cause other engine problems. 

After you add fluid, replace the dipstick and return to the driver’s position. Put your foot on the brake, move your gear lever to each position available for about 4 seconds in each driving position, (Drive-3,2,1, Reverse, Neutral, Park, etc)and then return to Park.

* New automatic transmission fluid looks pink and has a fresh “oily” scent. After the fluid has lubricated the transmission it changes to a dark red color. Red is a good color but Brown colored fluid means a technician should flush the transmission of its fluid. If the fluid is Black it means your transmission could need to be replaced. If the fluid is a Milky Pink color it could mean that other fluids are mixing with the transmission fluids and that the transmission may need to be rebuilt. The radiator should also be checked and may need replaced as well. 

If a certified technician finds metal debris in your transmission fluid your transmission probably needs to be rebuilt or replaced as soon as possible. .

Manual transmission fluid 

Your vehicle's manual transmission is checked underneath the vehicle, and the car must be as level as possible with the engine not running. There is a plug that must be taken off with tools (there is no dipstick). We recommend that a certified technician check and/or replace your manual transmission fluid. 

Your vehicle's manual transmission is checked underneath the vehicle, and the car must be as level as possible with the engine not running. There is a plug that must be taken off with tools (there is no dipstick). We recommend that a certified technician check and/or replace your manual transmission fluid. 

Advanced Auto Repair's ASE Certified Technicians are experts in transmission inspection, diagnosis and repair. If you suspect that something is not right with your transmission (your fluid is dark, you hear a clunking noise when your vehicle shifts gears, etc.) give us a call. You can be confident that your vehicle will get professional transmission service at Advanced Auto Repair! 

Converter Problems?
Your vehicle’s catalytic converter is built to reduce environmentally harmful emissions caused by the burning of fuel. This piece of equipment converts these emissions into vapor and less toxic gases by removing hydrocarbons (HCs) and carbon monoxide (CO) from the exhaust of your engine’s operation. 

Sensors can become dirty and cause your automobile engine to run too rich (you might smell a "rotten egg" (hydrogen sulfide) odor from your vehicle’s exhaust). This results in overworking the catalytic converter and the converter can fail. 

Spark plugs that misfire may also increase HC emissions which then causes your converter to operate beyond its normal temperature range. These can lead to failure. Catalytic converters are known to get very hot and stay hot, long after your engine stops. (This is a good reason to refrain from parking your vehicle on top of combustible material.) 

Automobile owners can pay up to $1000 to replace a faulty catalytic converter. It is far more affordable to replace a sensor or a spark plug than a catalytic converter. 

Our ASE Master-certified technicians are able to do expert inspection and diagnosis on your vehicle to make sure you save time and money. They are able to find and replace dirty sensors and faulty sparkplugs, as well as other possible problems, before they cause damage to your catalytic converter. 

Give us a call at 940-382-1691 to schedule an appointment, or come by and visit us at 612 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, Texas


Owning a VW is an exciting and fun experience. Your VW investment is not only fun to drive, it probably has a lot of great features and can be economical to operate. In order to keep your Volkswagen running smoothly and driving safely down the road, it is important to make sure you give it regular maintenance and service.

Our ASE Certified Technicians at Advanced Auto Repair in Denton, Texas are VW experts! Not only do we know your VW inside and out, we understand every inch of its working parts and procedures. Our clean and well-stocked state-of-the-art shop is ready to give you the friendly, professional service that you expect and deserve! We provide expert diagnosis with up-to-date diagnostic equipment and years of Volkswagen repair and service experience.

Preventive Maintenance & Warranty Service

If you are looking for the most optimum performance from your Volkswagen, bring it to Advanced Auto Repair. We provide your VW with the same high-quality parts your VW was built with. Keep your VW running the way it was designed to run. Make sure your VW receives professional and quality maintenance and repairs.

Regular servicing and maintenance is important for the best operation of your VW. Besides keeping your VW running smoothly, our ASE Certified Technicians are experts at detecting small issues before they grow to be major expenses.

Is your VW still under warranty? Avoid high-priced new car dealership repair shops. Advanced Auto Repair can perform new car maintenance services that will maintain your new-care warranty. Call to make your warranty appointment today to keep your warranty service up-to-date.

Denton, Texas Volkswagen Repair Experts

The VW experts at Advanced Auto Repair understand that your time is valuable. Our Denton, Texas staff is dedicated to offering the best quality service to ensure that your VW gets the best service available anywhere.

Advanced Auto Repair is proud to be an AAA Approved repair facility. We offer 24 hour towing and roadside assistance, and meet strict AAA requirements regarding competency, reliability, cleanliness, timely repairs, convenient hours, fair pricing and expert customer service.

Safe & Reliable AAA Towing for your Volkswagen in Denton, TX.

If you and your VW need emergency repair, or have an accident, call us and we'll make sure a AAA truck will be dispatched to assist you. If towing is required, you can be towed back to the our auto repair facility or to any point of your choice along the direct return to any point of safety within a specific mileage from our auto repair facility.

We also provide testing & battery replacement service to get you going again. Our service technician can safely and accurately diagnose the condition of your VW battery. If it is determined that a new battery is needed we may be able to offer replacement products at a AAA member reduced price. If a new battery is purchased, the AAA roadside assistance call will not count against a AAA member's annual call limit.

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Advanced Auto Repair of Denton, TX is your neighborhood transmission experts, and automotive maintenance specialist. Our ASE Certified Technicians will accurately diagnose your transmission problems, and provide you with an accurate estimate. We have seen problems range from a blown fuse to reprogramming the software in the TCM (transmission control module). Check out our coupons for additional savings. Call 940-382-1691 or click here to set an appointment.

Transmission problems can make anyone cringe. They can totally disable your vehicle and drain your bank account as well. That's why regular recommended transmission maintenance is critical!

Just a Quick Story

Recently, we received a vehicle towed in with a costly transmission problem. Unfortunately the owner of this vehicle was not a prior customer of ours. It seems he had heard a "clunking" noise and took it somewhere else to be checked out. They told him they checked it out, added some grease to a joint and sent him on his way saying "everything was just fine."

Three weeks later he was looking to trade this vehicle in and during the test drive the dealer said the transmission was starting to slip really bad. So the vehicle owner got in to go home (thinking the dealer was crazy) and guess what? he couldn't get it to go in reverse! So there he sat.

It's not only important to go to a reputable repair shop for your regular maintenance, but also for trouble shooting new noises and other potential problems.

What Should I Look For?

If you're experiencing any of the 6 problems listed below, it's imperative you have your transmission checked out right away. Why? Because transmission problems don't go away? they only get worse (and more expensive to fix)!

  • Trouble shifting gears
  • Transmission seems to be slipping
  • Noise in the transmission (like a clunking sound)
  • Transmission fluid leaking
  • Check engine or transmission light is on
  • Vehicle is inoperative (when you shift into gear - nothing happens)

What Can be Done to Prevent Transmission Problems?

1. Check your transmission fluid, or get it checked by a qualified service professional regularly (a good time to do this is when you're getting the oil & filter changed).

2. If your vehicle is getting up there in miles, then it may need more frequent transmission fluid changes than newer vehicles because of worn parts. More severe driving conditions also require transmission fluid changes more frequently. Such conditions include towing a trailer, overloading, and driving in temperatures above 90 degrees for extended periods, plus extensive stop-and-go driving.

3. Change your transmission fluid regularly. You can find more information in your vehicles owners' manual about the service schedule. The condition of the fluid determines how well it's cooling and lubricating all of your transmission's internal moving parts. Temperature control is crucial in keep your transmission shifting like it should. Overheating breaks fluid down so it loses its ability to protect these moving parts.

4. Check your driveway for leaks from your engine and transmission. Detecting a leak early may help you to avoid further damage to your transmission. The best method for finding leaks is to park your vehicle on a clean, clear spot. Keep it parked for 24 hours. Then start it up and allow it to run until it reaches normal operating temperature. Now move your vehicle and immediately check the ground for leaks. Transmission fluid is usually red, pink, or light brown as opposed to engine oil which will be brown or dark brown.

5. Check under your hood, for loose belts and cracked hoses. Loose or worn belts and hoses can cause your vehicle to overheat. Remember, high temperatures can damage your automatic transmission. Keeping your belts & hoses in good repair can save you from bigger trouble down the road (possibly leaving you stranded on the side of the road).

6. In stopped traffic (ex. waiting for a train), shift into neutral or park. For automatic transmissions, sitting still for long periods of time in Drive with your foot on the brake keeps your transmission engaged. It also puts your cooling system under added strain. By shifting into neutral or park the gear is no longer engaged and the transmission develops less heat.
NOTE: The most common failure of transmissions comes from excessive heat. This may come from your fluid breaking down from not being changed as recommended.

7. Shift into lower gear, if your vehicle is constantly changing gears. This means that you are in a gear that is too high for the terrain or load you are carrying.

A final reminder about transmission problems? they don't go away. They only get worse. What was once a minor repair at first often requires a major overhaul in just a short amount of time.

Advanced Auto Repairs Towing Service, Coming To Your Rescue

Denton drivers have to cope with a lot on their daily commute. Breakdowns are probably the least welcome of those daily trials. That's why Advanced Auto Repair offers comprehensive vehicle maintenance and repair services to all our Denton neighbors.

When the worst happens, we're still there for you. Our towing service will collect you, your vehicle and bring you back to the warmth and safety of our workshop. There we can get you home, repair your vehicle and make everything better.

Call Advanced Auto Repair at 940-382-1691, here when you need us most!

Our technicians are all ASE certified and have many years' experience. Combined with a well-equipped workshop and all the tools for the job, there isn't much we can't handle. We get it right, the first time, all the time.

That peace of mind is invaluable, and something that comes as standard.
Our towing service offers:

  • 24-hour 365 day emergency towing service
  • Abandoned vehicle recovery
  • Accident recovery
  • Jump-starts
  • Fuel delivery

We know that nobody enjoys being towed. That's why we only provide qualified, experienced technicians to provide the service, and only ASE-certified technicians to do the repairs. That means you'll be on your way as quickly as possible.

To demonstrate our commitment to customer service we also provide:

  • Fully-equipped auto repair shop
  • ASE-certified technicians
  • Fast, reliable repairs and servicing
  • Straightforward pricing
  • Extended business hours
  • Courtesy shuttle service
  • Wi-Fi
  • 24 month or 24,000 mile warranty on all work
  • NAPA-approved parts

If you're unlucky enough to need a tow, we'll do our best to ease the pain. Call our shop at 940-382-1691 and we'll get someone to you right away.

If we can repair the problem right away, we will. If we need parts or more time, we'll get you home and carry on working. Whatever your vehicle needs, we have the skills, the equipment and the desire to get it done.

We stand by our commitment to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

To complement our towing service, we also offer the following at Advanced Auto Repairs Denton workshop:

Scheduled servicing

  • Oil and filter changes
  • Engine tuning
  • Check engine light diagnostic
  • Transmission services, manual and automatic
  • Belt and hose inspections
  • Suspension inspection and servicing
  • Exhaust system and muffler replacement and repair
  • Clutch replacement
  • Cooling system service and repair
  • Air conditioning and heater service and repair
  • Tire sales and servicing

Everything we do is guaranteed for 24 months or 24,000 miles. All our technicians are trained and very experienced and our workshop is capable of handling cars, SUVs, RVs and trucks. All our parts and repairs conform to manufacturer warranty requirements and will not compromise your vehicle warranty. Whatever you need, Advanced Auto Repair can provide.

For the best towing service in Denton, call Advanced Auto Repair at 940-382-1691

You only realize the value of a good auto repair shop when you need them most. We don't make promises we can't keep. Try us when you need us, we won't let you down. Advanced Auto Repair, looking after Denton drivers since February 2000


Tires can be a major maintenance expense for your vehicle but their care and replacement are necessary for your driving safety. They are the only part of any vehicle that touches the road, so they need to be in optimum condition.

Worn or damaged tires simply don't perform, that's why Advanced Auto Repair offers a huge range of competitive tires along with honest and friendly customer service. We stock all types of tires from all major manufacturers, including Bridgestone, Michelin, Firestone, Goodyear, Dunlop, Continental, Pirelli, BF Goodrich, and many more.

Advanced Auto Repair, your one-stop, on-the-spot auto service headquarters for a complete line of quality tires and auto services. We have tires for all types of vehicle, and for all budgets. Our prices can't be beaten! Try us and see how much you can save!

Full Range of Tires at Advanced Auto Repair and Tire Center

At our Denton, Texas location, Advanced Auto Repair stocks a full range of tires for all makes, models and types of vehicles. We inspect, diagnose, recommend, sell, fit, balance and rotate all types of tires on all types of vehicles. When you need tires, Advanced Auto Repair is the place to be!

For years, we have provided the Denton, TX area with the latest products and unprecedented services for everything we sell. And for years, our customers keep coming back. You can either view our online catalogs for the tires you need, call us for an appointment or just stop in and see us.

Visit Advanced Auto Repair in Denton, Texas for Your Tire Needs

Come visit our clean, well-stocked shop in Denton, Texas. If we don't have it, we can get it for you quickly and affordably. From the latest and best in tire technology to the services required to keep your vehicle looking good and running great, Advanced Auto Repair can get you out on the road quickly. Stop by soon and see why so many people consider Advanced Auto Repair to be the one-stop shop for all their tire needs.

At Advanced Auto Repair, our friendly and knowledgeable staff, quick and dependable service professionals, and affordable prices all come together to make driving out on a new set of tires easy. On top of that, we never "tire" of tires! Stop by and see us, and you'll be glad you did.

Expert Tire Repair from Advanced Auto Repair

If a tire gets damaged, it can often be repaired. That tire can provide many more years of service as long as the repairs are done properly by professionals. Most punctures or tire damage come from small nails and screws in the road. These can easily be repaired with the right tools and the right skills. Any tire repair has to be done properly in order to provide the proper levels of safety you expect. That's something that comes as standard with Advanced auto Repair tire repairs.

Professional Wheel Balancing and Alignment

Incorrect wheel balancing and alignment can result in irregular tire wear and can even affect the handling and safety of your vehicle. Unbalanced wheels cause vibration and premature wearing of tires, suspension and steering parts. Incorrect alignment can cause excessive tire wear and compromised handling.

Advance Auto Repair's Denton, Texas auto repair shop can inspect, diagnose and repair any wheel balancing and alignment issues. Our ASE-certified technicians can have everything working perfectly in no time!

Your Safety is our Top Priority at Advanced Auto Repair in Denton, TX.

To offer maximum safety, your tires have to be in good condition and have a decent tread. The tread is important to give your tire good grip and to displace water on wet roads.

You can quickly check your tread depth by using a quarter. If you place the edge of the coin into a groove on the tire and any part of Washington's head is covered, the tread should still be good.

Whenever you are not sure about the condition of your tires, or believe you need new ones, come to Advanced Auto Repair. Our experienced professionals will quickly inspect your tires and give you a professional recommendation. We have a large range of tire options to suit every budget.

You safety is our top priority!

Get Your All Season Tires at Advanced Auto Repair!

All-season tires are great for year-round driving. They offer the best price vs. performance package and are ideal for most uses. Advanced Auto Repair provides a range of all-season tires that are suitable for all but the snowiest conditions.

For the best all-season tires, at the best prices, contact Advanced Auto Repair today!

Tire Rotation is Important - See our Tire Experts in Denton, Texas

With the rising cost of almost everything, it's important to get the most out of what you have. Your tires wear over time, but that wear isn't always even. Having your tires rotated spreads out that wear and provides more mileage per tire.

Advanced Auto Repair offers tire rotation as part of our range of auto repair services. We recommend rotating the tires on front-wheel-drive vehicles and all-season tires on any vehicle every 8,000 miles to equalize the rate of wear.

If you see signs of irregular or uneven tire wear, have the vehicle checked by one of our qualified technicians to determine the cause. Bring your car or truck to our Denton, Texas auto repair shop, or call us at 940-382- 1691 for schedule an inspection.

Tire Warranties at Advanced Auto Repair

Advanced Auto Repair guarantees all tires, alignments and balancing. All work is carried out by certified professionals and all parts and tires are NAPA-approved or manufacturer approved.

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People say, "Timing is everything!" When it comes to your vehicle, timing is important to the coordination of all the internal parts of your vehicle's engine. A very important part of your vehicle's operation is the timing belt. The timing belt wraps around the camshaft and the crankshaft of your vehicle.

Your vehicle's timing belt can become worn or cracked over time. It is vitally important to have this belt inspected frequently and then replaced when needed. The ASE Certified Technicians at Advanced Auto Repair are experts at recognizing when timing belts need to be replaced and they also have the skills and experience to replace them.

Timing Belt Problems - Denton, Texas

It is uncommon for timing belts to break but failing to replace a worn timing belt can cause complete engine failure. If your are concerned about your vehicle's timing belt, or your vehicle has high mileage, ask the experts at Advanced Auto Repair to inspect your vehicle's timing belt at regular maintenance intervals. Replacing the timing belt can help avoid major engine repairs down the road.

AAA Roadside Emergency Service from Advanced Auto Repair

Should your timing belt break, or you experience any kind of breakdown on the road, be sure to call Advanced Auto Repair.

An AAA truck will be dispatched to assist you. If towing is required, you can be towed back to our auto repair facility or to any point of your choice along the direct return to any point of safety within a specific mileage from our auto repair facility.

Help Prevent Roadside Emergencies - Call for a Timing Belt Inspection

Timing belt replacement is usually done as a part of a series of parts renewals to keep all related parts working together well. We can replace all the necessary parts as per manufacturer's recommendations and we warranty everything we do.

Give us a call at Advanced Auto Repair, 940-382-1691 and schedule a full-vehicle inspection today. We are committed to your complete satisfaction. We guarantee our work and we have the skills and experience to help with any automotive need you may have.

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You can trust your Powerstrokeâ„¢ diesel investment to Advanced Auto Repair, where our expert ASE Certified Technicians know diesel service inside and out. Your Powerstrokeâ„¢ diesel deserves the best diesel care and repair available in order to give you many years of safe and reliable service. We are dedicated to our customer's satisfaction - guaranteeing our service and products and offering friendly, affordable performance. We work on all other makes of diesels, such as Cumminsâ„¢ and Duramaxâ„¢ as well.

Advanced Auto Repair for professional Powerstrokeâ„¢ diesel repair

Our ASE-certified technicians can quickly diagnose and repair any Powerstrokeâ„¢ diesel problem. And with a periodic preventive maintenance program, you can ensure your Powerstrokeâ„¢ diesel engine works efficiently and effectively, which can prevent other potentially expensive repairs down the line.

When you bring your Powerstrokeâ„¢ into our Denton, Texas repair facility, our trained technicians not only perform expert repairs we will also check for potential issues that you may not be aware of - such as worn belts, weakened hoses, etc. We're committed to providing the best in customer service to keep your Powerstrokeâ„¢ running smoothly and safely down the road.

Denton, Texas Powerstrokeâ„¢ Diesel and Automotive Repair Experts

We provide a whole range of diesel and other repair services, such as:

  • Scheduled servicing
  • Oil and filter changes
  • Collision repairs
  • Check engine light diagnostic
  • Transmission services, manual and automatic
  • Shock and strut inspection and servicing
  • Exhaust system replacement and repair
  • Clutch replacement
  • Computer diagnostics
  • Steering repairs
  • Electrical system diagnostic and repair
  • Cooling system service and repair
  • Air conditioning and heater service and repair
  • Tire sales and servicing

Call Advanced Auto Repair in Denton, Texas today for a competitive quote on Powerstrokeâ„¢ diesel repairs and services - (940) 382-1691.

ASE Certified Technicians for professional Powerstrokeâ„¢ diesel repair

The use of ASE-certified technicians and only top quality parts means your warranty will be safe in our hands. Not only will we help you keep your manufacturer's warranty, we will provide one of our own for any work we do.

Everything we do, and every part we use will carry our very own warranty valid for 24 months or 24,000 miles. We do everything we can to make sure you're safe in our hands.

Premium Customer Service at Advanced Auto Repair in Denton, Texas

We also provide a courtesy shuttle, courtesy car and extended opening hours to accommodate our customers. We know how important your truck or car is to your way of life, so we work hard to ensure you're never without it.

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New Oil for Oil Changes - Not All Oil Change Shops Know There is a Difference

Everyone knows, messing around and waiting too long to get oil changes done on your cars can only lead to potential problems. It is important that you stay as close as possible to the guidelines set down in the vehicle's owner's manual to allow your car to perform at its peak levels.

Oil is Changing

Not everyone knows using the wrong oil can cause more damage than waiting too long to change your oil. Gone are the days where 5w-40 oil can be used on each and every 5w-40 vehicle. Each vehicle has very specific requirements that go beyond the basic reading printed on the bottle. (Note the 5w-30 oil used in a GM will not protect a BMW engine that requires 5w-30. They are both totally different types of oil.)

Intervals are Changing

The mile intervals that are considered safe for a vehicle are changing drastically. While some oil change facilities are going to tell you that you need a change every 3,000 miles, manufacturers are suggesting that you can go anywhere from 7,000 to 10,000 miles without an oil change. So who is right?

The right answer to how long between oil changes is determined by how you drive and in what conditions. These are the 2 oil change schedules.
(Check your owner's manual, these are just a few)

  • Severe Driving Schedule - usually (1/2 of Normal) every 3000 - 5000 miles
  • If you drive less than 5 miles per trip or in freezing temperatures.
  • Driving less than 10 miles per trip in normal temperatures.
  • Driving in hot (over 90 degrees f) conditions.
  • More than 50% operation in heavy city traffic during hot weather above 90 degrees f.
  • Extensive idling or long periods of stop and go driving.
  • Driving with a rooftop carrier, or driving in mountainous conditions or towing a trailer.
  • Driving on muddy, dusty, or de-iced roads.
  • Driving for long periods in cold temperatures or extremely humid climates
  • Driving over 100 MPH.....

So what is NORMAL driving?

  • Normal Driving Schedule - usually every 7500 - 10,000 miles
  • It is whatever is left or not listed above...

Ask our expert ASE Certified Technicians at Advanced Auto Repair to determine the best regimen of oil changes for your vehicle. We can build a program just right for your driving style.

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