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Posted By: motoroilbible
Filed Under: Cars
5:50 PM

Getting the Most from Your Car's Performance - The Right Oil is Essential

Our cars are some of our most prized possessions. We sink a lot of money, time and energy into our cars, so it's only natural that we expect them to operate efficiently. When some people get a new car, it's almost like a relationship. They treat the car gently and do everything they can to keep it running well, but they rarely keep up these efforts over the long haul.

While you may not have the time or energy to pamper your car all the time, you can take some simple steps to keep it running great. When it comes to a car's performance, motor oil has to be one of the biggest considerations. So, even if you can't baby your car forever, you can take good care of it by simply putting some thought into the kind of oil that you use.

If you ask most of the employees at the oil lube shops what you can do to improve a car's performance, motor oil changes are always going to be the first tidbit of wisdom they have to offer. You, on the other hand, need to think a bit deeper and consider not only changing the oil in your car, but also choosing the right oil for your unique situation.

The make and model of your car, how often you drive it and how long you plan to own your car, all factor into making the best oil choices. Don't expect the oil shop to tell you this, though, they simply want you to come back regularly, so they keep making money. Take the time to learn a bit about the things that go into choosing the right oil for your car, and you will be doing your part to take better care of it over the lifetime of your ownership.
Posted By: motoroilbible
Filed Under: Cars
8:30 AM

Regarding Performance Motor Oil

Have you heard about high or extended performance motor oil? How does it work? Is it right for you?

Today's car engines need high performance lubricants, and synthetic oils are really the only ones that will do. Why? First, because of their purity and stability, synthetic motor oils do a better job of lubricating and protecting your engine, thereby improving its performance. This in turn extends the life of your engine and your vehicle. While petroleum-based oils have served us well for years, today's high performance engines are better served by synthetic oils.

In addition to being better for your engine, today's high performance motor oils such as Mobil 1 Extended Performance, Castrol Edge, AMSOIL and others offer extended drains. This means oil changes at durations as long as 15,000 miles or one year. Some oils have offered even longer drain intervals, for example, 25,000 miles. For years such practices were avoided because it seemed as though no one was doing it. But the fact is extended oil drains have been used with corporate fleets for years with excellent results. The advantages are twofold - less money spent and less harm to the environment.

Nevertheless, even the manufacturers of synthetic, high performance motor oils are reluctant to recommend very extended drain intervals. Why you might ask? Because they still make most of their money selling petroleum-based oils. Imagine if everyone switched over to synthetic oils and started changing their oil at intervals between 10,000 and 25,000 miles (depending on the oil). With recommended drain intervals for petroleum-based oils at 3000 miles, many people are changing their oil 5-8 times a year. This would all change - a frightening thought for oil companies and quick lube outlets. The fact is, however, extended or high performance motor oil is here to stay, and it offers distinct advantages over petroleum-based oils, advantages one would be a fool not to take heed of.
Posted By: TylerMN
Filed Under: Cars
1:14 AM

3 Automotive Performance Mods that Actually Work

Think about what you want to improve about your car. Is it the acceleration? Is it the stopping power? Is it the ride quality? Is it the fuel consumption? It could be any number of things going on a spending spree at AutoZone or your favorite performance shop might not get you to your desired goal.
When applying vehicle performance mods, consider implementing them one at a time to get a sense for how it makes an impact on your car. Not only will you more sensibly spend your cash, youll understand with greater precision how your car is improved with them. If money is no object, then by all means, drop your car off at a local performance shop and give them a blank check. For the rest of us, read on.



Estimated cost: $100-$300
Benefits: Improved acceleration and fuel economy
Difficulty: Easy

A cold air intake is the first and easiest mod that anyone can do in less than an hour. It consists of replacing the stock, restrictive air box for your cars intake. The premise is that by allowing air to flow naturally without any baffles or restrictions, your engine is able to breathe easier to access more air when needed, such as when using an on-ramp to join a highway. Depending on the design of the intake, you could just make it breathe hotter engine air, so try to select one that seals off the engine bay from the air filter area. These kits often come with a long-life air filters that require different maintenance and cleaning intervals for optimal performance.

If you find that you ford rivers or deal with significant downpours of rain, dont leave your intake exposed to the outside elements, or youll hydrolock your engine. (I did this once, #fail.)
Check online forums to understand what other like-minded drivers think of their upgrades, the brands they trust and the setups they have. You could learn a good amount just by researching what others have done with their intakes and the performance they offer. This tip applies to the rest of these recommendations, too.



Estimated cost: $250+
Benefits: Improved acceleration and fuel economy
Difficulty: Medium (seek an automotive shop for installation)

Along with a cold-air intake is the second mod that many people are very familiar with: exhaust upgrades. Assume for a moment that your engine is a water pump, sucking water in and pushing water out. You need to make sure that the pipes you have for your exhaust enable air to escape freely. If you do an intake upgrade, its a good idea to upgrade your exhaust. Aside from sound enhancements, it allows your engine to run more efficiently. Following my intake and exhaust upgrades, Ive seen about a 5% improvement in my fuel economy.

A cat-back exhaust system entails everything after the catalytic converter, so its completely legal to change .Not all Cat-Back Exhaust systems have to be obnoxiously loud. With the use of resonators and mufflers, it can still be high-flow and lower-volume but its safe to assume it will be significantly more noticeable than your stock exhaust system.
Pricing varies greatly based on the brand and features of their performance exhaust systems do your research YouTube is a great way to hear the before and after samples of peoples exhaust upgrades.If you believe your stock pipes are sufficient, you can opt for an axle-back upgrade, which is basically just changing out the rear mufflers.



Estimated cost: $500 $900
Benefits: Improved fuel economy and handling.
Difficulty: Easy

You regularly check the air pressure and wearing of your tires, right? If not, get in the habit of checking them at least once a week or so. Doing so will help you catch problems before they become disasters. That said, one way to improve fuel economy and handling is to invest in a good set of lower-resistance Summer Tires so you dont needlessly add more rolling resistance to your car.
If you find you do a lot of highway driving and dont find yourself hitting water, ice, snow or mud, then you will benefit from these higher-performance tires. They are made with different rubber compounds that are harder so they dont erode as quickly as other tires. They also have specialized tread patterns that reduce its bite into the road.

Assess your driving behavior and situations to decide if these are appropriate. If you typically experience all four seasons, stick with an all-season/terrain tire.Im not suggesting you go nuts and get Mickey Thompsons on your car. Research the reviews from thousands of other drivers on tires on a site like TireRack, compare their UTOQ ratings and look into professional reviews of the tires when making your decision.

10:55 AM

Dart Facebook Contest for April

We’re announcing a new Facebook contest for the month of April from Dart!

We want to see your insane performance videos! Go to our Facebook group “Dart Machinery Performance” and post up your videos there. We want awesome burn outs, cars standing on two wheels, trucks flying through the air, whatever you’ve got! At the end of April, we’ll take a vote here at Dart, and the poster of the video that gets the most votes will get a $200.00 Dart gift certificate!
The videos can be your pre-existing clips, or if you like you can make a new video just for the contest. We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook group in early May after all the votes are tallied.

Please follow the link below to read the full contest rules, entries that don’t follow the rules can’t win, so don’t skip reading them!

Good luck everyone!
3:24 PM

ENEOS Motor Ouil

Hello everyone, My name is Javier Vera I am the new ENEOS Sales Agent for the West Coast. Please reach out to me regarding your next car event so I can attend and maybe bring out our ENEOS booth with promotional items.

We are also looking for retailers who might be interested in carrying our oils and transmission fluids.

Thank you

Javier Vera
ENEOS Motor Oil
11:13 PM

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7:46 PM

Do You Still Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

You have probably heard that you need to change your motor oil every 3,000 miles. In fact, your mechanic has probably told you so, and it may even say so in your car owner's manual (depending upon your vehicle's age), but do you really need to change your oil that often? Over the last decade or so, many people have begun to wonder if this recommendation is nothing more than certain industries trying to bilk you out of more money. So, let's explore the question a bit.

There is no doubt that changing your oil regularly is important to the continued maintenance of your vehicle. However, with the today's automotive and motor oil technology, there may no longer be a need to change it as often as in the past.

One of the main reasons that it was originally recommended to change your oil so frequently was because of the dirt and grime that your engine oil accumulated. Once "gunk" starts to build up in the oil, it makes it less effective as a lubricant, as well as reducing its ability to move throughout the engine with ease. However, the combination of greater automotive engine efficiency and cleaner running and more robust oils has lead to the possibility of steadily increasing oil drain intervals (even if many oil companies and quick lubes don't wish to acknowledge that fact).

"The Motor Oil Bible" offers a MUCH more thorough discussion of this question, giving you a much more informed position from which to evaluate your own situation and the oil drain intervals you SHOULD be using or might LIKE to use, if you chose a better oil and/or filter.

If you are still using the guideline of changing your oil every 3,000 miles, you may want to reconsider that strategy. Under OPTIMAL conditions, newer vehicles could possibly travel up to 10,000 miles without an oil change, even without a premium oil. Technology has brought us a long way, and by taking advantage of it, you can save money and time on your oil changes.