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VIP Tires & Service ‘Oil Changes For Education’ Program Donates More Than $20K To 5 New England School Districts

The donations were a result of the company’s Oil Changes for Education initiative, a program offering consumers $10 oil changes with 100% of the proceeds going to the local school systems.

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Valvoline Launches First Hybrid-Specific Motor Oil

Valvoline recently announced the development of Valvoline Hybrid Vehicle Full Synthetic motor oil, its first designed to handle the unique demands of the estimated 5 million hybrid vehicles on the road today.

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Automotive

VIDEO: Scope Current Ramp To Check Coil’s Secondary Circuit Function

Access to secondary waveform testing is nearly impossible on some modern coil over plug ignition coils. But what if you need to check the secondary circuit function of the coil? The solution might be scoping the current ramp.

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Automotive

VIDEO: Can Synthetic Oil Cause An Old Engine To Leak?

One of the greatest myths is synthetic motor oils can cause an older or high-mileage engine to leak. This is not true! Synthetic and conventional base stocks are the same in how they interact with gasket and seal materials. This video covers the source of the myth, and why any engine can benefit from a synthetic or oil.

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Automotive

VIDEO: What Makes For A High-Quality Ignition Coil?

No matter the style of the ignition coil, where it is mounted, or how many cylinders it provides with spark, all coils have zero moving parts and sealed. Less expensive ignition coils use resins that are less resistant to vibration, heat and endless heat cycles under the hood. Taking a risk on a cheap ignition coil from an unknown source can put an engine at risk.

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Automotive

Changing The Oil On European Exotic Cars

When you start looking for oil for an exotic car, things can get confusing. Words like “approved,” “recommended” and “exceeds” are thrown around like a car in a four-wheel drift.

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Ringbrothers Partners With Motul To Test, Develop High-Tech Engine Oil

Ringbrothers, a custom car builder and billet parts manufacturer, announced that it has partnered with high-performance oil manufacturer Motul to help test and improve future Motul engine lubrication technologies.

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Automotive Video

VIDEO: What Can Cause An Oil Filter To Collapse?

Andrew Markel covers the possible root causes for a filter media to collapse due to extreme oil pressure. Ignoring the signs and hoping the new filter will correct the problem might lead to failure of engine bearings and variable valve timing components.

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Automotive

10 Cartridge Oil Filter Tips

Cartridge oil filters make potential mistakes more likely because they require more knowledge and tools to properly change the oil than a canister filter.

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Automotive

Coil On Plug Ignition: The Wired Differences

For late-model vehicles, the norm is one ignition coil per cylinder, commonly known as coil on plug. The task of providing voltage potential to each spark plug is performed so reliably that it’s easy to take for granted.