Automobile Fluids For Your car, truck, SUV

If you’ve walked through the automotive fluids of an auto parts store in Gig Harbor, you’ll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what’s right for your vehicle? As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive around the Gig Harbor area. Your vehicle manufacturer has specified a particular type of fluid for every system from the motor, to the cooling system, brake fluid and so on. When you realize that not every variation is applicable to your...

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Using Proper Fluids In Your car, truck, SUV Or Other Vehicle

Today Mackert Automotive LLC is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It’s become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It’s not that people in Washington are confused as much as they don’t realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don’t hesitate to stop by Mackert Automotive LLC. You can find us on 3416-B 57th ST CT NW in Gig Harbor, Washington 98335. Just give us a call at 253-851-3307 Let’s...

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Super Slick at Mackert Automotive LLC in Gig Harbor: Synthetic Oil

Your browser does not support video When you get an oil change, it’s always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the car maker recommends. But sometimes we’re asked if we’d like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for Gig Harbor drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil is either more highly refined petroleum or completely...

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The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

Gig Harbor drivers’ current vehicles have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids. It’s vital for Gig Harbor drivers to always use the right type of fluid for their car, truck, SUV. Your service adviser and your owner’s manual are resources for auto advice on exactly what types of fluid your vehicle needs. Improper fluids can damage your vehicle and void...

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The Right Automotive Fluids For Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for car owners. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won’t work as well for car owners and could even cause damage. In addition to new grades of engine oil, many s now leave the factory with synthetic oil. car owners should always use the recommended grade and type of oil in their engine. All coolant, also called antifreeze, used to be...

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When to Change Your Oil At Mackert Automotive

Today in the auto care blog, we’re going to talk about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, recommended oil change intervals have gotten longer for customers. High quality oil in a well-engineered engine has lead to extended intervals. But it’s also lead to some confusion among drivers. The old mantra “change your oil every three months or three thousand miles, whichever comes first” once applied to every vehicle in your garage. Time and miles take their toll on motor oil. But now, you could have a...

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