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Top Causes of Low Engine Compression and How to Fix Them

Although you may not be familiar with the problem of low engine compression, if it happens to you, you will learn very quickly how difficult it can be. What is low engine compression, why does it happen and what can you do about it?

Put really simply: an internal combustion engine, such as the one in your car, works entirely on the principle of compression. Fuel injectors mix gasoline and air and spray this combination into a combustion chamber, where it is ignited, creating combustion which compresses in the cylinders of the engine to power the car and make it move. It’s easy to see how low compression could create a problem for a motor vehicle.

If you have car engine compression problems, your car will…

Zinc (ZDDP) and Motor Oil: How Zinc Affects Your Engine

Is there zinc in your motor oil? Is there enough or too much? When looking for oil or oil additive products to add to your engine, you may wonder where zinc comes in. Here is what you need to know about zinc and motor oil.

How Do You Choose Oil for Your Car?

Before considering the issue of zinc in your motor oil, it’s important you choose the right type of motor oil, to begin with. While your mechanic or owner’s manual can tell you the correct viscosity for your particular car and engine, this doesn’t answer which type of motor oil you should choose. There are four options for you to choose from:

High Mileage Car Maintenance Tips

The not-so secret when it comes to cars is that if you want to get the most out of them, you need to make sure you maintain them properly. High mileage cars require more maintenance to keep them on the road. The good news is you probably have no car payment. The think you need to watch out for is keeping your car maintained so you can enjoy it for a long time.

The average age of a car on the road today is over 11 years, and today’s cars can hit 200,000 or even 300,000 miles if properly maintained. If you want your high mileage car to keep performing for you, here is a high mileage car maintenance checklist that…

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Cheat Sheet: The Best Ways to Make Your Car Last Longer

Your vehicle is an investment, so what can you do to make the most of your car? This is something we hear from customers on our support lines and at trade shows all the time.

Fortunately, there are many ways to make your car last longer. Regular care and maintenance both go a long way to getting more years out of the life of your ride. Here are seven simple things every vehicle owner needs to do for a more extended return on their purchase.

1. Keep It Cool

The cooling system on your vehicle helps protect your engine from damage – it’s one of the most overlooked systems on your car. Those who know how to make a vehicle last longer…

How to Increase Engine Performance

Sometimes, it takes less effort than you might think when you want to increase engine performance. You don’t have to be a mechanic to get more power from under your car’s hood. Nor do you have to be into full-on racing to want to get your vehicle to perform better. Whether you commute through the city or take your car to the track, more power and better performance will make your ride better wherever you go. More power equals more fun.

Understand Your Engine

When you need to increase power, you must understand how your engine works to know the best ways to boost its performance. Under the hood, the…

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