Tech Tip Tuesday: What is a “Tune Up”?

Back in the day, you took your car in every 20-30,000 miles to have her “tuned up.” That meant Goober at the local filling station changed your oil and filter, air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs and wires, distributor cap and rotor button, replaced/adjusted/filed your ignition points, and maybe replaced the condenser. That was considered … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: What is a “Tune Up”?

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Why You SHOULDN’T change your own oil

"But you dedicated an entire post on how to change your own oil. What gives?" You know WHY to change your oil (right?) and probably when (check your owners manual to be sure), but let's delve into the whys and why-nots of the DIY oil change.  I'm not saying you should never change your own … Continue reading Why You SHOULDN’T change your own oil

Fuel Filter Replacement – 2005 Mercury Mountaineer

Most people know they need to change their oil and filter and perhaps even their air filter, but there are a number of "forgotten filters" on cars and trucks these days that are often neglected. We'll be focusing on the fuel filter today. Fuel filters should be replaced every few years or about 40-50k miles … Continue reading Fuel Filter Replacement – 2005 Mercury Mountaineer