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Category Archives: Fluids

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair

Today in the Scata's Auto & Truck Repair auto care blog, we're going to talk to WINDSOR LOCKS drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Scata's Auto & Truck Repair customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicle manufacturer's shortened the published intervals for several of their engine models. They originally published intervals that extended out to a much as 8,000 miles (13,000 kilometers).In real world WINDSOR LOCKS driving, the oil started to sludge up before the recommended change interval. Oil sludge is a thick jelly-like substance: quite literally petroleum jelly – like Vaseline. This goop was clogging vehicle small engine passages so the oil wouldn't flow to some parts of the engine. This resulted in engine damage. We see it too often at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair in WINDSOR LOCKS.The vehicle manufacturers began to offer an extended warranty to cover slud ... read more

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The Right Automotive Fluids for WINDSOR LOCKS Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for WINDSOR LOCKS drivers. 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 and could even cause damage.In addition to new grades of engine oil, many vehicles now leave the factory with synthetic oil. People in WINDSOR LOCKS should always use the grade recommended by their manufacturer. All coolant, also called antifreeze, used to be green. Now there are several other colors of coolant sold at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair in WINDSOR LOCKS. Each type is designed to protect the cooling system components that are particular to your vehicle. The wrong stuff can void your vehicle cooling system warranty and could even cause engine damage.Most passenger vehicles on WINDSOR LOCKS roads today use either DOT 3, DOT ... read more

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