The Right Automotive Fluids for OKLAHOMA CITY Drivers

March 17, 2024

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for OKLAHOMA CITY 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 ev... More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

December 31, 2023

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all OKLAHOMA CITY residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology... More

Oklahoma: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

November 26, 2023

Oklahoma residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what ... More

The South Side Garage Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

July 9, 2023

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

February 12, 2023

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More

A New Battery in OKLAHOMA CITY

January 9, 2022

Hello OKLAHOMA CITY drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in OKLAHOMA CITY, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing... More

Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

January 3, 2022

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... More

Super Slick at South Side Garage in OKLAHOMA CITY: Synthetic Oil

January 2, 2022

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer 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 ... More

Sniffing Out a Problem

December 28, 2021

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention. For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... More

South Side Garage Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

December 22, 2021

Today's South Side Garage post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your South Side Garage service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle.Brake fl... More