Category : Oil Change

Maintenance, Repair, Replacement: Ideas to Keep You Rolling.

White, Blue or Black: What Is My Exhaust Color Telling Me?

The phrase “black and blue” usually describes a bad bruise. What does it mean if your vehicle’s exhaust is one of these colors? Before your next drive has a chance to "go up in smoke," review our car exhaust color coding to help you determine if it may be time for an oil leak repair, an engine tune-up, a coolant check, or something more serious. Read More

How to Clean Up Motor Oil Leaks

Did an engine gasket spring a nasty oil leak, turning a little "drip drip" into a major "drop everything and head to the nearest shop?" Get that oil leak repaired and learn how to clean up the stain it leaves behind in just three simple steps! Read More

Why Is Zinc In Motor Oil?

You may have heard stories about zinc and motor oil, specifically how a lack of zinc can cause camshaft failure. The real story is a complicated one! Read on to learn more about the camshaft, what the real story is, and how things have changed over the years. Read More

4 Oil Change Myths—Busted!

While some myths are relatively harmless, others could do some pretty serious damage if believed. So forget urban legend. Follow along as we debunk some of the most common oil change myths to help keep your engine running stronger, cleaner, and longer! Read More

Motor Oil Pollution & What You Can Do To Prevent It

Apart from driving less, have you thought about ways to cut back on pollution when it comes to your car? At Firestone Complete Auto Care, it's something we think about every day. If you drive a car, and certainly if you do your own oil changes, you can join forces with us to make a positive difference here. Read More

10 Oil Change Questions & Answers

One of the most important steps you can take to help your car run smoother, longer is to keep your engine's motor oil fresh and clean by remembering to bring it in for regular oil changes. Show your car some love and get answers to your most pressing oil change questions. Read More

The Science of Engine Oil Viscosity

What is "viscosity" and why does it matter for your engine's oil? How do you even know where to find the viscosity rating of your motor oil? Put on your lab coat and follow along to learn how to read an engine oil label and see why it's important for your car's health! Read More