Posts Tagged: "Car Fluids"

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

How to Pick the Best Motor Oil for Your Car or Truck

If you’ve ever tried to buy your own engine oil, then you’ve seen the dizzying number of options out there! Synthetic, synthetic blend, conventional, high mileage—the list goes on and on. Which motor oil is right for you? Learn more about each type of oil and how to pick the best one for you. Read More