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  • What Happens If You Don't Change The Oil In Your Audi For 84,000 Miles

    03/22/2015 10:32:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/20 | Raphael Orlove
    What Happens If You Don't Change The Oil In Your Audi For 84,000 Miles 789 If you suddenly feel an urge to go change your car's oil right at this very moment, that's perfectly understandable.
  • Like the ’55 Chevy, the 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

    09/12/2010 4:48:45 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | September 10, 2010 | ALINA TUGEND
    Is the 3,000-mile oil change outdated? --- I STILL remember learning from my father how to carefully remove a dipstick to check the oil level in our cars. It was drilled into me — along with turning off the lights when you left a room and clearing the plates off the table after dinner — that oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles or so. I’m not sure what I thought would happen if I didn’t, but I vaguely imagined an unlubricated engine grinding to a halt. Childhood habits are hard to undo, and that’s often good. To...
  • Car care: Myths vs. reality

    10/25/2009 12:20:59 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies · 2,167+ views
    ConsumerReports ^ | October 16, 2009 | staff reporter
    When it comes to maintaining your car, misconceptions abound. And even the best intentions can lead you to spend more money than necessary or even compromise your safety. Here are a few common car care myths that can do more harm than good. Myth: Engine oil should be changed every 3,000 miles. Reality: Despite what oil companies and quick-lube shops often claim, it’s usually not necessary. Stick to the service intervals in your car’s owner’s manual. Under normal driving conditions, most vehicles are designed to go 7,500 miles or more between oil changes. Changing oil more often doesn’t hurt the...
  • A Bit of ‘I Told You So’ Outside World Bank Talks (Media Whore Benjamin grins!)

    10/11/2008 12:27:42 AM PDT · by Syncro · 3 replies · 548+ views ^ | October 10, 2008 | HELENE COOPER and CHARLIE SAVAGE
    A Bit of ‘I Told You So’ Outside World Bank Talks By HELENE COOPER and CHARLIE SAVAGE Published: October 10, 2008 WASHINGTON — They told everyone this was going to happen, no one listened, and now see?As column after column of black Lincoln Town Cars disgorged international finance officials onto the sidewalk in front of World Bank headquarters on Friday, a raggedy group of about 20 free-market protesters gathered across the street to express their sadness — and in some cases, glee — over the global economic catastrophe that some said had proved them right. *snip* For many of the...
  • Car Travels 6,500 Miles for Oil Change (Environmentalists Go Berserk)

    08/01/2008 12:53:19 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 46 replies · 205+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 08.01.2008 | UPI
    Environmental groups blasted the owner of a Lamborghini who had the vehicle shipped from Qatar to London for an oil change. The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, the same model driven by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight, cost about $40,000 to ship round-trip and $7,045 to service at an authorized London dealer, The Telegraph reported Thursday. Environmental groups criticized the owner of the vehicle, thought to be a sheik, for sending his car on a 6,500 mile trip just to change the oil. "This horrifies me. It is another example of how rich people exploit and pollute the planet because of...
  • The 3,000 Mile Oil Change Myth

    06/17/2008 7:19:00 AM PDT · by Disturbin · 140 replies · 123+ views
    Yahoo Autos ^ | June 17, 2008 | Bill Siuru
    According to a recent study by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, 73 percent of California drivers change their oil more frequently than required. This same scenario no doubt repeats itself across the country. Besides wasting money, this translates into unnecessary consumption of $100-a-barrel oil, much of it imported. Using 2005 data, the Board estimates that Californians alone generate about 153.5 million gallons of waste oil annually, of which only about 60 percent is recycled. Used motor oil poses the greatest environmental risk of all automotive fluids because it is insoluble, persistent, and contains heavy metal and toxic chemicals. One...
  • Is Your Mechanic Cheating? (Fast Oil-Change Company Caught On Tape)

    08/14/2006 8:03:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 2,785+ views
    NBC 4 ^ | August 14, 2006 | Staff
    Imagine going to get your car repaired, paying for it, and then finding out that the work was never done. With the help of insiders, NBC4 uncovered an apparent scheme at several Los Angeles area Jiffy Lube stores. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has asked customers who have had problems at Jiffy Lube stores to contact the DA's Consumer Protection Division, by e-mail, at
  • Complete and utter vanity:A nice picture of Edinburgh Scotland

    01/07/2005 5:10:46 PM PST · by Brainhose · 8 replies · 463+ views
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