8 Aug, 2017

Tech Tip – Buying A Pre-owned Car?

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Just had a customer contact me this morning about the purchase of a used BMW from a private seller. The price sounded too good to be true…until I heard the rest of the story. Seems it needs a “few things” – “It idles up-and-down and will even stall. It could be a mass airflow sensor, oxygen sensor, or something similar.”

Yikes, right? Might be a bargain, or might be real headache, but you don’t know until you have the car looked at professionally. As our Service Manager Rick likes to say “The […]

8 Aug, 2017

AMC Tech Talk Q&A – Oil Change Intervals – When Should I Really Change My Oil?

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“Hi, just curious – if we are using the more expensive synthetic oil isn’t the oil change longer and more mileage allowed?
– Jenny”

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Hi Jenny,
Thats a great question!
We recommend oil changes on a 5,000 – 7,500 mile interval, even with synthetic engine oil.This is especially true of older vehicles as the engine wear tends to allow byproducts of combustion into the oil, in other words, it gets dirty quicker. If you check your engine oil on the dipstick after a few thousand miles, you’ll be surprised how dirty it is.

The Lexus factory service schedule for your year vehicle is every […]