Aug 11, 2015
Darwin just did his first oil change and added the ammount of oil recommended by the manual. But when he checked the oil the next day, the dipstick showed it was over full by half a quart. Is the dipstick ever wrong? Car Talk's answer here.
Jan 01, 2011
I have a 2009 VW Passat with about 6,500 miles. I called to set up an appointment to get the oil changed, and the dealership said it only changes the oil at 10,000 miles. My late husband took excellent care of all of...
Jan 01, 2011
I always change my own oil on my cars. I let the car sit overnight and change the engine oil the next day. My daughter said that it would be better to change the oil when the engine is hot...
Sep 01, 2008
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Jul 01, 2007
Do you really need to change your car's oil and filter -- ever? One reader shares some very intriguing research.
May 01, 2007
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Nov 01, 2006
Aaron's in Iraq, and his Outback is in storage. Does he really need to change the oil when he gets back?
Before being deployed to Iraq for a year, I put my 2003 Subaru Outback wagon in storage. I put it on jack stands with a plastic ground sheet beneath it, plugged the exhaust and intake, changed the oil and filter, and...
Oct 01, 2006
I am looking to buy a car soon, and I am thinking about getting a diesel, because of their great gas mileage. I know a thing or two about cars, but I'm not a professional mechanic yet, as I'm still...