In the eyes of many Americans, Memorial Day is the symbolic starting pistol that’s fired in a race toward summer. It’s seen as a long weekend of store sales, travel and cookouts. However, the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day is to remember and honor those who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.Read More
Without question, there is a demand and interest in fuel economy. Buying a hybrid vehicle has a purpose, whether it’s to reduce emissions or just flat out save a few bucks at the pump. However, did you know there was a car made in the early ’90s that outperformed almost all of the hybrids made today?Read More
Do you remember your first car? For car enthusiasts, a first car is more than just a means of getting from point a to point b. When they think about that car, they’re taken back to early solo drives, initial attempts at car repairs and that first-car sense of freedom. Welcome to 1A Auto’s “My First Car” series, in which our founders, management and staff share stories about their first cars. In the first post of the series, 1A Auto Public Relations Manager John MacDonald tells his first car love story.Read More
Street signs—They’re everywhere, and for good reason. They can regulate traffic, inform you of distant roads, such as intersections, or warn you about potential falling rocks that you can’t do much about. But did you know that everything about road signs—from their shapes and sizes to their images and colors—are used to convey more than what might seem obvious at first glance? Some may look bizarre and even nonsensical, but it seems that all road signs communicate more than you might think.
How Road Signs Affect Your Subconscious
They may not all be pretty. They may not all be fast. They may not even fulfill the purpose for which they’re meant. These cars do, however, have some pretty awesome names. Keep reading for our best car names of all time.
When it comes to modern engines, for some, the 3k rule is not much of a debate. According to one of our experts, “Oil and engines have come a long way, [and] the theory of a 3k oil change is long gone.”
After asking some of our experts “Should owners stick to changing their oil every 3,000 miles?”, the answer is likely no, especially if the manufacturer recommends differently, and if the vehicle is newer and uses synthetic oil, but it also depends on the following conditions:
- Vehicle/Engine Age, Condition, and Type (e.g. oil consumption rate; often carries heavy loads)
- Driving Conditions (e.g. city vs. highway; warmer environments)
- Driving Style and Frequency (e.g. high RPMs; average mileage)
- Type of Oil (i.e. synthetic vs. conventional)
- Manufacturer’s Recommendations
These factors, along with what you would like to achieve (like making your car last for over 300,000 miles), all influence the answer to the question, “How often should I change my oil?”