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How to change your car's oil
The most effective way to ensure long life for your vehicle's engine is to change the engine oil frequently. Keeping the oil in good condition is critical because it reduces the amount of friction on the engine's moving metal parts, preventing them from overheating.
Car Maintenance
Get advice about how to care for your car from the experts at AAA. Our library of kotexts, many drawn from AAA's "Making Sense of Car Care" booklet, covers everything from tune-ups to tire treads.
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How Car Engines Work
It's the reason you can put the pedal to the metal and go from zero to 60 in about 8 seconds. The car engine is a piece of engineering genius and one of the most amazing machines we use on a daily basis. Learn how the four-stroke internal combustion engine works!
How Car Cooling Systems Work
A car engine produces so much heat that there is an entire system in your car designed to cool the engine down to its ideal temperature. In fact, the cooling system on a car driving down the freeway dissipates enough heat to heat two average-sized houses! Learn all about fluid-based cooling systems.
How Petrol Works
Without petrol, the world as we know it would grind to a screeching halt. The U.S. alone consumes well over a hundred billion gallons of petrol per year. Learn all about this vital fuel.
What Is The Difference Between Petrol, Kerosene, Diesel Fuel, Etc.?
How Oil Refining Works
A recent fire at a Staten Island oil refinery pumped clouds of black smoke into the New York City skyline. Despite the inherent dangers in dealing with such a flammable commodity, oil refineries are absolutely essential to society in its current form. Learn about the processes that convert crude oil into everything from butane to petrol.
How Gas Prices Work
Petrol is the bloodline that keeps America moving. Our personal vehicles alone guzzle over 100 billion gallons of petrol and diesel fuel each year. When gas prices are on the rise, it can be economically devastating –- an increase of just a penny per gallon can hit some of us pretty hard. Find out what drives the price at the pump.
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