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Earth Day: Going Green with Milex Complete Auto Care

Earth Day: Going Green with Milex Complete Auto Care

In honor of Earth Day being celebrated on Saturday, April 22, Milex Complete Auto Care is offering suggestions of things you can do with your vehicle and commuting routines to take better care of the planet. Earth Day Network says transportation is now the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 24 percent of global emissions. Here’s the good news: Going green doesn’t mean spending a ton of green. Let’s examine several solutions to protect the environment with your car that don’t involve adding a brand-new hybrid to your garage. Carpool We understand that ditching the car in favor of a bike or the bus may not be feasible to most people. However, spending one or two days catching a ride with a co-worker who lives nearby, or even a neighbor who works near you, can m ... read more

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Pollen Season – When to Change Air Filters

Pollen Season – When to Change Air Filters

As the seasons change from winter to spring, pollen is becoming more and more prevalent. With this comes many different problems: allergies, yellow windshields and — one problem you might not expect — dirty air filters. According to the technicians at Milex Complete Auto Care, people are often unaware their air filters are dirty until they start causing issues in their vehicles. So the question becomes: how important is it to change the filters in your car? Here is your guide to knowing when, how and why to change your filters. What are air filters? Air filters are important for keeping you and your car healthy. There are two types of air filters. Each work differently to ensure a healthier car. The type of filter determines how often and when you should change it. The first type is the engine air filter. This is the filter that protects your engine. It stops air poll ... read more

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Don’t Pinch Pennies on Car Maintenance

Don’t Pinch Pennies on Car Maintenance

You’ve probably heard the expression, “penny wise, pound foolish.” It means to worry more about cheaper spending than the larger expenses in life. This can be especially true when it comes to keeping your car running. Pinching pennies on your car maintenance can cost you dearly in the long run. Other than your home, your car is one of your biggest investments. Many drivers expect their cars to last longer than ever before. According to the most recent IHSMarkit survey, the average car on the road is now more than 11.5 years old. And most people expect to keep a car six-and-a-half years. That’s up from just a year ago. The key to keeping a car of any age running smoothly is to follow some basic, routine car maintenance. Some things you ... read more

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What You Need to Know About Oil Changes

What You Need to Know About Oil Changes

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to keep your car running smoothly and on the road longer is to change the oil regularly. Oil changes done at your Milex Complete Auto Care location are one of the most important things you can do for your car’s engine. It is also one of the simplest steps you can take to save yourself money in the long run. Why change the oil? The oil does a vital job. It keeps your engine clean and lubricates the parts. The oil absorbs all the dirt, dust and even water that is in your engine. All those things would otherwise cause parts to corrode. The oil can only hold so much, though. Once it is saturated with the dirt, the oil becomes thick and abrasive. That ends up causing more wear on your engine. Driving a car with dirty oil for too long would actually cause the engine to wear out and fail. Oils also have additives like ... read more

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Caring for Your Tires

Caring for Your Tires

Something as simple as a penny can save you hundreds of dollars when it comes to keeping your car running smoothly. Keeping your tires in their best shape is a job that you can do hand-in-hand with your local Milex technician. Following these easy steps will ensure you get the most life out of your tires and your car. It will also help you get the most out of every gallon of gas. That’s right, your tires affect your gas mileage! If you are driving around on under-inflated tires, you are using more gas than you need. Not to mention, poorly maintained tires will wear out earlier than if you take proper care of them. You can get as much as an extra year of life out of your tires if you just know the best way to maintain them. Tire Pressure Once a month, check the pressure of all five of your tires. That’s right. Five! You should include the spare when doing the job. Wh ... read more

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Should You Use Premium or Unleaded Gas?

Should You Use Premium or Unleaded Gas?

When you love your car, you want to take care of it as best you can. That includes giving it the absolute best in everything from maintenance to car washes. But in the case of gasoline, what you see at the pump could be deceiving you. What’s the difference between premium and regular? How will the different types of fuel affect your vehicle? We at Milex Complete Auto Care are here to tell you once and for all which type of gas your car should really be getting. The first thing you should know about premium fuel is that if your car requires it, you should absolutely use it. In an automobile that can only use premium fuel, the engine can be damaged if this fuel isn’t used. This is because the engines of cars like this compress fuel using more pressure than a normal engine. But if premium fuel is just an option, regular unleaded should be fine for your car. If your car does no ... read more

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How to Check for Wear and Tear on Your Car’s Inner Workings

How to Check for Wear and Tear on Your Car’s Inner Workings

It’s pretty easy to tell when your car is getting old on the outside. The paint starts to get dull, your headlights aren’t as bright and you might have a few scratches here and there. But what about under the hood? It can be hard to tell what’s going on in your car’s guts, not to mention when certain parts need timely maintenance. We at Milex Complete Auto Care have some good tips on how to tell when your car’s mechanics need a check-up from inner wear and tear! 1. Jerking motions while driving, or revving while idling. Both of these are indications you will need to have your car checked as soon as possible. What they most commonly indicate is engine trouble, whether that be from normal wear and tear or from lack of frequent maintenance. It could also be from issues with your air filter, but either way, you should get it checked! 2. Reduced gas mileage or engine misfi ... read more

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Prepare Your Car for Winter Ice

Prepare Your Car for Winter Ice

The coldest parts of the country are battling heavy snowfall right now, but other areas of the country, particularly in parts of the south, deal with their own hazardous weather conditions. Sleet and freezing rain can add a thick ice coating to the roads and can result in even more dangerous driving conditions than snowfall accumulations. There are several ways to prepare your cars for icy conditions and keep you and your family safe this winter! Brakes Brakes are one of the only things standing between you and an accident on winter ice. A good time to have your brakes inspected is the start of the winter, especially if you notice any changes in their performance. There are several hints your brakes might give you that should bring you to your local Milex Complete Auto Care. If your brakes are screeching, this could indicate that the brake lining is getting low. Feel ... read more

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Winter Car Care from Milex

Winter Car Care from Milex

Winter Car Care from Milex As much as winter weather stresses you out, it can stress the vital systems in your car even more. Cold weather and the things we use to cope with it can increase the demands on your car’s engine, battery, gas lines, tires and windshield wipers. If you don’t regularly monitor the systems in your vehicle, you could end up stunned and stranded when the winter chill becomes too much. Here are the main systems to monitor to avoid a winter weather catastrophe. Battery | Low winter temperatures can force your car’s electrical system to work harder while reducing its output at the same time. Cold weather can reduce a vehicle’s battery power by 50 percent, which can spell disaster — especially if you use common winter accessories such as the defroster, heating and windshield wipers. You should frequently check battery cables and clamps for fraying or corrosion, whi ... read more

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Commonly Forgotten Car Care Tips

Commonly Forgotten Car Care Tips

Commonly Forgotten Car Care Tips Your car is one of the most valuable items that you own. Not only is it expensive, but it is also the tool that allows you to get to work or the store and visit friends and family. Your car is an important part of your life and, as such, it should be your priority to take care of it well. Responsible car owners make sure to do the basics such as changing their oil, but many important car care tips are often forgotten. Milex Complete Auto Care is here to ensure that your car is properly maintained. We have four commonly forgotten car care tips that will extend the longevity of your car, so it can take you on a lot more adventures in its lifetime. 1. Check your tire pressure Most people know that rotating your tires helps them to wear more evenly, although most car owners don’t know how to do it themselves. If tires are not ... read more

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