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Myths About Your Car You Need to Stop Believing

Myths About Your Car You Need to Stop Believing

Milex Complete Auto Care is here to debunk some common myths many Americans believe about their cars. To keep your car in tip-top shape and ensure your vehicle retains its resale value, stop adhering to common maintenance misconceptions. Even though there were more than 276 million registered cars in the United States in 2019, few American drivers understand how their car engines get them from Point A to Point B. Common misperceptions can cause people to make bad decisions that impact their wallets, or even put them in danger. Believing some of the common car myths often prompts people to over-service their vehicles. Unfortunately, the web is full of misinformation. The proliferation of social media has led to an increase in mis ... read more

Save Money at the Pump this Summer

Save Money at the Pump this Summer

With gas prices going up and the threat of shortages on the rise, Milex Complete Auto Care has some tricks of the trade to conserve gas and save money at the pump ahead of the summer travel season.   The ransomware attack that crippled the Colonial Pipeline in May led to increased demand for gas and higher prices for customers. News of the shutdown sparked fear of a gas shortage, resulting in long lines at stations across the Southeast. In states served by the Colonial Pipeline, including Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, demand was up by a collective 40.1 percent, CNN reported. In states where the gasoline supply was strained due to the pipeline shutdown, prices jumped as much as 21 cents in a matter of days.   Combine high fuel prices and more travel in the coming weeks and many people will be looking to ways to save money when they hit the ro ... read more

What You Should Know About Gasoline

What You Should Know About Gasoline

What You Should Know About Gasoline Each day in America, 360 million gallons of gasoline are used. A majority of vehicles on the road today need gasoline to run, but when you’re filling up at the pump, do you really know about the liquid you’re putting in your vehicle that makes it “go?” The Different “Levels” of Gasoline When you arrive at a gas pump, you’re often greeted by several gasoline options to fuel your vehicle. There’s “regular” gasoline, which will be the cheapest, the most-expensive “premium” gasoline, often with a “middle” option, both in rating and price, in between. Above these fuel types, there is a corresponding number, typically 87 for regular, 89 for the middle level, and 91 or 93 for premium. These numbers represent octane ratings. Octane ratings refer to the fuel’s type’s res ... read more

The Effects Freezing Temperatures Have on Your Car's Fluids

The Effects Freezing Temperatures Have on Your Car's Fluids

The Effects Freezing Temperatures Have on Your Car’s Fluids Depending on the area of the country in which you live, winter weather and frigid temperatures have the potential to wreak havoc on your vehicle. We often think about the dangers of snow and ice on the road or any problems of starting the car in the cold.  But people don’t always consider the impact freezing temperatures have on their vehicle’s fluids. Here is some information to know about your car’s fluids and what to monitor during the coldest points of the winter. Regular Gasoline Fortunately, with gasoline, there’s an extremely high probability that your tank will not freeze solid. Due to its chemical makeup, gasoline has a significantly lower freezing point than water. Different fuels have different chemical balances, but the estimated point of freezing for gasoline is approximately  ... read more

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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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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