Category: Oil Change

What’s the Deal With Engine Sludge?

April 20th, 2021 by

Understanding, Preventing, And Eliminating Engine Sludge — AutoStream Car Care Center Not fudge. Sludge! Although, fudge and sludge do have a few similarities. They’re both usually dark and each has a thick consistency. That’s where the likenesses end, however. The truth is that fudge is good (especially if you have a sweet tooth), but sludge

How Motor Oil is Made

April 13th, 2021 by

“A-bubblin’ Crude” Some of us are old enough (or enjoyed the benefits of rebroadcasting) to remember the popular TV show “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1962-1971). It’s catchy, Billboard Chart-topping theme song–“The Ballad of Jed Clampett” written by Paul Henning, sung by Jerry Scoggins, and featuring the iconic banjo picking of Earl Scruggs–contains the line “up through

Change Your Oil, Change Our Environment

January 4th, 2021 by

Oil Changes Help More Than Your Car A little oil goes a long way. That’s great when it comes to lubricating your metal engine parts, but that’s a real problem when the used motor oil is improperly dumped or spilled. Did you know that the discarded oil from a single oil change has the potential

Oil Viscosity Explained

January 2nd, 2021 by

What It Means For You and Your Car Perhaps you’ve stood in front of the shelves of motor oil in the parts store and wondered why there were so many choices. Aren’t all oils the same? No, they’re not. In addition to various types of oil (conventional, full synthetic, synthetic blend, and high mileage), there

Types of Motor Oil

December 12th, 2020 by

Breaking the Motor Oil Code Motor oil sounds simple. You need it to lubricate the moving engine parts of your car. You understand that clearly, but you may be confused about what to buy once you realize that there are different kinds of oil stored in bottles with various numbers and codes. The professional ASE

Options In Lubricants (OIL)

July 1st, 2020 by

Choosing the Best Oil for Your Car “What do you mean I have choose which kind of oil to put into my car?” If this sounds like your last trip to the auto parts store or service center, it’s time to visit AutoStream in North Baltimore, Maryland, for professional advice. Our ASE certified technicians can