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My Car Is Losing Oil But Not Leaking — What’s Going On?

Jul 28, 2021

You pull out the dipstick only to find that your oil is too low — again. What’s going on? Learn why leaks may not be the cause of your high oil consumption.

 


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My Car Is Losing Oil But Not Leaking — What’s Going On?

Jul 28, 2021

You pull out the dipstick only to find that your oil is too low — again. What’s going on? Learn why leaks may not be the cause of your high oil consumption.

 


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Why Do Cars Need Oil?

Jun 18, 2021

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4 Low Oil Pressure Symptoms & 6 Low Oil Pressure Causes

Jun 14, 2021

Low oil pressure can wreak havoc on your engine! Learn the symptoms of low oil, what may be causing it & when to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care.


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Do You Need an Engine Oil Top Off or Change?

Mar 15, 2021
If your engine is a little low on oil, you may be tempted to just top it off. But should you? Learn when you should top off your oil and when to get it changed.

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My Engine Oil Gets Dirty Fast, But Why?
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My Engine Oil Gets Dirty Fast, But Why?

Feb 8, 2021
Feel like it's time for another oil change even though you just changed it? Learn how to tell if your oil is bad and if it's getting dirty faster than usual.

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What Is An Engine Oil Additive and Is It Worth It?
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What Is An Engine Oil Additive and Is It Worth It?

Jan 11, 2021
You've heard of engine oil additives, but do you know what they do and if they're worth it? Learn what engine oil additives are and if they're right for you.

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What Color Should Your Engine Oil Be?
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What Color Should Your Engine Oil Be?

Apr 27, 2020
Do you know what your engine oil should look like? Learn which engine oil colors are considered normal and which aren't in this comprehensive guide.

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Is Pennzoil Good Oil? All of Your Pennzoil Questions, Answered

Mar 31, 2020
Ever wondered what makes Pennzoil Full Synthetic Oil an industry-leading motor oil? Find the answer to this and other Pennzoil motor oil questions here!

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Why Is My Oil Light On?

Feb 3, 2020
Dashboard lights are scary, but the oil light is one of the scariest of all! Find out why your oil light is on, what the problem might be, and how to fix it.

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Firestone Complete Auto Care technician pouring Pennzoil Platinum oil into engine
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Should You Switch to Synthetic Oil?

Oct 21, 2019
Have you ever struggled with the choice between synthetic and conventional motor oil? Learn the key differences and confront common oil myths, with Firestone.

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Devin Talks Oil Changes

Aug 12, 2019
Not changing your oil can lessen the life of your engine. Get regular oil changes to keep your car running newer, longer.

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How Often Should You Get a Diesel Oil Change
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How Often Should You Get a Diesel Oil Change

Jun 17, 2019
Oil changes keep your diesel engine purring in all the right ways. Learn what can impact your diesel oil change interval, from Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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How Does Your Car’s Oil Filter Work?
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How Does Your Car’s Oil Filter Work?

Jun 13, 2019
Your engine cant run without motor oil, but motor oil cant do its job without the oil filter. Learn how this system works, with Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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What Happens If You Don't Change Your Oil
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What Happens If You Don't Change Your Oil

Apr 15, 2019
From poor gas mileage to complete engine failure, find out what happens when you forget to change your oil. You won't look at oil and your engine the same!

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Do I Need High Mileage Oil?

Jan 14, 2019
High mileage oil can help keep vehicles with over 75,000 miles running newer, longer. Find out if its time to switch, with Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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How to Check Your Oil Like a Pro
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How to Check Your Oil Like a Pro

Sep 21, 2018
Theres more to motor oil than a dipstick. Learn how to check your oil at home and help keep your engine running smoothly, with Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Top Benefits of Synthetic Oil
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Top Benefits of Synthetic Oil

Sep 10, 2018
Motor oil is motor oil, right? Not quite. Check out top synthetic oil benefits and find out if synthetic oil is right for you, with Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Should You Switch Up Your Motor Oil in Summer?
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Should You Switch Up Your Motor Oil in Summer?

Aug 1, 2018
Whats the best motor oil for summer? The answer might surprise you. Find out, before your next oil change at Firestone Complete Auto Care!

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The Best Oil in Winter
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The Best Oil in Winter

Feb 1, 2018
Winter's single-digit temps can cause your motor oil to flow too slowly or not at all which can really take a toll on your engine at startup. Get the inside scoop on choosing the best oil for winter, from the folks at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Want to defeat engine sludge? Start with regular oil changes!
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The Good, the Bad & the Sludgy: 4 Tips for Preventing Engine Sludge

Jul 24, 2017
Want to stay sludge-free? Join Firestone Complete Auto Care in the fight against engine sludge to help prevent engine damage and repairs down the road.

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How to Clean Up Motor Oil Leaks

May 1, 2017
See how to get rid of icky oil leak stains with a little kitty litter and elbow grease, and choose Firestone Complete Auto Care for your oil leak repair!

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How Does An Oil Pressure Gauge Work?

Feb 20, 2017
Learn how to read an oil pressure gauge, where it's located, and when your oil gauge may be cluing you into a bigger issue with your engine.

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Why Is Zinc In Motor Oil?

Jan 6, 2017
Learn why zinc is added to motor oil, what it does & how it's changed over time. Then visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for a synthetic oil change today!

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Surprising Ways Your Oil Filter Helps Your Car Run Newer, Longer

Dec 30, 2016
What does an oil filter do? Learn how your oil filter helps your car run newer and longer, plus why getting regular oil changes is so important!

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Firestone technician emptying oil from a car to replace with fresh oil
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4 Oil Change Myths—Busted!

Dec 21, 2016
Think synthetic oil causes leaks? Think again! Follow along as we debunk 4 common oil change myths & schedule your oil change appointment online today!

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Motor Oil Pollution & What You Can Do To Prevent It

Dec 17, 2016
Stopping motor oil pollution starts with you! See what you can do to help, plus how Firestone Complete Auto Care makes a difference by recycling motor oil.

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10 Oil Change Questions & Answers

Dec 16, 2016
Get your top 10 oil change questions answered here, from the oil experts at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Schedule a quick oil change appointment online!

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Firestone Complete Auto Care technician pouring Pennzoil Platinum oil into engine
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The Science of Engine Oil Viscosity

Dec 15, 2016
Find out what viscosity is and why it's important for the health of your car's engine, from the car care experts at Firestone Complete Auto Care!

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How to Pick the Best Motor Oil for Your Car or Truck

Dec 13, 2016
Picking the right oil for your car starts with understanding your options. Here's everything you need to know to make the best decision for your vehicle!

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Lights on a car dashboard at night that says "Engine oil change soon". The words are in blue. The symbols for what gear the automobile is in is also lit. The letter D is orange, showing that the vehicle is in drive.
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Changing Your Own Oil: Why You May Want to Think Twice About It

Oct 17, 2016
Ever asked, "Should I change my own oil?" Find out why you should trust the experts for this important service, from Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Oil level check in a car engine by verifying the dipstick
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How to Find an Oil Leak

Sep 29, 2016
Think something might be leaking from your engine? Take these 4 steps to identify an engine oil leak & see when to head to Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Oil pressure warning light: Not be ignored
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Oil Change Service at Firestone Complete Auto Care

Aug 22, 2016
Find out exactly what to expect when you bring your car or truck to Firestone Complete Auto Care for an oil change service. Visit your nearest location!

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Motor Oil and Your Car
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Motor Oil and Your Car

Aug 22, 2016
Ever wonder what color your engine oil should be, or what affect temperature may have on it? Learn the answers to these frequently asked questions & more, here.

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Everything You Need to Know About Motor Oil
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Everything You Need to Know About Motor Oil

Aug 22, 2016
Know the difference between synthetic, high mileage & full synthetic motor oil? Read on to learn about different types of oil & how they keep your car moving.

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