Car Care Articles

Should You Use Synthetic Motor Oil in Your Vehicle?

When your vehicle is due for its next oil change, you’re often faced with a familiar question: Synthetic or conventional? There are pros and cons to each option, so it’s important to know the facts before you make your choice. Before we delve into the details, remember that you should always refer to your owner’s…

How to Make Sure Your Car’s Battery Has a Good Electrical Connection

Insure Your Battery is in Top Tier Condition Most of us have experienced a dead battery before… And everyone would agree that it’s an inconvenience we could all do without. Even if your vehicle is in otherwise top tier condition, it won’t start unless the battery has power. In order to get your car humming,…

Auto Questions Answered: How Often Should Brakes be Inspected?

Avoid Costly Repairs We put a lot of faith into our vehicle’s brakes. And for good reason – they’re the function that helps us during those unexpected stops, that keeps us safe around sharp turns, and secures the well-being of our passengers and the other drivers around us. But to secure the function and reliability…

Auto Questions Answered: How Often Should My Tires Be Rotated?

Simple Maintenance Measures Tires take a beating. We rely on them, rain or shine, to take us from one place to another safely and efficiently. We count on them to work reliably. And we always expect that they’ll be ready for whatever journey we have on the horizon. In order to be our vehicle’s quartet…

Auto Questions Answered: Do I Have to Change My Car’s Oil Filter Every Oil Change?

Maximize Your Car’s Efficiency Oil filters are inexpensive but vital. They keep solid debris and buildup from entering into your vehicle’s engine so that your oil can do what it does best: Keep your car moving. Without a properly functioning filter, these particles can cause unnecessary wear and tear to the engine, which causes your…

Auto Questions Answered: What is Preventative Maintenance?

Avoid Major Repair Preventative maintenance is one of those phrases that defies a price tag. For the small investment that it costs, car owners get something much greater: long-term savings and a longer-living car. A few simple, affordable measures go a long way to ensure that your vehicle can run reliably and smoothly on the…

How Do Driving Conditions Impact Your Oil Change Schedule?

Top Tier Condition Oil changes tend to be a contentious issue; some religiously service their car every 1,500 miles, while others drive for thousands of miles before addressing its needs. The team at Louetta Automotive believes that you should always use your manufacturer-recommended service schedule to ensure the top performance and long life of your…

The Meaning Behind the “Check Engine” Light

Is Your Check Engine Light On? We’ve all been there before: you hop into the driver’s seat, buckle your seatbelt, put the key in the ignition, and are greeted by the blaring “Check Engine” light on your dashboard. It’s important to understand what exactly it means when this warning is illuminated, so that you can…

The Top 4 Signs of Brake Wear

As drivers, we often have a way of second-guessing ourselves. Are we being too cautious? Not cautious enough? While the team at Louetta Automotive always subscribes to the “safety first” mantra, these are a few sure-fire tips that indicate your brakes are in need of professional attention. 1. Pulling If you find that your car…


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Car Care Articles

Q&A: What is the Primary Cause of Tire Damage?

A car without tires… Well, you can finish that sentence. We rely on this facet of our car 100%, and...

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Q&A: What Really Causes Sludge in Engine Oil?

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