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Super Slick at Northtown Auto Clinic in North Kansas City: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it’s always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the auto maker recommends. But sometimes we’re asked if we’d like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for North Kansas City drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil is either more highly refined petroleum or completely man-made. Its molecules are more uniform. This provides vital advantages over conventional motor oil. First of all, the molecular structure of synthetic motor oil makes it more slippery than conventional oil so it lubricates better. This translates to better wear protection for North Kansas City auto owners, cooler operating temperatures, more engine power and increased gas mileage. Fur ... read more

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The Northtown Auto Clinic Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

The automotive professionals at Northtown Auto Clinic would like to give North Kansas City motorists an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday – and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace. The Kansas City do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do not actually harm their SUV with the wrong type of fluid. That is why so many Missouri car owners rely on the advice of their friendly Northtown Auto Clinic technician to not only get the correct family of fluids, but to suggest the formulation that is best for their car and their driving habits in the North Kansas City area. Let’s start with engine oil. We service the Northland area motorists who have been paying attention, will have noticed a number of new oil weights on the Missouri scene in the la ... read more

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The Right Automotive Fluids For Kansas City Drivers

The Right Automotive Fluids For Kansas City Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Kansas City car owners. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won’t work as well for North Kansas City motorists and could even cause damage. In addition to new grades of engine oil, many SUVs now leave the factory with synthetic oil. North Kansas City car owners should always use the grade recommended by their auto maker and type of oil in their engine. All coolant, also called antifreeze, used to be green. Now there are several other colors of coolant sold at Northtown Auto Clinic in North Kansas City. Each type is designed to protect the cooling system components that are particular to your vehicle. The wrong stuff can void your SUV cooling system warran ... read more

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