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  • Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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    At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

  • Do You Smell One Of These Smells? It's Time To Bring Your Car In.

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    If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

  • Is it Okay to Switch Between Oil Types or Grades?

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    These days, it seems like the oil options for your oil changes are limitless - full synthetic, blends, conventional, high mileage, and the list goes on and on. We are frequently asked if it's okay to switch between oils, and how you know what is okay to use? At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA we're here to help you answer that question. When it comes to engine oil, the answer to this question can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be!

  • Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

    mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:
  • Keeping Up With Oil Changes

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    Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Myths of Motor Oil

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    Everyone from mechanics, to your uncle that works on cars, has at some point given you advice concerning engine oil. The fact of the matter is that while we are familiar with words like “synthetic” and “oil weight,” many people don’t know exactly what the terminology means, or why common knowledge about oil exists in the form that it does. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we keep things clear and simple. The more you know about your vehicle, the better equipped you are to keep it maintained, and we know a thing or two about vehicles. We have compiled a short list of common myths for you, most of which you’ve heard, but maybe never second guessed.

  • Oil Leaks

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    Are you leaking oil? Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA can help. Oil leaks mess up your driveway and make a mess under the hood. It can also get pricey constantly having to fill the engine, not to mention inconvenient.

  • What Does That Check Engine Light Mean?

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    It’s a busy morning, you’ve finally gotten everyone where they need to be and you’re just pulling into the parking lot at work when your dash light starts glaring at you. Your check engine light shines bright, but you have no idea why. Whether you can tell a difference in the way your car, truck, or SUV is running, your car is trying to tell you something. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we can help!

  • What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Oil?

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    At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we recommend always making it a priority to change your oil on time. Here’s a look into why it’s so important, and what happens if you don’t keep up with oil changes.

  • When Was The Last Time You Got Your Oil Changed?

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    At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we do our best to keep you on the road. A huge part of being able to do that is proper vehicle maintenance; when was the last time you changed your oil?

  • Why Are Oil Tests Important?

    mechanic holding oil stick over vehicle Changing the oil in big trucks and commercial vehicles is an expensive, but necessary, part of keeping your vehicles going. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to change your oil, but changing it too early can be a waste of time and money. Having your oil tested regularly helps us to hone in on exactly how often your oil needs to be changed, to optimize reliability and efficiency.
  • Why It's Important To Have Your Oil Changed

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    At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, we understand all too well the importance of changing your oil regularly. Three to five thousand miles sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that long to rack them up. The busier you are, the more you probably drive, and the more likely you are to forget it’s time to change your oil. Here are some reasons to pay attention to your oil changes, and help you better understand why oil changes are so important.

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