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Regular, Synthetic or Blend...What Kind of Oil Do I Need?

May 26th, 2016

At one time, there were only a couple of choices for motor oil. Today, that is no longer the case, and hasn't been for quite some time. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to consider when it's time for an oil change:

  • Viscosity: Viscosity is how thick your oil is, and how it retains its pour properties at various temperatures. In this respect, synthetic oil is far superior. Conventional oils will thicken in cold weather and thin out when very hot, while the viscosity of synthetic is much more uniform. Check your owner's manual -- many newer models require a thinner, lower-viscosity oil, which also helps the engine run more efficiently. Viscosity is expressed as a numerical value -- the lower the number, the thinner the oil. Many are designed to work ...[more]
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The Advantages of Synthetic Oil

May 23rd, 2016

Motor oil…the stuff that’s drilled and pumped out of the ground, then refined, right?

Well, not anymore.

Manufacturers all recommend synthetic oil for their new models, for a multitude of reasons. Synthetic lubricants were first developed by the Germans during WWII, due to shortages of crude oil. They soon noticed that synthetic oil didn’t thicken in extreme cold, unlike conventional oil. That’s one of the advantages of synthetic…here are some others:

- Synthetic oil is more pure and doesn’t contain the paraffin and other impurities that conventional oil does, even after extensive refining and filtering.

- Along with better flow properties in cold weather, synthetic oil doesn ...[more]

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Auto Repair You Shouldn’t Neglect

May 5th, 2016
Too often, at BCS Tires & Lifts, we see vehicles come in with problems that could easily have been avoided if drivers were just more diligent about routine maintenance. Here are a few examples:
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Why Should I Get My Oil Changed at BCS Tires & Lifts

July 1st, 2015

Oil Change in College Station, TX

It’s pretty easy to overlook things like oil changes in College Station, TX. After all, everyone has other things to think about and stay on top of, and for a lot of routine auto maintenance and repair issues, we tend to think “out of sight, out of mind” and “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

The way that we should think, though, when it comes to oil changes in College Station, TX is “spend a little money now to save a lot of money later.”

That’s because motor oil is the lifeblood of any internal combustion engine. Think for a moment about the amount of metal-on-metal contact that goes on with an engine’s moving parts...lots of steel and aluminum parts moving up and dow ...[more]

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How Often Should I change the Oil in my Vehicle?

June 1st, 2015

Oil Change in College Station, TX

Used motor oil is nasty stuff. It’s full of fine particles of metal, carbon and other chemicals, and all the additives that help it do its job have been boiled out by being heated up and cooled down again hundreds of times over. The worst part, though, is that used motor oil isn’t as effective as fresh, clean oil is.

Motor oil is essential to your engine’s operation. Engines are built to extremely close tolerances, and oil provides the film of lubrication that reduces friction that builds up as moving parts spin around or slide against each other. Over time, though, it picks up the microscopic metal shavings that come from that friction...in addition, motor oil carries contaminants from the combustion process. Motor oil contains detergents, antioxidants, corrosion inhibito ...[more]

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Preparing for Summer Holiday Travel

May 22nd, 2014
Before you hit the road this summer let us assist you in making yourself aware of a few important inspections and checks you can make to prepare yourself for those long, hot road trips. With a quick pre-trip vehicle check-up it is easy to determine how road-ready a vehicle is before experiencing problems on vacation or during travels. Conducting a vehicle inspection before leaving will help to avoid troublesome repairs and prevent potential safety hazards that result from a break down far from home. While some complications are not foreseeable, using the upmost caution and preparation will help to protect your vehicle and its occupants. 
 
Always schedule a tune-up before major trips as even a minor appointment with a mechanic could reveal a potential issue you did not detect or notice from driving. Tu ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101, Auto Repair 101

April: National Car Care Month

April 21st, 2014
April is National Car Care Month and there is no better time to break free from the chains of winter to start your journey to a dependable, road ready vehicle. Routine maintenance can seem overwhelming and with a never ending cycle of checks and replacements, sometimes it is hard to remember where one project ends and the next one begins. Knowledge is power and whether you are a mechanic or soccer mom every vehicle owner should have at least passing knowledge about their vehicle.
 
Allowing your vehicle to fall into disrepair during the winter months is nearly inevitable. Spending time working on a vehicle during an icy day is less likely than waking a hibernating bear and nearly as pleasant. Thus, when April is sprung upon us there is no better reason to go outside and enjoy the be ...[more]
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Preventive Auto Repair for the Road Ahead

April 17th, 2014

auto repair college station txKeeping your vehicle maintenance up-to-date is the most important tool to avoiding major auto repair. Expensive auto repair can be almost entirely prevented by taking these anticipatory steps of car maintenance while scheduling regular inspections with BCS Tire Pros.

Often it does not take a professional to detect a small problem with a vehicle, which may worsen over time if not properly addressed. Between servicing, be aware of your vehicle and the sounds it makes or check engine lights. Let BCS Tire Pros help you to become more knowledgeable about your vehicle.  Simple information such as knowing how to check your oil or spotting a leak could save a costly auto repair in the long run.

Replacing filters in your vehicle is a vital step to keeping y ...[more]

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BCS TIRE PROS NOW OFFERING UNBEATABLE DEALS - Texas Drivers Save BIG on Automotive Maintenance

October 23rd, 2013
BCS Tire Pros is one of the leaders in tires, lifts, and auto repair in College Station, Texas. Right now BCS Tire Pros is offering even deeper discounted prices on top quality services, proving once again that BCS Tire Pros provides unbeatable deals for Texas trucks.
  Posted in: Tire 101, Auto Repair 101
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