The best change for your ride depends on how much sludge resides in the engine's darkened core. A Pennzoil conventional oil change will knock out around 15% of lingering goop on a first change, whereas the Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil change will triple the knockout, cleaning up to 46%. However, there are many factors that play a part in determining whether conventional or synthetic is right for your wheelmobile. Just remember the classic automotive aphorism: know thy vehicle, know thy engine, know thy oil that thy ride requires, and know the capitals of all 50 states.
Ocean Air Auto Repair Tire Pros won a 2010 Best of Hampton Roads Award from The Virginian-Pilot for its outstanding customer service and quality workmanship. During the oil change, ASE-certified technicians replace worn out lubricant with fresh stores of slick hydrocarbons, preempting undesirable grinding like chaperones at a high school dance. The auto authorities then rotate the car's circular shoes, extending the tires' lifetime and improving their performance by counteracting the uneven wear caused by taking Devil’s Curve on two wheels.
The Car Shop’s technicians offer maintenance, repairs, and inspections for both foreign and domestic vehicles. They’ll repair faulty brakes and replace suspension systems, service transmissions, and perform oil changes, safety inspections, and tire rotations. The Car Shop offers a 10% military discount, as well as a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty on all repairs.
The Automotive Service Excellence–certified technicians at Total Car Care want to get you safely back out on the road. They foster vehicular health and peak performance through a wide slate of automotive services. From diagnostics to transmission replacements and engine rebuilds, they locate the source of the problem and draw upon extensive training to correct it in the appropriate manner. They conduct state inspections to ensure all cars are street legal and also offer maintenance services such as oil changes and tune-ups, which can preempt car troubles.
Sean Holder of Virginia Photo Safari embarked on his career in photography in 1987, when he made a pinhole camera with his own two hands. Since that auspicious start, the self-motivated shutterbug has enjoyed a successful career working in more than 19 different countries, including the Philippines and Bangladesh. Along with executive director Barry Rowland—himself a three-decade veteran of the business—Holder leads individual and group safaris covering such topics as night photography, F-stops and shutter speeds, and capturing clear, close-up shots of nature.