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More About Synthetic Oil & Should You Make the Switch?

 More About Synthetic Oil & Should You Make the Switch?

Before deciding whether or not you should switch to synthetic oil or a different oil grade, it is crucial to do some research on synthetic oil.   Synthetic oil is composed of petroleum elements along with organic and inorganic chemicals. These compounds are chemically engineered and are different from the ones found in conventional oils. The additives in synthetic lubricants are purer and more uniform, which provide longevity between each oil change. On the other hand, the additives found in traditional conventional oil are lower in quality.   Some people opt for semi-synthetic blends, which have components of both conventional and synthetic oils. However, these are still less pure than fully synthetic oils.   More than 70% of newer cars use synthetic oil than conventional oil. Most people believe that synthetic oils lubricate engines more efficiently than conventional oils and synthetic blends. The other advantages of synthetic oils include: It is longer-lasting ... read more

Best Places To Camp & Kayak In Pennsylvania

Best Places To Camp & Kayak In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s nature is as rich as its history. In this article, we’ll go through the best places for all of you outdoor and paddling maniacs to attend on your next road adventure in our lovely “The Keystone State”! The Delaware River: Besides being one of the most iconic rivers of the USA, the Delaware River is great for kayaking! The biodiversity and stunning landscapes can seem like a dream come true for any canoeist, novice, or pro!  Otter Lake Camp Resort: This resort truly captures the contrast between the natural and the modern! If you are a passionate canoeist, you can enjoy the 60-acre lake, BUT if you are more modern, you can practice archery, tennis, basketball, and even attend a splash park and a game room!  Ricketts Glen State Park: If you missed the camping season, don’t worry! We got you covered! Ricketts Glen State Park allows you to enjoy all the traditional (and even some non-traditional) outdoor activities year-round! Oh, a ... read more

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How to Improve Your Gas Mileage This Summer

How to Improve Your Gas Mileage This Summer

With more people open to traveling this summer, gas prices seem to be on the rise again. Whether you are going on a road trip or simply commuting to the office, getting the most out of your gas mileage will become a priority. The way you handle and operate your vehicle heavily impacts your MPG. There are plenty of hacks out there that people swear up and down will help you save money on gasoline, but there's no better way to do it than to take good care of your car. Here are some of our tips to enhance your fuel economy:   Pay Close Attention to Your Tires There are three primary determinants concerning your tires that will impact your fuel consumption: tires tread, tires alignment, and balanced tires. You should make sure they have even tread, the appropriate amount of pressure, and are correctly aligned and balanced.   Avoid Unnecessary Braking This concept might sound odd at first because some people do this for precautionary measures. However, try to avoid doing ... read more

Summer Road Trip Checkup: How To Prepare Your Car For Your Next Adventure

Summer Road Trip Checkup: How To Prepare Your Car For Your Next Adventure

We can’t believe how quickly the year is passing by -- it is practically summer! We thought it would be the perfect time to start thinking of your next adventure with summer almost here. With the pandemic coming to a close, we thought a summer road trip would be an excellent way to kick off the warm season.  The team here at Jeff's Automotive is here to help your adventures go safely and smoothly by making sure your vehicle is up to the task. We have compiled a few tips and tricks to ensure your road trip is one for the books:  Pack smart -- When packing your vehicle, think about how to pack most effectively. If your car has too much weight on it, it can be challenging to maneuver in an emergency, and you might be at a greater risk of rolling over. Also, when your car is heavier, your fuel economy is reduced.  Pack an emergency kit -- Your emergency kit should include flashlights, blankets, a first-aid kit, snacks, and water. When it comes to road trips, it ... read more

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What Is the Difference Between the Muffler and the Exhaust?

What Is the Difference Between the Muffler and the Exhaust?

Engines use combustion to burn fuel and produce energy to allow your vehicle to move. While this is a safe and necessary process when handled properly, it does release toxic gases as a byproduct. The exhaust and muffler are both involved in cleaning this pollution but they perform different roles and work together to help your vehicle's engine run efficiently and cleanly. Exhaust The exhaust system of your vehicle helps to minimize the presence of harmful gases in the air that passes out of the engine. It does this by passing air from the engine through a device called a catalytic converter that reacts with pollutants like carbon monoxide in the exhaust. Most of these pollutants are safely removed and only carbon dioxide and water are released into the environment. Without a functioning exhaust system, your vehicle would produce a lot of pollution and be an environmental hazard. The pipe running out the back of your vehicle is actually the exhaust pipe tip or tailpipe which is t ... read more