Do you like to work on your car or truck? Are you a seasoned pro or new to Do-it-Yourself car care? Either way, we've got you covered. There's plenty of interesting information and ongoing contests conveniently grouped together here at Car Care.
This Winter, Don’t Get Your Car Stuck Before It Gets Started
Notes From The Road
Engine Protection through 454,155 Miles
By the Mobil 1 Interview Team
Loyal Mobil 1™ Oil User Sees Proof of Performance Firsthand in 454,155-mile Engine -
In early December 2013, Kernersville, N.C. resident and former automotive mechanic Don Sawvel began the process of replacing the engine in his family’s 2000 Toyota Camry. The dependable daily driver had clocked 454,155 miles since the Sawvels purchased it used nearly a decade prior. Although the car and engine were in great condition and had received regular Mobil 1™ 5W-30 oil changes, Don just figured it was time to consider replacing the engine in the well-traveled vehicle. Also watch the video.
If you've been working on automobiles for any time at all, you've probably experienced the letdown of stripped and damaged threads. Go to tighten a bolt and there's the sinking feeling of a bolt that won't twist. It pops and just keeps going round and round. Although thread repair or replacement is intimidating for the novice, it doesn't have to be. Be it iron or aluminum, you have choices on how to repair or restore damaged threads in your home garage without having to resort to a machine shop.
“After driving nearly 18,000 kilometers, on a 1.3-liter engine, it’s pretty clear we made the right call to use Mobil 1,” said adventure driver Scott Brady after completing the Mongol Rally. See how this exciting adventure that took them halfway around the world in a Suzuki Jimny relied on Mobil 1.
We receive many questions about zinc levels in today's motor oils from the owners of racing or high-performance vehicles. See our answer to this question in our regular feature, Ask Mobil, and a table for comparing the phosphorous levels in Mobil 1.