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Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012 7:44 am

(NAPSI)—Consumers are extending the ownership of their vehicles well beyond 100,000 miles by finding ways to improve the quality of their vehicle. Following a good maintenance routine will keep your vehicle on the road longer and out of the shop, avoiding costly repairs.

Price is often an indicator of a quality product. Companies like high-performance motor oil manufacturer Royal Purple use high-quality synthetic base oils and invest in premium additives in their motor oils.

These tips about choosing premium products will let you make informed decisions that will keep your vehicle on the road longer.

Motor oil: Upgrading to a premium synthetic has several advantages. Some high-performance motor oils like those from Royal Purple have been reported to improve gas mileage by 3 percent or more. Over the course of a year, the result can be hundreds of dollars in savings. Additionally, lubrication technology has improved significantly, allowing for longer oil life, resulting in extended oil drains and reducing the effect on the environment.

Oil filters: Standard oil filters use paper media for filtration and deteriorate rapidly after 3,000 miles. High-performance premium oil filters by Royal Purple allow for extended oil drain intervals. Royal Purple’s proprietary long-life, microglass media provides an increased level of protection due to the density of the filtration and can last for 12,000 miles. Learn more at www.royalpurple.com.

Gasoline: At the gas pump, you typically have three choices: Regular, Midgrade and Premium. The octane number associated with the fuel grade reflects a fuel’s resistance to knocking. Engine knock can damage your engine and can be a sign it’s not running as efficiently as it could be. Many vehicles come with a certain octane rating that has been tested for the specific engine. Usually, only high-performance engines require a higher-octane fuel. Using fuel of an octane rating higher than the manufacturer recommends will not increase your car’s performance, lower exhaust emissions or increase your engine or fuel system life.

Wiper blades: There are few things worse than wiper blades that don’t clear the windshield when you need them to. This can cause a hazard when driving in potentially dangerous driving conditions such as rain and snow. Not all wiper blades are the same. Premium wiper blades are sturdier and more durable, whereas low-cost, general-purpose wiper blades perform differently from those designed specifically for rainy or snowy climates.

 

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