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Synthetic V Synthetic Blend

Synthetic V Synthetic Blend

The topic of synthetic v synthetic blend oils is not a clear cut issue. These are two different kinds of oil, and they both have their downfalls and benefits. While synthetic may seem like the more expensive, high quality oil, there are times when using a blend (a mix of conventional and synthetic oil) is the best choice for your car. For your personal information, here is an overview of the place that synthetic and synthetic blend oil's have in car maintenance: Synthetic Oil We respect the power of synthetic oil, and the client's choice to use it. If a car has always used synthetic oil, Nelson's does not attempt to use a different kind of oil when providing oil change services. Synthetic oil is a valuable product. It performs with strength in cold weather and stabilizes with ease when exposed to high temperatures. This causes less wear and tear to an engine, thereby supporting the life of an engine. Conventional oil simply cannot keep up with synthetic. However, ther ... read more

Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming

I know that we don’t want to even think about winter yet but winter is coming. There are actions you can and should take to make sure your car is ready to handle the dropping temperatures that come with winter. We can help you with these steps. It gives you some piece of mind. Here are 9 steps that you can get done to prepare your car and some tips to prepare for any emergencies that may happen. These recommendations come from the Car Care Council. Have the battery and charging system checked for optimum performance. Cold weather is hard on batteries. Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in the cooling system. As a general rule of thumb, this should be done every two years. Make sure heaters, defrosters and wipers work properly. Consider winter wiper blades and use cold weather washer fluid. As a general rule, wiper blades should be replaced every six months. Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure. If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to gr ... read more

Snow Parking In Minneapolis

Snow Parking In Minneapolis

With the recent snow fall we thought it would be a good idea to remind you of the Snow Emergency parking rules in Minneapolis. We want to make sure your car is safe from towing and from plows. To get the latest snow emergency news you can call (612) 348-SNOW (7669) or there’s a snow emergency app that you can download on your phone which will show you a map of where you can park depending on what day of the snow emergency we’re on. You can download that here. The app will NOT tell you when there is a snow emergency so you will have to check the city website or you can sign-up for email, text, phone, or social media alerts on the website. For a description of the snow emergency parking rules you can go to the city website.&n ... read more