oil change

Partners in Business tip: Change your own oil

A one-truck operator can save almost $200 a year by moving from gallon jugs to 55-gallon drums for oil purchases.

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Partners in Business tip: Buy oil in bulk

The do-it-yourself oil change is a standard for many owner-operators, especially those with their own authority. A one-truck operator can save almost $200 a year by moving from gallon jugs to 55-gallon drums for oil purchases, assuming 125,000 miles per year with an oil change every 25,000 miles.

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If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway

You’ve heard the old axiom “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but you shouldn’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s much more economical to maintain an engine and truck than it is to replace parts because of neglect.

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Predetermined oil intervals and what to check in oil analysis

As a responsible truck owner, you should change your oil at predetermined intervals. Oil analysis provides great information and is the best way to keep track of how your engine is wearing.

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Extend Oil Life

With smart operation, you can save money by providing a greater cushion against lube deterioration and engine wear.

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The cost-effective approach to changing oil

The best way to know when to change oil is to have an oil sample analyzed. Kevin Rutherford’s February Dollars & Sense column covers the next key step.

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How to Change Oil

An oil change not only removes impurities, but it replaces depleted additives, as well as base oil that might have oxidized and broken down from heat.

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