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Why You Should Not Put Off Clogged Oil Filter for your Car Repairs | Virginia Auto Service

Most car owners know that they should get their oil changed regularly. But what many people don’t know is that they should also change their car’s oil filter regularly.

Not changing your car’s oil filter can lead to several problems, including clogged filters and decreased performance.

So if you haven’t had your car’s oil filter changed recently, now is the time to do it. At Virginia Auto Service, Scottsdale & Phoenix, Arizona, we can help you with all your car repair needs.

Signs of Clogged or Leaking Oil Filter that you should urgently address:

Overheating Engine

When a car’s engine air filter becomes blocked, you’ll notice that performance and fuel economy suffer when driving on open roads as well at gas stations.

If you don’t have enough flow-of-engine fluids, your car will gradually wear down and become less efficient. As a result, it decreases your vehicle from performing essential functions like starting up in cold weather and will lead to costly repairs.

Study Finds Electric Vehicles Provide Lower Carbon Emissions Through Additional Channels

With new major spending packages investing billions of dollars in electric vehicles in the U.S., some analysts have raised concerns over how green the electric vehicle industry actually is, focusing particularly on indirect emissions caused within the supply chains of the vehicle components and the fuels used to power electricity that charges the vehicles.

But a recent study from the Yale School of the Environment published in Nature Communications found that the total indirect emissions from electric vehicles pale in comparison to the indirect emissions from fossil fuel-powered vehicles. This is in addition to the direct emissions from combusting fossil fuels -- either at the tailpipe for conventional vehicles or at the power plant smokestack for electricity generation -- showing electric vehicles have a clear advantage emissions-wise over conventional vehicles.

"The surprising element was how much lower the emissions of electric vehicles were," says postdoctoral associate Stephanie Weber. "The supply chain for combustion vehicles is just so dirty that electric vehicles can't surpass them, even when you factor in indirect emissions."

Hyundai Wins More US News 2022 Best Cars for the Money Awards than Any Other Brand

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Hyundai today won five U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best Cars for the Money Awards, more than any other automotive brand. Covering 11 automotive categories, the awards put a spotlight on cars and SUVs that represent the best combination of long-term value and excellent ownership experience. Scores are based on safety and reliability data, as well as the collective opinion of the automotive press. The process includes real-time transaction prices and five-year total cost of ownership data: https://cars.usnews.com/cars-money.

The five Hyundai models won in the following categories:

Kia EV6 wins 'Car of the Year' at 2022 What Car? Awards

- Latest in long list of global accolades for Kia's first dedicated EV

- EV6 also named 'Electric SUV of the Year' by What Car?

- Only the second fully electric vehicle ever to win the 'Car of the Year' award – after the Kia Niro EV in 2019

- Kia Sorento wins 2022 'Tow Car Award'

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 20, 2022 -- The Kia EV6 has won the overall 'Car of the Year' award at the prestigious 2022 What Car? Awards, alongside being named 'Electric SUV of the Year'. This historic win for Kia's first dedicated electric vehicle marks only the second time that an EV has won the What Car? 'Car of the Year' crown after the Kia Niro EV in 2019.

The latest 'Car of the Year' trophy for the Kia EV6 follows a record number of awards and accolades from experts at opinion-leading international media titles in the 10 months since the car was first introduced globally in March last year.

Travel Advice for 2022: What AAA Wants You to Know Before You GoTravel Advice for 2022: What AAA Wants You to Know Before You Go

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2022) — So far this year, flight cancellations, wintery weather and the COVID-19 omicron variant have all combined to create the perfect storm for travelers. However, AAA’s travel advice makes it possible to travel in the pandemic without losing your mind or your money.

What to Know Before Traveling in 2022

Anticipate the expenses associated with delays and cancelations including the possibility of having to stay longer if stranded.

Pack N95 or KN95 masks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and disposable gloves in your carry-on and make sure it is easily accessible.

Purchase travel insurance that specifically provides coverage for travel interruption and additional expenses due to COVID-19.

Notify credit card providers of your travel details (specify location and duration) to reduce the risk of frozen cards due to unusual activity.

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