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              XPERIENCE XSPERO                                                                                                     PHOTO: COTTONBRO
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     Oil Change Needed?

        You already know that an oil change is   • Deltona Tires, Egg Harbor Twp.                                  the friction between different parts. When
     a crucial part of routine auto maintenance.   • Fred Harz & Son, Elmer                                        oil is low, old, or gritty, you may hear   y next week schoolchildren will be
     Still, many delay this service for various   Here are five warning signs to keep in                           sounds like ticking or knocking coming   on vacation from both virtual and in-
     reasons. Many drivers rely on mileage over   mind that will let you know when you need                        from the engine. These are signs that an oil  Bperson classes in our local schools.
     warning signs to determine whether or not   to take your vehicle to one of these great                        change is needed or a more serious problem  It was an incredibly challenging year for
     they need an oil change. Knowing these   local businesses for an oil change.                                  is occurring.                     the kids, their families, and teachers. We
     signs could help extend the life of your   Excess Exhaust: Newer vehicles won’t                                  Oil Smell Inside the Vehicle: If you get  should congratulate all of them for sticking
     engine and save you more in the long run.  typically release much visible exhaust from                        a whiff of oil from inside your vehicle, this   to it and completing the school year.
        When you use the Xspero™ app to pay   their tailpipes. However, if you notice what                         usually indicates that the engine is over-  I have had the opportunity to speak to
     for an oil change at one of our Auto Service   looks like smoke coming from the tailpipe                      heating and oil is burning into the exhaust.   some youngsters about their preference
     merchant partners, 20 percent of your   of your vehicle, something’s in need of your                          When an engine overheats, it can cause   of in-person or online, and it is definitely
     purchase benefits a local charity that you   attention. While this could mean more than                       extensive damage to your vehicle and can   a mixed review! What I know is that this
     choose. Just one oil change can help make   one thing, you may need an oil change.                            even cause a fire. So, if you smell oil inside   summer our children need fun and active
     a change in your community without you   Gritty Oil: Whenever you check your                                  your car, take it as a sign that you need an   things to do.
     spending more.                       oil, inspect the texture on the dipstick. Over                           oil change right away. n             We are so lucky to live close to the sea-
        Some of our South Jersey auto service   time, oil will pick up unwanted particles                                                            shore offering fine beaches and boardwalks
     partners include:                    from the engine and will appear gritty and   friction. You might notice irregular shak-  Don’t have Xspero yet? Simply download
        • Vann Auto Group Service, Vineland   dirty. Dirty oil is thick and abrasive and can   ing or vibrations when you drive or when   the Xspero app from your phone’s app store.   with a lot of amusements. We also should
        • Main Auto, Vineland             cause more wear to your engine. If your oil   you idle. Your vehicle’s performance will   Or text the word “ACT” to 47-47-47!   add the Delaware Bayshore to our day trips.
        • Russell’s Automotive Service Center,   appears gritty, it’s time for an oil change.  be impacted by dirty oil or low levels. Take   Looking for more ways to use the   The Bayshore Center in Bivalve includes
     Bridgeton                              Irregular Vibration: Whether oil levels   this as a sign.              Xspero™ app to make a difference in your   a museum, art exhibits, the AJ Meerwald
        • Tommy’s Auto Repair, Bridgeton  are low or oil has become viscous and gritty   Unusual Noise: As motor oil circulates,   community? Check your Xspero app for mer-  schooner, the oyster cultivation, and more.
        • Uncle’s Garage, Vineland        from age, your engine may experience more   it’s lubricating your engine and reducing   chants near you that accept Xspero™.   Visit their website to see all the things you
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