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Here is good article from the National Safety Council:

https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/winter/holiday

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Oil Life Indicators
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posted by: Ray Guarino

Here is a good article about how cars determine the oil life and when to set the light. it also talks about re-setting the monitor and gives some interesting history on the subject as well.  From the article:

"The most important thing to remember is that these estimates on the health of the oil are built around specific oils recommended by the automakers. Since the vehicle has no idea about the specification of the oil, it is critical the oil matches the oil life monitor..."

There is also information about Longer-Interval Oil Filters.  From the article:

"You can’t judge an oil filter just by opening it up and counting the pleats. Most reputable oil filter manufacturers have a warranty that will cover engine damage if the filter fails within the OE-recommended oil change intervals. If a filter manufacturer does not have this type of warranty, don’t take a chance on their filters..."

http://www.underhoodservice.com/determining-the-life-of-the-oil-how-do-oems-calculate-oil-life-percentages/

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posted by: Joe D.

UPDATED

We mentioned on the show that there are a few ways to get diagnostic and repair information.  Here they are:

NOTE: Subscription rates indicated below were up-tod-ate on 10/2/18

AllData  $24.95/year for first vehicle, $19.95/additional vehicles (mult-year, multi-vehicle pricing options available)

Mitchell  One full year coverage for a single vehicle - $29.95 (mult-year, multi-vehicle pricing options available)

MotoLogic  $119/month (plus setup fee).  Appears to be for all vehicles.

http://www.chiltondiy.com/

https://haynes.com/en-us/tips-tutorials/free-14-day-online-manual-trial

Try your local library as some will provide access to a service like these for free to their members.

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Lou Santiago
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posted by: safetyguy

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) recently launched a four-part video series on lift safety featuring celebrity car builder/TV host Lou Santiago. In the YouTube series, Santiago gives a behind-the-scenes tour of the new LiftLab facility at ALI’s headquarters in Cortland, NY. Along the way, he shares lift safety tips and highlights a couple of cool vehicles in the facility—a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner and a 1946 Brockway heavy-duty truck. The first episode can be viewed on 

YouTube Playlist of ALL 4 Lou Santiago Vehicle Lift Safety Videos

Take this Lifting It Right online course

Get this Safety Tips poster

“Lou’s been wrenching on cars and trucks since he was a kid,” said R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI president. “He got his start through the New York State BOCES program for diesel mechanics, served his country as a Navy Seabee and has shown millions of people how to build and repair vehicles through his television shows. He’s a great guy to deliver the message that although everyone makes mistakes, it is important to focus on using and maintaining lifts properly to stay safe on the job.”

As part of the video series campaign, ALI is offering a free pair of shop safety glasses with every order of the new Safety Tips poster Santiago highlights in the first episode. The 30x45-in. poster outlines 13 tips for safe lifting, including lift operation, maintenance and inspection. It’s available in packs of two for $38 with free shipping in the U.S.

https://www.autolift.org/news/lou-santiago-at-automotive-lift-institute-liftlab/

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