Observe National Car Care Month with a Driveway Vehicle Check

National Car Care Month in April is the perfect time for simple driveway car care to make sure your vehicle is operating safely and dependably for essential trips during this trying time, says the Car Care Council.

“A driveway vehicle check only takes about 10 minutes. These simple steps will help keep you on the road so you can run important errands and arrive safely to your destinations,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “If you find your vehicle needs service, automotive repair is considered essential, so call your trusted local repair shop. Many shops have remained open in stay-at-home areas and most have instituted polices to ensure limited personal contact, allowing you to drop off and pick up your vehicle quickly and safely.”

The non-profit Car Care Council suggests inspecting the following items as part of a simple driveway vehicle inspection:

  • Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering and brake and transmission, as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check the hoses and belts that can become cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system.
  • Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.
  • Check the wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and inspect and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation. Keep the reservoir filled with solvent.

The Car Care Council’s 80-page Car Care Guide can be ordered free-of-charge by visiting www.carcare.org/car-care-guide. Available in English and Spanish, the popular guide features helpful information about maintaining your vehicle for safety, dependability and value.

The non-profit Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council’s online media room at media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council’s consumer education website at www.carcare.org.

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Is Pennzoil Good Oil? All of Your Pennzoil Questions, Answered

Firestone mechanic pouring Pennzoil motor oil into an engineYou’ve probably heard of Pennzoil. But you might not have heard about all the benefits of Pennzoil products. There are many types and brands of motor oils to choose from. But when it comes to doing what’s best for your engine, there is only one Pennzoil. Read on for answers to the most common Pennzoil questions, and learn what makes Pennzoil America’s most trusted motor oil brand.*

Is Pennzoil good oil?

Yes. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we believe a good oil goes beyond lubricating your engine. That’s why we trust Pennzoil motor oils for all of our synthetic oil changes. After 40 years and 3,500 patents, Pennzoil Platinum became the first motor oil made entirely from natural gas.

Pennzoil Synthetic motor oils are technologically advanced products formulated to withstand severe conditions and keep engines running clean. Because Pennzoil Synthetic motor oil is made from natural gas, it contains fewer of the impurities found in base oil made from crude.

All the research and development poured into Pennzoil Synthetics is meant to help keep your engine running cleaner and longer, and provide complete protection from wear and friction than any other leading synthetic oil.**

By exceeding current industry and manufacturer requirements, Pennzoil is more than good oil; it’s America’s number one selling motor oil brand!*

How is Pennzoil made?

While other motor oils are made from crude oil, Pennzoil synthetics is the first motor oil made from natural gas. Through a patented gas-to-liquid process, Pennzoil’s synthetic motor oils are crystal clear and free from 99.5% of impurities found in crude oil.**

Where is Pennzoil made?

Every drop of Pennzoil synthetic motor oil distributed in North America is crafted from a base oil made from natural gas through a proprietary gas-to-liquid process, and manufactured at multiple blending plants across the US. Pennzoil inspects every product before it is distributed to ensure your engine receives high quality protection and performance.

Who owns Pennzoil?

The Pennzoil-Quaker State Company is a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Though Shell Oil Company is part of Royal Dutch Shell PLC., all Pennzoil motor oil distributed throughout North America is manufactured in the U.S.

How long does Pennzoil synthetic oil last?

Thanks to the patented natural gas-to-liquid process, Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic motor oil can help your car run cleaner for longer compared to motor oils made from crude oil. With advanced PurePlus® oil technologies, Pennzoil Platinum is formulated to keep your engine clean, so you can drive an extra 550 miles per year vs. a dirty engine!** Even so, keep in mind that it’s best to get an oil change at the intervals suggested in your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule.

How long does Pennzoil High Mileage oil last?

Pennzoil High Mileage oilBoth Pennzoil High Mileage and Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage are designed to reduce leaks and oil consumption for vehicles with over 75,000 miles. Pennzoil Platinum High mileage also carries the additional Complete Protection benefits of the Platinum line.

While Pennzoil High Mileage Oil can help your high-mileage vehicle perform better and run longer, it is best to follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended service schedule for changing your oil.

Where can I get a Pennzoil oil change?

Are you ready for better engine performance from America’s most trusted motor oil brand? Schedule an appointment at a Firestone Complete Auto Care near you! We proudly use Pennzoil Full Synthetic motor oils at all of our 1,700+ locations nationwide. Schedule an appointment at a location near you for your Pennzoil synthetic oil change, the motor oil that doesn’t just meet industry standards; it exceeds them!

*Based on a leading independent research study between April 2013 and December 2017

**Wear and friction based on Sequence IVA wear test using SAE 5W-30. Fuel economy measurements made using CAFE cycle under FTP75. Avg of 550 extra miles based on mixed city/highway miles and US avg of 13,476 miles driven per year with 4.1% better MPG vs. a dirty engine. Source:fhwa.dot.gov, 2017. Follow OEM recommended oil drain intervals.

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Millersville Location Will Be Closed Until Further Notice –

The Millersville location will be closed until further notice. We apologize about any inconvenience.

What Does The Stay-At-Home-Order Mean In Regards To Auto Maintenance?

The stay at home orders have been confusing for some. What does the stay at home order mean in regards to auto maintenance? Well the short answer is, auto maintenance has been designated an essential business, and the travel to an essential business is permitted. The following verbiage has been used by many states and municipalities:

– *** To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business.

**** Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities.

What it comes down to for us is, we want to keep our guys working because we believe their work can be done safely and without contact – because of this we want to be open so they can receive a paycheck and have one less piece of stress in their life. That being said, if no one is coming in for the service then it doesn’t matter if you’re essential or not.

We have been perfecting the contactless service for the past two weeks, we feel the oil change is a good service that you can take care of and get yourself out of the house to maintain some kind of sanity.


– Just a brief reminder that we are going to close the store every Wednesday for the next few weeks to make sure they get properly cleaned and disinfected. Sorry for any inconvenience. Boardman location retains all regular hours except Wednesday. Thank you!