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Are Fuel Injection Cleaning Services Really Necessary On Today’s Cars?

 

April 2, 2020


Carburetors VS. Fuel Injection Systems When vehicles were equipped with carburetors, it was a very common practice to clean and adjust the carburetor regularly. In the 1980s manufacturer’s phased out most carburetors, and switched over to fuel injection systems for the fuel mixing and delivery system of the vehicle.  Even though the primary function is Read more...

Why Does The Automatic Transmission in My Vehicle Need Serviced?

 

March 26, 2020


Automatic Transmission Service Less Expensive Than Repair One of the most overlooked vehicle maintenance services is the automatic transmission service.  The transmission of your vehicle is a major component that can be very expensive to repair. While we regularly change the engine oil in our vehicles, the emphasis has not been placed on the other Read more...

How Often Should I Have The Cabin Air Filter In My Vehicle Replaced?

 

March 19, 2020


What is a Cabin Air Filter? Late-model vehicles are usually equipped with a Cabin Air Filter.  The Cabin Air Filter is located in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system of your vehicle.  It is designed to catch dust, pollen and other airborne material that can irritate allergies and other respiratory problems.  It also helps Read more...

Driving Safely in Adverse Weather

 

August 23, 2019


Weather plays a huge role in your ability to drive a vehicle safely. Our insurance company just released statistics that 1 in every 6 accidents is caused by weather conditions. By allowing for weather conditions, prepping the vehicle, and driving appropriately for winter conditions, many car accidents could be avoided. PRECIPITATION Precipitation, which we see Read more...

My Vehicle Is Maintenance Free For The First 100,000 Miles!

 

August 16, 2019


Newer vehicles today are being sold with the misconception that they are maintenance free. As an example, the manufacturers have extended the life of oil changes to every 7,500 up to as many as 15,000 miles, instead of what has always been the automotive industry standard of every 3,000 miles. Transmission services have been extended Read more...

How Is The Starting and Charging System of Your Vehicle Working?

 

August 9, 2019


When fall approaches and cold mornings begin, it is a good time to have your vehicle's charging and starting system inspected and tested. The battery is the heart of the system, supplying power to start the engine and the current to operate the accessories when the vehicle is not running, and it protects the Power Read more...

What is the Best Way To Take Care of My Fuel System?

 

August 2, 2019


The fuel system of your vehicle is either mechanical or electronic. Most of today's cars are equipped with an electronic fuel system. The fuel pump is responsible for pressurizing fuel from a vehicle's gas tank and sending it to the engine. Since the electronic fuel system is most common, we will discuss that design in Read more...

How Can I Extend My Vehicle’s Life Expectancy?

 

July 26, 2019


Preventative Maintenance is the Key to Longevity What do we mean by preventative maintenance is the key to vehicle longevity? It means replacing fluids and parts when they are worn by age or mileage, not waiting for them to bad first. Whenever we have a customer with a 10-year-old, approximately 100,000 mile car and say Read more...

What Is The Life Expectancy Of My Vehicle?

 

July 19, 2019


We hear this question a lot and, according to the US Department of Transportation, the average life expectancy of a vehicle is 13 to 17 years. The USDOT just published that the average age of vehicles on US Highways is 11.5 years old, which is the highest the average has ever been. The life expectancy Read more...

How Often To Service Your Car’s Coolant

 

July 12, 2019


A proper mix of water and coolant is designed to protect your engine from extreme temperatures of heat and cold. Coolants carry special lubricating properties to keep all moving parts lubricated while circulating through the cooling system of the vehicle. Having the proper mix in the cooling system raises the boiling point and lowers the Read more...

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