How Often Do Car Fires Occur?
October 26, 2021
The last article we wrote we talked about some of the causes of vehicle fires and how to avoid them. Even though we saw another car fire on I5 South last weekend, some of our feedback indicated that most consumers do not feel that a vehicle fire occurs very often, or would ever affect them […]
A CAR FIRE – COULD THIS HAPPEN TO YOU?
October 21, 2021
Approximately one in eight fires in our nation is a highway vehicle fire. This does not include the tens of thousands of highway vehicle accidents that might end up with a fire too. 45% of vehicle fires are caused by mechanical failure. While it is an extreme case of what can happen if you have […]
What Is the Best Way to Take Care of My Fuel System?
August 02, 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 […]
How Does the Fuel System in My Vehicle Work?
May 10, 2019
The fuel system in today’s vehicles can be complicated. To properly maintain the fuel system, it is important to understand its full function. The fuel system stores and supplies fuel to the engine cylinders. The fuel is mixed with air and becomes vaporized, then it moves to the engine cylinders to be burned to produce […]
What Is the Purpose of Your Car’s PCV System?
April 19, 2019
Most vehicles on the road today have a Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) or a form of it. In the next three articles we will discuss how PCV works while a vehicle engine is operating, what the purpose of it is, and what the symptoms and consequences of a failing PCV system are. Let’s start with […]
Why Should I Have Fuel Injection Cleaning and Decarboning Services Performed?
October 25, 2016
One of the most overlooked maintenance services for our vehicles is the on your vehicle is a fuel injection cleaning service. This service not only cleans the fuel injectors, throttle body, intake manifold clear through the exhaust system, it can also decarbon the combustion chamber, the top of pistons and the intake and exhaust valves. […]
How Often Do I Need a Tune-Up?
March 10, 2014
In today’s cars that are computer controlled, the definition of a tune up has really changed. On most cars the only parts that can really be replaced on most cars, are the Spark Plugs, Spark Plug Wires, Fuel Filters, Air Filters and Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valves (PCV Valve). There are not any components that require […]
Why Is a Proper Functioning Exhaust and Emission System in Your Vehicle Important?
February 14, 2014
In the greater Portland area our vehicles are required to pass the Department of Environmental Quality Test every other year, to be legal to drive. There are a few key things that need to be in proper working shape for the vehicle to pass this test, good tune condition, proper fuel/air ratio and the exhaust […]
How Does the Heater in My Vehicle Work?
October 16, 2013
The heating system in your vehicle is designed to keep you warm while the temperatures outside are cold, wet and/or windy. The engine cooling system of the vehicle is directly linked to the heating system. If your heating system is not working properly it is important to have it checked out, because your engine cooling […]
How Can I Make My Vehicle More Green?
August 31, 2011
In our society with the global climate change concerns we keep hearing the buzz words “Go Green”. People are more aware of how their daily choices really affect the environment. Whether it is the car we drive, or how much we drive, what kind of fuel we use, what kind of equipment we use in […]