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When Should I Replace My Fuel Filter?

When Should I Replace My Fuel Filter?

The fuel filter is an essential component in ensuring optimal engine performance. Just like any other vehicle part, specifically filters, the fuel filter requires replacing after a certain amount of time. The truth is that gasoline picks up and contains all kinds of contaminants including dirt and debris. These particles could damage your engine if it weren't for your fuel filter to block out these impurities.   Therefore, the fuel filter will become clogged and dirty, which may impact your car’s performance. If you don’t want these particles getting into your fuel injectors or affecting the flow of fuel throughout your car, make sure you remember to replace them.   Below are some of the common signs that mean it’s time to change your fuel filter: Rough Idling If your car feels unstable while idling, it may be due to a mishap in fuel flow. A clogged filter may cause a restriction or blockage in the fuel’s path. Therefore, your engine is strug ... read more

Does My Car Need a Tune-up?

Does My Car Need a Tune-up?

Vehicles have different recommended intervals for tune-ups. Older cars with mechanical ignitions need to be adjusted every year or every 10,000 to 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Modern vehicles with fuel injection and electronic ignition are expected to last anywhere from 25,000 to 100,000 miles before requiring a significant tune-up. check on the following to know when you need a tune up; Ineffective Fuel Mileage You'll have a fair notion as to how far you can travel on one tank of petrol if you've been using your vehicle for a time. The figure needs to always fall inside a certain range. Bring your vehicle in for a full inspection and tune-up if you realize that you aren't obtaining as much efficiency on a tank of petrol as you typically do. There can be underlying issues causing the decline in effectiveness. Stalling. Whenever your automobile stalls once, it might not seem like a major concern. Numerous potential underlying causes of stalling, ranging from defe ... read more

Prepare Your Car to Beat the Summer Heat

Prepare Your Car to Beat the Summer Heat

Whether you are spending your summer days at the beach or in your hometown, most of us can’t escape the sun. When you get behind the wheel this summer, it is important you are aware of the damage that the heat can pose to your car. Below are some of our top tips to beat the summer heat: Keep your tires properly inflated - When your tires are properly maintained and inflated, you don’t have to worry about them wearing down quickly. It’ll improve your gas mileage as well. Try seat covers - There’s nothing more painful than having to sit down on hot, leather seats in the summer. You should consider investing in some seat covers to prevent this phenomenon. Additionally, seat covers protect your upholstery from spills, stains, and sun damage. Change your oil - If you’re planning to do lots of driving this summer, it is a good idea to get an oil change. This will ensure your engine is properly lubricated and fit to perform smoothly. Park in shaded areas - No ... read more

Is It Safe to Use Water Instead of Coolant?

Is It Safe to Use Water Instead of Coolant?

The cooling system is crucial for your vehicle engine to maintain a stable temperature at all times. Coolant fluid is the key part of the system that helps regulate the temperature and prevents overheating and parts from corroding. You may have heard from somewhere that water can be used in place of coolant, and we’re here to set the record straight. In order to determine whether water is safe to use in lieu of coolant, you should know what is in coolant first. Coolant is a 50/50 mix of water and other additives in a solution called antifreeze. These chemical components help increase the water's freezing and boiling points to withstand extreme temperatures. Now, when your car is overheating due to a lack of coolant, it most likely has a leak. To temporarily relieve the problem, you will need to resupply the car with coolant. Because some people may not have coolant readily available, water is the next best solution. You may consider adding water as a temporary solution. Ho ... read more

My Car Feels Sluggish - What Could Be the Cause?

My Car Feels Sluggish - What Could Be the Cause?

Does your vehicle feel slow to respond when you step on the gas? There are several potential causes of this issue, so we'll go through some of the most common here. Dirty Air Filter A dirty or clogged air filter can quickly cause your engine to lose power. The air filter is designed to filter out impurities from reaching the engine during the combustion process. When it's clogged up, your engine won't be able to create the proper mix of air and fuel, leading to that sluggish feeling you get when you step on the gas. Fuel Injector/Pump Another potential cause comes in the form of the fuel delivery system. Over time, the fuel injector can become clogged, which means your engine isn't getting the correct amount of fuel. The fuel pump could also fail, leading to issues in the transfer of fuel from the tank to the injectors. Worn or Improperly Installed Timing Belt One of the most important belts on your vehicle, the timing belt keeps your crankshaft and camshaft in ti ... read more

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