Sorted by Archive: August, 2014 ( 10 post/s)

  • Fuel Injectors

    Monday 25 August 2014

    The last new car sold with a carburetor in North America rolled out of the dealership in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. Fuel injection is a much more precise way of delivering fuel than carburetors. That t... read more

  • Improve Gas Mileage in Sarasota

    Friday 22 August 2014

    Do you find yourself filling up more often than you used to in Sarasota? Do you have a clue what your average highway/city MPG is on I-94 or driving through downtown, or what it should be? Bad gas mileage is caused by one of three factors: driving conditions, environmental conditions and/or vehicle conditions. Factors: Road conditions in Sarasota Frequent braking followed by brief spurts of acceleration at low-speeds can have an adverse affect on your gas mileage. Consider alternate routes, b... read more

  • Saving Lives In Sarasota With Tire Pressure

    Sunday 17 August 2014

    All new passenger vehicles on our Sarasota, FL roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about TPMS. First off, the most important thing is that you still need to check your tire pressure every week – or at least every time you gas up. The TPMS system alert comes in when your tire is twenty percent below the factory recommendation. So if the recommen... read more

  • Trip Inspection

    Sunday 17 August 2014

    North Americans love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than the road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now you can’t always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle’s perspective. What kind of roads will you be traveling – winding byways or super... read more

  • Hunting for a Good Mechanic? Just Look Behind the Counter

    Wednesday 13 August 2014

    Any shop will tell you that they’re honest and value their customers above all else. At the same time, most vehicle owners know little about either their vehicle to know otherwise. The general rule seems to be that if it runs, that’s good enough. A wise consumer should look for a mechanic that goes beyond the bare minimum and is an advocate to customer, one who tries to educate them about their vehicle and the choices they make to maintain it. In more concrete terms, and beyond cust... read more

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