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Turbocharged Engines And the Importance of Timely Service Interval

Turbocharged Engines And the Importance of Timely Service Interval

January 14, 2021

Turbocharged engines are becoming common, as the vehicle manufacturers utilize smaller displacement engines. Turbochargers and direct injection can make a small displacement engine behave like a larger displacement engine, plus achieve better fuel economy, and that is the reason for their popularity. Engines that operate at higher altitudes benefit greatly from the turbocharged arrangement.

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Maintenance and Service Intervals: The Key to Extending Engine Life

Maintenance and Service Intervals: The Key to Extending Engine Life

December 14, 2020

With proper maintenance and timely service intervals, the life of the engine and related components can be extended. Neglecting these service intervals can result in poor engine performance and internal engine damage due to the formation of sludge deposits. These deposits can restrict the flow of lubricant, promoting accelerated wear.

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Don’t Slip Up: 5 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Don’t Slip Up: 5 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter

November 27, 2020

Before you know it, your car’s going to be at risk of slipping, sliding, and other common wintery issues. Is your car ready for the challenges of the winter season? Being proactive about winter car preparation can help keep you and your loved ones safer on the road. Take these 5 steps to prepare your […]

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Practicing Shop Safety: A Technician’s Life May Depend on It

Practicing Shop Safety: A Technician’s Life May Depend on It

November 24, 2020

Having been involved in the automotive field for the past 54 years, I have experienced firsthand how minor negligence can lead to a catastrophic event. Many technicians fall into a pattern that results in the technician taking some steps that could result in personal injury or damage to the customer’s vehicle. It is human nature […]

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Vehicle Fluids

Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Vehicle Fluids

November 16, 2020

Just like you, your car requires regular, preventive care to stay healthy. What’s one of the easiest things you can do to ensure your vehicle runs smoothly? Having your fluids checked and changed when required. Did you know most automotive repair facilities where you have service done will check your vehicle’s fluids between visits for […]

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ENGINE NOISES: Normal Characteristic or a Catastrophic Event

ENGINE NOISES: Normal Characteristic or a Catastrophic Event

October 26, 2020

Identifying noises that should be considered a normal characteristic or a mechanical defect can be a challenge, even for the most experienced technician. Some engines, systems and components come with their own noise characteristics that we would once consider a defect, but now are considered a normal characteristic. Some mechanical failures may not receive immediate […]

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Tire Rotation: A Neglected Necessity

Tire Rotation: A Neglected Necessity

October 19, 2020

Every automotive professional recommends you periodically rotate your tires so they wear evenly and last longer, but is it necessary? It seems as if some motorists do not think so. Tire rotation is one of the more neglected routine maintenance items. Rotating your tires as part of your regularly scheduled vehicle maintenance has many benefits. […]

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5 Ways to Get Customers to Stay On Schedule with Their Vehicle Maintenance

5 Ways to Get Customers to Stay On Schedule with Their Vehicle Maintenance

September 8, 2020

“What do you mean, ‘scheduled maintenance’? My car’s running just fine.” If you’ve ever felt the urge to tear your hair out when a customer says something like that, you’re not alone. People spend big bucks to buy sporty new cars or road-dominating pickups. Yet when it comes to servicing that vehicle, many balk because […]

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Are Your Brakes in Tip-Top Shape?

Are Your Brakes in Tip-Top Shape?

August 24, 2020

The loud squeal coming from your tires can be your brake pads—telling you they need to be checked. The noise might be caused by a pad wear indicator scraping on the brake rotor. The indicator was put there to warn you when your brakes are getting too thin, but there are also other signs it’s […]

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Radio Frequency Interference Leaves Muranos with No-Start Symptoms

Radio Frequency Interference Leaves Muranos with No-Start Symptoms

August 20, 2020

Two ladies in like Nissan Muranos were chatting in a shopping center parking lot. After loading their groceries, both encountered a no-start condition. What are the chances of this occurring with two like vehicles parked next to each other? It is all about the strength of the signal and it is not uncommon to encounter […]

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