Your vehicle’s engine relies on three things to be able to run – air, fuel, and spark. The air that enters the engine’s fuel system has to be clean and free of tiny particulates like grit, dust, pollen and sand. Were these particles to enter the engine, they would soon cause wear and damage.
Prior to the 1960s, engines used an oil bath filter where air would enter the system and be directed across a sump of oil; hopefully, particles would be trapped in the surface of the oil. Oil bath air filters were messy and inefficient and were replaced by a paper element filter in the early 60s. Paper air filters draw air past a pleated paper element, not unlike the intake filter in your home’s A/C system.
So how often does the filter need to be changed?
Electrical System Maintenance (Part 2)
To ensure proper maintenance of the cars electrical system, you need to clean off the connections on the battery from time to time. This will help to prevent unnecessary tear and wear on ...[more]
Electrical System Maintenance
A car relies on its electrical system to ensure smooth running and operation. Unfortunately, many car owners do not pay attention to the electrical system because it does not need to be inspected as often as the car’s moving parts. Knowing what comprises a car’s electrical system is very important in making sure it runs smoothly.
Some common problems that are caused by the electrical system include:
1. Little or no power in the battery
This is one of the very common problems that occur in a vehicle. Sometimes the battery is total ...[more]
The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacements (Part 1)
It’s not just about the engine or the tires, but every little moving part that makes the car perform at its absolute best. For this to happen, it needs care, it needs you. Your windshield is one of the underrated components of your car, a component that’s responsible for your visibility and also, your general safety while driving. Let’s take a look at the various reasons why replacing your windshield wiper blade replacement is so important.
Safety is first and foremost
A large percentage of accidents happen because of compromised visibility. What can cause this? Usually it’s dirty or cracked windshields. Dirt is obvious; it sticks to the surface and direct ...[more]
When your car battery needs to be replaced (Part 2)
NOTE:This is part two of our series on battery replacement. Please click here for part 1.
Here is how to determine if your battery is getting enough electricity.
· If you notice signs like warning lights such as ’Check Engine’ flicker, disappearing, and then reappearing again or odd flickering lights, then these are signs that your car battery is not getting enough electricity. If the alternator is not in good shape, your battery is also faulty since it will no longer be able ...[more]
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