Needed Repairs

August 31st, 2015 by

Needed Repairs If you would agree that your vehicle is an indispensable part of your life, you would also probably agree that it is in your best interest to keep it running. Doing so involves keeping on top of repairs and keeping up with the car or truck’s maintenance requirements. Avoid Major Repairs Otherwise, you

Air Filter

August 23rd, 2015 by

Air Filter Today’s Diesel Engines While today’s diesel engines are as durable as ever, changes in exhaust emissions technology make it especially important to observe air-filter replacement recommendations. In particular, turbo-charged diesel engines use high volumes of air to provide added power and help with emissions control. With this in mind, replacing and servicing the

Vehicle Safety Standards

August 17th, 2015 by

Vehicle Safety Standards Stringent Safety Standards If you have ever wondered what effect the government’s increasingly stringent safety standards are having on the ability to survive a car crash, you need only look at the latest study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). According to IIHS, the chances of dying in a crash

Worn Piston Rings

August 9th, 2015 by

Worn Piston Rings  The Signs When drivers notice excessive oil consumption, white or gray exhaust smoke, poor acceleration, and/or overall loss of power or poor engine performance, they may be seeing signs of worn piston rings. These hoop-shaped pieces of metal fit around the circumference of each piston, providing a seal between the piston and the

Leaky Manifold Gasket

August 3rd, 2015 by

A LEAKY MANIFOLD GASKET The exhaust manifold gasket forms a seal where the surfaces of the exhaust manifold and the cylinder head meet. As the metal surfaces on each side of the gasket expand and contract (due to the high temperatures of burned exhaust gases exiting from the engine’s cylinder), the gasket may develop leaks.