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Thoughts from the Road

3 most important maintenance tips

I have found that the biggest challenge to vehicle longevity, in New York, is corrosion due to road salt. The salt corrodes the underside of the vehicle, damaging suspension, exhaust and steering parts as well as the body and chassis. Three things that slow corrosion down are: 1. Regular car washes including the undercarriage blast. If […]

What Does The Check Engine Light Mean?

What Does My Check Engine Light (Service Engine Soon) Light Mean? The Check Engine Light (CEL) is perhaps the least understood Malfunction Indicator Light. It is one of the most recently added warning lights (1980). It lights when there are no apparent symptoms. It is often perceived as being related to pollution controls only. Also, […]

What’s Under YOUR Hood?

WHAT’S UNDER YOUR HOOD? Engine performance is adversely affected by carbon deposits. These deposits form on the throttle plate, in the intake manifold, around the fuel injectors, and in the combustion chambers themselves. Carbon is a by-product of incomplete combustion. Impurities in gasoline cause this incomplete combustion and create carbon deposits in your engine! These […]

  

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