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Does Quality Of Gasoline Matter?

Does Quality Of Gasoline Matter?

A common question among car owners is, “does it really matter what quality of gas I put in my tank?” Most auto mechanics will tell you that yes, quality matters. Digressing for a moment to clarify, available gasoline qualities come in 87, 89, and 91 octane ratings. The higher the octane rating, the more car owners can expect to pay at the pump. Auto mechanics will further explain that while all vehicles can properly operate using 87 octane gasoline exclusively, individuals inevitably run into problems down the line after prolonged usage. As the quality of gasoline declines so does its cleanliness. Gasoline manufacturers add engine cleaning detergents to their fuel that help prevent carbon deposits from forming on the inside of an engine. Gasoline with a 91 octane rating has far more cleaning agents than does the lowest grade of E.P.A approved 87 grade gas. Drivers who use nothing but 87 octane gasoline will not only eventually contend with carbon deposits in their engines ... read more

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Vehicle Maintenance And Neglect

Cars are a lot like the human body in that they need regular maintenance and consistent care if they are to operate properly and remain healthy for long periods of time. We visit our doctor at regular intervals to ensure that our bodies are functioning at optimal levels and to address small problems before they become large costly ones. It behooves car owners to treat their vehicles with the same care and respect they do their own bodies by taking them into a garage at regular intervals. In doing so such persons can not only address things like oil changes, fluid checks, and tire checks but can discover and fix small issues before they grow into very expensive and time consuming large problems. Many times cars have problems internally that aren’t evident until they’ve completely broken down, malfunctioned, and/or damaged surrounding components. With so much on the line you’d be forgiven ... read more

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A Guide To Saving Gas

A Guide To Saving Gas

Gas prices have long since been skyrocketing and forcing car owners to rework their budgets so as to ensure they have enough gas to get to and from work, school, the store, etc. Unbeknownst to many car owners, there are many ways to save at the pump that aren’t directly related to their local gas station itself. The following tips can help car owners conserve fuel and in turn reduce costs. Eyes On Inflation Car owners frequently overlook the health of their tires, especially their air pressure or lack thereof. Under inflated tires force a car’s engine to work harder which leads to greater fuel consumption. Individuals will also want to monitor their wheel alignment as misaligned tires also force an engine to work harder. Wait until tires have cooled before checking air pressure or take your car to an Albany Ca. auto repair specialist for a quick check up. Don’t Weight We’re all guilty of leaving ite ... read more

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Caring For Your Car’s Tires

The vast majority of car owners don’t give much thought to their tires until they get a flat or are preparing for a long drive with their families. This is unfortunate given just how often oversight leads to most costly repairs, not to mention danger, down the line. Neglected or forgotten tires on a car can lead to potentially dangerous scenarios. Cars with overly worn tires can lose control, have blow out’s at high speeds, can cause accidents, and even traumatize those inside of the affected vehicle. It behooves all car owners to take good care of their tires. Having them rotated, balanced, and aligned goes a long way in slowing their natural wear and tear. Equally important, keeping a close eye on a cars tires via manual inspections at regular intervals can prevent all of the aforementioned incidents and save people money. There are three major things car owners need to keep in mind when thinking of their tires. Treading: While it doesn’t tel ... read more

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Why Do I Need To Change My Car’s Oil?

Why Do I Need To Change My Car’s Oil?

If there’s anyone one single aspect of auto care people rarely overlook it is most assuredly the oil change. This is a good thing too as fresh and adequate amounts of oil allow a car to continue functioning properly. Left neglected, forgoing regular oil changes carries serious consequences. Ignoring your engine’s need for new oil also costs a great deal more after engines seize, break down, and become irreparably damaged by a lack of clean oil. Although many people have their vehicles oil changed as they should very few know exactly why oil must be changed at all. In this post we’ll explore a few of the more prominent reasons. Caring For An Engine Without a functional engine a car is little more than a 5000 lbs mass of useless metal. Automobile engines are comprised of many moving parts. These parts generate heat and accumulate debris over time. Automobile oil protects these moving parts from both the aforementioned heat and debris. It also allows them to do their ... read more

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