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How to fix leaky vehicles without breaking the bank

Drivers expect to experience a few bumps in the road as their vehicles age. While certain issues, such as worn shocks or engine troubles, are best left to the professionals, drivers can address many other issues that commonly affect aging vehicles on their own.

Fluid leaks are one of the more routine problems that plague older vehicles. While leaks are not necessarily a sign of doom and gloom, they tend to distress vehicle owners and can affect drivability. In addition, automotive fluids that seep out of vehicles can prove harmful to the environment.

CRC Throttle Body Air Intake Cleaner

The throttle body in the air intake system controls the air that flows into the engine.  The amount of air depends on the position of the gas pedal.  If you press the pedal harder then the throttle plate opens wider to give the engine more air, resulting in more power and increased speed. 

CRC MAF Sensor Cleaner

Most fuel-injected vehicles are equipped with a mass air flow sensor, or “MAF” sensor to measure the amount and density of air entering the engine.  This is information the computer uses to determine how much fuel to inject into the engine for combustion as air enters the cylinders. Ignition timing is also affected.  The MAF sensor wire gets dirty with accumulated debris, oil, air filter fibers, dust and pollen.  This can cause inaccurate readings and negatively affect the air to fuel ratio.

CRC Motor Treatment

CRC Motor Treatment

Things just work better when they’re clean and your car’s engine is no exception.  You can’t stop carbon in the fuel system because it’s a byproduct of combustion.  But you can limit and reduce the number of carbon deposits on your intake valves, piston heads, cylinder walls and injectors.  Adding CRC Motor Treatment to your fuel cleans these engine components and lubricates upper cylinders, helping cure hesitation and pings and also restores power. 

K&W Trans-X® Posi-Trac Limited Slip Gear Oil Additive

Quiet chattering differentials and improve overall gear oil performance with K&W Trans-X Posi Trac Limited Slip Gear Oil Additive from CRC Industries.  K&W Trans-X Posi Trac can be used in all domestic and foreign cars and trucks, and works with both petroleum and synthetic gear lubricants.  

Happily Ever After With Your Car

If you want to add more years to the relationship between you and your car, give it a little extra attention this Valentine’s Day in the form of an oil change, tune-up or other loving service to make sure it runs happily ever after. Just a little extra care can lead to a longer life for your car.

There’s no debating the value of preventive maintenance to keep your car running efficiently.By giving your vehicle a little more attention now, you’ll avoid the heartbreak and unexpected expense of car trouble down the road.

Resolve to Take Better Care of Your Car in the New Year

Most people make new year’s resolutions. Resolving to lose weight and exercise can be tough ones to keep, but resolving to take better care of your car has never been easier with the free online custom service schedule from the non-profit Car Care Council.

A Clean Mass Air Flow Sensor Tells No Lies

 (Article = By Mark Salem, Automotive Master Technician for CRC Industries

Every sensor on or in a computer-controlled car or truck talks to the “on-board PC” in a kind of language you’ve never heard or seen. All of the inputs are in a voltage-speak and are all numbers. All of these signals to and from the PC travel in and out at up to 300 times per second. That is some party line!

Avoid “Turkey” of a Thanksgiving with a 10-Minute Pre-Trip Vehicle Check

One way to avoid a turkey of a Thanksgiving road trip is to make sure the vehicle you will be driving is running well. A 10-minute pre-trip check is small potatoes compared to a big helping of inconvenience if you break down many miles away from home, according to the Car Care Council.

Find Your Auto Tech NOW, Before You Need Him

Moving into a new area, who’s the most important professional you seek out? Your family doctor, of course, a dentist, your pharmacist and, somewhere down the road… your auto mechanic.

The decision on your car care professional, while not a critical as selecting health care professionals, nevertheless is important. Further, that should be made when you’re in control of the situation, not when the car breaks down and can’t be driven.

(“Where do you want me to tow your car, ma’am?” “Gosh, I don’t know?!”)

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