Monthly Archives: September 2016

2016 Ford Endeavour Test Drive Review

The all-new Ford Endeavour is here in India and we recently got a chance to drive the SUV. The new Endeavour has a completely new design outside and a list of exhaustive features inside. While we drove the 3.2-litre 6-speed automatic top of the line variant, there's a 2.2-litre version too. The new Endeavour will compete against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Chevrolet Trailblazer. Here's our exclusive test drive review for the all-new Ford Endeavour

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2016 GMC Canyon Diesel Test Drive

2016 GMC Canyon Diesel Test Drive

The GMC Canyon is a little truck, but now it can act like a big one. The 2016 Canyon and its twin, the Chevrolet Colorado, are the only small pickups in the United States that you can get with a diesel engine, and the first since the 1980s. The timing could be better. Gas is dirt cheap, so efficiency is on the back burner for many truck shoppers. Meanwhile, diesel is still a dirty word, thanks to the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. GM hasnt been implicated in that, but its put a fog over the fuel, which was riding high this time last year. Related Image But in fact, as far as the EPA is concerned, the Canyon and Colorado are A-OK. The agency tweaked its testing after VWs issues came to light, making it more rigorous, and the Canyon and Colorado were the first vehicles to be certified under the new procedures. So breathe easy, compression ignition fans, this ones good to go. Since the engine is really the only thing different about this Canyon, I wont be getting into the rest o ... read more

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Auto Repair News

How Fuel Management Systems Work

Chances are your contact with your car's fuel is limited to filling it up at the gas station. But, once you put in that fuel it has quite a journey and a few important responsibilities. Your car's fuel management system must: Allow the engine to start and run in the coldest and hottest places; Allow the engine to run smoothly under all conditions; And keep exhaust emissions in check. The vehicle's fuel management system uses a multitude of sensors to gather information such as temperature, pressure, air flow, and other parameters. This information is processed by engine control module. The engine control module can then operate the fuel injectors and various other actuators that control the engine operation. Key components of the fuel management system include: - Fuel Pump - Fuel Filter - Fuel Pressure Regulator - Fuel Injectors - Airflow Sensor - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor - Oxygen Sensors - Throttle Body - Engine Control Module The fuel ma ... read more

The Electric Cars Of 2015 - KIA Soul EV

The 2015 KIA Soul EV is the all electric version of the new KIA Soul. With a range of 94 miles and a 105 MPG, this new electric car is KIA's first crack at an EV. Like many other manufacturers KIA plans to sell the 2015 KIA Soul EV only in California. Hopefully other states will follow soon! If a quality all-electric car with satisfactory range were available here in the Phoenix area, would it be a serious consideration for your next car purchase? How does the all electric KIA stack up against its rivals? Let's get the answer to that in today's video... When you need service on your KIA, or any other domestic or foreign car, give us a call here at Elite Auto Repair in Tempe! (480) 455-5331

Announcing Our New Medium Duty Truck Service And Repair Department

Announcing Our New Medium Duty Truck Service And Repair Department

The construction dust and mayhem here in our Tempe auto repair shop has been non-stop for quite awhile. But, now the fruits of our labor are evident as we can announce our brand new Medium Duty Truck Service And Repair Department is now open for business! In fact, the Elite Auto Repair team has been servicing medium duty fleet vehicles for over 15 years. We're completely equipped to handle general maintenance as well as stubborn diagnostic repairs. We understand the body control, braking and drivetrain systems in medium duty vehicles. And our OEM diagnostic tools and software empower us to get you back on the road fast! We can also perform DOT inspections, which helps save you time and money. Our ASE Certified technicians are fully qualified to inspect and approve your vehicles for state compliance. Need Maintenance And Vehicle Trouble ... read more

Auto Repair Tempe: The Lowly Spark Plug?

Auto Repair Tempe: The Lowly Spark Plug?

It seems like the days when you changed your spark plugs every couple of years have ended. Why is that? Well, they really did wear out that often. A couple of things are different now. First, spark plugs are made of better materials that last longer, and they're designed better. The second reason that spark plugs used to have to be changed was that they were fouled up with carbon deposits. The deposits built up when fuel wasn't burned completely. That doesn't happen as much now with modern engine controls. Engine control computers precisely time when fuel is injected into the engine and when spark plugs fire. Unless something is wrong, spark plugs just don't foul like they used to. Let's take a little tour of the steps in this process. Electricity from the battery goes into a coil that allows power to build up to anywhere from 12,000 to 45,000 volts, depending on the vehicle. The engine management computer tells the coil (some engines have more than one) when to release the po ... read more

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