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Take Care of Your Car's Engine

Take Care of Your Car's Engine

You may not realize cleaning your engine can lengthen its life, help it run cooler, and allow you to find problems easier. The number of 100,000-mile cars on the road is at an all-time high, meaning engines are in need of proper care now more than ever before. Using a name brand engine degreaser in tandem with an engine protector is a simple routine to help care for the "heart" of your vehicle. Using an engine cleaning system twice per year, typically in spring and winter, will keep your vehicle running longer and more efficiently by protecting against wear and tear from exposure to external elements such as salt, snow, tar, dirt and road grime. Anyone can perform preventative maintenance easily themselves, which removes built-up residue and protects the engine, allowing it to run cooler, resist grime better, and last longer. Here are the simple steps to follow: Step 1: Before applying engine degreaser, shut off the engine and wait until it has cooled. Then, cover ... read more

How About A Car That Gets 84 MPG?

How About A Car That Gets 84 MPG?

Set to sell for less than half the price of the least expensive car in America, the 3-wheeled Elio is aiming to shake up the automotive industry. It isn't electric but uses a small gasoline-powered system. However, due it's small, light, and aerodynamic design, it's economical prowess is vast. The Elio features a 1+1, 2-seat design. It utilizes a 70-hp, 1-liter, 3-cylinder front-mounted engine. Now, compared to engine sizes you're used to hearing, even in sub compact cars, that still sounds like a pretty small engine perhaps more suited to a lawn mower, or at least a lawn tractor. Once again, due to its physical features it can hit speeds of up to 100 mph, and it can accelerate to 60 mph in 9.6 seconds. And the fuel economy is jaw-dropping. Up to 84 mpg on the highway and up to 49 mpg in the city. With a full tank of gas (only 8 gallons), the Elio can travel up to 672 miles. That's a road trip from New York to Detroit with no stopping for gas. Here are some other features ... read more


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New 2016 Ford Super Duty F650/F750

Time to put the "Super" in Super Duty! When really big jobs need to be accomplished, Ford offers its biggest machines, the F-650 and F-750 Super Duty trucks. Classified as medium duty trucks they're back for 2016. 2016 Super Specs: Gas Engine: V10 320Hp 460 1b-ft Diesel Engine: 6.7 Power Stroke options 270Hp/675 lb-ft 300Hp/700 lb-ft 330Hp/725 lb-ft Cabs: Regular/SuperCab/CrewCab Wheelbase from 158inch to 281inches Get full specifications from Ford by clicking here Let's see what's new in the following video

What's That Part Of The Engine Called, And How Does It Work?

That mechanical marvel under the hood of your car called a "motor" or "engine" is a large machine made up of hundreds of smaller parts, systems and subsystems. They all work together turning air and fuel into thousands of small explosions, which move your car down the road, getting you from point A to point B. If it seems complex, you're right, it is. That's why all of our ASE Certified Auto Technicians spend so much time studying and learning all of the past auto technology as well as future technology about to be released into the driving public. However, this doesn't mean you can never understand it or become familiar with how your engine works. You can also quickly learn what some of the more esoteric parts look like. You've heard of pistons and valves. Do you know what they look like? Do you know how they work? How about your timing chain/belt, or water pump? Prepare yourself for what may be the only video resource you'll ever need to learn what the parts of an engine look l ... read more


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How Your Car's Powertrain And Transmission Systems Work

Do you know your powertrain and transmission system transmits engine power to the vehicle's wheels and multiples engine torque to accelerate the vehicle? Nearly 100 years ago cars had two- or three-speed manual transmissions that required an expert hand to operate smoothly. They were noisy, rudimentary systems compared to today's modern powertrain and transmission systems. The vehicle's powertrain and transmission system transmits engine power to the vehicle wheels. It provides for multiplication of engine torque (or twisting force) to accelerate the vehicle from a stop, or for carrying heavy loads in the case of trucks. The system also allows for engine speed reduction at cruising speeds to save fuel and reduce noise. Key components of the system include: - Transmission or Trans-axle - Transfer Case (four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive) - Propeller Shaft (drives the rear axle) - Drive Axles (drives the wheels) - Clutch (manual shift) - Torque Conver ... read more

Cleaning The Engine Bay - Demystified

Cleaning The Engine Bay - Demystified

No doubt there's been a few times you've looked under the hood of your car to discover all the road grime and collected grease. While it's easier to close the hood and pretend you never saw the mess to begin with, others may want to make the engine bay as clean as possible, whether it's for personal reasons or they want to make it more appealing to potential buyers. So what do you do? The engine bay is a complicated mess of engineering and electrical components that would have most consumers running away with their tails tucked between their legs. But cleaning the engine bay doesn't have to be complicated or even scary. In fact, you don't even need that much time or tools to begin this seemingly scary project. Let's get started! Supplies You'll Need: A degreaser. Doesn't have to be a specialized engine degreaser. In fact, you can stop by your local Walmart and pick up the ever popular "Purple Power" sold in commercial sized jugs. No, it won't cost you a fortune either. A ... read more

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