Yearly Archives: 2019

Educating Fuel Station Selection

Educating Fuel Station Selection

Environmentalists and automotive engineers are constantly working at ways to reduce carbon emissions, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever develop a fossil-fuel related system where hydrocarbons can be fully cleaned or recycled in a responsible manner. In short, all the carbon has to go somewhere. There are no carbon-eating fairies living in your engine or vapor canister. The Environmental Protection Agency has introduced a variety of new additives to our fuels over the past few decades in corroboration with their Clean Air Act. Some of these chemicals are ok, but some can be harmful to our engines. Many automotive enthusiasts understand the impact ethanol has on both classic and modern engines; but this impact especially affects some of the newer high performance engines that require higher fuel pressures and cleaner burning fuel. If you have a direct-injection motor (TFSI, GDI, etc.), the effect of ethanol is even more severe than standard fuel injected motors. Heavy carbon bui ... read more

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Fuel Efficiency

The Truth in Brakes

The Truth in Brakes

Many people these days price shop. We are blessed that most of our clientele are trusting of our expertise and integrity and don't generally go down this path (because we all know of the headaches that come along with trying to match prices for parts that aren't tit-for-tat). With this being said, we feel it is important to touch on the subject of brakes due to recent observations that a significant number of changes have occurred over the past few years; some of which have come back to haunt our team. What I am referring to is a noticeable reduction in the quality of parts throughout the automotive industry, and today focusing particularly on brake parts. Addressing safety is our #1 priority. It takes precedence over all other things, and brakes are the most important parts / equipment that we replace. Without naming brands, there are a variety of aftermarket equipment manufacturers that have outsourced their plants and entru ... read more

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Brakes
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