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April 22nd is Earth Day, but You Can Celebrate All Year with These "Green" Auto Tips

By changing a few habits, motorists can do their part in helping the environment, say the experts at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE recommends regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits as two easy-to-implement strategies. What’s more, improved automotive habits will help your vehicle last longer and command a better resale price.

The following tips from ASE can put you on the road to environmentally conscious car care:            

K&W Trans-X® Automatic Transmission Stop Leak

The automatic transmission is a pretty incredible device when you get a chance to look inside of it.  The technology that is needed to eliminate manual shift transmission needs to have electronics and hydraulics to work in unity.  The transmission fluid flows throughout the whole transmission like oil in an engine.  It cleans, lubricates, cools and actuates the different assemblies that cause the automatic shifting to occur for thousands of miles. Rubber seals, gaskets, shift valves and clutches all must perform their jobs flawlessly or the automatic transmission is useless.

 

K&W Steer-X Power Steering Stop Leak

The power steering system is basically a hydraulic assist system that uses oil under pressure to assist in moving the front wheels back and forth as you drive.  When you turn the steering wheel, a spool valve directs the system pressure towards the direction you turn the wheel.  Fluid is constantly pumped from the power steering pump through the system when the engine is running.  After the fluid passes through the steering rack, it returns as a low pressure fluid back to the reservoir that maybe mounted on the pump.

CRC GDI IVD Intake Valve Cleaner

It’s a fact that deposits form in every fuel system, but the amount and how quickly they form depend on the quality of fuel and oil used, on personal driving styles and on engine type. 

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 QD DiElectric Grease

Accumulations of dirt, grease and contaminants in your vehicle’s electrical system can eventually lead to contact failure and malfunction.  After cleaning contacts and connections with QD Electronic Cleaner, follow with technician grade Di-Electric Grease from CRC. 

CRC Di-Electric Grease seals, protects, lubricates, insulates and prevents water from getting into electrical connections and contacts, helping prevent corrosion, which can damage wiring and cause malfunctions. Corrosion on lamp connectors and wiring causes bulbs to burn hotter, shortening their life.

CRC QD Electronic Cleaner

Debris, dust, flux, oil, grease and corrosion build up on electrical contacts and can lead to contact failure and malfunction.  The problems show up as electrical contacts sticking or welding, overheating of contacts, shorting, excess current or voltage, and overall poor performance.  QD Electronic Cleaner from CRC Industries is a precision cleaner for your sensitive electronic equipment and parts like circuits and computer components and it improves the electrical connections in your vehicle.  It’s plastic safe, dries quickly and leaves no residue.

CRC Brakleen

Part of doing a brake job right is making sure that all brake surfaces and components are clean.  Brakleen brake parts cleaner, from CRC Industries, quickly and easily removes brake dust, grease, oil and road grime.  The original aerosol brake parts cleaner; Brakleen has been the number one choice of automotive technicians and do-it-yourselfers for more than 40 years.  CRC Brakleen is easy to use and does most of the work for you!

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 Silaramic

To be certain that your brakes are functioning properly, it’s important to maintain and clean all brake surfaces and components and make sure that they stay dirt and grime free.  After using CRC Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner, the original aerosol brake parts cleaner, it is recommended to apply Silaramic Brake System Grease from CRC to protect critical brake system components.  Use Silaramic on all moving caliper hardware, backing plates and any mating surfaces.  It protects these components from dirt and corrosion, extending parts life and improving performance. 

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