National Car Care Month
By Mark Salem, Automotive Master Technician for CRC Industries
If water freezes at 32°F, why doesn’t my engine freeze when the temperature drops below zero?
When to Choose (and How to Use) an Electrical Parts Cleaner, Electronics Cleaner and Di-Electric Grease
by Mark Salem, Automotive Master Technician for CRC Industries
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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!
Step-By-Step Instructions for a Complete Brake Job Using CRC Brake Maintenance Products
The buzz around ‘extended oil change intervals’ for passenger cars and SUVs is everywhere. Some vehicle manufacturers are recommending longer oil change intervals. Oil companies are offering oils that they promote as having extended life. And motorists, pressured by the challenges of a tight economy and a hectic lifestyle, like the prospect of fewer trips to their repair shop or local quick lube to get their car’s oil changed.
A Fouled Engine Air Filter Can Damage The Mass Air Flow Sensor
How to Perform Your Own Brake Job
By Mark Salem, ASE Master Tech and Owner/Operator Salem Auto Boys, Tempe, AZ
When you decide to perform your own brake job, just remember, this is one of the few car repairs that, if done wrong, can really cause serious injury or death of your kin and others.
So let’s talk about the important steps of a successful front disc brake repair.
With the ever-rising costs of fuel, who can afford to waste even one single drop? But it’s happening to you right now if your vehicle has a dirty mass air flow (MAF) sensor.
Our cars are a substantial investment, and regular maintenance helps protect that investment. A regular oil change is a relatively inexpensive form of preventive maintenance and helps avert premature engine wear and extend the life of your vehicle. Recommended intervals for an oil change range from every 3,000 miles to 10,000 for newer vehicles. Ultimately it should depend on the age of your vehicle and your personal driving habits.
Today’s vehicles are known for their longevity. Many well-maintained engines go past the 200,000-mile mark on the original engine.
“Well-maintained is the operative word here,” says Adam Selisker, VP of Technology at CRC Industries. “Regular oil and filter changes, replacement of critical parts and fuel system treatments should be part of the long-term maintenance regimen. It’s part of a balanced diet for your car.”