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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Common Check Engine Light Problems & How to Prevent Them

Perhaps one of the most annoying aspects of driving is when that check engine light comes on. Some vehicles have separate lights for common issues so you can investigate the issue and correct it, without a trip to the mechanics. But for other cars, the check engine light can be generic. Sometimes it may even turn on or off, making it even more frustrating. Here are just some of the things that can go wrong, and that should be checked out quickly: Failure in the Mass Airflow Sensor The mass airflow sensor will alert your vehicle's computer to add the correct amount of fuel based on the amount of air that's flowing through to the engine. If the sensor is faulty, emissions can increase. This means that your car has the potential for stalling potentially at unsafe times. This sensor can fail due to an improperly installed air filter, or one that's never been replaced. It's important to replace your air filter at least once per year as this will help keep the sensor from failing. Spark Plug ... read more

Understanding How to Do an Oil Change Even if You Hire Austin’s Automotive Specialists

An oil change may look simple in videos or instructions, but there's actually a bit more to it than you think. Many business people don't like the potential for getting oil spills on their clothing or on their vehicles. Many HOAs and apartment buildings also don't allow owners to change their vehicle's oil due to the potential for spillage. Even if you choose to visit Austin's Automotive Specialists in Round Rock to do your oil change, it's still beneficial to know how one is done.Buy Your Supplies & Warm Up Your Engine You'll need oil that's suitable for the make and model of your vehicle, as well as an oil filter. It's also much simpler to do your oil change when your vehicle's engine has been warmed up for two or three minutes. This enables the oil to flow out of the engine much easier. Turn off your engine after this point so that the oil isn't too hot. Find the Drain Plug Refer to your car's manual and find the drain plug. This looks like a large nut or plug that needs to be u ... read more

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