There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Rowlett car owners' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.
Charge It In Rowlett For Extended Battery LifeAugust 12, 2014
Here's an interesting statistic for our auto owners in Rowlett, TX: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot climates.
Using Proper Fluids In Your truck Or Other VehicleJuly 29, 2014
Today Lewis Complete Auto Repair is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in TX are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years.
Hi Rowlett drivers. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle’s engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel, to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.
Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized.
Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Rowlett motorists. And taking care of them isn't optional either.
The Right Fluids for Your VehicleJuly 10, 2014
Rowlett auto owners' current vehicles have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.
It’s key for Rowlett auto owners to always use the right type of fluid for their truck. Your service advisor and your owner’s manual are resources for auto advice on exactly what types of fluid your vehicle needs. Improper fluids can damage your vehicle and void your warranty.
TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring For Your Rowlett AutoJuly 04, 2014
Rowlett auto owners may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Rowlett come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around Rowlett have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consists of sensors on each wheel that measure tire pressure.
Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance For Rowlett Drivers June 25, 2014
Hello, Rowlett auto owners. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.
Rowlett car owners don’t need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better an engine will run.
Following Recommended Intervals For Your truckJune 19, 2014
If you're reading this article in Rowlett, TX, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your friendly Lewis Complete Auto Repair technician tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You worry about spending more money than you had planned. And you worry that if you say "no", you might be harming your truck or risking your family's safety.
Fuel Filter ReplacementJune 13, 2014
Hello Rowlett motorists! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your truck feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel efficiency. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that it won't start or run. Some fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel to go around the clogged filter so your car will still run. But, then the contaminated fuel can clog your fuel injectors and allow dangerous particles into your engine.