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Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, TULSA Car Owners

Tuesday 20 June 2017

A generation ago, TULSA drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your TULSA shop every year or two for repairs seemed to be a good reminder to keep the oil changed.For example, almost everyone in TULSA used to take their vehicles in for regular tune-ups. Vehicles had mechanical ignition systems... read more

TULSA Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Any TULSA driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for TULSA residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the serpentine belt.The serpentine belt gets its name because of its circuitous path around the engine. The serpentine belt is driven by the engine and powers a number of systems, as follows... read more

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

Tuesday 06 June 2017

There are several important factors that go into how often TULSA drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from OK freeway driving or lots of wet weather – your blades get a work out and start to wear. But your wiper blades break down even when they aren’t used frequently. They are damaged by s... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in TULSA

Thursday 01 June 2017

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the TULSA area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from here to there.Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local TULSA service stations. If they're low – even just a little bit – bring them... read more

Defensive Driving in TULSA, OK

Monday 22 May 2017

  There was a man in the TULSA area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local OK highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in TULSA, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. ... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around TULSA

Sunday 14 May 2017

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in TULSA, OK, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our TULSA streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don't need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year.Go a little slower on the freeway. Once you're going more than... read more

Ask Cartec Automotive Service About the Importance of Service Intervals

Sunday 07 May 2017

Today in our Cartec Automotive Service blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying your electric bill, changing your furnace filter - you get the idea.Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals?For one thing, your teeth may get... read more

Right or Left? Cartec Automotive Service Power Steering Service

Tuesday 02 May 2017

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels: they needed plenty of leverage to steer. There were some TULSA folks who had difficulty driving because they just weren't strong enough.Power steering is now standard on all vehicles... read more

TULSA Road Trip Preparation

Monday 24 April 2017

People from TULSA, OK, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a OK road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. Heading out on a OK road trip? Stop by Cartec Automotive Service... read more

Below 45 Degrees in TULSA: Consider Winter Tires

Sunday 16 April 2017

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and TULSA drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. OK drivers ran out and bought some and we thought we were done with snow tires forever.Tires have come a long way since then. Modern winter tires sold in the TULSA area are much better designed for the wide range of con... read more

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