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

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Cartec Automotive Service

Sunday 09 April 2017

These days many people in the TULSA area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintenance schedule and had regular inspections. But if you've had the vehicle for a while or bought it used, its maintenance history is what it is; and that's where you start.Go through the maintenance schedule f... read more

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Wiper Blades – Signs of Wear

Sunday 02 April 2017

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most TULSA drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them. Then they find themselves in a driving situation around OK when they really need forward visibility only to discover that their wipers are worn or maybe even torn and can’t clear s... read more

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for TULSA Drivers

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Knowing how their engine works can help TULSA drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while the engine is running. Power is generated in a cycle that includes four strokes of the piston. First, the piston drops and a valve at the top of the cylinder opens to let in fuel an... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near TULSA, OK

Wednesday 22 March 2017

A lot of fuel is wasted in the TULSA area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently.The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting into... read more

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