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Smooth Shifting in TULSA, OK: Transmission Service

Sunday 24 February 2019

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is something even more important than the cleanliness of the interior: you want to make sure that your vehicle maintenance is up to date. Think about it – heavy traffic on the way out of TULSA. The... read more

Don't Stack the Mat

Sunday 17 February 2019

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so they can function the way they are supposed to. Stacking mats in the driver's side footwell can make them sit up too high on the floor. That can, in turn, jam your accelerator pedal forward, causing your... read more

Don't Stack the Mat

Sunday 17 February 2019

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so they can function the way they are supposed to. Stacking mats in the driver's side footwell can make them sit up too high on the floor. That can, in turn, jam your accelerator pedal forward, causing your... read more

Make your Service Visit at Cartec Automotive Service a Good One

Sunday 10 February 2019

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your problem (or problems) to the service advisor accurately and clearly. If your vehicle is making a noise, for example, take time to really listen to it and think of the best way to describe it. Does it incr... read more

Make your Service Visit at Cartec Automotive Service a Good One

Sunday 10 February 2019

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your problem (or problems) to the service advisor accurately and clearly. If your vehicle is making a noise, for example, take time to really listen to it and think of the best way to describe it. Does it incr... read more

Steering Clear in TULSA

Sunday 03 February 2019

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may be happening. First, loose steering. This can likely be the result of wear and tear on the components that connect the steering mechanism with the wheels. Those parts can be ball joints, Pitman arms or t... read more

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA

Sunday 27 January 2019

Warm weather or cold, TULSA drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most TULSA people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Cartec Automotive Service, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to pro... read more

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Cartec Automotive Service

Sunday 20 January 2019

All of us in TULSA know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Cartec Automotive Service technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your vehicle.Don't just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. TULSA area drivers really do need to change their air filter whe... read more

A Cold Day in TULSA ? Air Conditioning Service at Cartec Automotive Service

Sunday 13 January 2019

Most TULSA drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy OK highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during TULSA rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot vehicle.A lot of TULSA drivers judge their vehicles' air conditioning systems as “non-essential” and so may neglect them in favor of repairs and maintenance that keep the vehicle... read more

OK: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Monday 07 January 2019

OK residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a good time interval for oil changes? How do OK residents know when to change it? And why do we change it in the first place?Oil lubricates a vehicle's engine, which protects it from friction damage. Over t... read more

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