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Air Conditioning Service in TULSA

Hey TULSA! Let's talk about one of our OK summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for TULSA drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it is time to get your air conditioner checked at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA. When most TULSA folks hear the words "air conditioning problems." it sends a shiver up their spine. That is because the air conditioning system is fairly complex. It has a lot of parts and when it's broken, it's hard to repair.What things can TULSA drivers do to prevent air conditioning breakdowns?A common cause of air conditioning failure is leaks. Water and air can le ... read more

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Air Conditioning

Power Steering Service Near Broken Arrow

Most of us living in the Broken Arrow area are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides assist for steering. Most pumps are driven by a belt that is run by the engine - a few are electrically powered. A high-pressure hose passes fluid from the pump to the steering gear. A low pressure hose returns the fluid back to the pump. These hoses can develop leaks, so it is a good idea to inspect them at every oil change. Low fluid can damage the power steering pump. That is why fluid level is on the checklist for a full-service oil change. The fluid needs to be compatible with the hoses and seals, s ... read more

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Steering

Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

The automotive professionals at Cartec Automotive Service would like to give TULSA motorists an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday - and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace. The Broken Arrow do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do not actually harm their vehicle with the wrong type of fluid. That is why so many OK car owners rely on the advice of their caring Cartec Automotive Service service advisor to not only get the correct family of fluids, but to suggest the formulation that is best for their car and their driving habits. Let's start with engine oil. Jenks motorists who have been paying attention, will have noticed a number of new oil weights on the OK scene in the last several years. Modern engines are built to much tighter tolerances and have very complicated ... read more

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Fluids

Cartec Automotive Service Radiator Service

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in TULSA, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine with hoses and is filled with coolant. The coolant draws heat off the engine and then passes into the radiator. Air passes through cooling fins to reduce the temperature of the coolant and then it's back to the engine again.There are several ways for the cooling system to fail. Most common is with the coolant itself. Coolant is comprised of water and antifreeze. The proper ratio keeps the coolant from either boiling away or freezing. Understandably, either can lead to massive engine damage.Another coolant issue that is often overlooked by TULSA drivers is the age of the coolant itself. Antifreeze has additives that protect the coolant system from corrosion. As these additives are ... read more

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Cooling System

Suspension Service in TULSA at Cartec Automotive Service

When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in TULSA may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around TULSA. Its job is to keep your wheels firmly planted over bumps and through curves. Your suspension system has many parts. If you look under your vehicle, it's basically everything that connects your wheels to the vehicle's frame. These are heavy duty parts that do a lot of work. They need to be inspected for damage and excessive wear at least once a year. A good time for this is when you get your annual alignment service at Cartec Automotive Service. Here are some warning signs of suspension problems: the car pulls to one side it wanders the steering is erratic you see uneven tire wear you experience a poor ride or handling you see oil leaking from shocks Basically, you just don't feel in control when you're dr ... read more

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Shocks & Struts

Trip Inspection at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA

TULSA area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now TULSA drivers can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle's perspective. What kind of roads will you be traveling – winding OK byways? Purple mountain majesties or fruited plains? What weather conditions are you likely to encounter? How far will you travel each day? How much weight will you be hauling – passengers and luggage? Pulling a trailer, roof top carrier or ATVs? Will it be dusty? Prepared with answers to these questions, you can schedule a trip inspection at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA to help you prepare you ... read more

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Alignment

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every TULSA driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Cartec Automotive Service will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA right away. Here are some symptoms for TULSA drivers to watch for: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding brakes Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes If you are experiencing any of these, it's time to get your brakes checked. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Cartec Automotive Service .There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor that's attac ... read more

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What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in TULSA

So you've bought a used vehicle in the TULSA area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the TULSA area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both.Used vehicles in OK with 25,000 to 35,000 miles/40,000 to 55,000 km on them are often lease returns, corporate program cars or rental fleet vehicles. Most TULSA buyers feel pretty confident about these because they're newer and may still be under warranty. But how well have they been maintained?TULSA drivers who are planning to own a vehicle for a long time will keep up on auto maintenance so that they can avoid repairs down the road. But, if you know you're only going to have the vehicle for two or three years, you may not be so committed to maintenance. It would be easy to think that skipping an oi ... read more

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Older Vehicles