Monthly Archives: November 2018

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Cartec Automotive Service we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replaced together. A worn tensioner prevents the accessories from spinning properly, leading to premature wear and noise for TULSA drivers.Your vehicle manufacturer has a recommended mileage interval for serpentine belt replacement. A complete accessory drive system service replaces the serpentine belt, the belt tensioner and any idler pulleys your car might have. Your friendly and professional Cartec Automotive Service service advisor can inspect your system and let you know if it’s time for a replacement.Give us a call.Cartec Automotive Service5609 East 41st StreetTULSA, OK 74135918.771.4210  

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Serpentine Belt

To Save Gas Around TULSA: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

  One topic that hits the news in OK on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some OK drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in TULSA who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can.Following recommended service intervals by coming into Cartec Automotive Service is one of the best ways people in TULSA can keep their vehicle running efficiently. That means better fuel economy. When you give it some thought, it only makes sense. Dirty oil or transmission fluid can't lubricate or clean. That means more drag which reduces fuel economy.Keeping up with scheduled oil changes and transmission services will save gas for OK drivers.Dirty engine air filters are another efficiency pirate. They rob your engine of enough air to effectively burn the fuel, so you need more gas to get the job done. Replacing a dirty air filter can pay for itself in fuel savings before the next oil chan ... read more

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Fuel System

Breathe Deep in TULSA With a New Cabin Air Filter

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and TULSA auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,000 kilometers).The filter is usually under the vehicle hood or under the dashboard. Some are a little tricky to get to, so you'll want to have your friendly and knowledgeable Cartec Automotive Service service advisor take care of replacing them.As we said, many TULSA people don't realize they have a cabin air filter and come to Cartec Automotive Service saying "my vents are smelling bad." It usually turns out to be a dirty cabin air filter. A switch out and they're on their way, smelling sweet.TULSA residents who suffer from allergies can really benefit from a cabin air filter as it keeps irritants to a minimum.If you're one of them, you'll want to replace ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your OK Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from TULSA knows this makes sense.Some of us in the TULSA area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about 45 pounds of french fries on the floor.All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and there, and everywhere else.Lose the junk and save some money....And you really only need one of those spare tires. Cartec Automotive Service 5609 East 41st Street TULSA, OK 74135 918

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Fuel System