Monthly Archives: October 2017

Diesel Maintenance for OK

At Cartec Automotive Service we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our OK friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and Asia. In fact, in some markets, there're nearly as many diesel powered passenger cars as there are gasoline.Here's who's announced or is expected to announce new diesels for North America: BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and Subaru. Of course, the US auto makers will be expanding their diesel offerings as well. Diesels will become a very big deal here in OK.You may ask, why has it taken so long getting to OK and North America? There are a bunch of reasons like fuel tax policies and such, but the biggest hurtle was that OK diesel fuel had a high sulfur content – too high for the latest generation of highly refined diesel eng ... read more

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Fuel System

Busting Automotive Myths in TULSA, OK

Myths passed around our TULSA, OK community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you hear around the TULSA area, come over to Cartec Automotive Service. Let's examine a couple of the more popular rants and look at the truth behind them.The first one is that the chassis no longer needs lubrication for suspension, steering and the driveline. They declare that anyone who has charged you for lubrication is a charlatan.The truth on which this myth is based is that many new vehicles come from the factory with sealed joints and cannot be greased. However, there are still some grease points on m ... read more

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Maintenance

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When TULSA drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should always be put on the rear axle for stability in slippery conditions. Your friendly and professional Cartec Automotive Service tire professional can help you know when your worn tires should be replaced, if you can have a damaged tire repaired as well as selecting the right tires for your needs.Give us a call.Cartec Automotive Service5609 East 41st StreetTULSA, OK 7413591

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Tires and Wheels

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in TULSA. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when TULSA drivers should replace their brake pads at Cartec Automotive Service. Not only will new pads restore your stopping power, but replacing them on time will prevent damage to the rotor.If your brakes are making noise, ask your Cartec Automotive Service service advisor to inspect your brakes. Addressing problems early will restore your safety and prevent expensive brake damage.Cartec Automotive Service5609 East 41st StreetTULSA, OK 7413591

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Brakes

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Today, Cartec Automotive Service is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in TULSA are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don't hesitate to stop by Cartec Automotive Service. You can find us on 5609 East 41st Street in TULSA, OK 74135.Just give us a call at 918.771.4210. Let's take engine oil. Twenty or 30 years ago, there were just a handful of different weights of oil. The weight of an oil is a scientific measure of its properties, particularly its viscosity or thickness.It was common in those days to use a lighter weight oil in the winter when it's cold outside. That way the oil would be able to splash around inside the engine and protect the parts before it was fully warmed up. And a hea ... read more

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Fluids