Monthly Archives: September 2017

Good Service at Cartec Automotive Service Equals Good Fuel Economy in TULSA

Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us TULSA drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in OK, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preventive maintenance and more courteous driving?The US government has a website that actually answers that question. Let's look at some of the data and find out if any of these fuel-saving ideas are really worth the effort. We've all heard that a tune-up can improve gas mileage. It turns out that it can save us 4% at the pump. At $3.50 a gallon, that's 14¢ per gallon in savings, and at $4.00 a gallon, that's a 16¢ per gallon savings.Other common repair items can also save you at the pump. For example, if your oxygen sensor is faulty, it's not delivering the information to your engine's computer that allows it to calculate the right fuel-to-air ratio. The result? The fuel ... read more

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Fuel Economy

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in TULSA, OK, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most TULSA drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of TULSA customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA at 918.771.4210 for information about differential service, or stop by our TULSA, OK, auto center at 5609 East 41st Street, 74135. To better understand what a differential does, think about our local TULSA high school track. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the inside lanes. That's to compensate for t ... read more

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Drive Train

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for TULSA

TULSA drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the TULSA area, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car.Because new cars are more expensive, TULSA residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. 68% of vehicles on the road have more than 75,000 miles/120,000 kilometers. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today's cars are up to the challenge - but they need a little help to keep on going.Some owner's manuals don't outline service requirements and schedules at higher mileage. Of course, that doesn't mean it doesn't have to be done. In fact, it's more important than ever for TULSA drivers to stay on top of routine auto ma ... read more

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Fuel System