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PCV Valve: What Is It?

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Most TULSA drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle engine.PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase holds your motor oil and is located at the bottom of your engine.When fuel is burned in your engine... read more

Exhaust Service at Cartec Automotive Service: Passing the Smell Test

Tuesday 15 May 2018

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most TULSA residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All OK folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget that a damaged exhaust system can be deadly. That's why preventive maintenance on your exhaust system is so important. We can help you with that at Cartec Automotive Service i... read more

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Cartec Automotive Service

Monday 18 July 2016

Hello TULSA! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in OK vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regulate harmful emissions as well as to improve performance in the country's vehicles.The PCV valve, as you can probably guess, is located on the crankcase. The crankcase is the... read more

TULSA Exhaust and Emissions Service

Sunday 24 April 2016

Many TULSA residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Cartec Automotive Service is really a lot more comprehensive these days.For example, in the U.S., the federal government required catalytic converters for all cars in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. OK and federal emissions requirements have forced manufacturer... read more

Exhaust Service at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most TULSA residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Cartec Automotive Service is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental regulations.Exhaust service has really become exha... read more

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