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

Sunday 18 November 2018

  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. Wh... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your OK Driving

Sunday 04 November 2018

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 m... read more

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in TULSA

Sunday 30 September 2018

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in TULSA can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get a new computer at our nearest TULSA computer store. But computer experts know that there are things you can do to delay the need for a new computer purchase. You can run utilities that cle... read more

Fuel System Cleaning at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA for Better Performance

Sunday 09 September 2018

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized.The pressure in a fuel inject... read more

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Cartec Automotive Service

Sunday 12 August 2018

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for TULSA drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenance.Fuel injectors have replaced carburetors in most of today's vehicles. These injectors deliver better fuel economy than a carburetor, but they can be compromised by rust, dirt and othe... read more

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in TULSA, OK

Tuesday 31 July 2018

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in TULSA, OK, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in TULSA, OK, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle  free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone in OK who owns that type of vehicle to get the recall work done. Perhaps you have received a postcard notifying you of a recall. The government... read more

Don't Be Fuelish

Monday 09 July 2018

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fuel injectors are under pressure, meaning a crack or small hole in a fuel line can allow vaporized fuel to escape, sometimes around hot engine parts. Gasoline vapor and hot metal? You see the problem. One... read more

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Cartec Automotive Service

Sunday 06 May 2018

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts performance as you drive around the TULSA area. It can also lead to the buildup of harmful deposits on valves and in the combustion chamber.That's why all vehicles, including vehicles... read more

Diesel Maintenance for OK

Sunday 29 October 2017

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... read more

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for TULSA

Tuesday 05 September 2017

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 mo... read more

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