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Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

Monday 29 October 2018

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's lubrication system. Oil circulates through parts of your engine to keep them lubricated. It reduces friction so everything works smoothly. Without oil, friction would quickly destroy your engine. The oi... read more

Let Cartec Automotive Service Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Sunday 23 September 2018

TULSA area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of TULSA drivers want to hang onto their old clunkers. They're dependable and they're paid for. Owners would love to see the odometers on those vehicles turn past 200,000 miles (320,000 km), as long a... read more

Hey TULSA Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

Tuesday 26 June 2018

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around TULSA?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'coffee,' then give yourself an extra two points.  Coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in TULSA and around the country.Food distractions cause 25 percent... read more

New School: Automotive Cartec Automotive Service Technician Training

Sunday 27 May 2018

TULSA consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have made significant improvements in reliability and performance over the last few decades. They also deliver more power to TULSA drivers more efficiently than ever before. For example, some of today's 4-cy... read more

Cartec Automotive Service On Your Serpentine Belt

Sunday 08 April 2018

  Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our TULSA, OK, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. Then there's the air conditioning compressor that makes cool air for you while you're driving around OK in the summer.The power steering and power brake pumps are driven by the serpen... read more

Make Your Vehicle Last

Tuesday 30 January 2018

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, OK folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do without. Most TULSA drivers couldn't afford new vehicles very often, so they had to make them last as long as they could.It's a good thing that vehicles are more reliable these days. They just don't... read more

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Monday 27 November 2017

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at TULSA car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of TULSA, OK, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there's no reason a modern vehicle can't be made to last for a 150,000 miles (250,000 kilometers) or more for smart TULSA drivers.The old adage: 'a stitch in time saves nine' is really true for TULSA... read more

Busting Automotive Myths in TULSA, OK

Monday 23 October 2017

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... read more

Cartec Automotive Service Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Monday 31 July 2017

OK service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some TULSA drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Cartec Automotive Service fuel system cleaning: Over time, the vehicle fuel system gets gum and varnish built up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that and cleans out the fuel injectors. Saves gas, by the way.Cartec Au... read more

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in TULSA

Monday 17 July 2017

There's a segment of the TULSA area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometers). So tune-ups used to force you in to Cartec Automotive Service for service, and while you were there you just took care of whatever else was on the list.Also, in recent years, a l... read more

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