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Top 10 Ways To Save At The Pump

Top 10 Ways To Save At The Pump

Article courtesy of the Automotive Research Center   Top 10 Ways To Save At The Pump   The Automobile Cub of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center has investigated this by comparing the mileage motorists got on a specific route driving the way they normally do (or in several cases driving more aggressively and faster than normal) to the mileage of the same motorists on the same routes employing many of the following techniques. Mileage improvements ranged from a low of 25% to as much as 100% (from 10 mpg to 20 mpg) in the case of one who drove very aggressively for the ”baseline”. How do you accomplish these savings? By using the combination of a few simple, correctly-employed techniques (which might also just help insure that you get to your destination safely too)! • Avoid “jack-rabbit” starts and accelerate gently: Accelerating the mass of a car uses more fuel than any other facet of driving, so imagine t ... read more

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Keep Your Vehicle's Air Conditioning System Working Properly

Keep Your Vehicle's Air Conditioning System Working Properly

Your vehicle's system requires a full discharge every two years and a recharge and top up every year. I'm not getting enough cold air, what's wrong? Not enough cool air, or air that is warmer than usual, is generally caused by: Low refrigerant Loose drive belt Slipping compressor clutch Partially clogged valves or filters Slow leaks in components or hoses Clogs in the evaporator or condenser Why did my air conditioning suddenly stop working? The most common reasons why an air conditioning system will stop working include: Broken or very loose drive belt Blown fuses Broken compressor or compressor clutch Leaks in components, seals or hoses Defects or clogs in the expansion valve, orifice tube, accumulator, receiver-drier, or hoses If you are asking yourself either of these questions, it's time to have your vehicles air conditioning system checked. Finding a solution that corrects the problem now, will help you save on repai ... read more

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