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  • Low Viscosity ATF and Extended Drain Intervals

    Tuesday 02 May 2017

    The goal of CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards is to increase the average fuel efficiency of all the vehicles on the road to 54.5 MPG by 2025. Every few years until then, manufacturers have a benchmark average MPG to reach. For 2016, the CAFE benchmark is 35.5 MPG. In order to meet these goals, OEMs are improving the efficiency of other vehicle systems such as the engine and transmission. In the transmission system, the focus is on the viscosity of automatic transmission fluid (ATF... read more

  • What is That Horrible Smell in my Car?

    Tuesday 02 May 2017

    If your vehicle is giving off an unusual or sickening odor instead of that new-car smell, follow your nose and find the source of the aroma. Bad smells can lead to expensive repairs or health hazards and shouldn't be ignored. Here are some common odors and their possible causes: Musty: If turning on the air conditioner generates a musty smell, mold and/or mildew have probably formed in the air-conditioning system. Moisture naturally collects on the cold air-conditionin... read more

  • Why Choose Synthetic Motor Oil

    Tuesday 02 May 2017

    No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to GILBERT residents and to fix the affected vehicles free of charge. The they try to contact all GILBERT residents who own that type of car so they can have it taken care of at their GILBERT service center. To find out if your car... read more

  • Tire Replacement at Ace Performance Automotive

    Tuesday 02 May 2017

    Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, GILBERT drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local GILBERT tire store. Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R... read more

  • Fuel Injection Cleaning at Ace Performance Automotive

    Tuesday 02 May 2017

    In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-injected vehicle driving down GILBERT roads. Most fuel injectors for gas engines are known in the GILBERT automotive community as port fuel injectors... read more