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How to identify 6 different smells in your car

How to identify 6 different smells in your car

Have you ever been in your car or truck, and a nasty smell smacks you right in the nose? If you don’t immediately feel faint or nauseated, you start wondering what it could be. Gasoline Oil Fast food Pets Kids after soccer practice Exhaust from outside Your upper lip (says my kid, the comedian) Mold in the vents Identifying an odor can help you decide if you need immediate automotive service or if you should just freshen the interior (throw out the fast food). It will also give your mechanic some important information if you do have to take your car to the shop. What does it smell like? Gasoline Gasoline has a very potent smell. A little goes a long way, so if you do smell it, chances are it’s not as bad as you think. For instance, did you spill some gasoline on your jeans while pumping gas? If so, problem solved ... read more

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Signs You May Need a Tune-Up

Signs You May Need a Tune-Up

Signs You May Need a Tune-Up If your engine misfires, hesitates, stalls, gets poor mileage, is hard to start or has failed an emissions test, it clearly needs something, though a tune-up in the traditional sense might not be the cure. If you tell a repair shop you need a tune-up, the mechanic should ask why you feel you need one before recommending any service. Just like a doctor should ask what symptoms you're experiencing, a mechanic should seek to diagnose the problem. And just as a doctor may recommend some tests, a mechanic may do the same. You can speed the process by being ready to describe what happens and when (such as whether your car hesitates when the engine is cold or when passing at highway speeds), any sounds you hear and what you feel when your car’s “illness” shows up. One caution about lower fuel economy: You should expect it to go down at least a little during the cold months, and maybe a lot. Colder temperatures make your engine and charging ... read more

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Ten Tips for SUV Owners

Ten Tips for SUV Owners It's a rare motorist who doesn't have strong feelings about today's sport utility vehicles. Love 'em or hate 'em, one thing is certain-just like their automobile cousins, SUVs last longer, operate more efficiently, and command a higher resale value when they are properly maintained and serviced. For those too busy or too overwhelmed by modern vehicles to perform their own maintenance, the pros at the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offer some advice on choosing a repair establishment: Start shopping for a repair facility before you need one. Ask friends and associates for recommendations; consult local consumer organizations. Arrange for alternate transportation in advance so you will not feel forced to choose a shop based solely on location. Look for a neat, well organized facility, with vehicles in the parking lot equal in value to your own and modern equipment in the service bays. Look for a cou ... read more

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End of Summer Marks Perfect Time for Car Care

Preventative maintenance now can help ensure worry-free driving this winter The vacations are over, the kids are back in school and cooler evenings have begun. Take advantage of the lull to prepare your vehicle for the winter ahead, advise the pros and the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Breakdowns, never convenient, can be dangerous in cold weather period. The following tips from ASE should give parent and student alike a road map to fall car care. First things first Read your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules. There are usually two schedules listed: normal and severe. Engine Performance Have engine driveability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good repair shop. Cold weather will make existing problems worse. Replace dirty filtersair, fuel, PCV, etc. Fuel Put a bottle of fuel de-icer in your tank once a month to help keep moisture fro ... read more

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What is That Horrible Smell in my Car?

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-conditioning evaporator (a small radiator that carries refrigerant into the car's dashboard) and it may be harboring mold. Running only the fan at high speed (with the air conditioning off) can dry the evaporator. However, that doesn't guarantee the problem won't reoccur — especially if it's being caused by a clog in the drain tube that allows water to drip out under the car. A musty smell also can be caused by carpets that get wet when water leaks into the interior. Sweet ... read more

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Why Choose Synthetic Motor Oil

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 has any recall issues, give us a call:Ace Performance Automotive 1730 W SUNRISE BLVD GILBERT, AZ 85233 480-539-6872http://www.aceperformanceauto.com These recalls always affect safety, so GILBERT residents would be wise to take them seriously. It's really easy to find out if a vehicle is being recalled. For links to government sites, look in the AutoNetTV website. Other website include: carfax.com ... read more

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