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vehicle-emissions-testsEmission systems are not the most glamorous or exciting part of cars, but these systems end up being one of the most important car parts to know about. Emission systems serve a variety of functions. The emission system reduces the amount of pollution your car puts into the air and prevents harmful gases from escaping and potentially becoming health hazards. It keeps your car's engine running smoothly, cleanly, and efficiently. Most states require that cars receive regular emissions inspections to maintain their registration. Here are some tips to make sure your emission system passes its next test.

front-drive-axlesThat clicking noise that your front-wheel-drive car makes as you accelerate around low-speed righthand corners has been getting a little louder for weeks. One afternoon, just as you pull out of the parking lot, there's a loud banging noise and a series of crunches. Then all forward thrust drops off, punctuated by vibration and the occasional ping of tortured metal. Your CV joint has failed.

motorhome-batteryDid you know that almost 85 percent of all 12-volt batteries manufactured in the United States will die before they should? 

The two most common causes for RV battery failure are undercharging and overcharging.  Undercharging is a result of batteries being repeatedly discharged and not fully recharged between cycles. If a battery is not recharged the sulfate material that attaches to the discharged portions of the plates begins to harden into crystals. Over time, this sulfate cannot be converted back into active plate material and the battery is ruined. This also occurs when a battery remains discharged for an extended period of time. Sulfation is the number one cause of battery failure.

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Summer's heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic, will take their toll on your vehicle. Add the effects of last winter, and you could be poised for a breakdown. You can lessen the odds of mechanical failure through periodic maintenance...Your vehicle should last longer and command a higher resale price, too!

Some of the following tips are easy to do; others require a skilled auto technician.

Car-CareWhat you can do yourself to keep your car on the road

If everything on TV were true, then keeping a vehicle running great, looking good, and lasting a long time would be the easiest thing ever. Advertising will tell us over and over that all we really need to do to keep that car or truck running forever and looking brand new for years is to pour some bottles of miracle liquid into the crankcase, sprinkle magic dust on the paint, or spray some sort of ionized wonder water on the interior. Unfortunately this is not the case.

Auto Repair in Mesa, AZ

 

3130 East Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85213

Shop Hours:
8am-6pm Mon-Fri

Phone:
(480) 985-2435

Fax: 
(480) 854-9294

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