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What Does Engine Knocking Indicate?

What Does Engine Knocking Indicate?

What Does Engine Knocking Indicate? Engine knocking is always a warning sign of trouble for your engine. For some reason, your car's fuel is burning unevenly. This leaves lots of unburnt fuel in the cylinder. Knocking indicates that it's time for a systematic investigation of your engine's fuel systems. First, make sure you haven't filled your tank with low octane-rated gasoline recently. The wrong fuel octane for your vehicle can lead to erratic combustion and knocking. Next time, refuel with gas that has an octane rating at or higher than that recommended for your car. You can also add an octane booster to your tank to tide you over until you refuel. Carbon buildup on valves and spark plugs can cause trouble. This coating reduces the available volume inside the cylinder, increasing pressure. A fuel-injected cleaner or an additive can solve the problem. Check out your spark plugs. You may have bought the wrong spar ... read more

Why Do You Need to Change Your Cabin Air Filters?

Why Do You Need to Change Your Cabin Air Filters?

Filters are something you change out on your HVAC system on a regular basis, perhaps monthly. Did you know that your vehicle also has air filters? They need to be changed out as well and if they aren't, problems can arise. While the cabin filters aren't going to impact whether or not your vehicle gets you to work and back, they are an important part of a vehicle's maintenance and they can give you some uncomfortable results. The Cabin Filter's Job Like an air filter at home, the cabin filter takes the contaminants, like dirt, dust, smoke, exhaust fumes, and other such things from the air so those things aren't forced through the vents and into your vehicle. They also block debris, like bugs, rodent droppings, and other things you definitely don't want in your car. The filters are pleated and are made of fiber-like material and they will build-up dust and other debris, which causes them to need changing in order to work efficiently. t is best ... read more

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