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Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Lancaster Drivers

Dec 26, 2013

Hello, Lancaster residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.

Lancaster auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better your vehicle engine will run.

Over time, the small amounts of rust, dirt and contaminants in your fuel settle out inside the fuel tank. After about five years, this can amount to a quite a bit of sediment. This means that as your vehicle ages, your fuel filter has to work harder to screen your fuel: more sediment in your tank means more potential for grit in your fuel.

The harder your fuel filter works, the more often it needs to be replaced. Check with your owner's manual to find out how often it should be serviced and how long you can expect it to last. Lancaster drivers should change it before it becomes clogged. Your friendly and knowledgeable The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley service advisor can help you with recommended fuel filter replacement schedules.

Good vehicle care means following recommended schedules for preventive maintenance, including changing your fuel filters. Take the auto advice offered in every owner's manual and have your vehicle regularly inspected at The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley. It may save Lancaster auto owners money by preventing costly repairs, but it will also repay them in improved safety and peace of mind.

The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley
226 West Avenue I
Lancaster, California 93534
661-949-8484
http://cardoctorsav.autovideotipsblog.com



Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Lancaster

Dec 18, 2013



There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Lancaster, California, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Lancaster streets.

Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.

The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don't need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year.

Go a little slower on the freeway. Once you're going more than 65 miles an hour (105 kilometers per hour), your fuel economy starts to drop dramatically. Leave early so you don't need to rush to be on time. And cruise control is your friend – steady speed uses less gas.

Plan errands ahead. Make fewer trips by combining errands.

Hey at current gas prices, a lead-foot might as well be a gold foot.

The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley
226 West Avenue I
Lancaster, California 93534
661-949-8484
http://cardoctorsav.autovideotipsblog.com



The Right Automotive Fluids For Los Angeles County Drivers

Dec 13, 2013

What grade of oil should I use?

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Los Angeles County motorists. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won’t work as well for Lancaster drivers and could even cause damage.

In addition to new grades of engine oil, many trucks now leave the factory with synthetic oil. Los Angeles County car owners should always use the recommended grade and type of oil in their engine.

All coolant, also called antifreeze, used to be green. Now there are several other colors of coolant sold at Doug Beimler's QH Automotive in Lancaster. Each type is designed to protect the cooling system components that are particular to your vehicle. The wrong stuff can void your truck cooling system warranty and could even cause engine damage.

Most passenger vehicles on Lancaster roads today use either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5 brake fluid. Your truck power brake system is specifically designed to use ONE of these types – you need the right one. Higher numbers do not necessarily mean a higher, upgraded fluid.

Now, the critical thing is knowing that your vehicle requires specific grades and types of fluids and that using the right fluids is good and using the wrong ones is bad. Once you’ve got that down, it’s easy to remember to check with your honest Doug Beimler's QH Automotive tech or truck owner’s manual to find out which automotive fluids to use.

Give us a call

Doug Beimler's QH Automotive
661-949-8484
226 West Avenue I
Lancaster, California 93534



Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Lancaster Drivers

Dec 03, 2013

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.

Lancaster auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better your vehicle engine will run.

Over time, the small amounts of rust, dirt and contaminants in your fuel settle out inside the fuel tank. After about five years, this can amount to a quite a bit of sediment. This means that as your vehicle ages, your fuel filter has to work harder to screen your fuel: more sediment in your tank means more potential for grit in your fuel.

The harder your fuel filter works, the more often it needs to be replaced. Check with your owner's manual to find out how often it should be serviced and how long you can expect it to last. Lancaster drivers should change it before it becomes clogged. Your friendly and knowledgeable The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley service advisor can help you with recommended fuel filter replacement schedules.

Good vehicle care means following recommended schedules for preventive maintenance, including changing your fuel filters. Take the auto advice offered in every owner's manual and have your vehicle regularly inspected at The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley. It may save Lancaster auto owners money by preventing costly repairs, but it will also repay them in improved safety and peace of mind.

The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley
226 West Avenue I
Lancaster, California 93534
661-949-8484
http://cardoctorsav.autovideotipsblog.com




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