How does a GDI engine operate?

The main difference between a standard fuel injection system and “Gasoline Direct Injection” (GDI) engine is the placement of the fuel injector. A GDI fuel injector is located to spray fuel directly into the combustion chamber. Due to this design the fuel system operates under extremely high pressure with precise timing. A standard fuel injector is located in the intake manifold and the fuel travels past the intake valve into the combustion chamber. This design difference requires more frequent air induction service for GDI engines.
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What is a power steering rack?

A power “steering rack” or “steering gear” is a rack gear and a pinion gear that transmits the steering wheel rotation inside of your car to tire movement outside of your car. Most modern steering racks have either a hydraulic pump for assist or electric motor for assist. The rack is connected to the outer steering mechanisms with tie rod ends.
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How often should I replace my Timing Belt?

The timing belt in your engine is a critical component. Replacement intervals vary by manufacturer from 60,000 miles to 105,000 miles. It is also critical to consider that the timing belt is made of rubber. Rubber degrades over time and regardless of mileage the belt should be replaced within 8 years of service.
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What is a Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter is part of your vehicles emissions control system that converts toxic exhaust gases and pollutants to less toxic pollutants by a chemical reaction. The “catalytic converter” is made of of precious metals that are a component of the chemical reaction. Most manufacturers warrant the catalyst for 8 years and 80,000 miles. Proper engine maintenance will extend the useful life of the catalytic converter.
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What is a Brake Fluid Flush?

A brake fluid flush is a crucial service should be performed at 30,000 miles. Over time dirt and debris will accumulate in the “brake fluid”. Dirt and debris enter the brake fluid through both the caliper seal and component wear. Fluid contamination is the leading cause of premature caliper failure. Moisture contamination is the most important factor in brake fluid. Due to extreme temperature change in the brake fluid, moisture will condense inside the fluid lowering the boiling point. This reduced boiling temperature leads to brake pedal fade and deterioration of hydraulic braking components.
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What is a GDI service?

On modern “Gas Direct Injected” or “GDI” vehicles, maintenance on fuel injection systems has become more important than ever. Due to the combustion of your engine, carbon builds up on valves, injector tips, and pistons. The GDI service will restore engine performance along with maintaining smooth idle. Not only will you feel a difference in throttle response, but will also prevent carbon build up to reduce the possibility of engine faults.
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What is TPMS?

What is “TPMS”? TPMS stands for “Tire Pressure Monitoring System”. TPMS is a warning system indicating to the driver when a tire is significantly under-inflated. Beginning in September 2007, all new light duty vehicles sold in the U.S. are mandated to be equipped with TPMS. Most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component. A tire can lose up to half of its pressure without appearing to be underinflated. The small battery operated sensors are located inside of the tire to prevent drivers operating their vehicle with unsafe low tire pressure.

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Why is my tire warning light on?

With temperatures swinging in the 18966 area a common concern for drivers is a tire pressure warning light on the dashboard. Any time this light comes on you should check your tires ASAP. Some vehicle will have the ability to display individual tire pressures to indicate the problem area. Many times the issue is as simple as a minor pressure adjustment. A drop in pressure as little as 3 PSI can trigger the warning system. If you do find that your tire pressures have not been adjusted since the heat of the summer you should check to see if you are due for service heading into the winter months.
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Wondering why doesn’t my heat work in my car?

Top 5 reasons the heat in your car is not working.
1. The cooling/heating system is low on anti-freeze
2. The engine/cooling system is not getting to full temperature
3. The hot anti-freeze is not flowing through the “heater core”
4. The “heater” fan or “blower motor” is not working
5. The temperature control in your HVAC unit is inoperative

These are just a few broad strokes of why the heat in your car may not work. Winter is officially here! If you have no heat schedule an appointment to have the vehicle properly diagnosed.
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