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How Your Check Engine Light Works

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in FORT WORTH, TX? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays on. By the next day, the light is off.You wonder; "What was going on?" Well, it's actually a good lesson in how the Check Engine light works.Your air intake system has a sensor that measures how much air is coming through it. When you went under the high-speed dryer, all that air was blasting past the sensor. Your engine computer was saying, there shouldn't be that much air when the engine is just idling. Something's wrong. Whatever's wrong could cause some serious engine damage.Warning, warning! It flashes the Check Engine light to alert you to take immediate action.It stopped flashing because once you were out from under the dryer, the airflow returned to normal. Now the en ... read more

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Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at FORT WORTH car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of FORT WORTH, TX, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there's no reason a modern vehicle can't be made to last for a 150,000 miles (250,000 kilometers) or more for smart FORT WORTH drivers.The old adage: 'a stitch in time saves nine' is really true for FORT WORTH residents when it comes to car maintenance. A great example is coolant service.Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. Smart FORT WORTH drivers have their cooling system service taken care of right on schedule at Multistate Transmissions.Ditto for your power steering system, brake fluid, air conditioning system, differential and transmission. Of course, oil changes should be done right on schedule to avoid t ... read more

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Maintenance

Automotive Tips from Multistate Transmissions: Wiper Blades ? Signs of Wear

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most FORT WORTH drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them. Then they find themselves in a driving situation around TX when they really need forward visibility only to discover that their wipers are worn or maybe even torn and can’t clear snow or rain from the windshield. As an important safety system, wiper blades should be replaced BEFORE they fail. Test your wipers at least once a month. If they are not doing the job, your friendly and professional Multistate Transmissions service advisor can replace them for you.Give us a call.Multistate Transmissions3850 HEMPHILL STFORT WORTH, TX 7611081

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In FORT WORTH

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In FORT WORTH

Every FORT WORTH car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. Now, most air filters purchased in FORT WORTH don't cost a lot to replace. It's just that TX people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Multistate Transmissions can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in FORT WORTH. Think about a dirty furnace filter in your FORT WORTH home. When it's all clogged up, enough clean air can't get through. In your vehicle, that means that your engine can't get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more gas to move your vehicle around FORT WORTH roads. Your vehicle actually needs about ... read more

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Maintenance

Multistate Transmissions Automotive Tips: Alternator

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the power outlets. After your alternator makes enough electricity to do all that, it recharges your battery with what’s left over.When FORT WORTH drivers constantly have a low or dead battery, the alternator is usually a prime suspect. However, the alternator is just one vital component of the starting/charging system, and a problem with any of the other components could be the actual cause.In addition to the alternator, the charging/starting system includes the battery, starter, serpentine belt system and all of the electrical cables that connect them. Your Multistate Transmissions service advisor has a systematic process of testing components and connections to get to the source ... read more

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Alternator

FORT WORTH Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

FORT WORTH Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around FORT WORTH, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaft rotates and sends power to the transmission. Some of the explosive gases from combustion squeeze past the pistons and down into the crankcase.Now this gas is about 70% unburned fuel. If it were allowed to remain in the crankcase, it would contaminate the oil and quickly turn it to sludge. Sludge is like Vaseline and clogs passages in the engine, leading to damage. Also, the pressure build up would blow out seals and gaskets. So in the old days, there was just a hose that vented the crankcase out into the air. Obviously, not good for our air quality in FORT WORTH, TX.Enter the PCV valve. It's a small, one-way valve that lets out the gases from the crankcase and routes them back into ... read more

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Parts

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Multistate Transmissions we get a lot of FORT WORTH drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around TX, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you stranded.Smart FORT WORTH drivers plan ahead for a major road trip – and there are a lot of things to get ready. Where should you start? You could start with the tires. Look them over for tread wear and check to see that they are properly inflated. Take a quick test drive around FORT WORTH to see if you can feel any vibrations: Are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? Come to Multistate Transmissions for a peace-of-mind trip inspection.3850 HEMPHILL ST FORT WORTH, TX 76110 817-825-8596 The next thing is a full service oil change to make sure all of your fluids are toppe ... read more

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Maintenance

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Multistate Transmissions

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Multistate Transmissions

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around FORT WORTH use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Multistate Transmissions at 3850 HEMPHILL ST in FORT WORTH, TX 76110.Please call 817-825-8596 to make an appointment. Generally speaking there's not a lot of dirt in our FORT WORTH area auto fuel supply, but there is enough that you want to screen it out. The problem actually gets worse the older your vehicle becomes. That's because dirt, rust and other contaminants will settle out of the fuel and onto the bottom of the fuel tank. After your vehicle is five years or older, it can actually have a fair amount of sediment built up.That just means that the fuel filter has to work harder as your vehicle ages. It'll get clogged sooner and need to be replace ... read more

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Fuel System

Multistate Transmissions Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doctor will have to examine you, ask some questions and probably run some tests before she can tell you what’s wrong and give you treatment options. This same scenario plays out every day at TX auto repair facilities. When the cause of the concern isn’t obvious, the car will need to undergo a diagnostic examination. The typical car has about 30,000 parts, including several networked computers and miles of wiring. Finding exactly what is wrong can be very complicated and take some time. The most experienced technicians at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH are the ones who tackle the difficult diagnostic jobs. Once they have determined the cau ... read more

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Exhaust

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Multistate Transmissions Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But FORT WORTH drivers don't always extend those good habits into the garage. Our vehicles need regular maintenance just like our rugs need vacuuming. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but just as cleaning a carpet carries the hidden reward of prolonging its life, maintaining our vehicles incurs a hidden reward that becomes noticeable at FORT WORTH gas stations.When it comes to reduced fuel economy, there are two culprits: increased friction and inefficient fuel combustion. That means that anything FORT WORTH drivers can do to decrease friction and increase the efficiency of their engines will translate to savings on fuel. Friction increases the amount of energy it takes to move something. So if we ca ... read more

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Fuel Economy
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