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Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Multistate Transmissions

All of us in FORT WORTH know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Multistate Transmissions technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your vehicle.Don't just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. FORT WORTH area drivers really do need to change their air filter when it gets dirty. You can check your owner's manual to see how often your air filter should need to be changed, but remember, if you live in an area in TX with poor air quality, or if you drive a lot or drive under harsh conditions in the FORT WORTH area, you may need to change that filter more often than is recommended.Changing an air filter isn't guesswork. If a filter's dirty, it needs to be replaced. Air filters aren't very expens ... read more

Fuel Filter Replacement

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello FORT WORTH resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that it won't start or run. Some fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel to go around the clogged filter so your vehicle will still run. But, then the contaminated fuel can clog your fuel injectors and allow particles into your engine.A vehicle with a partially clogged fuel filter might run well around FORT WORTH, but sputter and strain on the because it's starving for gas. There are two things that affect how often you need to replace the filter. They are: where you drive in TX and the gas you buy. If you drive a lot on dirt or gravel roads in rural TX, your ... read more

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Fuel System

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Multistate Transmissions

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Multistate Transmissions for a check up.In today's Multistate Transmissions auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. FORT WORTH residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage .A clean fuel system saves money for FORT WORTH drivers at TX gas stations. We guess you could say it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things FORT WORTH residents can do to keep their vehicle fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.So buying cheaper gas in TX can actually be more expensive for FORT WORTH drivers in the long run. Now, most cars on TX roads are more than five or six years old. That means they've had time for s ... read more

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Fuel System

FORT WORTH Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in TX are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time and money to get to the bottom of a problem. If it's not something obvious, it's easy for the customer to focus on the fixing and not the diagnosing.Let us at Multistate Transmissions introduce you to something we'll call 'Customer Detective Work' –  helping your technician find clues to what's wrong.We start with the detective basics: What, Where and When. Play along with me; You come in to Multistate Transmissions and your car is making a funny sound... Q: Where's the sound? A: Around the right front wheel. Q: What kind of soun ... read more

Saving Lives in FORT WORTH with Tire Pressure

Saving Lives in FORT WORTH with Tire Pressure

All new passenger vehicles on our FORT WORTH, TX, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is that you still need to check your tire pressure every week – or at least every time you gas up. The TPMS system alert comes in when your tire is 20 percent below the factory recommendation. So if the recommended pressure is 34 pounds per square inch, the TPMS warning won't come on until the pressure is at 28 pounds. That's significantly underinflated, enough to raise safety concerns.The worst is tire failure. A severely underinflated tire can overheat and fail. Also, handling degrades to the point that you may not be able to steer out of trouble. Also underinflated tires wear out faster and they waste fuel. So ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Cabin Air Filter From Multistate Transmissions

Cabin Air Filter From Multistate Transmissions

Here is a questions for FORT WORTH drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, exhaust gas and odors.These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.Now not all vehicles in the FORT WORTH area have cabin filters. They are fairly new on the scene in TX. About 40 percent of new vehicles come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.Cabin air filters can make for a very nice driving environment for FORT WORTH. Your car can be a haven during TX allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. However, like all filters, your cabin air filter eventually ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Keeping Your Car Young in FORT WORTH

Keeping Your Car Young in FORT WORTH

As FORT WORTH consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in TX, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff - especially parents who grew up in the Depression. You know, hang up your clothes, polish your shoes, put away your toys. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough; we had to do without.  We couldn't afford new cars very often, so we tried to make them last as long as we could. It's a good thing that cars are more reliable these days. They just don't break down as often. And the good news for us FORT WORTH penny pinchers is that a modern car can easily go 200,000 miles (320,000 km) with proper care. The engineering's there and so is the manufacturing quality. The missing ingredient is us making sure we follow the vehicle manufacturer's maintenance schedules.Is it really that bad ... read more

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Maintenance
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