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Power Steering Service at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Power Steering Service at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Many FORT WORTH drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.FORT WORTH car owners should be aware that vehicle manufacturers recommend that the fluid be replaced on schedule. At Multistate Transmissions, the old fluid is drained and the system cleaned thoroughly. Fresh fluid is then installed.Unfortunately, many FORT WORTH drivers don't realize how important it is to service their power steering, and some may not even know that it's necessary in the first place. A neglected power steering system can develop leaks that will shorten the life of the pump.FORT WORTH drivers ... read more

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Alignment

What FORT WORTH Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

What FORT WORTH Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

There are some things drivers should know about FORT WORTH car service and repair. First and foremost, Multistate Transmissions cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes the foundation for a mutually beneficial experience for years to come.Building on that foundation, there are some things that would help you understand the auto service and repair business better. First, it can be really hard to fix vehicles. The days of shade tree mechanics are long gone. The majority of automotive systems are computerized. It takes a lot of training and very expensive equipment to diagnose and repair modern vehicles. The pros who work for Multistate Transmissions need extensive computer training – not just how to run the diagnostic systems, but also searching for the right parts, networking with other technicians to help them with a d ... read more

Multistate Transmissions: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Multistate Transmissions: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most FORT WORTH auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Multistate Transmissions, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can FORT WORTH drivers actually save?In today's Multistate Transmissions article, we're focusing on the things you can do to improve your vehicle’s economydriving around TX. We'll tell you the potential savings per gallon of gas at $3.50, and we'll show a chart that also shows the savings at $3.00 and $4.00.   DOLLARS PER GALLON $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00 TUNE UP 4%.12.14.16 The next item is replacing a clogged engine air filter. Your engine needs enough air to burn fuel efficiently for the best mileage. A clean air filter means you get plenty of air. The fact that the air's clean protects your engine. That can save you up to 10 percent or 35 cents a gallon.   DOLLARS PER GALLON ... read more

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Fuel System

FORT WORTH Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any FORT WORTH driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for FORT WORTH residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the serpentine belt.The serpentine belt gets its name because of its circuitous path around the engine. The serpentine belt is driven by the engine and powers a number of systems, as follows:1. The serpentine belt spins the compressor that generates the cool air for the air conditioning system.2. The serpentine belt powers the alternator. The alternator generates electricity for use in the vehicle's electrical systems and to charge the battery. Without the alternator, the battery wouldn't last more than a few miles.3. In many FORT WORTH residents' vehicles, the serpentine belt runs the pumps for both the power steering and the power brakes. In other vehicles, the power steer ... read more

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Timing Belt

Ask Multistate Transmissions: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Ask Multistate Transmissions: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which cools the engine; the air conditioning, which cools the driver and passengers; and the power steering pump, which allows for easier steering. When the belt breaks, all of these systems shut down.Okay, so maybe you can live without air conditioning and power steering for a while, but your battery can't live very long without an alternator, and when the cooling system goes down, your vehicle engine will overheat. That's why FORT WORTH drivers should never wait to get a serpentine belt replaced.Serpentine belts are fairly inexpensive at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH. And they look downright cheap when you compare them to the cost of an overheated vehicle engine, a tow truck, time lost on th ... read more

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Timing Belt
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