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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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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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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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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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