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An Overview of Fuel Systems, Injectors and Pumps

July 8, 2020 10:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

How does a car fuel system work, exactly? If you are to take proper care of your engine and fuel system in Madison, TN, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the way it functions and the responsibility of each component of the system. Here’s an overview of what you need to know. General overview In most cases, the fuel/air mixture in the fuel system is controlled by a carburetor. There are some weaknesses associated with a carburetor. For example, if you have a single carburetor tasked with supplying a four-cylinder engine, it will not be able to give... View Article

Basics of Wheel Alignment and Tire Wear

June 18, 2020 5:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The wheel alignment process involves adjusting the wheel angles to ensure they are perpendicular with the road and parallel to each other. This results in more efficient vehicle operation, greater control of the vehicle and longer tire life. When we talk about wheel alignment and how it affects tire wear, there are several concepts we need to consider, those being camber, caster and toe-in. So, what is wheel alignment in Madison, TN, and how does alignment work in your car? Let’s take a closer look. Camber Camber refers to the angle of the wheel in degrees when you’re looking at... View Article

The Components of an Automotive Air Conditioning System

June 4, 2020 5:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As a car owner in the South, you understand the importance of having working air conditioning in your vehicle. But how much do you know about how that air conditioning system operates? There are several main types of automotive air conditioning systems: orifice tube systems and expansion valve systems are the most common, or you can find combinations of the two. In any case, to understand how your Madison, TN car’s AC works, you need to know each of the components and how they contribute to that operation. Those primary components are the compressor, condenser, evaporator, accumulator (or receiver-drier) and... View Article

How a Pre-Purchase Inspection Can Help You Avoid Surprises When Buying a Used Car

May 22, 2020 11:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Inspecting used cars in Madison, TN before making a purchase is the single most important thing you can do to ensure a successful purchase of a used vehicle. Many used cars don’t have the same kind of warranty brand-new vehicles do, making it important to find out if there are any issues before you hand your money over. When people don’t insist on an inspection first, there are usually three distinct reasons: they’re afraid the seller won’t agree, they don’t know that inspections are available or they don’t want to spend the money. However, if the seller doesn’t agree, that’s... View Article

Comparing R134 and R1234yf Refrigerants

May 8, 2020 11:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to your car’s refrigerant, you should know that most R134 refrigerant (also known as Freon) is no longer being manufactured or sold in the United States. While R134 will be produced indefinitely, the industry is turning to different refrigerants, and will eventually pivot completely as older cars go out of service. That means that if your car is older but still running, you’ll eventually need to find a different kind of refrigerant that works with your car’s coolant system. R1234yf is the answer to that problem. This new refrigerant can be used in systems that formerly required... View Article