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Category Archives: Fuel System

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

The price of gas in CA has got people in TRUCKEE talking. It seems that TRUCKEE folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel economy. First let's start with how we drive around CA. People in TRUCKEE may not realize that they can really save on gas by just changing a few driving habits. One of the biggest is jackrabbit starts - you know, flooring the gas as soon as the light turns green. That really wastes a lot of fuel. Building up your speed at a slower pace uses less fuel and is easier on your engine and drive train. And don't drive with one foot on the brake. That's also a drag on fuel economy, and it wears out your brakes faster, too. Another thing TRUCKEE drivers can do is drive more slowly - but only when it's safe. Sometimes on the freeway we drive an extra five ... read more

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The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most TRUCKEE auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can TRUCKEE drivers actually save?In today's The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc article, we're focusing on the things you can do to improve your vehicle’s economydriving around CA. 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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How Do You Save Gas in TRUCKEE, CA?

No one in TRUCKEE, CA, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising CA fuel prices, however, have spurred TRUCKEE drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel prices. But we still need to drive (we love our vehicles, after all!), so it makes sense to try and increase our fuel economy however we can.Let's look at a real life example. This man has one of those really big SUVs. Lots of kids and horses to haul around, you know. His family was planning a four day camping trip. Here's what he did to cut his fuel costs:First, he installed a new, high flow engine air filter. Then he had his service center change his oil, flush his cooling system and service his front and rear differentials along with the transfer case. He also had a fuel system cleaning, replaced his PCV valve and breather element. He also made sure his tires were up to ... read more

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Deep Clean Your Fuel System at The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc for a check up.In today's The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc 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. TRUCKEE 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 TRUCKEE drivers at CA gas stations. We guess you could say it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things TRUCKEE 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 CA can actually be more expensive for TRUCKEE drivers in the long run. Now, most cars on CA roads are more than five or six years old. That means they've had time for some dirt ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around TRUCKEE

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in TRUCKEE, CA, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our TRUCKEE streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don't need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year.Go a little slower on the freeway. Once you're going more than 65 miles an hour (105 kilometers per hour), your fuel economy starts to drop dramatically. Leave early so you don't need to rush to be on time. And cruise control is your friend – steady speed uses less gas.Plan errands ahead. Make fewer trips by combining errands.Hey at current gas prices, a lead-foot might as well be a gold foot. The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc 12000 PIONEER TRL TRUCKEE, CA 96161 5305872178 http://theautoandtire ... read more

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Engine Air Filter from The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc

Many TRUCKEE drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest assured that you did the right thing by getting a new one. But you should never be too embarrassed to ask your The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc service advisor for more information. It's your vehicle and you have a right to understand what you're paying for.Let's review: "What does an air filter do?"Air is the focus of this discussion. What is the air like outside in TRUCKEE right now? Can you see any smog? Is it full of pollen? How about dust? Anyone in CA with hay fever can tell you that there's plenty in the air that you can't see. Well, the engine air filter's job is to clean that air before it goes into your vehicle engine, to mix with the fuel and be ... read more

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Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to deliver the fuel with the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume.TRUCKEE drivers can buy fuel system cleaners that you pour into your gas tank to help maintain an already clean fuel system; however, they can't do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc in TRUCKEE. We have the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Our friendly and knowledgeable team at The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc can remove particles, gum and varnish from your fuel system and get those injectors running cleanly and efficiently. You'll find The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc at 12000 PIONEER TRL in TRUCKEE, CA 96161. Or just give us a call at 5305872178 to schedule an appointment. You'll enjoy more powe ... read more

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Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in TRUCKEE, CA

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around TRUCKEE, CA.Unless they drive a vintage car, TRUCKEE auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc in TRUCKEE has the tools and chemicals to do the job right. The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc uses a process that gives your car a deep, professional fuel system cleaning. The particles, gum and varnish that build up in your fuel system are removed so that it can run cleanly and efficiently.After a professional fuel system cleaning atThe Auto & Tire Doctor Inc, you'll notice more power, improved and reduced exhaust emissions. We strongly recommend you follow your fuel system cleaning service recommend ... read more

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The The Auto & Tire Doctor Inc Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

There's a lot of auto advice in CA right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be true?” If the answer is yes, do more research.The internet offers us a convenient and quick way to research someone's claims about gas savings. TRUCKEE drivers can usually find out in only minutes whether that claim is questionable or not.Chances are other TRUCKEE drivers have already tried what you're being offered. If you find evidence that others feel they have been scammed, you should be wary of becoming the next victim. There aren't any pills, magic or otherwise, that you can drop into your gas tank to improve your gas mileage. Drop in enough of those pills and you can actually harm your vehicle. The last thing you need is a bunch more ... read more

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Fuel Injectors

The last new American vehicles sold in TRUCKEE with a carburetor rolled out of the CA dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in TRUCKEE, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. Fuel injectors deliver fuel far more precisely than carburetors. That translates into better fuel economy and more power for TRUCKEE drivers. Virtually all fuel injectors for gas engines are known as port fuel injectors because they deliver the fuel to a port just outside the cylinder. Port fuel injectors operate at about 40 to 80 pounds per square inch of pressure.A few vehicle manufacturers have introduced gas direct injection systems on some engines recently. These systems inject the gas direc ... read more

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