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Today’s Fuel Pumps Are Hi-Tech!

Today’s Fuel Pumps Are Hi-Tech!

Due to advancements in technology and governmental fuel economy regulations (CAFE), the $100 mechanical fuel pump has graduated to a hi-tech computer driven electric fuel pump. This new fuel pump can cost over $1000! Fuel pumps started changing around 1995 from mechanical to electric. Circa 2005 they changed again transitioning to a “fuel delivery module.” These modules are an assembly of parts that consist of a fuel pump, sender, float rod and mounting gear. Should replacement become necessary, we have to remove the fuel tank and remove and replace the whole assembly instead of only the fuel pump. CAFE regulations inspire new technologies such as the gasoline direct injection (GDI) which allows the fuel to inject directly into the combustion chamber using high pressure. This improves the cooling of the air and fuel charge inside the cylinder. Your vehicle will no longer experience that annoying “combustion knock” due to higher compression ratios plus a ... read more

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Ignoring Recall Notices Can Be Hazardous To Your Health!

Ignoring Recall Notices Can Be Hazardous To Your Health!

For some reason consumers are ignoring recall notices. Many cars ‘for sale by owner’ have recall notices on them and they have not been taken care of. If you are buying a used vehicle, always have it inspected first and always find out if a recall notice was issued for the vehicle and if it was in fact, fixed. It is simple and can be checked online before you buy! There are roughly 2.1 million cars for sale online that have open recalls on them. You can go to http://www.mycarfax.com, enter the VIN number and you can tell if the vehicle had a recall notice and if it was complied with. Why do vehicle owners ignore recalls? It is a mystery to all of us in the automotive industry. It doesn’t cost the owner anything but time but to ignore it could jeopardize their safety, the safety of their loved ones and those they share the road with. If you hear of a recall and you know someone who drives that particular make and model ... read more

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