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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Life Of A Car Battery

Life Of A Car Battery

The two main reasons for shortened battery life are: Excessive heat - Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, damaging the internal structure of the battery. Overcharging - A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high a charging rate, resulting in a slow battery death. To get the most out of your battery: Have your battery and its connections checked at every oil change. Be sure the electrical system is charging at the correct rate. Overcharging can damage a battery as quickly as undercharging. Always have the battery replaced with one that’s rated at least as high as the one originally specified. Keep the top of the battery clean. Dirt becomes a conductor, which drains battery power. Further, as corrosion accumulates on battery terminals it becomes an insulator, inhibiting current flow. Batteries do not always give warning signs before they fail. If your battery is more than three years old, it is probably wise to h ... read more

Basics Of A Healthy Car

Basics Of A Healthy Car

Summer is almost here and that means most of us will be putting more miles on our vehicles. We want you to arrive at your destination, near or far, and here is a list of the basics to make sure you do! Call Fairway Auto Repair to schedule a checkup for your car! Our experts know what to look for! Oil is the lifeblood of your car and it needs to be clean to keep all your car’s engine parts running well. A new filter is a must with each oil change. If it isn’t clean, it can’t do its job of trapping contaminates. Hoses and belts also work hard to keep your car’s engine cool and if working properly, it can prevent an overheated radiator as well. We check them out to make sure they don’t crack or snap and all the connections are as they should be. Under-inflated or over-inflated tires can cause a blowout and certainly prematurely ages your tires. We will make sure the tire pressures are just right! Windshield wipers are often overlooked … unt ... read more

Being Economical and Ecological

Being Economical and Ecological

Many people are not anxious to trade in their car for a “greener” model just yet. They do want to be economical and ecological and you can be! Here is what you need to do! Use the proper grade of gasoline as indicated in your owner’s manual. If your vehicle calls for regular, you won’t benefit by paying for premium gas. When it is time to fill up, really fill up. Putting in so much today and so much tomorrow costs more. Do not top off your gas. Make sure your gas cap is properly closed. Fill up when you get to ¼ of fuel left to lengthen the life of your fuel pump. Running on empty can destroy the pump! Drive the speed limit. If you drive at 65 mph instead of 75 mph you would save 13%. If you drive 55 mph you can save 25%! Every five miles over 65 mph costs you about 24 cents per gallon. Idling just uses gas needlessly and hurts the environment. Remove excess weight from your trunk and luggage rack! Extra weight costs more in fuel. Keep y ... read more