Clean your car fuel system and Increase performance

If you have noticed that your engine keeps stalling or your gas mileage has decreased, it could be time to have your fuel system checked. The fuel system is one of the hardest worked areas of your engine. It can become clogged, dirty and inefficient if not maintained correctly and on a regular basis.

fuel System

Over time, your engine can become impure with carbon deposits, dust and dirt. This contamination can result in the poor performance of your engine and result in jumpy starts, rough idling and a loss in acceleration. Even if you take your car in for a regular tune-up, these problems can occur as the problem requires more specialist care in the form of a fuel system cleaner or fuel injector cleaning.

Fuel pump problems can also cause your engine to become less efficient. Problems can range from a bad fuel pump to poor pressure. When there is not enough pressure, the car will not start and can even stop while the engine is running. If the pressure is okay, but volume is no longer satisfactory, the engine will operate but might lose power. And if your fuel pump fails completely, the engine will fail to start at all. The fuel pump is often the first port of call during fuel system checks.

Arranging a Fuel System Check and Cleaning

As part of your annual car maintenance, why not book your car in for a fuel system clean? There are many fuel system cleaner options available and which you choose will depend on what your local car maintenance workshop has to offer. However, the premise is simple; your entire fuel system will be cleaned inside and out helping to restore fuel economy, improve engine performance and increase gas mileage.

The car servicing manual recommends the use of a fuel system cleaner once every 15,000 to 18,000 miles in order to keep the fuel system operating at peak performance. When you own a car, you should arrange for regular fuel system maintenance.

Increase Performance and Reduce Pollution with Fuel System Cleaning

When your car burns dirty fuel it’s not only bad for your car, but also bad for the environment too. An annual fuel check is the best way to ensure that all components within your fuel system are doing their job perfectly.

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Source: http://blog.helwigauto.com/2012/09/how-to-deal-with-fuel-system-problems/

Check and Refill Radiator Fluid

Many people are familiar with a radiator cap that you remove in order to add water to your car’s cooling system. A lot of cars still have a radiator cap on top of the radiator but the majority of cars now have a sealed radiator with an expansion tank elsewhere in the engine bay. The older type of radiator cap was a metal push and turn type whereas the modern type is a plastic screw type which is safer.

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Cooling systems are designed to operate under pressure when hot and serious burns or scalding can occur if the pressure (radiator) cap is removed. Never work on the cooling system when hot. Always check the coolant level when the system is cold.

On the expansion bottle/ tank there is a max and a min mark and the correct level is more or less half way between the two. The main difference between the two systems is that the modern car has pressure in the expansion bottle/ tank while the radiator cap type does not and pressure is retained under the radiator cap.
If the level in either is above max you will have to remove some coolant and if under min you will have to add some coolant. As a matter of good safe practice always wear gloves, keep your face away and unscrew or remove the pressure cap.

The radiator cap type normally pushes down and turns first through 90 degrees and up, to release any pressure in the system. Then push down again and turn through another 90 degrees and remove.

Many people refer to checking the water in your car this is not an accurate statement. The coolant is a mixture of water, antifreeze and anti corrosion inhibitors. Normally you will purchase antifreeze from the auto store and mix this with water in a 50/50 concentration.

Mix enough coolant for your particular vehicle. Refill the system slowly through the radiator cap or expansion bottle/ tank cap.

You need to pour slowly to allow air in the system to escape. Once the level stops dropping you can stop pouring and start the engine without replacing the cap. The reason for doing this is because there will still be air trapped in the system and this won’t be expelled until the water pump is running which doesn’t happen until the engine is running. Once bubbles stop coming up through the coolant you can replace the pressure cap. If bubbles don’t stop it could indicate another problem such as a blown head gasket. Let the engine run after the pressure cap is replaced to allow the system to reach normal operating temperature which can be verified by looking at the temperature gauge on the dashboard.

Source: http://www.cararticle.net/how-to-check-and-refill-radiator-fluid-in-your-car/

Be sure you use a good quality coolant during this summer. Check out.

During summer, air conditioner raises the temperature of engine. Use the good quality coolant.

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The coolant in your vehicle should be changed
• if you haven’t changed it in a year or in the past 20,000 km
• if your vehicle constantly loses liquid in the system and overheats easily
• if you’ve frequently added plain water to your cooling system
Even if none of the above is true, your coolant may still need a change.

Some tips to change the coolant:

1. The quality of the liquid in the system: loosen the pressure cap and look at the liquid inside the radiator. Coolant can be green, greenish yellow, orange, red, or blue, but is the liquid clear, or is stuff floating around in it? Does it look rusty?

2. How frequently you’ve added water and how much you’ve added: If you’ve been adding plain water every couple of days or weeks, your coolant protection level is probably low.

3. What kind of climate you live in: If the temperature gets very cold in the winter or very hot in the summer, be sure that you have enough coolant in your system before extreme weather sets in.

How often you use your car’s air conditioner: Although the air conditioner does a fine job of keeping the interior of the car cool. A/C raises the temperature of your engine. So be sure you have a good mix of coolant and water during the summer when you use your air conditioner .

If the level of coolant is very low, it may be a good time to wash out your cooling system. If you don’t wash out the system.

Source:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-test-the-quality-of-your-enginecoolantanti.html

Car Care – Clean Engine

Car care includes a lot of issues but cleaning your engine may not be our one of the important concern but it should be. Clean engine of the car makes all the work a lot easy, but people afraid of doing it they think that it may get damaged, but you can wash your car engine without much fear of ruining anything. While cleaning doesn’t ever compromise with any of the cautious part of the car like electrical parts and all other areas also, take precautions and the right tools to do the cleaning. Car engine will sound much better if you take a few minutes and clean it up. Once you start with the cleaning task, maintaining it with regularly will be more comfortable. The best time for cleaning the engine is morning time as it’s a fresh start with good motivation, but do remember don’t startup the process when engine is hot. Let’s have a look to the few simple steps to clean up your engine.

• Spray session for the Car Engine. Let’s say, if water is forcibly sprayed into delicate areas of the car like electronic components and connectors then there is no point of cleaning the engine because it will not work then. There are many cleaner are available in market who are “environmentally friendly”, they will work very well and they effect much the environment and you with the dangerous fumes when you breathe some of the fumes while cleaning.

• Brushing the Car Engine, Starting from covering all the parts so that they should not come in contact with water, like we have air filters, oil filler caps, parts of the ignition including the distributor and coil  with the electronic component such as wires , connectors etc. Now the scrub it with the brush gently on the surface.

• Use the tools needed for Car Engine cleaning, wipe the dirt and leave it till it gets dry. After drying of it will be waxed because when it’s wet surface it is not at all recommended that wax and polish should not be applied on it. This will take time and a lot of patience but definitely adds the cleanliness and a fresh service to the car engine and its performance that may be degrading due to the carelessness and time in car repair servicing. And finally last not the least uncover all the parts of the car and let it dry in shady space so that it will actually get some time to dry and relax .

Faulty car engine components in the new car. Check out if your car is defective

Honda’s Indian subsidiary will recall over 50,000 of cars to replace a defective part that could stall engine restarts and will affect new Hond city cars. This is second recall by the Japanese major since last January when it recalled 8,532 City cars made in 2007 to replace defective power window switches that could cause fire.

Honda car manufacturer are not the only one did this recall, last year Toyota ran into problems after recalling close to nine million vehicles globally. A bulk of those recalls were in the USA. The move dented Toyota’s image and the firm announced that it could face losses of $2 billion due to output and sales slump globally.

According to The Economic Times news today, India has been witnessing a spurt in recall as the domestic automobile industry has been growing at 30%. Maruti Suzuki recalled 40,000 A-Star cars last year due to leakages from the fuel tank. Other companies such as Tata Motors faced recurring problems of fire in the Nano and has asked the owneers to re-check their cars but stopped short of calling it a recall. The first ever recall of sorts was that by Maruti Suzuki (then Maruti Udyog) which recalled its popular hatchback Zen in the year 2000 due to a faulty steering system.

Here is what you can do when your new car has defective components

Since total recall is every manufacturer’s worst nightmare – the product that the company has spent millions developing, producing, marketing and shipping all around the world may have a fault. (Source:worldfinance) so they avoid total recall unless there are many disputes arise.

Preferably they would try to avoid giving you “replacement” or “refund”, but it is customers right under Sales acts that customer can demand full car “replacement” from car manufacturer. There are many cases when car manufacturer has no recall but few vehicles have faulty parts.

There are few suggestions if things go wrong with you.

1. Take the car back to the dealer and tell him about the problem.

2. Probably car dealer will offer you replacement of spare parts under warranty, but you can even reject it and hand over the keys and give your reasons in writing, requesting a refund.

3. Since mostly cars are under finance, so you have to give Finance Company your rejection reasons, and then let them deal with it on you behalf. If the dealer refuses your rejection of the car, you’ll have to speak to the manufacturer; they may be able to negotiate a solution.

Source:
The Economic Times
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