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The Right Automotive Fluids for LUCAS Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for LUCAS drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even cause damage.In addition to new grades of engine oil, many vehicles now leave the factory with synthetic oil. People in LUCAS should always use the grade recommended by their manufacturer. All coolant, also called antifreeze, used to be green. Now there are several other colors of coolant sold at Craig's Car Care Inc in LUCAS. Each type is designed to protect the cooling system components that are particular to your vehicle. The wrong stuff can void your vehicle cooling system warranty and could even cause engine damage.Most passenger vehicles on LUCAS roads today use either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5 brake fluid. Your vehicle po ... read more

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Craig's Car Care Inc Engine Air Filter Replacement

When your experienced Craig's Car Care Inc technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.An air filter does what its name implies: it filters stuff out of the air. Air is drawn into your engine through the filter because your engine needs air to burn fuel. If the filter weren't there, a lot of dust and debris would come into the vehicle engine with the air when you are driving around LUCAS. That dust and debris would get hot, burn and produce all kinds of ash and gumminess that would eventually clog up your engine. Drop in an air filter and voilá! Problem solved. But air filters themselves get clogged up with all the junk they clean out of the LUCAS air. This doesn't allow the junk into the vehicle engine, but it does block ... read more

Need a New Battery? Call Craig's Car Care Inc Today

Hello LUCAS drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around LUCAS, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be replaced. This also speeds up wear on the alternator.Your Craig's Car Care Inc service advisor can help you determine the right vehicle replacement battery for the way you drive around LUCAS, as well as the TX climate and durability needs.Contact Craig's Car Care Inc for information on battery replacement.Give us a call. Craig's Car Care Inc 1005 W LUCAS RD LUCAS, TX 75002 972-941-6700 http://www.craigscarcare.com

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Automotive Tips from Craig's Car Care Inc: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. LUCAS drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensive maintenance services, but the cost at Craig's Car Care Inc to correct an engine damaged by a broken timing belt is much, much more.The timing belt has a tensioner to help maintain proper belt tension. The tensioner should be replaced along with the timing belt and any idler pulleys at the vehicle manufacturer’s specified service interval. Your Craig's Car Care Inc service advisor can help you with the timing belt.Give us a call.Craig's Car Care Inc1005 W LUCAS RDLUCAS, TX 75002972-941-6700http://www.craigscarcare.com

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LUCAS Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among LUCAS drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should LUCAS drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trips less than four miles/six kilometers around LUCAS?Are most of your trips less than 10 miles/16 kilometers in below-zero TX temps?Are most of your trips off-highway in TX?Do you drive often in dusty LUCAS areas?Do you regularly tow a trailer or carry heavy loads around LUCAS?Do you drive in very hot or very cold TX weather?Think about your typical week. Do you live by your nearest LUCAS on-ramp and enjoy a non-stop commute? Or, do you drive the neighborhood car pool in stop-and-go traffic on LUCAS surface streets? Let's suppose your owner's manual says the severe service oil change recommendation is 3,000 miles/5,000 kilometers and the standard recommendation is ... read more

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Maintenance

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In LUCAS

Every LUCAS car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. Now, most air filters purchased in LUCAS don't cost a lot to replace. It's just that TX people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Craig's Car Care Inc can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in LUCAS. Think about a dirty furnace filter in your LUCAS home. When it's all clogged up, enough clean air can't get through. In your vehicle, that means that your engine can't get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more gas to move your vehicle around LUCAS roads. Your vehicle actually needs about 12,000 times more air than fuel ... read more

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Maintenance

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Craig's Car Care Inc Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But LUCAS drivers don't always extend those good habits into the garage. Our vehicles need regular maintenance just like our rugs need vacuuming. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but just as cleaning a carpet carries the hidden reward of prolonging its life, maintaining our vehicles incurs a hidden reward that becomes noticeable at LUCAS gas stations.When it comes to reduced fuel economy, there are two culprits: increased friction and inefficient fuel combustion. That means that anything LUCAS drivers can do to decrease friction and increase the efficiency of their engines will translate to savings on fuel. Friction increases the amount of energy it takes to move something. So if we can reduce fricti ... read more

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Fuel Economy

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for LUCAS Drivers

Knowing how their engine works can help LUCAS drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while the engine is running. Power is generated in a cycle that includes four strokes of the piston. First, the piston drops and a valve at the top of the cylinder opens to let in fuel and air. The piston then rises, which compresses the fuel and air. At this point, the spark plug fires, igniting the fuel and pushing the piston down. This downstroke transfers energy to the engine, which provides the power it needs to run. The piston rises again, and a valve opens to release the exhaust.All of this movement is orchestrated by a timing belt. The timing belt is so named because it keeps the pistons and valves operating in synch with each other, just as a conductor keeps all of the ... read more

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Timing Belt

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Craig's Car Care Inc

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

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Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Craig's Car Care Inc

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for LUCAS drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenance.Fuel injectors have replaced carburetors in most of today's vehicles. These injectors deliver better fuel economy than a carburetor, but they can be compromised by rust, dirt and other contaminants. They need to be clean to maintain the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume of delivered fuel so that the vehicle engine can run at peak efficiency.There are products on the market that LUCAS vehicle owners can add to their gas tank that will help keep your fuel injectors clean. These products will keep a clean fuel system clean but have trouble cleaning a system that has already gotten gummed up.If your fuel system needs a major cleaning, Craig's Car Care Inc can help. We h ... read more

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