Monthly Archives: July 2019

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.LUCAS 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 Craig's Car Care Inc in LUCAS. We have the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Our friendly and knowledgeable team at Craig's Car Care Inc can remove particles, gum and varnish from your fuel system and get those injectors running cleanly and efficiently. You'll find Craig's Car Care Inc at 1005 W LUCAS RD in LUCAS, TX 75002. Or just give us a call at 972-941-6700 to schedule an appointment. You'll enjoy more power, better fuel economy a ... read more

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Fuel System

Hitting the Brakes in LUCAS

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other LUCAS drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are  parts that wear out or wear down, and it's best to replace them before you have serious problems. Of course, if you are having trouble with your brakes, NOW is the time to fix them. If your brake warning light is on, that's a good sign that you need your brakes checked. You can also tell something is wrong with your brakes by the feel of the pedal or unusual sounds while braking. If the brake pedal is low, feels spongy when you press it or is hard to push, that indicates a problem with your brakes. If you hear squealing, grinding or clunking noises when you brake, that can also indicate serious problems. If vibrations accompany br ... read more

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Brakes

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing LUCAS drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers in LUCAS to remember their suspension system in their schedule of preventive maintenance. Springs do most of the work of the suspension system. The most common types of springs are coil and leaf, but air springs and torsion bars are becoming more common. The body of the vehicle is “suspended” by the springs.If springs were the only working component in your suspension system, however, you'd spend your travel time bouncing up and down like a bobblehead. That's where your shocks come in. They keep the rebound, or bounciness, of the springs under control. Shocks also keep your tires on the road, which keeps the driver in control of the vehicle. Some vehicles have struts in their suspension s ... read more

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Shocks & Struts

Budget for Maintenance in LUCAS

Sometimes busy LUCAS residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around TX in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time LUCAS residents spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before.Some of those improvements, however, have led to higher repair costs. For example, older cars often broke down from vapor lock. Gas vaporized while traveling from the gas tank to the fuel pump. No gas, no power. The car quits going. The solution was simple — you just sat by the road until the car would start up again. Today's LUCAS drivers would hardly tolerate that kind of inconvenience, and it's likely that yesterday's LUCAS drivers didn't care much for it, either. So on today's vehicles, the fuel pump is act ... read more

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Maintenance
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