Monthly Archives: March 2019

Engine Air Filter from Craig's Car Care Inc

Many LUCAS drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Craig's Car Care Inc recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest assured that you did the right thing by getting a new one. But you should never be too embarrassed to ask your Craig's Car Care Inc service advisor for more information. It's your vehicle and you have a right to understand what you're paying for.Let's review: "What does an air filter do?"Air is the focus of this discussion. What is the air like outside in LUCAS right now? Can you see any smog? Is it full of pollen? How about dust? Anyone in TX with hay fever can tell you that there's plenty in the air that you can't see. Well, the engine air filter's job is to clean that air before it goes into your vehicle engine, to mix with the fuel and be burned. Without ... read more

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Fuel System

Craig's Car Care Inc Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

Hello TX! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll have to settle for using our imaginations. The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, has uniform, round molecules. Which is slipperier, a pile of pencils or a pile of marbles?Synthetic motor oil lubricates better because there's less friction. This results in myriad benefits: better wear protection, cooler operating temperatures, more power and better fuel economy. And synthetic oil doesn't sludge up like conventional oil so it prevents those small oil passages from clogging up. (We see that too often at Craig's Car Care Inc in LUCAS.)Some manufacturers are extending oil chang ... read more

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Fluids

Odometer Rollback on Your LUCAS, TX Vehicle

  How do LUCAS drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect TX consumers against mileage fraud. It says a TX seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in LUCAS, TX, stop by Craig's Car Care Inc: Craig's Car Care Inc1005 W LUCAS RDLUCAS, TX 75002   If it isn't, the seller must say why; for example, maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 and then start over at 0. Or, the odometer has been tampered with, broken or replaced.If the seller tells you the mileage isn't accurate, there's not much chance of putting a good number to it. And there's the unscrupulous seller who claims the reading is true, but it isn't. What can LUCAS vehicle owners do?You can go to www.CarFax.com, where, for a small fee, they'll give you a comprehensive vehicle h ... read more

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Older Vehicles

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for LUCAS Drivers

When people in LUCAS talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around TX? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or our wiper blades fail.It's estimated that around 46 million people are driving with wipers that won't keep their windshields clear during a storm — that's 46 million people with impaired vision during a storm. For safety's sake, LUCAS drivers need to change the way they think about wiper blades. Most of us, 78% in fact, only change our wiper blades after they fail. In other words, we don't get new ones until the old ones become a safety hazard. Instead, we need to make wiper blades part of our preventive maintenance routine.Wiper blades should be changed twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. In TX areas that experience harsh winter weather, special blades are available that prevent ice and sno ... read more

Arrive Alive in LUCAS

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from LUCAS. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on TX roads.The truth is that all of us are distracted when we drive. Unfortunately, traffic, road construction and other external factors are beyond our control. The distractions inside our car, however, are things we can often control.Here's some things that'll give you more control in your car, and help keep your attention on the roads around LUCAS. LUCAS drivers who are 16 to 20 years old tend to be more distracted by the radio, CD or MP3 player. LUCAS drivers who are 20 to 29 are more distracted by passengers in the car, including small children. Those over age 65 tend to be more distracted by objects or events that are outside of the vehicle. Other factors like fatigue, stress and lack of sleep make it harder to pay attention to dri ... read more

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