Avoiding a Faulty O2 Sensor

Oftentimes, seemingly big engine problems can be traced to small sources. What might seem like a complex, costly fix might actually be pretty simple and affordable.  In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, car engines took a huge leap forward with the addition of a computer system. This modernization meant that engines could run much…

Tips for Better Gas Mileage 

Owning a gas-powered vehicle comes with a wide range of ongoing expenses, none more persistent than filling up at the pump. And while you can’t control gas prices, you can make sure you’re doing all you can to get the best fuel economy possible.  It’s common for gas mileage to fall from factory specs as…

Using Sea Foam to Help Pass Emissions Tests

In 45 years as an automotive and diesel technician, Richard Crabtree performed thousands of emissions tests on a wide range of vehicles in Northern California.   The reasons for vehicles that failed were just as varied: misfires, bad O2 sensors, EVAP system leaks, bad fuel caps, failed catalytic converters—all things that would trigger one or more…

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8 ways to get better gas mileage

From monthly financing and insurance payments to regular maintenance, costs can quickly add up over a vehicle’s lifetime. This makes it especially important to find ways to reduce costs where you can when it comes to car ownership. One of the best ways to do this is to spend less time and money at the…