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Category Archives: Fuel System

Engine Air Filter From Northtown Auto Clinic

Many North Kansas City car owners have found themselves in the following situation: they go to get their oil changed and their friendly Northtown Auto Clinic technician 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 Northtown Auto Clinic technician for more information. It’s your money 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 North Kansas City right now? Can you see any smog? Is it full of pollen? How about dust? Anyone in Missouri with hay fever can tell you that there’s plenty in the air that you can’t see. Well, the engine air fil ... read more

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The Northtown Auto Clinic Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The team at Northtown Auto Clinic in North Kansas City and Missouri car owners are all talking fuel efficiency right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. North Kansas City motorists want to save the environment and their pocketbooks. And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize MPG. But is there something more North Kansas City auto owners can do? After all, some of us North Kansas City folks can’t cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize. Weight is one major enemy of fuel economy. The more you lug around in your vehicle, the more fuel you have to burn to get from North Kansas City to We service the Northland area. And that means buying more gas in North Kansas City and producing more emissions. Of course, your SUV’s weight isn’t negotiable. And you can’t do much about the weight of your passengers ... read more

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Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine In North Kansas City, Missouri

If the fuel system in your SUV is dirty, you will be hurting your fuel economy and losing performance as you drive around North Kansas City, Missouri. Unless they drive a vintage car, North Kansas City motorists have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your SUV owner’s manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system. Your friendly service advisor at Northtown Auto Clinic in North Kansas City has the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Northtown Auto Clinic uses a process that gives your car a deep, professional fuel system cleaning. The particles, gum and varnish that build up in your fuel system are removed so that it can run cleanly and efficiently. After a professional fuel system cleaning at Northtown Auto Clinic, you’ll notice more power, impro ... read more

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Maintaining Your Diesel in Kansas City

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven’t been as common in Kansas City because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more North Kansas City auto owners driving diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV’s. Diesels are popular in North Kansas City because they get better fuel economy than gas-powered engines. They also last longer. Modern diesel engines are quiet and powerful. And if you associate diesel engines with black smoke, then you’re not up with the times. That smoke is a thing of the past. Diesels don’t produce any more pollutants than gasoline engines. The pollution standards for diesel-powered vehicles are as strict in Missouri as for other vehicles. Also, diesel engines can run on bio-diesel fuels a ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around North Kansas City

With high fuel prices in North Kansas City Missouri comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on AutoNetTV, is really great. Some is myth. And some is just designed to prey on North Kansas City Missouri people desperate to save some money on gas. When you get one of those e-mails that’s going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through. Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics? Do some research on the internet or ask your North Kansas City Missouri service advisor at Northtown Auto Clinic. There aren’t any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank and the government hasn’t suppressed a device you can clamp on your fuel line to make your car run on air. Not even in North Kansas City! So next time you get one of those e-mails, check it out with an automotive professional. You’ll get more ba ... read more

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Fuel Injectors

The last new American cars sold in North Kansas City with a carburetor rolled out of the Missouri dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in North Kansas City and nationally have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. Fuel injectors deliver fuel far more precisely than carburetors. That translates into better gas mileage and more power for North Kansas City drivers. Virtually all fuel injectors for gas engines are known as port fuel injectors because they deliver the fuel to a port just outside the cylinder. Port fuel injectors operate at about 40 to 80 pounds per square inch of pressure. A few manufacturers have introduced gas direct injection systems on some engines rec ... read more

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