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Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance For Camarillo Drivers

Hello, Camarillo car owners. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine. Camarillo car owners don’t need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better an engine will run. Over time, the small amounts of rust, dirt and contaminants in your fuel settle out inside the fuel tank. After about five years, this can amount to a quite a bit of sediment. This means that as your SUV ages, your fuel filter has to work harder to screen your fuel: more sediment in your tank means more potential for grit in your fuel. The harder your fuel filter works, the more often it needs to be replaced. Check with your ... read more

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Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Camarillo Drivers

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Camarillo Drivers

Camarillo motorists know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your SUV engine where it is squirted-or injected-into your engine’s cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors. There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with air and before it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders and mixes with air after it enters the SUV engine. Direct injection engines burn fuel more efficiently than conventional SUV engines. Some models can deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6. For example, in one family of engines, the conventional version (a V6) delivers about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version delivers over 300 horsepower and gets about the same gas mileage. The turbocharged version delivers 350 horsepower ... read more

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Fuel System Cleaning at Camarillo Car Care Center for Better Performance

Fuel System Cleaning at Camarillo Car Care Center for Better Performance

Hi Camarillo auto owners. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle’s engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel, to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine. Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized. The pressure in a fuel injection system varies depending on its type. Many gasoline SUV engines use port injection systems, which operate with a pressure of 60 pounds per square inch. Newer direct injection systems operate at 10 to 30 times that pressure. Some diesel passenger vehicles have fuel injectors that operate at 30,000 pounds or more per square inch. Vehicles have one fuel injector for e ... read more

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Clean Fuel

Clean Fuel

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the SUV engine. Camarillo motorists don’t need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better your SUV engine will run. Over time, the small amounts of rust, dirt and contaminants in your fuel settle out inside the fuel tank. After about five years, this can amount to a quite a bit of sediment. This means that as your SUV ages, your fuel filter has to work harder to screen your fuel: more sediment in your tank means more potential for grit in your fuel. The harder your fuel filter works, the more often it needs to be replaced. Check with your owner’s manual to find out how often it should be serviced and how lon ... read more

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Save up to $50 with instant discount and mail-in rebates on NAPA Batteries, Starters and Alternators

During the long, hot summer - and year 'round - your vehicles's battery, starter and alternator are workhorses that keep you on the move. And now through August 31, - when you visit Camarillo Car Care Center - your money will work even harder for you, too. With mail-in rebates of up to $25 on installed NAPA batteries, alternators and starters. PLUS, we will give you and INSTANT discount to match your rebate amount. That's a potential savings of up to $50 Let us test your vehicle's electrical componets today. We'll make sure you're "Good to Go!" Most cars and light trucks, can not be combine with any other offer. Offer good July 1 - August

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Get $5 to $25 Back*

During the long, hot summer - and year 'round - your vehicles's battery, starter and alternator are workhorses that keep you on the move. And now through August 31, - when you visit Camarillo Car Care Center - your money will work even harder for you, too. With mail-in rebates of up to $25 on installed NAPA batteries, alternators and starters. PLUS, we will give you and INSTANT discount to match your rebate amount. That's a potential savings of up to $50. Let us test your vehicle's electrical componets today. We'll make sure you're "Good to Go

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Steer Right In Thousand Oaks

Steer Right In Thousand Oaks

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Camarillo auto owners have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your SUV steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of Thousand Oaks vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve fuel economy. The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older CA vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, Thousand Oaks auto owners need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it’s too low your steering is affected and you could damage your SUV pump. Also, power steering fluid can become corrosive over time and damage the pump, hoses and connectors; leading to leaks and repairs ... read more

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Getting New Tires In Camarillo?

Getting New Tires In Camarillo?

There are so many tire choices in the Camarillo, Somis, and Ventura County area, selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for Thousand Oaks drivers. And even though it’s kind of fun to have new tires on your SUV, they’re a significant investment for most Thousand Oaks folks so you want do it right. Tip: talk with your friendly Camarillo Car Care Center tire professional. He’ll help you sort through the choices. Here are some of the issues you’ll talk about: One is size - you know, all those numbers on the side of the tire. The right size is important. All new vehicles are required to have stability control which, along with other important safety systems, is calibrated to work with specific tire sizes. Your Camarillo tire professional can help stay within auto makers' specifications or program a different tire size into your SUV’s computer. And you’ll want to discuss how and where you drive in Thousand Oaks to d ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Battery Basics For Camarillo

Battery Basics For Camarillo

It's important for Camarillo motorists to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery - hot or cold CA weather. Most Thousand Oaks motorists think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold SUV engine. However, heat does more damage to a battery than cold. Truth is, our batteries start to die a little from day one. Keeping a full charge slows the process, which is hard with short Camarillo trips because the alternator doesn’t have time to fully recharge the battery from starting the engine. Camarillo motorists can top off the charge with a computer controlled battery charger - say, once a month in the summer and every three months during the winter. As far as how long a battery will last, statistics show that 70% have given up the ghost within four years. By that time, they aren’t capable of taking a full charge like t ... read more

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The Right Automotive Fluids For Thousand Oaks Drivers

The Right Automotive Fluids For Thousand Oaks Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Thousand Oaks motorists. 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 for Camarillo motorists and could even cause damage. In addition to new grades of engine oil, many SUVs now leave the factory with synthetic oil. Thousand Oaks motorists should always use the recommended grade and type of oil in their engine. All coolant, also called antifreeze, used to be green. Now there are several other colors of coolant sold at Camarillo Car Care Center in Camarillo. Each type is designed to protect the cooling system components that are particular to your vehicle. The wrong stuff can void your SUV cooling system warranty and could even cause engine damage. Most passenger ve ... read more

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