Monthly Archives: April 2010

Fuel System Cleaning to Improve Performance in Camarillo, CA

All modern vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic we all need to know something about. All new cars and trucks sold in Camarillo, CA over the last 30 years or so have come with fuel injection systems. The fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount, at the right time; to be mixed with air and burned in the engine. So how many fuel injectors does your car have? There's one for each cylinder. So four, six or eight for most folks in Camarillo, CA. Some vehicles have 10 or 12 cylinders. The engine control computer makes adjustments to the fuel injector as it monitors the engine and other sensors. Fuel injectors are a pretty sophisticated part. Camarillo Car Care Center can help you with a fuel injector cleaning service. What's the benefit? In order to work right, the fuel injectors have to deliver the fuel at a precise pressure at a very precise time. The fuel needs to be spra ... read more


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To Save Gas Around Camarillo: Keep Up with Your Scheduled Service

One topic that hits the news in Camarillo on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some people in Camarillo is to buy a more fuel efficient vehicle. For the rest of use, we need to improve our fuel economy anyway we can. Following recommended service intervals by coming into Camarillo Car Care Center is one of the best ways to keep your car running efficiently. That means better fuel economy. When you give it some thought, it only makes sense. Dirty oil or transmission fluid can't lubricate or clean. That means more drag which reduces fuel economy. Keeping up with scheduled oil changes and transmission services will save gas. Dirty engine air filters are another efficiency pirate. They rob your engine of enough air to effectively burn the fuel, so you need more gas to get the job done. Replacing a dirty air filter can pay for itself in fuel savings before the next oil change. You can imagine what dirty fuel injectors can do ... read more


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Which Item is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Camarillo?

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Camarillo? Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Camarillo approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, but go for $50 to $200 on the black market in Camarillo. Stolen airbags are making their way back into cars that have been in an accident. Of course, the danger to the consumer of having a stolen airbag installed is that you can never be sure what may have previously affected them and if they will work right when you need them. There are reports that 1 in 25 airbag replacements are stolen or salvaged airbags or no airbag is installed at all. That is definitely one car part you don't want to take a chance with, so Camarillo Car Care Ce ... read more

ICE – In Case Of Emergency In Camarillo CA

Sometimes the unthinkable happens in Camarillo CA. A terrible accident and those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with emergency contact information. You have people in the Camarillo CA area who you'll want to be contacted to arrange help, give consent to treatment, and inform paramedics of medical conditions, allergies or medications. Too often, our CA police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, purses and cell phone directories for clues often wasting precious time. A brilliantly simple solution is now spreading around the globe: ICE. ICE standing for In Case of Emergency, is a way to identify emergency contacts in your cell phone directory. Simply put ICE' before a contact name in your cell phone, like ICE Dad', ICE Nancy', or ICE Doctor Roberts'. Rescuers will be able to quickly identify your emergency contacts, saving v ... read more

Keeping Your Car Young in Camarillo

We live in such a disposable society here in Camarillo. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids, our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff. You know, hang up your clothes, polish your shoes, put away your toys. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough we had to do without. We couldn't afford new cars very often, so we tried to make them last as long as we could. It's a good thing that cars are more reliable these days. They just don't break down as often. And the good news for us penny pinchers is that a modern car can easily go 200,000 miles with proper care. The engineering's there and so is the manufacturing quality. The missing ingredient is us making sure we follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedules. Is it really that bad to get off schedule? Well, it all adds up. Every time you go a couple ... read more


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