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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Camarillo Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Camarillo Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Let’s talk about air quality in Camarillo. It’s a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, we began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle? Cabin air filters are now coming on most new SUVs in Camarillo. These filters clean the air in the passenger compartment. They can filter particles down to three microns, so that’s good enough to clean out dust, pollen and most pollutants. If you suffer from allergies in Camarillo, this is very good news. Your car can be a haven during your Camarillo commute.Now, it’s only been in the last few years that cabin air filters have become common. You can look in your owner’s manual to see if you have one. If you do, there’ll be a recommendation for replacing it when it gets dirty. If you live in an area of Camarillo where there’s a lot of dust, pollen or pollution ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth In Camarillo

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth In Camarillo

There’s a segment of the Camarillo population that’s not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Mistaken perceptions have crept into the CA area over time. Many Camarillo motorists think the root lies in the fact that modern cars are so reliable. Reliability has improved dramatically in recent years. Quality surveys report fewer problems with new cars than ever before. Back when cars spent more time in the repair shop, Camarillo drivers were more mindful of routine service. Now, it’s much easier to put it off. Take tune-ups for example. In the days of mechanical ignition systems, an engine needed to be tuned-up every couple of years. The ignition points had to be replaced, spark plugs and coils replaced and the timing adjusted. If your engine was out of tune, you knew it. It ran poorly and got bad fuel economy. Now, the ignition system in your SUV is electronic and co ... read more

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Maintenance

Ventura County Drivers: Is It Time To Replace Your PCV Valve?

Ventura County Drivers: Is It Time To Replace Your PCV Valve?

The push for fuel economy has two benefits: using less gas, and fewer emissions. Ventura County cars and trucks run cleaner than ever. Ventura County people may not realize that the first federally mandated pollution control device came out almost fifty years ago. Ventura County folks that were around in the early 60′s may remember that the PCV valve came out on 1964 model cars. PCV stand for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When fuel is burned in the SUV engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaft rotates and sends power to the transmission. Some of the explosive gases from combustion squeeze past the pistons and down into the crankcase. Now this gas is about 70% unburned fu ... read more

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Parts
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