Here at Cary Car Care we try our best to make sure you are as informed as possible when it comes to your vehicle. This is important not only for day-to-day maintenance but so you can better understand what we do when you trust us to keep your car in tip top shape.
In this edition of Helpful Car Care Tips we are introducing the first of a three part series specifically covering Vehicle Systems and Parts. In this edition we’ll help you understand the Engine, Fuel System, Transmission and Emission System.
When a vehicle suffers major engine damage, oftentimes the first reaction is to purchase a new vehicle. In some cases this makes sense, but it may be more economical for you to have your engine rebuilt rather than purchase a new car. A rebuilt engine is one that is remanufactured to prescribed standards and specifications. Rebuilt engines are dependable, reliable and backed with Cary Car Care warranties.
You car’s fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with lowest emissions. The fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for cleaning before it arrives at the injectors. A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions. Fuel injectors, when activated, spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine. Some vehicles use a return line system to return unused fuel back in the tank. Your car’s fuel filter should be checked and replaced based on its individual specifications.
Your car’s emission system keeps the engine running cleanly and efficiently in all operating conditions by controlling the emissions, exhaust and pollutants. It does this by using an array of sensors, computerized engine controls and the exhaust components. If your car’s engine isn’t performing as it should, or the Check Engine Light goes on – have it inspected immediately. Failure to do so can reduce your mileage per gallon or fuel or cause your vehicle to pollute the air.
The transmission works with the engine to power your car’s wheels. Whether automatic or manual, the transmission plays a major role in the overall dependability of your car. Slipping, hesitation, bucking, grinding gears or difficulty shifting can be the first signs of a problem that needs addressing.
Thanks so much for reading! In our next edition of Helpful Car Care Tips we’ll again tackle Vehicle Systems and Parts and will specifically cover Belts and Hoses, the Brake System and the Exhaust System.