Monthly Archives: July 2017

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Convenience Auto Service

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Ann Arbor drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenance.Fuel injectors have replaced carburetors in most of today's vehicles. These injectors deliver better fuel economy than a carburetor, but they can be compromised by rust, dirt and other contaminants. They need to be clean to maintain the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume of delivered fuel so that the vehicle engine can run at peak efficiency.There are products on the market that Ann Arbor vehicle owners can add to their gas tank that will help keep your fuel injectors clean. These products will keep a clean fuel system clean but have trouble cleaning a system that has already gotten gummed up.If your fuel system needs a major cleaning, Convenience Auto Service ca ... read more

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Fuel System

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Ann Arbor?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Ann Arbor and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Michigan market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Ann Arbor area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. Ann Arbor auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest Ann Arbor dealership.Ann Arbor drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in Ann Arbor, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford and what wi ... read more

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Automotive News

Automotive Tips from Convenience Auto Service: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Convenience Auto Service when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Ann Arbor drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely.Your Convenience Auto Service service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for Michigan drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. Convenience Auto Service2280 W. Liberty StreetAnn Arbor, Michigan 48103734-769-0170  

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Battery

Convenience Auto Service Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Ann Arbor residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actually damage your engine.As engines have become more sophisticated, new weights (or grades) of engine oil have been introduced. Today, there is a much wider range of weights for engine oil as well as a variety of formulations for different types of engines.Transmission fluid, brake fluid and coolant/anti-freeze have changed because the materials that go into making the systems they protect have changed. The fluids in our vehicles generally have two jobs: to lubricate and to prevent corrosion. The fluids formulated for your vehicle are specifically designed to protect the materials that make up its engine parts. Using the wrong fluid may leave some parts vulnerable to corrosion. Further, using ... read more

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