Archive for September 30, 2015

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.

Today’s production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to deliver the fuel with the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume.

Auburn motorists can buy fuel system cleaners that you pour into your gas tank to help maintain an already clean fuel system, however, they can’t do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see Euro Motors in Auburn. They have the tools and chemicals to do the job right. The Friendly team at Euro Motors can remove particles, gum and varnish from your fuel system and get those injectors running cleanly and efficiently.

You’ll find Euro Motors at 10068 Streeter Rd. #14 in Auburn, California 95602. Or just give us a call at 530-776-5343 to schedule an appointment.

You’ll enjoy more power, better MPG and reduced exhaust emissions. The cleaners also help prevent rust and corrosion in your fuel system and lubricate essential engine parts.

And, as with all maintenance, it can help prevent pricey repairs that can happen because you didn’t take preventative steps. Check with your Friendly service specialist at Euro Motors and see when your car is scheduled for a fuel system cleaning.

The Euro Motors Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The team at Euro Motors in Auburn and California car owners are all talking gas mileage right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Auburn car owners want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.

And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel efficiency. But is there something more Auburn car owners can do? After all, some of us Auburn folks can’t cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.

Weight is one major enemy of fuel economy. The more you lug around in your vehicle, the more fuel you have to burn to get from Auburn to Rosevile. And that means buying more gas in Auburn and producing more emissions.

Of course, your Sedan’s weight isn’t negotiable. And you can’t do much about the weight of your passengers. And this isn’t an article about diet and exercise.

But look around your Sedan. Are you hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight around California? Do you really need your golf clubs every time you leave your Auburn home? Store sports equipment in the garage. Load it when you need it and store it when you don’t. Who knows? The extra exercise just might reduce the other type of weight in your vehicle.

The same goes for anything else in your car: make-up kits, music collections, extra electronics, spare clothing; whatever your particular extras may be. Pack it when you need it; store it when you don’t.

Clean out your Auburn. You’d be surprised how much weight you’re lugging around Auburn in plain old junk. Toss old papers, leftover food, and regular old dirt. Even if it’s not a lot of weight, you’ll feel better when you get into your car. A good cleaning is also part of good car care.

Now, don’t toss stuff you really do need. You do need that spare tire—the one in your trunk. And a kit of emergency essentials is not a bad idea. But just carry around the day-to-day essentials. You can pack a more extensive kit and store it in your garage, then toss it in your Auburn when you go on a longer trip, but you don’t have to lug it around all the time. After all, are you a driver? Or are you a junk chauffeur?

Lose the junk and save some money in Auburn
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Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Auburn

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern Auburn world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There’s a filter that cleans the air going into our Sedan’s engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?

Foreign and domestic auto manufacturers haven’t been ignoring the issue. Cabin air filters are becoming a standard feature on newer vehicles. These filters can clean particles out of the air down to three microns, which accounts for pollen, dust and most pollutants. Elk Grove motorists who suffer from allergies or have a respiratory disorder should be a lot more comfortable. And even if you don’t have a medical need for the filter, the cleaner air in your car just might help you breathe better, figuratively as well as literally.

Cabin air filters are still fairly new in Sacramento, so you’ll have to check your Sedan owner’s manual to see if you have one. If you do, your routine car care will have to include changing the filter as part of your important preventive maintenance. The owner’s manual will give recommendations on how often the filter has to be changed, but if the air where you live in California is particularly dirty or if you’re prone to hay fever, you may want to change it more often.

Your Friendly Euro Motors tech can also offer suggestions on how often to change your cabin air filter in your Sacramento area. They’re the ones who actually see the dirty filters, after all.

There is no standardized location for cabin air filters. Auburn drivers can usually find them in the Sedan engine compartment or under the dashboard, but they might be somewhere else. So the ease of changing the filter will depend on its location. Some are readily accessible, but others make you wonder how they got installed in the first place. Bring your car into Euro Motors and we will locate your cabin air filter for you.

However, if you have a newer Sedan, it’s good auto advice to find out if it has a cabin air filter. If it does, you should change the filter regularly. A sure sign that a filter needs to be changed is that the interior of your Sedan will start to smell bad. That smell is exactly how some Sacramento drivers discovered that they had cabin air filters in the first place!

Cabin air filters are just one more way we have to stay safe, stay healthy, and stay on the road in Auburn.

Save Fuel By Watching Your Weight

Most Auburn auto owners are all talking gas mileage right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. California folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.

And we Auburn auto owners all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel economy. But is there something more we can do? After all, some of us Auburn car owners can’t cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.

Weight is one major enemy of MPG. The more you lug around in your vehicle, the more fuel you have to burn to get from Auburn to Rosevile to Yuba City. And that means buying more gas and producing more emissions.

Of course, your vehicle’s weight isn’t negotiable. And you can’t do much about the weight of your passengers. And this isn’t an article about diet and exercise.

But look around your car. Are you hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight around Auburn? Do you really need your golf clubs every time you leave your Auburn neighborhood? Store sports equipment in the garage. Load it when you need it and store it when you don’t. Who knows? The extra exercise just might reduce the other type of weight in your vehicle.

The same goes for anything else in your Sedan: make-up kits, music collections, extra electronics, spare clothing; whatever your particular extras may be. Pack it when you need it; store it when you don’t.

Clean out your vehicle. You’d be surprised how much weight you’re lugging around in plain old junk. Toss old papers, leftover food, and regular old dirt. Even if it’s not a lot of weight, you’ll feel better when you get into your car. A good cleaning is also part of good car care.

Now, don’t toss stuff you really do need. You do need that spare tire — the one in your trunk. And a kit of emergency essentials is not a bad idea. But just carry around the day-to-day essentials. You can pack a more extensive kit and store it in your garage, then toss it in the car when you go on a longer trip, but you don’t have to lug it around Auburn all the time.

After all, are you a driver? Or are you a junk chauffeur?

Lose the junk and save some cash
.

Helping Auburn Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Auburn vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it’s a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engineered for good traction on dry or rainy California roads. But the rubber compound in summer tires gets stiff when temperatures drop below 45°F, and snow and mud can pack into the tread, reducing the traction of the tire.

Winter tires are designed for good traction on snowy surfaces. The tread actually throws snow off of the tire as the wheel turns. The rubber compound in a winter tire is soft so that it will remain flexible at Sacramento temperatures below 45°F. At higher temperatures, however, the softer rubber wears down rapidly.

All-season tires sacrifice some of the extreme performance of summer or winter tires, but they maintain adequate traction in either type of Auburn weather.

So your first consideration when buying a tire is where you live in California and where you usually drive. If you require maximum summer and winter performance you can go with dedicated summer and winter tires; you would just need to change out your tires each spring and fall.

For serious winter driving in California, look for tires with a severe snow rating. These tires are labeled with a mountain-and-snowflake logo.

Your second critical consideration is the quality of tire to purchase. Summer, winter and all-season tires come in a variety of grades and styles at California tire stores. Auburn drivers will want to purchase a tire that will give them good wear and that will handle their driving style and road conditions. Your Euro Motors tire professional can give you auto advice as to which type of tire will best fit your needs.

Auburn drivers who drive off-road around California may want to look at a high-grade tire that is designed for off-road use. These tires are designed to handle the extra wear of off-roading while still giving good performance on Auburn streets and interstates. There are a number of options to choose from so that you can find the right tire whether you are only an occasional off-road explorer or a serious rock climber.

New wheels can be purchased in Auburn as a statement of style or to add personality to your Sedan. There are almost unlimited options. If you change the size of the wheels on your Sedan, however, you will need to get some professional help to make your vehicle compatible with its new wheels. Talk to your Euro Motors technician for more information about tires.

The Euro Motors Guide To Custom Wheels

If you’re interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your Sedan, there are a few things you should know first.

Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Auburn motorists have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, then, after going to the work of mounting them, have found that the wheels don’t fit right and the tires rub against the Sedan when they turn or go over a bump.

To ensure a proper fit, you can consult with your Euro Motors tire professional. He/she can also help you find tires that are suited to your driving habits as well as your Sedan. You may find their auto advice invaluable, and you’ll probably be happier with your new wheels once you purchase them.

But if you just have to have that set of wheels, and you’re willing to pay for them, you can modify your vehicle to fit the wheels. Again, you should seek a knowledgeable Sacramento professional’s help ahead of time. For example, if you want a bigger set of wheels on your pickup truck, you can get a suspension lift so they will fit the truck. A professional Auburn custom wheel shop can help you get the work done right.

The anti-lock brakes and stability control system on your Sedan are engineered to work with a particular height of tire. This is another reason drivers should be careful when purchasing custom wheels in Auburn. The new wheel and tire combo needs to match the height of the tires that came with your vehicle.

Your car’s computer gauges your speed by the revolution of your tires and sends commands to the brakes and traction control based on that speed. If you put larger or smaller tires on your Sedan, your computer is calculating the wrong speed and, consequently, sending incorrect commands to the brakes and traction control. This can have serious consequences as it may result in costly damage to your vehicle or, worse, an accident.

If you change the size of your wheels, you need to get your engine’s computer reprogrammed at Euro Motors to accommodate the new tire size. New wheels shouldn’t just fit your vehicle, they should also fit your lifestyle. There are hundreds of styles and sizes to choose from. You should do a little research about which wheels and tires will best fit your personality, give you the performance you want, and meet your handling needs. We’re not saying you shouldn’t personalize your ride, we just want you to be happy with the result. Talk to us at Euro Motors in Auburn.

After all, good car care isn’t just about preventive maintenance. It’s also about making good choices.