Friday, November 20, 2015

The Importance of a Clean Air Filter

A clean air is the lifeblood of your engine. Modern day engines with their sophisticated sensors and high tolerances need clean air to operate efficiently.  In order to keep this air clean, a clean non-restricted air filter is vital. Dirty, misfit, or damaged filters can affect the airflow into your engine, rob it of power and cause poor fuel economy. At Jim’s Auto Service we routinely check the condition of your air filter each time we change your oil and recommend replacement when needed.

Accordingly, your cabin air filter keeps pollutants and dust from entering your car.  These filters, like your engine air filter, need to be replaced.  If left unattended your air conditioning and heating system will not operate at top efficiency, putting a strain on your system.  We recommend servicing the cabin air filter every six months, in order to keep unwanted pollutants from entering your car.

Jim Liacos of Jim’s Auto Services has been “underneath the hood” for over 40 years.  He is proud of his accomplishments as an ASE Certified Master Mechanic.  So proud, in fact, that he has put his name behind his work and on the front of his building.  In the Raleigh area your best choice is Jim’s Auto Service, serving the Raleigh Durham Triangle Area.  Give him a call for a free estimate at (919) 824-4566.

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Simple Truth about Oil Changes.

We have heard it over and over cars need an oil change every 3000 miles or 180 days whichever comes first.  Engine failure is something we all fear as vehicle owners.  It is costly and often unnecessary if you had just followed the first rule of vehicle maintenance.  People who drive short distances and make frequent stops are more susceptible to engine failure because sludge will build up without regularly scheduled oil changes.

Did you know that every time you run your car unburned gas and water go into the engine?  The additives in today’s oil suspends the gas and water until the engine warms up and removes them through condensation.  An oil’s additives are meant to be effective for about 3000 miles, which is the reason they need to be refreshed or changed on schedule.

Where you have your oil changed is as critical is the act itself.  You want a full-service auto technician who is trained to spot other problems in your vehicle before they become dangerous.  The right man for the job in the Raleigh NC area is Jim’s Auto Service.  Jim has over 40 years of experience as an ASE Certified Master Mechanic.  Call him today for an appointment at (919) 824-4566.