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Importance of Genuine Parts

The importance of using genuine filters is to protect you from unwanted expenses on your vehicle or equipment. In my view, the image says it all.
Even though genuine parts are slightly more expensive than aftermarket copies it is safer. At the end of the day you will save money in protecting your components. In this case he had fitted a ‘knock-off’ (non genuine) filter, and ended up paying dearly for this mistake.
By the time we got it the damage was irreversible.

Water Contamination Of Fuel During The Rainy Season

During the heavy rain season, one needs to take care of where you fuel your vehicles, as water contamination in fuel substantially increases. We see a great deal of Injector pumps and vehicles damaged to water contamination leading to expensive repair costs. To safeguard yourself and your vehicle, where possible use stations on high ground as the chances of water contamination in their ground tanks due to seepage is less likely. Fuel stations in low lying areas such as valleys are more susceptible to ground water finding its way into the storage tanks especially during flooding.

Water in the fuel can impact several different aspects of the vehicle / machine, it will

  • Corrode components.
  • Decrease the lubricity of the fuel.
  • Cause damage to the injector.
  • Cause damage to the Injector Pump / High Pressure Pump
  • Causes components to stick.
  • Block your fuel filter.
  • Cause components to become sticky and result in high return flow or high fuel delivery.

The more water your diesel contains, the more likely you are to suffer from the growth of microbes such as bacteria and fungi. The presence of water encourages microbial growth  also know as diesel bug contamination. Water has a detrimental effect on your engine. It will corrode components, encourage acid build-up, reduce lubrication and cause detrimental damage to you vehicles fuel system.

Troubleshooting Anti-Lock Brakes

Over the river and through the woods was more dangerous back when cars had crummy bias-ply tires, rear-wheel drive and ordinary brakes.

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ABS has become pretty much standard equipment on most vehicles

This process repeats many times per second until the vehicle stops or you lift your foot off the brake pedal. The ABS computer does a power-on self test every time you cycle the ignition.

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How to Diagnose Car Problems If You Don’t Know Much About Cars

If something goes wrong with your car and you don’t know much about car repair, then it’s time to go to the shop and find out what’s wrong. However, lots of people are understandably worried about getting ripped off—mechanics are pretty good at detecting when a customer doesn’t know anything about cars. To avoid this, it’s a good idea to narrow down the possibilities of what’s going on inside your car.

The warning lights on your dashboard are the most obvious starting point. Yet the most common, the Check Engine light, can be utterly confusing because it can cover problems ranging widely in severity. Others, like the engine temperature light, tire pressure light, or oil light are more straightforward to decipher. Regardless of what lights up, never ignore it. Delaying a diagnosis and repair could lead to even bigger problems down the road.

What’s Wrong With My Car’s Heater?

Colder days are on their way, so it’s time to make sure your car’s heater is pumping out all the hot air you need. Here’s what to do if…

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5 Genius Car Accessories You Should Never Drive Without

You don’t need to spend a fortune on aftermarket installations to upgrade your car’s amenities. We’ve rounded up the best deals on gear for a safer, smarter, and cleaner commute.

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