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ICE - In Case Of Emergency In FORT WORTH TX

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In FORT WORTH TX

When accidents occur in FORT WORTH, TX, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When TX police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, purses and cell phone directories, they waste precious time.In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident, you have people in the FORT WORTH, TX, area who you'll want to be contacted to arrange help, give consent to treatment and inform FORT WORTH paramedics of medical conditions, allergies or medications.A brilliantly simple solution is now spreading through FORT WORTH and around the globe: ICE. ICE – standing for In Case of Emergency – is a way to identify emergency contacts in your cell phone directory.Simply put 'ICE' before a contact name in your cell phone, like 'ICE – Dad,' 'ICE – Nancy.' or 'ICE ... read more

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in FORT WORTH?

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in FORT WORTH?

  Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in FORT WORTH?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in TX – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, but go for $50 to $200 on the black market in TX.Stolen airbags are making their way back into cars that have been in an accident. Of course, the danger to the consumer of having a stolen airbag installed is that you can never be sure what may have previously affected them and if they will work right when you need them. Contact us at Multistate Transmissions for more information about where to get your airbags checked or replaced.Find us at 3850 HEMPHILL ST, FORT WORTH, TX 76110You can reach us by phone at: 817-825-8596 There are reports that 1 in 25 airbag replacements are stolen ... read more

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Fuel System Cleaning at Multistate Transmissions for Better Performance

Fuel System Cleaning at Multistate Transmissions for Better Performance

Hi FORT WORTH residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized.Vehicles have one fuel injector for each cylinder in the engine. Your vehicle's control computer constantly monitors the engine and various sensors in the vehicle.  It also adjusts the fuel injectors accordingly so that they can deliver the proper amount of fuel to the engine. As you can see, fuel injectors are a sophisticated and vital part of your vehicle's engine. Because fuel injectors are such precision instruments, dirt and contaminants are a serious detrim ... read more

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Fuel System

Drive Defensively in TX

Drive Defensively in TX

Car care is part of auto safety in FORT WORTH. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on TX roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, road conditions, other vehicles and hazards. And the first person to be concerned with is you: start with your own environment.Don't leave without securing all occupants including children and pets. Watch for loose items that can become projectiles during evasive maneuvers.Driving too fast or too slow increases the chance of an accident.Never drive impaired: Alcohol is a factor in half of all fatal crashes. Never drink and drive.Other impairments include being sleepy, angry, daydreaming or talking. If you suddenly wonder how you got where you are – you're not paying enough attention.Keep your windows clean and uncluttered. No fuzzy dice and stickers.Keep your car ... read more

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Safety

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It automatically starts out in low gear and automatically shifts to high gears as it gets rolling. Again, it will automatically shift to a lower gear to climb hills or when you need a burst of speed.How does it know when to change gears? Today's automatic transmissions are computer-controlled. The computer gathers information about what the vehicle is doing and changes the gears as needed.Automatic transmissions are becoming more sophisticated all the time. More gears, or “speeds,” are being added. Almost all vehicles have at least four speeds. Five or six is common. Some are even increasing to seve ... read more

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Transmission

Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

When FORT WORTH drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.FORT WORTH drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and struts last a long time and wear out slowly. They don't need to be checked as often as our brake pads or air filters. By the time your shocks have 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers) on them, their performance will have noticeable degraded. If you want to restore the handling and ride designed for your vehicle, try replacing your shocks and struts.Of course, if you drive off-road around FORT WORTH, carry heavy loads, tow a trailer or put in a lot of mileage on poor driving surfaces, your shocks or struts will wear out more quickly. You'll need to replace them more often or upgrade to better shocks.Your suspension system uses springs and shocks to absorb the “shocks&rdquo ... read more

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Shocks & Struts

Your Well Trained Technician at Multistate Transmissions

When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in FORT WORTH, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the technician training Multistate Transmissions professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much specialized knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. For example: Today there are four cylinder engines that generate more power than the 1980s-era V-8's. I mean a new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket's Ferrari in a race to 60 mph/100 kph. Our engines are more and more powerful and at the same time their fuel economy keeps inching up – even with steep FORT WORTH gas prices. They are also amazingly reliable: Kudos to the automotive engineers. But the advances come at the price of simplicity. The m ... read more

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Safety

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in FORT WORTH?

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in FORT WORTH?

There is a clear and vocal demand in FORT WORTH and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the TX market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on FORT WORTH area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. FORT WORTH auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest FORT WORTH dealership.FORT WORTH 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 FORT WORTH, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford and what wil ... read more

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Automotive News

New Life for Your Older Car in FORT WORTH

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when FORT WORTH families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents just told you to do without, that you should have taken better care of it. They considered the loss a “life lesson.”But today many FORT WORTH drivers tend to neglect one of the more expensive and important purchases we make: our vehicles. Vehicles are a lot more reliable today than back when we polished our shoes, and that reliability can sometimes make us take them for granted. Drivers in FORT WORTH neglect good vehicle care practices and procrastinate when it comes to preventive maintenance. What we're really doing is heading straight for one of those dreaded “life lessons.” Eventually we'll pay for our neglect in repair ... read more

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Multistate Transmissions

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Multistate Transmissions

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in FORT WORTH can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around FORT WORTH when your wheels are out of alignment results in uneven tire wear. This is dangerous … and expensive. Worst case scenario, you have a blowout on a crowded TX highway. It can also cause premature wear to your suspension system, which can be really expensive to repair. At the very least, you may have to replace your tires years too early. The ideal alignment for your vehicle was designed by its engineers. Alignment service at Multistate Transmissions starts with an inspection of the steering and suspension – to see if anything's bent or broken. Then your friendly and knowledgeable Multistate Transmissions technician will look at tire condition.Fro ... read more

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Alignment
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