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Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Today, Multistate Transmissions is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in FORT WORTH are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don't hesitate to stop by Multistate Transmissions. You can find us on 3850 HEMPHILL ST in FORT WORTH, TX 76110.Just give us a call at 817-825-8596. Let's take engine oil. Twenty or 30 years ago, there were just a handful of different weights of oil. The weight of an oil is a scientific measure of its properties, particularly its viscosity or thickness.It was common in those days to use a lighter weight oil in the winter when it's cold outside. That way the oil would be able to splash around inside the engine and protect the parts before it was fully warmed up. And a h ... read more

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Fluids

FORT WORTH Tire Repair

FORT WORTH Tire Repair

Most FORT WORTH residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for FORT WORTH drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high TX gas prices, we've all heard about the importance of keeping proper tire pressure to save on gas. In addition, proper inflation promotes even tread wear so your tires last longer.  There's another danger with under-inflated tires for FORT WORTH residents. Low tire pressure puts added stress on the structure of the tire itself, causing it to break down prematurely. Also, under-inflated tires generate more heat which also reduces tire life. So get those slow leaks fixed quickly – don't just keep adding air every few days. You want to avoid tire damage. FORT WORTH residents should only hire qualified tire professionals to perform repairs - we have a whole team of them at Multistate T ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in FORT WORTH: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Multistate Transmissions

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in FORT WORTH: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Multistate Transmissions

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for FORT WORTH drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for FORT WORTH drivers to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels.The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle's tires is printed on a sticker on the inside of the driver's side doorjamb. A lot of engineering goes into calculating the correct pressure, so it's an important number for FORT WORTH vehicle owners to know. Not following this recommendation can throw off the suspension system and can lead to tire damage. Underinflated tires wear out more quickly than properly inflated tires. Vehicles also get better traction and handling on properly inflated tires. Check your tire pressure at least once a week and add air if necessary.Do ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Automotive Tips from Multistate Transmissions: Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. FORT WORTH drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday FORT WORTH driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. In addition, your vehicle can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out of alignment, Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH can return your wheels to the vehicle manufacturer’s factory settings. Most owner's manuals suggest an alignment check every year or two.  Give us a call.Multistate Transmissions3850 HEMPHILL STFORT WORTH, TX 76110817-825-8596  

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Alignment

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Multistate Transmissions

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Multistate Transmissions

These days many people in the FORT WORTH area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintenance schedule and had regular inspections. But if you've had the vehicle for a while or bought it used, its maintenance history is what it is; and that's where you start.Go through the maintenance schedule for your vehicle and see what's been done and when. Have your FORT WORTH service advisor at Multistate Transmissions do an inspection and come up with a list of stuff that needs to be done. Review the list and prioritize the work, talk about budget and make a plan to get caught up.Making a plan is so important. Suppose you go in for an oil change and learn you need your cooling system serviced, a transmission service and are coming up on a timing belt replacement in the ... read more

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Maintenance

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Tires do a lot of work for FORT WORTH drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around FORT WORTH. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With such important work to do, you want your tires to do their job well. And since replacing tires is fairly pricey, you want them to last as long as possible. There are three keys to long, even tire wear for FORT WORTH driving: Proper tire inflation Proper wheel alignment Regular tire rotation and balancing The front tires on a car take the brunt of the steering forces. As they push through turns, the shoulders of the front tires wear down more quickly than the rear tires. Rotating front and rear tires allows them to all wear at about the same rate. That's especially true of front-wheel-drive vehicles whose front tires steer and put the power to the road.SUVs ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Automotive Tips from Multistate Transmissions: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around FORT WORTH. The timing belt’s important job is to make sure that all of this happens as it should – at precisely the right time. If the timing is off, your engine won’t run efficiently or maybe not at all – so a good timing belt is important. If it should break, you could end up at Multistate Transmissions with expensive engine damage.Ask your friendly and professional Multistate Transmissions service advisor when your timing belt is scheduled for replacement.Give us a call.Multistate Transmissions3850 HEMPHILL STFORT WORTH, TX 7611081

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Timing Belt

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Multistate Transmissions

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Multistate Transmissions for a check up.In today's Multistate Transmissions auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. FORT WORTH residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage .A clean fuel system saves money for FORT WORTH drivers at TX gas stations. We guess you could say it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things FORT WORTH residents can do to keep their vehicle fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.So buying cheaper gas in TX can actually be more expensive for FORT WORTH drivers in the long run. Now, most cars on TX roads are more than five or six years old. That means they've had time for s ... read more

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Fuel System

Defensive Driving in FORT WORTH, TX

Defensive Driving in FORT WORTH, TX

  There was a man in the FORT WORTH area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local TX highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in FORT WORTH, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively.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 ... read more

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Steering

Multistate Transmissions: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Multistate Transmissions: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on FORT WORTH streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas that weighs a little over six pounds produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide?The answer is that the carbon comes from the gasoline, but the oxygen comes from the air. You see, it takes about 12,000 gallons of air to burn a gallon of gas in your engine. Clearly, your vehicle needs a lot of air to keep going in FORT WORTH. A lot of clean air is best. You've seen the pictures of people in Japan wearing face masks. They want some kind of filter to keep unwanted pollution and germs out of their lungs. Well, your vehicle also works better when its internals are clean. When your vehicle air filter is ... read more

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Maintenance
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