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Battery Replacement at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Battery Replacement at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH

Hello, welcome to Multistate Transmissions. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in FORT WORTH runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Multistate Transmissions are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live in TX, specifically how cold it is. (Many FORT WORTH drivers have first-hand experience trying to start their car on a cold winter morning.) The two factors are that the colder your vehicle's engine is, the more power it takes to turn the engine over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with.The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates electrical energy is less efficient when the temperature d ... read more

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Battery

Fuel Injection Basics for FORT WORTH

Fuel Injection Basics for FORT WORTH

All modern FORT WORTH vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic FORT WORTH drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned in the engine.So how many fuel injectors does your vehicle have? There's one for each cylinder. So four, six or eight for most folks in FORT WORTH, TX. Some vehicles have 10 or 12 cylinders. The engine control computer makes adjustments to the fuel injector as it monitors the engine and other sensors. Fuel injectors are a pretty high-tech.Multistate Transmissions can help FORT WORTH drivers with a fuel injector cleaning service. What's the benefit? In order to work right, the fuel injectors have to deliver the fuel at a precise pressure at a very precise time. It's important that the fuel is sprayed in a particular pattern as determined by the engine design.Over time, va ... read more

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Fuel System

Automotive Tips from Multistate Transmissions: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around FORT WORTH.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slips – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the timing belt breaks or slips. When that happens one or more valves can be bent requiring expensive engine repairs.It is important for FORT WORTH drivers to replace their timing belts as recommended in their owner’s manual to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Ask the team of professionals at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH if it’s time for your timing belt to be replaced. Multistate Transmissions3850 HEMPHILL STFORT WORTH, TX 7611081

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Timing Belt

Cooling System Components

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that FORT WORTH auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in TX.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system – usually because of neglect. Don't you hate it when something breaks and you could have done something to prevent it?The good news is that if FORT WORTH drivers take care of their cooling systems, they can keep working for the life of their car.Here at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH, we emphasize preventive maintenance services like replacing your coolant according to the factory schedule. But the various parts that make up the cooling system need attention too. The major components of the cooling system are the water pump, freeze plugs, the thermostat, radiator, cooling fans, the heater core, the pressure cap, the overflow tank and ... read more

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Cooling System

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Some of us FORT WORTH drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around TX, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. The hardest part is choosing from the thousands of wheels available at TX tire shops.The team at Multistate Transmissions can help you get some things in mind before you make a purchase. Let's start with function and think about how you drive.For example, maybe you have a large SUV but you don't drive off-road around TX, so an off-road tread isn't important. Also, because you are not out bouncing over rocks in the TX backcountry, you don't need a high profile tire to protect your rims. So that means you can probably go with the low-wide look.If you have a winter season with rain and snow or if you find you need better ice and snow performance, they make great, high-performance snow tires that won ... read more

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Tires and Wheels
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