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The Multistate Transmissions Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The Multistate Transmissions Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The team at Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH, and TX car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. FORT WORTH drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there something more people in FORT WORTH can do? After all, some of us folks can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.Weight is one major enemy of fuel economy. The more you lug around in your vehicle, the more fuel you have to burn to get from point A to point B. And that means buying more gas in FORT WORTH and producing more emissions.Of course, your vehicle's weight isn't negotiable. And you can't do much about the weight of your passengers. And this isn't an article about diet and exercise.But look around your vehicle. Are you hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight around? Do you really need your golf clubs eve ... read more

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Engine Air Filter from Multistate Transmissions

Engine Air Filter from Multistate Transmissions

Many FORT WORTH drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Multistate Transmissions recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest assured that you did the right thing by getting a new one. But you should never be too embarrassed to ask your Multistate Transmissions service advisor for more information. It's your vehicle and you have a right to understand what you're paying for.Let's review: "What does an air filter do?"Air is the focus of this discussion. What is the air like outside in FORT WORTH right now? Can you see any smog? Is it full of pollen? How about dust? Anyone in TX with hay fever can tell you that there's plenty in the air that you can't see. Well, the engine air filter's job is to clean that air before it goes into your vehicle engine, to mix with the fuel and be ... read more

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The Multistate Transmissions Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? FORT WORTH area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in FORT WORTH can conserve fuel by improving fuel economy. And one of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to keep the oil in our vehicle adequate and clean.Oil lubricates your vehicle engine and keeps it running smoothly. If you're running low, there is increased friction in your engine. Friction creates drag, which means it takes more fuel to keep the vehicle motor running. This all translates to lower fuel economy.Check your oil to make sure the engine is getting all it needs. Your owner's manual and service advisor at Multistate Transmissions will tell you the proper weight and type of oil for your vehicle. Responsible Car Care Dirty oil grits up your engine, w ... read more

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Multistate Transmissions: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Multistate Transmissions: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most FORT WORTH auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Multistate Transmissions, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can FORT WORTH drivers actually save?In today's Multistate Transmissions article, we're focusing on the things you can do to improve your vehicle’s economydriving around TX. We'll tell you the potential savings per gallon of gas at $3.50, and we'll show a chart that also shows the savings at $3.00 and $4.00.   DOLLARS PER GALLON $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00 TUNE UP 4%.12.14.16 The next item is replacing a clogged engine air filter. Your engine needs enough air to burn fuel efficiently for the best mileage. A clean air filter means you get plenty of air. The fact that the air's clean protects your engine. That can save you up to 10 percent or 35 cents a gallon.   DOLLARS PER GALLON ... 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 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 Cleaning at Multistate Transmissions

Fuel System Cleaning at Multistate Transmissions

Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of the system get dirty, which robs you of performance and hurts your fuel economy. Most FORT WORTH vehicles have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. Fuel injection systems have fewer problems and require less adjustment. But they still need to be properly maintained. This is why your owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Some FORT WORTH residents are interested in buying fuel system cleaners that they can pour into their gas tank. You can do that - and there are lots of great products available that can help maintain an already clean fuel system - but these products cannot do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see M ... read more

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Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Multistate Transmissions

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Multistate Transmissions

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around FORT WORTH use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Multistate Transmissions at 3850 HEMPHILL ST in FORT WORTH, TX 76110.Please call 817-825-8596 to make an appointment. Generally speaking there's not a lot of dirt in our FORT WORTH area auto fuel supply, but there is enough that you want to screen it out. The problem actually gets worse the older your vehicle becomes. That's because dirt, rust and other contaminants will settle out of the fuel and onto the bottom of the fuel tank. After your vehicle is five years or older, it can actually have a fair amount of sediment built up.That just means that the fuel filter has to work harder as your vehicle ages. It'll get clogged sooner and need to be replace ... read more

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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 Filter Replacement

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello FORT WORTH resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that it won't start or run. Some fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel to go around the clogged filter so your vehicle will still run. But, then the contaminated fuel can clog your fuel injectors and allow particles into your engine.A vehicle with a partially clogged fuel filter might run well around FORT WORTH, but sputter and strain on the because it's starving for gas. There are two things that affect how often you need to replace the filter. They are: where you drive in TX and the gas you buy. If you drive a lot on dirt or gravel roads in rural TX, your ... read more

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