• Fuel Saving Tip: Tune Up

    Wednesday 06 June 2018

    Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm going to relate the orchestra to your vehicle. Your engine has many component systems that each need to be working properly. And the components need to be working in sync, all timed up together in order... read more

  • How Do You Save Gas in , ?

    Sunday 20 May 2018

    No one in , , likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising fuel prices, however, have spurred drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel prices. But we still need to drive (we love our vehicles, after all!), so it makes sense to try and increase our fuel economy however we can.Let's look at a real life example. This man has one of those really big SUVs. Lots of kids an... read more

  • Higher Mileage Service Intervals for

    Monday 14 May 2018

    drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the area, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car.Because new cars are more expensive, residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. 68% of vehicles on the road have more than... read more

  • Clean Fuel ? Clean Performance for Drivers

    Monday 19 March 2018

    Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine. auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better your vehicle engine will run.Over time, the small amounts of rust, dirt a... read more

  • Snellville Auto Center Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

    Monday 16 October 2017

    residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the highest. Most gas stations around , , also carry a mid-grade that falls in between the two. The octane range for the different grades of gas varies by region due to altitude differences.Engines require different... read more

  • The Snellville Auto Center Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

    Monday 21 August 2017

    The team at Snellville Auto Center in , and car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. 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 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... read more

  • Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in ,

    Tuesday 11 July 2017

    If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around , .Unless they drive a vintage car, auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Snellville Auto Center in has the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Snell... read more

  • Diesel Maintenance for

    Sunday 04 June 2017

    At Snellville Auto Center we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and Asia. In fact, in some markets, there're nearly as many diesel powered passenger cars as there are gasoline.Here's who's announced or is expected to announce new diesels for N... read more

  • Fuel Injection Basics for

    Sunday 05 March 2017

    All modern vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic 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 , . Some vehicles have 10 or 12 cylinders. The engine control c... read more

  • Fuel Injector Cleaning at Snellville Auto Center

    Wednesday 22 February 2017

    In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-injected vehicle driving down roads.Most fuel injectors for gas engines are known in the automotive community as port fuel injectors because they d... read more

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