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15 07, 2020

Tire Changes, Wheel Alignments, and More Tire Maintenance Advice

By |2020-12-21T23:40:12-05:00July 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What are you doing to ensure your tires and wheels are in good condition? There are some basic things everyone can learn how to do, and when to do, that make a difference in your car's performance. Engines and everything related to your car in that area may be complicated, but the tires and wheels [...]

1 07, 2020

How Do You Know When to Change Your Brake Pads?

By |2020-12-21T23:40:13-05:00July 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Arguably, the brakes are the most important part of your vehicle. It's great to go fast, and it's great to accelerate fast, but what if you can't stop or can't stop quickly? I think most everyone will all agree, brakes are important. As with anything else in your car, proper upkeep and regular maintenance will [...]

8 06, 2020

How Does Your Hybrid Vehicle Work?

By |2020-12-21T23:40:15-05:00June 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gasoline-powered vehicles utilize an internal combustion engine.  Electric vehicles are powered using a battery that is charged by plugging it in.  Hybrid electric vehicles are a combination of both of these.  Hybrid electric vehicles have not only an internal combustion engine, as well as a battery-powered electric motor.  Unlike the fully electric vehicles, these batteries [...]

1 06, 2020

Can You Improve Your Fuel Economy?

By |2020-12-21T23:40:16-05:00June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fuel for your vehicle is not cheap, and most everyone is ok with saving a buck here and there. Something can be done to save yourself some money is by taking a look at the fuel economy for your vehicle. If you want to improve your fuel efficiency, there are things that you can do. [...]

15 05, 2020

Why Should You Get Routine Oil Changes?

By |2020-12-21T23:40:18-05:00May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Routine car maintenance makes all the difference when it comes to the health of your vehicle. The most vital of these maintenance tasks is the good old oil change. Most of us know that oil changes are important, but why? Here are the top reasons why you should get your routine oil changes. Engine Health [...]

1 05, 2020

Is Your Car’s AC Not Working?

By |2020-12-21T23:40:19-05:00May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There is nothing worse than climbing into your car on a hot summer day only to find your car's AC is not working. You keep waiting for the air to turn cold and relieve the sticky sweat building up, but the cold never comes. If you are having trouble with the AC in your car, [...]

19 03, 2020

Auto Alternative Service & Sales Ready for COVID-19

By |2020-12-21T23:40:22-05:00March 19th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Auto Alternative Service & Sales is open and working to serve our community. As long as it is safe for the Auto Alternative staff and our clients, we will remain open normal hours of 8:00am to 5:30pm as of now.Also, we will be following the steps outlined by our government leaders. We will update if [...]

3 05, 2019

Do you Really Need Your Hybrid Vehicle’s Battery Replaced?

By |2020-12-21T23:40:24-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have you had a qualified technician check the battery for your hybrid vehicle (High Voltage Battery or HV battery) to see why it is not performing?  Some technicians will just tell you a code saying battery deterioration (P0A7F for Honda or P0A80 for Toyota) and that it needs to be replaced. These codes are only [...]

30 04, 2018

Fuel Injection Systems

By |2020-12-21T23:40:25-05:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fuel injection systems operate at higher pressures than carbureted systems.  Many design types of electronic fuel injection vary widely in their operating pressures. Throttle body type injection (with injectors mounted above the throttle plates) operate in the range from 9 to 15 pounds per square inch. Port type injection systems (with injectors mounted in the [...]

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