Fuel Injection Systems

By |2018-04-30T11:33:58+00:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Hybrid Cars

By |2018-04-30T11:33:59+00:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Hybrid cars and conventional cars share a lot of the same components.  This is because a hybrid car is actually a conventional car with a hybrid package, or system added to it.  The type of hybrid system added to the car can vary widely from a simple system to a complex system depending on how [...]

HVAC Systems

By |2018-04-30T11:33:59+00:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

HVAC is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system. The name is very obviously derived from the three jobs that it must perform. This driver controlled system heats, ventilates, and cools the interior of the vehicle keeping it comfortable for the passengers regardless of outside climate conditions. The blending of these three jobs [...]


By |2018-04-30T11:33:59+00:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The carburetor is classified by the number of pathways that it uses to allow air to flow into the engine.  These pathways are called venturies, but are more commonly known as barrels.  A small engine may have a one or two barrel carburetor, while larger engines utilize a four barrel carburetor.  For high-performance applications an [...]

Body Types

By |2018-04-30T11:28:42+00:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Body types have changed a lot over the years and it's a bit more complicated than it used to be. The definitions have been blurred by new models and the combination of new and old to provide greater customer satisfaction.  The following is my best attempt to explain the different models that are available. The [...]

Auto Transport from Kentucky

By |2018-10-05T13:29:52+00:00March 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This beautiful state has long been known for horses, coal, moonshine, tobacco, bourbon, baseball and bluegrass song and dance. Nowhere else in the United States will you find a more vibrant group of people nor scenery as you will in this beautiful state. Kentucky is home to many of the nations largest businesses including UPS, [...]

How to Perform a Brake Inspection

By |2018-10-05T13:32:09+00:00July 23rd, 2014|Video FAQ's|

Video Transcription Hello, my name is Thayre Hawkins; owner of Auto Alternative & Sales. We are located between Nicholasville, and Lexington, Kentucky; just 3 miles off of Man-of-War, just off Nicholasville Road. I wanted to take a little bit of time today and show you how to perform a brake inspection. There are some fine points [...]

Balancing Tires with the Road Force Balencer

By |2017-06-15T14:13:17+00:00June 12th, 2014|Video FAQ's|

Video Transcription Hello, my name is Thayre Hawkins, owner of Auto Alternative. Want to take a moment, today, to show you how we balance tires here at Auto Alternative Service & Sales. We have a Hunter Engineering GSP 9700 Road Force Balancer which will give you a very balance on a tire. So, it takes, [...]

Why It’s Important to Replace Your Timing Belt

By |2018-10-05T13:33:12+00:00May 6th, 2014|Video FAQ's|

Video Transcription Hello, my name is Thayre Hawkins, owner of Auto Alternative. I want to talk to you today about timing belts. Here I have a mockup of a timing belt; how it’s arranged. Right here is your cam gear, down here is your crank gear, we have a water pump, timing belt tensioner, timing [...]