• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

• What is ethanol, and ethanol-blended fuel?
• Will ethanol work in fuel-injected engines?
• Does ethanol lead to plugged fuel filters?
• What care should be given to a car not driven in a long time?
• How long does it take to check my transmission?
• What type of transmission fluid should I use in my car?
• Is changing the oil & oil filter really important?
• On a long trip what maintenance should be done?
• Does using air-conditioning affect my fuel economy?
• How do I use antilock brakes in an emergency?
• How much air should be put in tires?
• When stopped for extended periods should I shut off my engine?
• My check engine, transmission or overdrive light is on or flashes?
• Is changing my air filter important?
• How do I clean dirty battery terminals?
• Can spark plugs last 100,000 miles?
• How often should I wash & wax my car?
• How do I know I will not be overcharged for my repair?

What care should be given to a car not driven in a long time?

If possible have someone you trust start and run your car at least every three weeks by running it until it is warmed up to prevent items such as gaskets from drying up. Moving the car backward and forward in the driveway will help if you don't want to take it on roads. Getting everything to operating temperature on a dry and saltless road at once a month is our best advice.