• 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?

On a long trip what maintenance should be done?

Every time you stop for gas it is a good idea to check your car's oil level. If your oil pressure warning light goes on pull over immediately or else the engine could be destroyed. If your car begins overheating check your engine for coolant leaks or broken belts. If there aren't any such problems, switch off the air-conditioner and turn on the heater to maximum to bleed some heat from the engine. Drive to the nearest automotive service station while keeping an eye on the temperature gauge.