Wednesday, March 26, 2014


2. Check all your fluid levels.  you might not have wanted to stand in the cold weather to check your fluid levels as often as you should.  You might be low on oil, antifreeze or windshield wiper fluid.

Did you know?  During every oil change at The Auto Analyst all your fluid are checked and topped off if needed.

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Friday, March 21, 2014


April is car care month and with the arrival of spring, there are several important items you should take car of with your vehicle before taking a drive to enjoy the spring weather and these tips will also save you money.  Beginning this week and for the next 10 weeks I will be sending out the top 10 car care tips for Springtime.

#1 ~ Get an oil change.  Changing your oil every 3,000 miles will increase the life of your vehicle and it will also perform better.  After winter your vehicle will appreciate it.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014


Since your car was new, dirt, varnishes, and carbon deposits have been forming in your vehicle's fuel system on the intake valves and in the combustion areas.  These build ups can rob your car of performance.  some of the symptoms related to carbon buildup are engine pinging, hesitation, poor acceleration, lack of power, repeated stalling when cold, poor performance when cold, rough idle, and poor fuel economy.  these buildups, if left untreated, may lead to costly engine repairs.  The Auto analyst can perform a revolutionary process that will clean your vehicle's fuel system, including injectors, and remove harmful carbon deposits.  This system utilizes a unique cleaning solution which will not damage your vehicle's sophisticated engine components.

After your engine is cleaned using this revolutionary process, you will notice improved performance, acceleration and increased fuel economy.



  • Clean fuel injectors
  • Clean ISC/ASC motor as required
  • Clean throttle body air intake
  • Visually inspect fuel lines and fuel rail
  • De-carbonize intake manifold
  • De-carbonize intake and exhaust valves
  • De-carbonize combustion chamber and pistons

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Friday, March 7, 2014

What's the harm in putting off replacing my engine air filter a little longer?

That's a fair question because the harm takes a while to manifest.  Let's take a small step back and talk about what an engine air filter does.

The air all around us contains dust, dirt, pollen, spores, etc.  Some areas and times of the year have more contaminants in the air.  The job of the air filter is to keep that stuff out of your engine.  The benefit to car owners is obvious.

Now your engine uses a lot of air - like 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of fuel - so the engine air filter has an essential job to do.  When the filter gets full and can't hold any more dirt, all that air still has to get to the engine so dirt gets forced through the filter and heads on downstream.

The air flows pass the mass air flow (MAF) sensor on its way to the engine.  The MAF sensor tells the engine control computer how much air is coming so the computer can send the proper amount of fuel into the engine to maintain the correct air-to-fuel ratio.

When dirty air is flowing pass the filter, detrimental dirt starts to build up on the delicate MAF sensor elements causing incorrect air flow readings.  The computer then sends the wrong amount of fuel to the engine.  This can rob power from the engine.  But the harm comes from unburned fuel passing out through the exhaust system and getting caught in the catalytic converter leading to expensive damage.

A primary cause of catalytic converter failure is improper engine management, often triggered buy a dirty MAF sensor which was contaminated because the engine air filter had not been replaced as recommended. Car owners can buy several cases of engine air filters for what it would cost to replace a catalytic converter. So when it's time to replace your engine filter keep in mind the potential long term effects of putting it off.