Monthly Archives: December 2014

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Mackert Automotive LLC

Your car, truck, SUV requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your car, truck, SUV engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts fuel efficiency and performance as you drive around Gig Harbor. It can also lead to the buildup of harmful deposits on valves and in the combustion chamber. That's why all vehicles, including car, truck, SUVs, come equipped with a fuel filter somewhere between the engine and the fuel tank. The job of the filter is to clean out little pieces of dirt and contamination. The filter captures the contaminants and keeps them out of the fuel stream. Of course, like all filters, it will eventually get clogged up and need to be replaced at Mackert Automotive LLC in Gig Harbor . If your fuel filter is clogged, the car, truck, SUV engine ... read more

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Gear Up: Transmission Service at Mackert Automotive LLC in Gig Harbor

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It automatically starts out in low gear and automatically shifts to high gears as it gets rolling. Again, it will automatically shift to a lower gear to climb hills or when you need a burst of speed. How does it know when to change gears? Today's automatic transmissions are computer-controlled. The computer gathers information about what the vehicle is doing, and changes the gears as needed. Automatic transmissions are becoming more sophisticated all the time. More gears, or "speeds" are being added. Almost all vehicles have four at least speeds. Five or six is common. Some auto manufacturers are even i ... read more

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A Cold Day In Gig Harbor

Most Gig Harbor auto owners worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Washington highway but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown at the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Gig Harbor rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot car, truck, SUV. A lot of Gig Harbor drivers judge their vehicles' air conditioning systems as "non-essential" and so may neglect them in favor of repairs and maintenance that keeps the car, truck, SUV running. But preventive maintenance of an air conditioning system is simple and inexpensive, while auto a/c repair can be very expensive in Gig Harbor. Gig Harbor motorists should have the refrigerant in their air conditioning system checked regularly to ensure it is adequate and clean. Air conditioning systems often fail because air and water have contaminated the refrigerant. Air reduces the ... read more

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What To Do In Case Of An Accident

If you've ever been in a car accident around Gig Harbor Washington, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do. Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Gig Harbor, Washington: When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime in Washington - even if it's not your fault. And hit-and-run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your driver's license or even jail time in our local Gig Harbor lockup. Most states, including Washington require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able. Warn other Gig Harbor motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood. Call 911 as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed. Always file a police report. It's tempting ... read more

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