Finding Vehicle Recall Information In Anchorage AK
Posted May 27, 2011 3:11 PM
No matter how well they're made, cars in Anchorage AK will have design or manufacturing problems.
And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Anchorage AK, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the car free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone in Anchorage AK who owns that type of car to get the recall work done.
These recalls always affect safety, so take them seriously. It's easy to see if a vehicle's being recalled.
The government has links on its websites, or just visit AutoNetTV for links.
There are many websites with free recall information and searches. There's CarFax, AutoByTel and the DMV.
Recalls are serious, but not all that common. But sometimes there are less significant issues, and for these, manufacturers issue a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB, that tells service centers like Alaska Spring and Performance how to repair a frequent or difficult problem.
The pros get updated information through subscription plans, also available in consumer versions for a reasonable cost.
So when vehicle recalls occur, get the work done, and keep you and yours safe.
Posted in the Fuel System category
Fuel Saving Tip: Check Engine Light
Posted May 20, 2011 1:53 PM
A question for our Anchorage AK motorists: How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light?
Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. When your check engine light comes on get it checked at a capable Anchorage AK service station.
Many conditions that cause the check engine light to come on affect fuel economy. Some very dramatically.
Always make sure you tighten your gas cap until it clicks. A loose gas cap can cause a false sensor reading that'll make the check engine light come on.
If your date's eyes are smoldering in the reflected glow of the check engine light, try to think of all the gas money you'll save by getting it fixed. Give us a call when you are ready: 907-563-3802
Posted in the Fuel System category
Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel In Elmendorf Afb
Posted May 11, 2011 12:32 PM
Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Elmendorf Afb area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from Anchorage to Elmendorf Afb.
Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local Elmendorf Afb service stations. If they're low – even just a little bit – bring them up to proper pressure. There's a sticker on the inside of your driver's door that gives the manufacturer's recommended tire pressure.
And don't rely on your tire pressure monitoring system to alert you to when you need more air. The TPMS system is set to warn you when pressure drops twenty percent below recommendations. That's severely under inflated and you needed more air a long time ago. And if you have a slow leak – get it fixed right away at Alaska Spring and Performance.
Get some air and save some gas.
Posted in the Tires and Wheels category
Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Fort Richardson AK
Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently.
The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting into the engine. A fuel system service at Alaska Spring and Performance will leave your intake as clean as a whistle.
The big fuel thief is dirty fuel injectors. They deliver fuel to the engine at a specified pressure and in a particular spray pattern. When they're clogged, the fuel doesn't get atomized the way it's supposed to and doesn't get burned as efficiently.
See your owner's manual or ask your Fort Richardson service advisor at Alaska Spring and Performance when a fuel system cleaning is recommended.