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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Proper Grade of Gas

There are a lot of misconceptions about fuel grades – and by fuel grades I mean the octane rating. With names like “Standard," “Super," “Plus," and “Premium,” it’s no wonder that people associate the octane rating/grade with quality. Octane ratings are expressed as a number that typically ranges from 87 to 91 at the pump. The number does not mean “better” but rather signifies the appropriateness of a particular grade of fuel for a particular engine. Octane is a measure of gasoline’s ability to resist igniting before the spark plug goes off. Gasoline and air are compressed in the engine’s combustion chamber. When the pressure reaches a certain point, the gas will spontaneously combust. You don’t want that to happen; you want the spark plug to ignite the fuel at precisely the right time. When the gas combusts prematurely, the piston will try to go down while it is still being pushed up by the crank sh ... read more

Transmission

Let's talk about your transmission. Transmissions are heavy duty pieces of equipment that are designed to last a long time for most Pascagoula drivers. But like any other machine, they'll eventually wear out and need repair. So let's focus on what MS drivers can do to push that day off as far as possible. The first thing Pascagoula drivers can do is to make sure their transmission always has enough fluid. Transmission fluid cools and lubricates the transmission. When there's not enough fluid, the transmission will run hotter and wear out sooner. The transmission fluid also provides the pressure needed to transfer power from the engine to the transmission. Not enough fluid, and your transmission won't shift properly. The team at Clark's Professional Car Care in Pascagoula can check your transmission fluid level with a full service oil change and top it off if needed ... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Tune Ups at Clark's Professional Car Care

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra in Pascagoula? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for all orchestra members to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together. Now this is no surprise, I'm going to relate the orchestra to your car. Your vehicle engine has many component systems that each need to be working properly. And the components need to be working in sync, all timed up together in order for the engine to work efficiently. At Clark's Professional Car Care, we call this — ta da — a tune-up. When an orchestra's out of tune you get a bad concert. When your vehicle's out of tune you get bad performance and bad fuel economy. So check your owner's manual for your recommended tune-up schedule. Or ask ... read more

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