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Fuel Injectors

Fuel Injectors

Explanation of Fuel Injectors in its simplest form and a few tips on maintenance  Fuel Injectors are the replacement for carburetors.  They come with a huge advantage of cleaner emissions, better performance all with better fuel mileage.  Not to mention the ability to be able to have the engine computer adjust them to accommodate for different climate, altitude, and engine imperfections, just to name a few.  All this with the repeatability and dependability we have come to expect in todays cars. With all this, like anything they aren't perfect and neither are their controlling systems.  Depending on the application and configuration, they can fall victim to a few issues.  Carbon buildup that is normally referred to for fuel injection cleanings isn't necessarily built up on the injector itself but rather the intake valve(but both can still happen).  Even if the injector is operating correctly then power and economy robbing carbo ... read more

Check Engine light

Check Engine light

        SO FRUSTRATING, these pesky lights.  Its like a grab bag in reverse, "Am I going to have to spend hundreds or thousands?"  Then again, sometimes its a simple gas cap.  We understand your hesitation to bring that vehicle in with that light on, don't forget, we have cars too.  Its never fun, but we can ease the pain and give you valuable information once we see what complaints the computer is having with the system.  There can be literally thousands of different codes and possible reasons.  On the other hand you may not bring it in because it still starts and runs fine.  Well we've seen that a lot also, the problem there is as a result of one problem other things could have a domino effect.  We have seen as many as 20 plus codes relating to 10 different systems, but the check engine light only comes on once.  Don't let them stack up, we can guide you as to what are priorities and w ... read more

Brakes Part 1: Brakes don't have to Break you

Brakes Part 1: Brakes don't have to Break you

  Has anyone said that you get what you pay for? Well this is true for the most part in the car world. Parts are not Parts! Brake Pads can range from $16 to $260. Same car, application etc. Wow, however they are all designed for multiple different goals. Some are just simply cheap, they may stop sufficiently but wear out fast, have squeaks and or destroy your rotors while doing the above mentioned things. On the other end of the scale, you can buy brakes to last longer, provide for sure quietness or my favorite, stop 20% to 30% better while dissipating heat more efficiently. But all that comes at a premium price. So at Keep It New we select somewhere in the middle, brands that exhibit good heat abilities, low dust, and equal or slightly better stopping quality then Originally designed for that specific vehicle while being quiet as a church mouse. We pick these brands so that the price is still affordable, yet you get a slightly above average brake pad. Now some people might thi ... read more

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