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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Why are wheel bearings for WINDSOR LOCKS vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Scata's Auto & Truck Repair post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around WINDSOR LOCKS, CT. Wheel bearings are pretty simple parts. They're made of high quality steel and are engineered to last 100,000 miles (160,000)  or more if properly cared for. The bearings do two jobs: First, they allow the wheel to freely rotate with as little friction as possible. Second, they support the weight of the vehicle. For example, if your car weighs 3,600 pounds (1600 kilogram), each wheel has to support approximately 900 pounds (400 kilograms). That's a lot of heavy lifting over those long distances.Even though wheel bearings are pretty straightforward, they need to be in near perfect condition to do their job for WINDSOR LOCKS vehicles. The bearings are packed with h ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in WINDSOR LOCKS, CT

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our CT environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for WINDSOR LOCKS drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the WINDSOR LOCKS area. Flex Fuel vehicles can run on gasoline or on E85 fuel. E85 is a mixture of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. The ethanol is made from corn. The benefits to WINDSOR LOCKS drivers are in using less petroleum and reduced pollution. The drawbacks are that E85 gets lower gas mileage and when gas prices are low, E85 can be more than straight gasoline.WINDSOR LOCKS drivers should only use E85 if they have a Flex Fuel compatible engine. Flex Fuel vehicles have special seals and gaskets that can stand up to the high alcohol content of E85. Using E85 in a regular engine can lead to gas leaks and fires.Diesel engines have been a ... read more

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Fuel System
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