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Monthly Archives: April 2020

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Scata's Auto & Truck Repair

  Today at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the WINDSOR LOCKS area. Some newer vehicle models are specifically built to run on E-85 – the rest are not. Does your vehicle use E-85 gasoline? Bring it down to Scata's Auto & Truck Repair at 535 SPRING ST in WINDSOR LOCKS, CT 06096, to find out, or give us a call to make an appointment by calling 8606230449. E-85 gasoline has been developed to fight air pollution and reduce oil consumption. E-85 fuel is a mix of 85% ethanol, a grain-base alcohol, and 15% gasoline. So-called Flex-Fuel vehicles are designed to use either normal gasoline or E-85 gas. The result is lower exhaust emissions to our local WINDSOR LOCKS community.All gas eng ... read more

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Warranty

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in WINDSOR LOCKS, CT? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays on. By the next day, the light is off.You wonder; "What was going on?" Well, it's actually a good lesson in how the Check Engine light works.Your air intake system has a sensor that measures how much air is coming through it. When you went under the high-speed dryer, all that air was blasting past the sensor. Your engine computer was saying, there shouldn't be that much air when the engine is just idling. Something's wrong. Whatever's wrong could cause some serious engine damage.Warning, warning! It flashes the Check Engine light to alert you to take immediate action.It stopped flashing because once you were out from under the dryer, the airflow returned to normal. Now the ... read more

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Dashboard

Ask Scata's Auto & Truck Repair: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which cools the engine; the air conditioning, which cools the driver and passengers; and the power steering pump, which allows for easier steering. When the belt breaks, all of these systems shut down.Okay, so maybe you can live without air conditioning and power steering for a while, but your battery can't live very long without an alternator, and when the cooling system goes down, your vehicle engine will overheat. That's why WINDSOR LOCKS drivers should never wait to get a serpentine belt replaced.Serpentine belts are fairly inexpensive at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair in WINDSOR LOCKS. And they look downright cheap when you compare them to the cost of an overheated vehicle engine, a tow truck, time l ... read more

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Timing Belt

What to Do in Case of an Accident in WINDSOR LOCKS

Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in WINDSOR LOCKS, 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 WINDSOR LOCKS drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident in WINDSOR LOCKS is considered a crime - even if it's not your fault. And hit and run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your CT driver's license or even jail time.Your jurisdiction may require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able. Warn other motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood. Call WINDSOR LOCKS emergency services as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.You should always file a police report. It's tempting to skip this if eve ... read more

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Automotive News
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