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Monthly Archives: July 2020

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in WINDSOR LOCKS, CT, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most WINDSOR LOCKS drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of WINDSOR LOCKS customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Scata's Auto & Truck Repair in WINDSOR LOCKS at 8606230449 for information about differential service, or stop by our WINDSOR LOCKS, CT, auto center at 535 SPRING ST, 06096. To better understand what a differential does, think about our local WINDSOR LOCKS high school track. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the ... read more

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Drive Train

Drive Defensively in CT

Car care is part of auto safety in WINDSOR LOCKS. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on CT roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, road conditions, other vehicles and hazards. And the first person to be concerned with is you: start with your own environment.Don't leave without securing all occupants including children and pets. Watch for loose items that can become projectiles during evasive maneuvers.Driving too fast or too slow increases the chance of an accident.Never drive impaired: Alcohol is a factor in half of all fatal crashes. Never drink and drive.Other impairments include being sleepy, angry, daydreaming or talking. If you suddenly wonder how you got where you are – you're not paying enough attention.Keep your windows clean and uncluttered. No fuzzy dice and stickers.Keep your ... read more

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Safety

How Much is Enough for WINDSOR LOCKS Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most WINDSOR LOCKS drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they're need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn off. Just how much tire tread wear is too much? And how can you tell? Tires are and their condition is important to the safe handling of a vehicle, so it's for WINDSOR LOCKS vehicle owners to know the answers to these questions.First of all, it's important to understand that there may be a legal limit to tread wear. If your tires are worn past this limit, you have to replace them to be in compliance with CT auto safety laws. That's why measuring your tread wear is part of a vehicle safety inspection ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Fuel Injection Basics for WINDSOR LOCKS

All modern WINDSOR LOCKS vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic WINDSOR LOCKS drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned in the engine.So how many fuel injectors does your vehicle have? There's one for each cylinder. So four, six or eight for most folks in WINDSOR LOCKS, CT. Some vehicles have 10 or 12 cylinders. The engine control computer makes adjustments to the fuel injector as it monitors the engine and other sensors. Fuel injectors are a pretty high-tech.Scata's Auto & Truck Repair can help WINDSOR LOCKS drivers with a fuel injector cleaning service. What's the benefit? In order to work right, the fuel injectors have to deliver the fuel at a precise pressure at a very precise time. It's important that the fuel is sprayed in a particular pattern as determined by the engine desig ... read more

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Fuel System
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