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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in WINDSOR LOCKS?

There is a clear and vocal demand in WINDSOR LOCKS and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the CT market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on WINDSOR LOCKS area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. WINDSOR LOCKS auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest WINDSOR LOCKS dealership.WINDSOR LOCKS drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in WINDSOR LOCKS, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can ... read more

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Automotive News

The Scata's Auto & Truck Repair Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern WINDSOR LOCKS vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now have electronic controls that rely on computers, software and sensors. It's no wonder that when something goes wrong with their vehicle it can be pretty complicated for WINDSOR LOCKS drivers to track down the source of the problem.To help your service advisor at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair figure out what's wrong, your vehicle is equipped with on-board diagnostics. The Check Engine light comes on to tell you there's a problem and the engine management computer stores a trouble code. Your friendly and knowledg ... read more

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Diagnostics

Your Well Trained Technician at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair

When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in WINDSOR LOCKS, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the technician training Scata's Auto & Truck Repair professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much specialized knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. For example: Today there are four cylinder engines that generate more power than the 1980s-era V-8's. I mean a new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket's Ferrari in a race to 60 mph/100 kph. Our engines are more and more powerful and at the same time their fuel economy keeps inching up – even with steep WINDSOR LOCKS gas prices. They are also amazingly reliable: Kudos to the automotive engineers. But the advances come at the price of simplicity.  ... read more

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Safety

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in WINDSOR LOCKS

Night driving in WINDSOR LOCKS is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't see as much as we can during the day. In fact, if you have 20/20 vision during the day, your night vision is only 20/50. To translate, that means that an object you can clearly see 50 feet away during daylight, only becomes visible to you at 20 feet at night.Reaction time is also related to visibility. WINDSOR LOCKS motorists don't react to a situation until they see it. So at night, we're reacting to situations later just because it takes longer to see them. But we don't have to stop driving at night to stay safe. We just need to practice some preventive maintenance and vehicle care that will maximize our night vision.The most crucial item that hel ... read more

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Headlamps

Move it or Lose It (Dormant Vehicles)

When it comes to your vehicle, driving it too much can cause some issues.  But what about not driving a vehicle enough? That has consequences as well. Here are a few things that can happen if a vehicle isn't driven enough.  When the engine doesn't operate, the oil isn't lubricating. That means some mechanisms that need periodic lubrication aren't getting it.  And oil that sits around breaks down over time.  In fact, some experts say you should change oil more often if your vehicle sits in the driveway than if you drive it regularly.  You've heard that expression, "Take it on the highway and blow out the engine.” Well, carbon buildup used to be a problem in older vehicles.  But the real culprit these days is moisture that builds up from combustion if your vehicle never gets hot enough to burn it off. That water vapor can mix with oil and cause sludge to form. There are many vehicle systems (battery, exhaust system, engine seals, etc.) that benefit fro ... read more

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