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Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your OH Driving

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your OH Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Maumee knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Maumee area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about 45 pounds of french fries on the floor.All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and there, and everywhere else.Lose the junk and save some money....And you really only need one of those spare tires. Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. 825 Ford St Suite A Maumee, OH 43537 419-897-9988 http://www.langesauto.com

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Fuel System

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to deliver the fuel with the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume.Maumee drivers can buy fuel system cleaners that you pour into your gas tank to help maintain an already clean fuel system; however, they can't do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee. We have the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Our friendly and knowledgeable team at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. can remove particles, gum and varnish from your fuel system and get those injectors running cleanly and efficiently. You'll find Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. at 825 Ford St Suite A in Maumee, OH 43537. Or just give us a call at 419-897-9988 to schedule an appointment. You'll enjoy more power, bette ... read more

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Fuel System

Battery Replacement For Your suv

Modern cars and trucks in and around Holland run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really strains your electrical system, making it hard for the battery to keep up. Think about it: electric seats, seat heaters, power locks, windows and sun roofs. And then we have all the power outlets for our cell phones, computers, and DVD players. We also have navigation systems and powerful stereos. Plus there are all the engine and transmission computers, traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes, sensors and on and on. Even the security system is running off the battery while the car is turned off. Fortunately, battery technology has given us resilient batteries that are able to meet these strenuous requirements. But the fact is, ba ... read more

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Parts

Fuel System Cleaning to Improve Performance in Maumee, OH

All modern vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it’s a topic we all need to know something about. All new cars and trucks sold in Maumee, OH over the last 30 years or so have come with fuel injection systems. The fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount, at the right time; to be mixed with air and burned in the engine. So how many fuel injectors does your car have? There’s one for each cylinder. So four, six or eight for most folks in Maumee, OH. 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 sophisticated part. Lange's Auto Care, Inc. can help you with a fuel injector cleaning service ... read more

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Fuel System

Recommended Service Intervals at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.

Recommended Service Intervals at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.

Most people in the Maumee area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, are government mandated for areas in OH.The maintenance schedules are designed to achieve the standards. Think of the benefits of following recommended intervals as falling into three general categories: Protection, Efficiency and Safety.Protection. Let's start with motor oil. First of all, the engineers recommend a particular weight and type of motor oil for your vehicle. All of their oil change recommendations assume using the proper motor oil. Motor oil contains detergents and other additives that clean the engine and provide corrosion resistance. Over time ... read more

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Maumee

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Maumee

Every Maumee car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. Now, most air filters purchased in Maumee don't cost a lot to replace. It's just that OH people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in Maumee. Think about a dirty furnace filter in your Maumee home. When it's all clogged up, enough clean air can't get through. In your vehicle, that means that your engine can't get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more gas to move your vehicle around Maumee roads. Your vehicle actually needs about 12,000 times more air th ... read more

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Maintenance

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee

Warm weather or cold, Maumee drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Maumee people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Lange`s Auto Care, Inc., we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the vehicle's air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can't cool the air as well. We see that a lot at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee.The refrigerant also contains oil that lubricates air conditioning components and keeps the seals resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the air conditioning parts will wear out prematurely, and all Maumee vehicle owners know that air conditioning repairs can b ... read more

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Air Conditioning

Deciphering the Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. Menu Board

Deciphering the Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Maumee, OH, service centers like Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning service. Feel free at any time to give Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. a call at 419-897-9988 to learn of the many services we offer, or stop by our Maumee, OH auto center at 825 Ford St Suite A, 43537. First remember that all of these services are recommended by vehicle manufacturers. They set how often or at how many miles/kilometers the service should be done.Air conditioning service involves purging the old refrigerant and capturing it for proper disposal. Then fresh refrigerant is installed. The fresh refrigerant will lubricate the system and will also help it ... read more

Cooling System Components

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that Maumee auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in OH.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system – usually because of neglect. Don't you hate it when something breaks and you could have done something to prevent it?The good news is that if Maumee drivers take care of their cooling systems, they can keep working for the life of their car.Here at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee, we emphasize preventive maintenance services like replacing your coolant according to the factory schedule. But the various parts that make up the cooling system need attention too. The major components of the cooling system are the water pump, freeze plugs, the thermostat, radiator, cooling fans, the heater core, the pressure cap, the overflow tank and the hoses.It ... read more

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Cooling System

Gas Savings in Maumee: Sharpen Your Pencil

Gas Savings in Maumee: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Maumee increase the cost of living for OH drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Maumee vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled maintenance.According to OH news reports and automotive industry studies, this is becoming increasingly more common. In fact, nine out of ten personal vehicles on the road have at least one maintenance or repair item that hasn't been done. Some of these items pose serious safety risks. Others are just more likely to make it more expensive to drive. In this area, we can take a lesson from professional Maumee vehicle owners. I'm talking about fleet owners and operators. You know, Maumee folks like the trucking companies and delivery services. Because their livelihood depends on it, they have gotten scheduled mainte ... read more

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Maintenance
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