Monthly Archives: September 2016

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Maumee, OH

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our OH environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Maumee drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Maumee 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 Maumee 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.Maumee 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 around OH  for a long, lo ... read more

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Fuel System

Relax When the Wind Blows in OH: Winter Car Prep for Maumee Drivers

When autumn comes around in Maumee, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Maumee drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Maumee drivers on what vehicles need to keep everyone safe and rolling throughout the OH winter months.1. Check your antifreeze. Top it off or change it if necessary. You don't want your radiator, engine or hoses freezing up. If your vehicle isn't generating enough heat to keep you warm, your antifreeze might be low, or you might have a thermostat problem. Either way, you should get it checked out before the full force of OH winter sets in. If you are due for a cooling system service at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee, get that done as well.2. Check your brakes. The slushy wet conditions of winter increase stopping distances. Ice exacerbates the problem. Your first concer ... read more

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Maintenance

Automotive Tips from Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Maumee drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and steering parts for signs of wear or damage. He?ll also compare your current alignment with the vehicle manufacturer?s settings.Your vehicle owner?s manual will have a recommendation for when to check alignment. Of course, this recommendation is based on normal driving. If you have been in a crash, hit a curb/pothole, frequently drive off-road around Maumee, or notice any symptoms of misalignment, have your Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. service advisor perform an important alignment check.Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.825 Ford St Suite AMaumee, OH 43537419-897-9988http://www.langesauto.com

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Alignment

Tracking True in Maumee: Wheel Alignment

At Lange`s Auto Care, Inc., we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels moving in precisely the same direction.If you don't remember hitting a pothole, how do you know if your wheels are out? The most obvious sign is that your vehicle pulls to one side. Also, your steering wheel may not be centered when you're going straight. If you're in the habit of checking your tire wear regularly, you may notice the edges of one or more tires rapidly wearing down. You should have your Maumee auto service center look it over. Of course, if you've been in an acci ... read more

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Alignment
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