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Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Maumee, OH

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Maumee, OH, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Maumee, OH, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle  free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone in OH who owns that type of vehicle to get the recall work done. Perhaps you have received a postcard notifying you of a recall. The government has links on its websites, or just visit AutoNetTV for links. There are many websites with free recall information and searches. There's CarFax, AutoByTel and the DMV.Recalls are serious but not all that common. Sometimes there are fewer issues, and for these, manufacturers issue a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB, that tells service centers like Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. how to repair a frequent or difficult problem.The pros get updated information throu ... read more

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Fuel System Cleaning at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.

Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of the system get dirty, which robs you of performance and hurts your fuel economy. Most Maumee vehicles have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. Fuel injection systems have fewer problems and require less adjustment. But they still need to be properly maintained. This is why your owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Some Maumee residents are interested in buying fuel system cleaners that they can pour into their gas tank. You can do that - and there are lots of great products available that can help maintain an already clean fuel system - but these products cannot do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see Lange`s A ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Maumee

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Maumee

With high fuel prices in Maumee, OH, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on   is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some research on the internet or ask your Maumee, OH, service advisor at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc..There aren't any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank, and the government hasn't suppressed a device you can clamp on your fuel line to make your vehicle run on air. Not even in Maumee!So next time you get one of those e-mails, check it out with an automotive professional. You'll get more bang for your buck with an oil change or an engine air filter replacement.We're here for you at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc., so give us a call at 419-897-9988 for good honest advice about your vehicle. Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. 825 Ford St Suite A Maumee ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Maumee, OH

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Maumee area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently.The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting into the engine. A fuel system service at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. will leave your intake components as clean as a whistle.The big fuel thief is dirty fuel injectors. They deliver fuel to the engine at a specified pressure and in a particular spray pattern. When they're clogged, the fuel doesn't get atomized the way it's supposed to and doesn't get burned as efficiently.See your owner's manual or ask your Maumee service advisor at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. when a fuel system cleaning ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Maumee

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Maumee, OH, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Maumee streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don't need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year.Go a little slower on the freeway. Once you're going more than 65 miles an hour (105 kilometers per hour), your fuel economy starts to drop dramatically. Leave early so you don't need to rush to be on time. And cruise control is your friend – steady speed uses less gas.Plan errands ahead. Make fewer trips by combining errands.Hey at current gas prices, a lead-foot might as well be a gold foot. Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. 825 Ford St Suite A Maumee, OH 43537 419-897-9988 http://www.langesauto.com ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Maumee Tune Up

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm going to relate the orchestra to your vehicle. Your engine has many component systems that each need to be working properly. And the components need to be working in sync, all timed up together in order for the engine to work efficiently.We call this... (ta-da) a tune-up. When an orchestra's out of tune you get a bad concert. When your vehicle's out of tune you get bad performance and bad fuel economy.So check your owner's manual for recommended tune-up intervals. Or ask your Maumee service advisor at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. what he thinks....Just be careful not to say you want to make beautiful music together – that kinda makes us uncomfortable. Lan ... read more

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Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Maumee residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the highest. Most gas stations around Maumee, OH, also carry a mid-grade that falls in between the two. The octane range for the different grades of gas varies by region due to altitude differences.Engines require different octane ratings because of design differences. For example, turbocharged engines usually require premium gas.There's a sticker on your gas tank filler lid that tells you the minimum octane rating your vehicle manufacturer recommends. For help identifying the type of gasoline your engine needs, come by Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee. Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.825 Ford St Suite AMaumee, OH 43537419-897-9988http://www.lang ... read more

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Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Maumee use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. at 825 Ford St Suite A in Maumee, OH 43537.Please call 419-897-9988 to make an appointment. Generally speaking there's not a lot of dirt in our Maumee area auto fuel supply, but there is enough that you want to screen it out. The problem actually gets worse the older your vehicle becomes. That's because dirt, rust and other contaminants will settle out of the fuel and onto the bottom of the fuel tank. After your vehicle is five years or older, it can actually have a fair amount of sediment built up.That just means that the fuel filter has to work harder as your vehicle ages. It'll get clogged sooner and need to be replaced more oft ... read more

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Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. for a check up.In today's Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Maumee residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage .A clean fuel system saves money for Maumee drivers at OH gas stations. We guess you could say it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things Maumee residents can do to keep their vehicle fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.So buying cheaper gas in OH can actually be more expensive for Maumee drivers in the long run. Now, most cars on OH roads are more than five or six years old. That means they've had time for some dirt and rust ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Maumee Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Maumee area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your local Maumee gas pump rolling higher and higher.The transmission also needs the proper amount of clean fluid to do its work. When it's in need of service, the transmission drags your fuel economy down.So keep it clean at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.  and give yourself a fighting chance. Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. 825 Ford St Suite A Maumee, OH 43537 419-897-9988 http://www.langesauto.com

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