Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator. Driving around Land O Lakes is a lot of work for your alternator and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lan...
Posted in Fluids
on December 10, 2016
Tires are an expensive purchase so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Land O Lakes drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch of tire...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on December 09, 2016
All modern Land O Lakes vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Land O Lakes 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 time; to be mixed with air and bur...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 08, 2016
Modern cars and trucks in and around Land O Lakes run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Land O Lakes drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever be...
Posted in Parts
on December 07, 2016
Any Land O Lakes driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less for Land O Lakes residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of thi...
Posted in Timing Belt
on December 06, 2016
Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and, it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in FL spends two and a half hours daily in their car.The government says a hundred thousand auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driv...
Posted in Drive Train
on December 06, 2016
Here is a questions for Land O Lakes drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it:A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?A fresh, piney scent?A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the pas...
Posted in Suspension
on December 05, 2016