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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Watching Your Check Enging Light

Did you know that most of the cars driving around HURST, TX, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969? New cars sold in the HURST area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact, for the last decade or so, auto computers have been controlling about 85 percent of your vehicle's functions. Cars have sensors for manifold air temperature, coolant temperature, manifold air pressure, airflow, throttle position, vehicle speed and oxygen content. All of this electronic wizardry is pretty complicated. So how do HURST drivers know when there is a problem? It's simple; the Check Engine light comes on. The computer monitors all the sensors and uses that information to decide what to adjust such as the fuel mix, spark timing and idle speed. In addition, the computer monitors its own circuits. When it finds a fault, it turns on the Check Engine light and stores a trouble code in th ... read more

Keep Your HURST Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey HURST - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean. That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn't, well, it can lead to problems. Of course, your vehicle manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your vehicle in TX affects when your filter needs to be changed. Dusty conditions around HURST or polluted city driving means you'll need to change your filter more often. Our trained professionals at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX can check your filter for you. In fact, it's often a routine part of an oil change. When you ... read more

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