Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The team at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park and IL car owners are all talking MPG right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Hanover Park car owners want to save the environment and their pocketbooks. And we all know -or should know - that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there something more Hanover Park auto owners can do? After all, some of us Hanover Park folks can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize. Weight is one major enemy of fuel economy. The more you lug around in your vehicle, the more fuel you have to burn to get from Hanover Park to Palatine. And that means buying more gas in Hanover Park and producing more emissions. Of course, your pickup's weight isn't negotiable. And you can't do much about the weight of your passengers. And this isn't an article about diet and exercise. But look around your pickup. Are yo ... read more

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Fuel System

Hey Hanover Park Drivers; What Is The Most Distracting Food?

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Hanover Park?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving, but if you chose ‘coffee', then give yourself an extra two points; coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in Hanover Park and around the country. Food distractions cause 25 percent of all car accidents; over a million and a half each year! You'll notice that all of the top ten distracting food items are messy. Messy foods are the type of food you might spill (very distracting!), then try to clean up (a safe-driving impossibility!). If you gotta eat on the run, take five-then drive. You'll thank yourself later for two reasons, one being that you can actually relax for just a moment in our fast-paced ... read more

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Maintenance

Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your pickup engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on IL interstates, twenty pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas that weighs a little over six pounds produce twenty pounds of carbon dioxide?The answer is that the carbon comes from the gasoline, but the oxygen comes from the air. You see, it takes about twelve thousand gallons of air to burn a gallon of gas in your engine. Clearly, your pickup needs a lot of air to keep going in Palatine. A lot of clean air is best. You've seen the pictures of people in Japan wearing face masks. They want some kind of filter to keep unwanted pollution and germs out of their lungs. Well, your pickup also works better when its internals are clean. When your pickup air filter's dirty, it simply can't tr ... read more

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Maintenance

Smart Hanover Park Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Smart Hanover Park Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Hanover Park motorists to prevent. The radiator is the best-known and most recognizable part of the cooling system. Hoses filled with coolant (also known as antifreeze) connect the radiator to the engine. The coolant draws heat from the engine, and then flows to the radiator. Air passing through cooling fins on the radiator cools the coolant. The coolant then cycles back into the engine to start the process over again. The most critical component of the cooling system, however, is the coolant itself. A mixture of water and coolant/antifreeze helps keep it both from freezing and from boiling away. Either can result in serious engine damage. Different engines require different types of coolant/a ... read more

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Cooling System

Getting New Tires In Hanover Park?

Getting New Tires In Hanover Park?

There are so many tire choices in the Hanover Park, Addison, and Bartlett area, selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for Elk Grove Village car owners. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your pickup, they're a significant investment for most Elk Grove Village folks so you want do it right. Tip: talk with your understanding Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission tire professional. He'll help you sort through the choices. Here are some of the essential issues you'll talk about: One is size – you know, all those numbers on the side of the tire. The right size is important. All new vehicles are required to have stability control which, along with other important safety systems, is calibrated to work with specific tire sizes. Your Hanover Park tire professional can help stay within vehicle manufacturers' specifications or program a different tire size into your pickup's computer. And you'll want to discuss how a ... read more

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Tires and Wheels
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