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Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission

Your pickup requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your pickup engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts fuel economy and performance as you drive around Elk Grove Village. It can also lead to the buildup of harmful deposits on valves and in the combustion chamber. That’s why all vehicles, including pickups, come equipped with a fuel filter somewhere between the engine and the fuel tank. The job of the filter is to clean out little pieces of dirt and contamination. The filter captures the contaminants and keeps them out of the fuel stream. Of course, like all filters, it will eventually get clogged up and need to be replaced at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park . If your fuel filter is clogged, the pickup engine can’t get ... read more

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Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Hanover Park motorists 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 Hanover Park, IL 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 auto manufacturer recommends. Hanover Park motorists should read their owner's manuals carefully to see if it's acceptable to use lower grades. With some cars in Hanover Park, IL it is; the engine control computer can adapt. Hanover Park car owners w ... read more

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To Save Gas Around Hanover Park: Keep Up with Your Scheduled Service

One topic that hits the news in Hanover Park on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some IL drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better gas mileage. For those of us Hanover Park auto owners who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can. Following recommended service intervals by coming into Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission is one of the best ways Hanover Park auto owners can keep their minivan running efficiently. That means better fuel efficiency. When you give it some thought, it only makes sense. Dirty oil or transmission fluid can't lubricate or clean. That means more drag which reduces MPG. Keeping up with scheduled oil changes and transmission services will save gas for IL motorists. Dirty engine air filters are another efficiency pirate. They rob your sedan engine of enough air to effectively burn the fuel, so you need more gas to get the job done. Replacing a dirty air filter can pa ... read more

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Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello Hanover Park car owners! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your pickup feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuelin order to run well and deliver good gas mileage. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that it won't start or run. Some fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel to go around the clogged filter so your car will still run. But, then the contaminated fuel can clog your fuel injectors and allow detrimental particles into your engine. A car with a partially clogged fuel filter might run well around Hanover Park, but sputter and strain on the highway because it's starving for gas. There are two things that affect how often you need to replace the filter. They are: where you drive in IL and the gas you buy. If you drive a lot on dirt or gravel roads in ... read more

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Deep Clean Your Fuel System At Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your pickup into Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission for a check up. 1005 Irving Park Rd Hanover Park, IL 60133 In today's Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission 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. Hanover Park drivers need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better gas mileage. A clean fuel system saves money for Hanover Park car owners at IL gas stations. We guess you could say, it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things Hanover Park auto owners can do to keep their pickup 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 IL can actually be more costly for Hanover Park car o ... read more

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Maintaining Your Diesel in Elk Grove Village

Maintaining Your Diesel in Elk Grove Village

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in Elk Grove Village because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Hanover Park auto owners driving diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV's. Diesels are popular in Hanover Park because they get better fuel economy than gas-powered engines. They also last longer. Modern diesel engines are quiet and powerful. And if you associate diesel engines with black smoke, then you're not up with the times. That smoke is a thing of the past. Diesels don't produce any more pollutants than gasoline engines. The pollution standards for diesel-powered vehicles are as strict in IL as for other vehicles. Also, diesel engines can run on bio-diesel fuels as well as fossil fuels ... read more

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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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Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean. Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to deliver the fuel with the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume. Hanover Park car owners can buy fuel system cleaners that you pour into your gas tank to help maintain an already clean fuel system, however, they can't do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park. They have the tools and chemicals to do the job right. The understanding team at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission can remove particles, gum and varnish from your fuel system and get those injectors running cleanly and efficiently. You'll enjoy mor ... read more

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Higher Mileage Service Intervals For Hanover Park

Hanover Park drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers; safety equipment like airbags; and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in Elk Grove Village but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car in IL. Because new cars are more expensive, Hanover Park residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. 68% of vehicles on the road have more than 75,000 miles/120,000 kilometers. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today's cars are up to the challenge – but they need a little help to keep on going. Some owner's manuals don't outline service requirements and schedules at higher mileage. Of course, that doesn't mean it doesn't have to be done. In fact, it's more important than ever for Hanover Park dri ... read more

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Diesel Maintenance For IL

At Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our IL friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and Asia. In fact, in some markets, there're nearly as many diesel powered passenger cars as there are gasoline. Here's who's announced or is expected to announce new diesels for North America: BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and Subaru. Of course, the US auto makers will be expanding their diesel offerings as well. Diesels will become a very big deal here in IL. You may ask, why has it taken so long getting to IL and North America? There are a bunch of reasons like fuel tax policies and such, but the biggest hurtle was that IL diesel fuel had a high sulfur content – too high for the latest gener ... read more

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