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Deep Clean Your Fuel System at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE for a check up.In today's CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE 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. NEWNAN 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 NEWNAN drivers at GA gas stations. We guess you could say it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things NEWNAN 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 GA can actually be more expensive for NEWNAN drivers in the long run. Now, most cars on GA roads are more than five or six years old. That means they've had time for some dirt and rust to s ... read more

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Fuel System

Talk to CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Custom wheels are one way that NEWNAN folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be made to the vehicle, how the new wheels and tires will affect the operation of the vehicle, your driving habits and, of course, the style of the wheels. Most NEWNAN drivers start with the last factor: the style of the wheels. But that should be the last thing we choose. When considering custom wheels, you should first carefully consider your budget. Some wheels may require adjustments to your vehicle suspension system, brakes, or traction systems. You need to know what you can afford before you start shopping or get your heart set on a particular type of wheel. There are three basic ways you can change your wheels. First, you choose a wheel ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello NEWNAN resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. 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 vehicle will still run. But, then the contaminated fuel can clog your fuel injectors and allow particles into your engine.A vehicle with a partially clogged fuel filter might run well around NEWNAN, but sputter and strain on the 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 GA and the gas you buy. If you drive a lot on dirt or gravel roads in rural GA, your fuel fi ... read more

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Fuel System

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the NEWNAN area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that something's wrong with the brakes is an unusual sound. It could be a squeal, chatter or grinding sound. Some brake pads have a little piece of metal embedded in them that will make a squeal or chirping sound when the brake pads have been worn down to the point that they need to be replaced. It's an early warning indicator. When you hear that sound, schedule an appointment at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE soon. Now a chattering sound is more urgent. That usually indicates that something is loose. It could be a brake pad or even the brake calipers. If one of those parts falls off, you could have some serious trouble stopping the vehicle. It would be a ... read more

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Brakes

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in NEWNAN

A lot of people get custom wheels in NEWNAN. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE tire professional can ensure you get the right fit. First he'll ask you a series of questions about your NEWNAN driving needs and what you want in your new wheels. Now, not every wheel can go on every car. Care must be taken so that tires and wheels are not too large or that the wheel is centered too far towards the outside or the inside so the tires rub.If you don't want to make any modifications to your vehicle, you would need to focus on the wheels that would fit. With trucks, some people in NEWNAN like much bigger tires so they need a suspension lift.Also, most NEWNAN drivers don't realize that you need to keep the rolling diameter of your new ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE

There are a lot of things in life that NEWNAN residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our NEWNAN dentist twice a year and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. When we don't stay on schedule with these routines, it can lead to embarrassing, painful or expensive consequences. Scheduled maintenance is also part of good vehicle care. NEWNAN drivers should take their vehicles in regularly for a good check-up. But many folks struggle to remember or actually even ignore this auto advice. When it comes to our vehicles, we're more likely to listen to, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it,” than, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Yet it is the second adage that is the more applicable one.Regular brushing treatments prevent cavities. Filling a cavity prevents a more painful and ... read more

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Inspection

Differential Service at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in NEWNAN, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE covers a lot of things, so let's first talk about what a differential does.As you drive through a turn, your outside wheels and inside wheels turn at different speeds. Kind of like the cars going around a race track - the ones driving in the outside lanes have a greater distance to travel than the cars in the inside lanes. The differential is what allows the outside and inside drive wheels to rotate at slightly different speeds so that the tires don't hop or skip while taking corners, or lose traction in dirt or snow on NEWNA ... read more

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Drive Train

Engine Air Filter from CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE

Many NEWNAN drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest assured that you did the right thing by getting a new one. But you should never be too embarrassed to ask your CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE service advisor for more information. It's your vehicle and you have a right to understand what you're paying for.Let's review: "What does an air filter do?"Air is the focus of this discussion. What is the air like outside in NEWNAN right now? Can you see any smog? Is it full of pollen? How about dust? Anyone in GA with hay fever can tell you that there's plenty in the air that you can't see. Well, the engine air filter's job is to clean that air before it goes into your vehicle engine, to mix with the fuel and be burned. With ... read more

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Fuel System

NEWNAN Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Let's talk about air quality in NEWNAN. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, NEWNAN drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin air filters have become common in NEWNAN. You can look in your owner's manual to see if you have one. If you do, there'll be a recommendation for replacing it when it gets dirty. If you live in an area of GA where there's a lot of dust, pollen or pollution, you may need to change it more often.You can also ask your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE in NEWNAN. How hard is it to change an air filter on a car? It depends on your vehicle. Some are quite accessible; others take some doing to get to them. They're usually in the engine compartment or under the dashboard.Because cabin air filters are so new on the scene, some people haven't heard of th ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for NEWNAN Motorists

NEWNAN residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with airand before it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders and mixes with air after it enters the engine.Direct injection engines burn fuel more efficiently than conventional engines. Some models can deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines, the conventional version (a V6) delivers about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version delivers over 300 horsepower and gets about the same . The turbocharged version delivers 350 horsepower.Why the big difference in power? Direct inj ... read more

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Fuel System
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