Monthly Archives: March 2022

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in NEWNAN, GA

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our GA environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for NEWNAN drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the NEWNAN area. Flex Fuel vehicles can run on gasoline or on E85 fuel. E85 is a mixture of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. The ethanol is made from corn. The benefits to NEWNAN drivers are in using less petroleum and reduced pollution. The drawbacks are that E85 gets lower gas mileage and when gas prices are low, E85 can be more than straight gasoline.NEWNAN drivers should only use E85 if they have a Flex Fuel compatible engine. Flex Fuel vehicles have special seals and gaskets that can stand up to the high alcohol content of E85. Using E85 in a regular engine can lead to gas leaks and fires.Diesel engines have been around GA  for a long, l ... read more

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Bad Vibes

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something. There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road.  One of the most common is out-of-balance tires.  You may not only feel that wobble in your steering wheel, you might also feel it in the tires.  Sometimes it's not there when you're driving at lower speeds through residential areas, and sometimes it starts when you hit highway speeds.  So what is tire balance anyway?  Well, you have a rubber tire that fits around a metal wheel.  It should have the same weight all the way around.  If it doesn't, it will start getting the shakes.  Ever load your washing machine so that all the clothes are at one side of that drum that spins?  When it hits the spin cycle, it can throw that washer against the wall.  Th ... read more

What NEWNAN Customers like About Us at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE

A big part of the service we provide at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE for our NEWNAN customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued NEWNAN area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE automotive education, we sometimes get busy fixing vehicles and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our NEWNAN customers like the service reminders. They've grown to trust that our recommendations are based on the vehicle manufactures’ published maintenance schedules and that CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE is not just pulling them out of the air. We know that people in NEWNAN live a busy life with a lot more to think about than wondering if it's time to replace the PCV valve on their vehicle. Part of our CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE service process is checking the vehicle manufacture's schedule to make sure we don't overlook service. We hope GA drivers app ... read more

Change Your Engine Air Filter at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE

Many NEWNAN car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass air flow sensor failure – and these babies can cost several hundred dollars to replace in NEWNAN.Change your vehicle air filter at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE when it's dirty. Your vehicle engine will thank you.Give us a call. CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE3210 HWY 34 ENEWNAN, GA 30265770.254.8261    

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