Monthly Archives: May 2019

To Save Gas Around NEWNAN: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

  One topic that hits the news in GA on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some GA drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in NEWNAN 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 CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE is one of the best ways people in NEWNAN can keep their vehicle running efficiently. That means better fuel economy. 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 fuel economy.Keeping up with scheduled oil changes and transmission services will save gas for GA drivers.Dirty engine air filters are another efficiency pirate. They rob your 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 pay for itself in fuel savings before the next oil change ... read more

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Fuel System

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

Most NEWNAN drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. GA folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we NEWNAN drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more we can do? After all, some of us NEWNAN road warriors 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 around NEWNAN. And that means buying more gas and producing more emissions.Of course, your vehicle'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 car. Are you hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight while driving around NEWNAN? Do you really need your golf clubs every time you leave your ne ... read more

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Fuel Economy

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

  Hey NEWNAN area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our GA streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the NEWNAN area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an inch is the depth of the tire tread wear indicator bars that US law has required to be molded across all tires since August 1, 1968. When tires are worn so that this bar is visible, there's just 2/32 of an inch – 1.6 millimeters – of tread left. It's that level of wear that's been called into question recently.We're referring to the tread depth on a tire, it can't move surface water out of the way and you start to hydroplane.In a safety study, a section of a test track was flooded with a thin layer of water. If you laid a dime on the track, the water would be deep enough to surround the coin, but not enough to cover it.A car and a full-sized pick-up accelerated to 70 mile ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some NEWNAN drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause engine damage. Naturally, you need to get that taken care of right away. If your check engine light is flashing, you shouldn't drive at high speeds, tow or haul heavy loads. Take it easy all the way to your NEWNAN service center. If the light is glowing steadily, you should keep an eye on it for a day or two. If the light doesn't go off, schedule an appointment with your friendly and knowledgeable pros at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE to get it checked out.Some more information on how the Check Engine light works may be helpful for NEWNAN drivers. Most of your engine functions are controlled by a computer, not surprisingly, called an ... read more

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