Monthly Archives: September 2019

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

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

If you're reading this article in NEWNAN, GA, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You worry about spending more money than you had planned. And you worry that if you say "no," you might be harming your vehicle or risking your family's safety. At the risk of sounding like your dad, you really should have done your homework. Service recommendations are in your owner's manual. But it is not like you want to keep your vehicle auto maintenance schedule on your nightstand for bedtime reading.Vehicles are complicated machines and it takes some effort for NEWNAN residents to keep them running well. That is why they have maintenance schedules that explain how to keep your vehicle performing efficiently ... read more

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Maintenance
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