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Vehicle Maintenance = Longer Life & Better Gas Mileage!

Vehicle Maintenance = Longer Life & Better Gas Mileage!

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly? Sometimes these things are totally second nature but we don't always extend those habits to our vehicles, which need regular maintenance. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but regular maintenance carries the hidden reward of prolonging the vehicle’s life and can also be noticeable at gas pump. When it comes to reduced fuel economy, increased friction is often the culprit. That means that anything drivers can do to decrease friction and increase the efficiency of their engines will translate to savings on fuel. Friction increases the amount of energy it takes to move something, so if we can reduce friction, we can decrease the amount of fuel it takes to run our vehicles. Engine oil is usually at the heart of friction problems in an engine. Too little oil means parts are not getting lubricated, which increases friction and dirty oil doesn ... read more

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Why Does the Inside of My Car Smell Musty?

Why Does the Inside of My Car Smell Musty?

Are you using an air freshener in your car because you like the smell or are you trying to cover up another smell? Don't feel bad, we've all done it! We often hear that the interior of the car smells musty. This can be a sign that your car needs a new cabin air filter (not to be confused with an engine air filter, which has a totally different job!). Cabin air filters trap dust, pollen, spores and other tiny particles from making their way to the interior of your vehicle. Who would have thought that our cars are susceptible to seasonal allergens just like we are? You definitely don’t want to breathe in dust or pollen every time you are driving or continue dealing with that musty smell! If you suspect that you need a new cabin air filter in Bellwood, IL, bring your vehicle to the professionals here at Krafftkare Automotive today! Contact us today for an appointment at (708) 547-1366 or visit us at https://www.krafftkare.com ... read more

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