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  Has it been a while since you had your last oil change? Xpress Lube/Castrol Premium Lube Express is an oil change service in Reno, Nevada providing quick lubes and general car maintenance services that ensure your vehicle runs smoothly for years. Visit us before your car oil light starts blinking. Tired of the iffy lube high pressure experience?  Check out this site for info www.jiffylubeproblems.com

 Did you know that we can perform all of the maintenance services that your Vehicle Dealer offers but at a sufficient saving. Sometimes up to 50% off Dealer prices. We offer quick service by trained automotive experts with No Appointment Needed. No need to drop off your vehicle for service. All work is certified to protect your factory warranty. Why pay more?      

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Specialized Services:            

  • 20 minute Oil Change Service         
  • 10 minute Smog Check
  • Nevada DMV Vehicle Registration
  • Complete Diesel Oil Change Service
  • Air, Fuel & Cabin Filter Replacement
  • Transmission, Differential, Transfer Case Service

Important Auto Maintenance to Stay on Top of in Reno

Important Auto Maintenance to Stay on Top of in Reno

How do you maintain the longevity of your vehicle? Auto maintenance not only prolongs the life of your vehicle, but also saves you money on huge auto repairs.

18263637_sAccording to an article at newspressnow.com, “Car Maintenance Tips” 

“Routine maintenance keeps your vehicle running in tip-top shape and it prevents you from stumbling upon bigger, more expensive problems in the future.

“Even the newest cars require scheduled service to live long, productive lives,” says Tom Wilson, a writer for Road & Track magazine who has won multiple local racing championships and written three technical engine books.

Most people know about oil changes, but every car owner should keep an eye on his or her vehicle’s tires, brakes, battery, air filter, spark plugs and anything that can be filled with fluids — whether it’s the transmission, the power steering or even the reservoir for windshield washer fluid.

“There’s nothing like going down the highway, and you need to clean your windshield and nothing comes out,” says Ron Ogo, a sales and parts representative at Advance Auto Parts in St. Joseph, who also has years of experience as a mechanic.

Let’s take a look at why some of these repairs are so important.

Tire inflation and rotation

It’s only natural that tires leak air, but you shouldn’t sit idly by while it happens. Under-inflated tires make for poor gas mileage. Over-inflated tires wear out sooner and can’t grip the road as well. Wilson says you should check your tire pressure at least two times a year, if not three or four.

Furthermore, front and rear tires wear differently and should be rotated to even that wear. Ogo suggests doing this every 5,000 miles so that each tire will last as long as possible.

Windshield wiper replacement

This should be a no-brainer. “It’s much easier to avoid hitting things you can see,” Wilson says.

He suggests changing your wiper blades each fall, after the summer sun often bakes them but before winter brings damaging snowfall.

Air filter replacement

Semi-clogged air filters not only hurt a vehicle’s fuel economy, they often cause extra stress on the engine.

If you live in St. Joseph’s city limits, your air filter doesn’t need changed as often as someone who lives on gravel roads in the country. Ogo says those who drive through lots of dirt and dust will have to replace or clean their air filters more often than those who run errands in suburban areas.” To read the entire article click here.

Xpress Lube in Reno strives to make sure that every customer is satisfied with our auto services. For more information contact Xpress Lube at 775-787-1000 or visit xpresslubereno.com.

How to Avoid Major Auto Repairs

How to Avoid Major Auto Repairs

Want to avoid major car repairs? Learn how you can avoid running up credit cards with major auto repairs just by following a few simple rules.

auto 3According to an article at driving.ca, “Don’t Want a Hefty Automotive Repair Bill?”

“For all the expense, worry, and inconvenience of automotive maintenance and repairs, you’d think we would know better. But time and again, we ignore or do certain things to our vehicles that will almost always drive repair bills into the stratosphere. And no matter how highly rated or reliable your daily drive is, no matter how “bullet proof” you think it might be, these very simple things will roll any vehicle into an early grave:

Curb your enthusiasm
The No. 1 way to incur a hefty bill (especially in the winter) is to slide sideways into a curb or other solid object. This popular maneuver, usually caused by overestimating a vehicle’s traction, or triggering over-steer or under-steer, will destroy tires and rims, cause wheel hub bearings to get noisy, bend any number of suspension or steering components and generally throw your vehicle’s alignment and your credit card balance out of whack. This is such a common winter occurrence that repair-shop owners actually celebrate the season’s first freezing rain.” To read the entire article click here.

Xpress Lube is you’re auto service experts in Reno. For more information contact Xpress Lube at 775-787-1000 or visit xpresslubereno.com.

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Reno Drivers

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Reno auto owners know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your sedan 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 air and 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 sedan engine.

Direct injection engines burn fuel more efficiently than conventional sedan 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 gas mileage. The turbocharged version delivers 350 horsepower.

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Reno DriversWhy the big difference in power? Direct injection systems allow fuel to be squirted into the sedan engine at hundreds of times the pressure of a conventional engine. This atomizes the fuel better (breaks it down into tinier droplets), which means more of it gets burned, which translates to more power for your engine. It also results in cleaner emissions.

Fuel injectors are precision instruments. They have to deliver the right amount of fuel at exactly the time the sedan engine needs it. They are also engineered to inject fuel with a specific spray pattern. This spray pattern allows for maximum fuel efficiency and proper atomization. Direct injection engines require a much higher degree of precision than conventional engines. For this reason, they are equipped with more sophisticated computers.

When fuel injectors get dirty, their precision drops off. The spray pattern won’t be precise, and the timing of fuel delivery may be off. This decreases fuel efficiency and gas mileage as well as delivering less power to the engine.

Reno car owners should understand that fuel injectors are not cheap to replace. Direct injection fuel injectors are even more costly. And we’re talking a mortgage payment to buy a set of new fuel injectors for a diesel engine.

So keeping your fuel injectors clean is just good auto advice. The best way to do this is to change your air and fuel filters regularly and practice other habits of good car care and preventive maintenance. Cleaning additives in your fuel can also help.

If you do end up with gum or varnish in your fuel system, you’ll need a professional fuel system cleaning. This will clean out your whole system, including the injectors. The good news is that with proper maintenance, Reno auto owners will enjoy better gas mileage and their fuel injectors will last for a long time.