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Yearly Archives: 2015

When Do My Shocks Need to be Replaced? - Kennesaw Auto Center

When Do My Shocks Need to be Replaced? A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Kennesaw drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your sedan, important parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it’s a good idea for Kennesaw motorists to remember an automotive analysis of their suspension system in their schedule of a critical preventive maintenance. Springs do most of the work of the suspension system. The most common types of springs are coil and leaf, but air springs and torsion bars are becoming more common. The body of the vehicle is “suspended” by the springs. If springs were the only working component in your suspension system, however, you’d spend your travel time bouncing up and down like a bobblehead. That’s where your shocks come in. They keep the rebound, or bounciness, of the springs under control. Shocks also keep your tires on the r ... read more

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Today's Engines and Proper Oil Changes - Kennesaw Auto Center

Today’s Engines and Proper Oil Changes Engines today are more powerful and efficient than ever. Their complexity is being driven by decreased emission output and increasing fuel economy standards. As a result new technologies had to be developed and implemented to meet these stringent standards. With these new technologies the engine lubrication system had to advance as well as the quality of the oils to keep these new systems properly lubricated. I will go over a few of these technologies that have impacted engine design. The first is GDI or Gasoline Direct Injection. This new fuel system technology has changed the way fuel is delivered to the engine by directly injecting it into the cylinders at a very high pressure and not at the back of the intake valves with older designs you may have seen in gasoline or fuel system additive commercials on TV. Since fuel is not being injected at the back of the intake valves they may build up with carbon that will ... read more

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