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Your Summer Car Maintenance Schedule

Your Summer Car Maintenance Schedule
It’s always important to follow the maintenance schedule outlined by your vehicle’s manufacturer – you can typically find that in your owner’s manual. The manufacturer knows what it takes to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Before the hot summer months hit, there are a few additional maintenance items you should consider looking at. A little bit of planning can help you avoid surprises with your car as you head out on vacation and enjoy the warm weather of summer. Trust us, we get a lot of calls from customers about how to handle the summer heat – from both maintenance and performance aspects.
Some Performance Tips for Summer
Getting the best performance out of…

Tech Tip: Cold Weather Warm-Up Idling Can Harm a Modern Engine

Winter is hanging on for much of the US. Be sure to protect your vehicle from excess wear and friction caused by long periods of idling.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, idling does surprisingly little to warm the engines of today’s gasoline-powered vehicles. Modern engines are engineered so they’ll actually warm up faster if they are driven, not left to idle for long periods of time. Until the engine warms up sufficiently, the onboard computer system is putting extra gas into the combustion chamber. And all that gas is an outstanding solvent that can wash lubricating oil off the walls, causing significant extra wear and friction on components like piston rings and cylinder liners. This engine warming negative effect can be fought off with engine treatment…

Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Car

Before winter hits, it’s a good idea to take care of some winter service and maintenance items. Colder weather can be hard on your car and dealing with problems once winter hits can be a big hassle. Here at Rislone, we know a thing or two about car care and maintenance, so check out our top tips on how to look after your car in wintertime and get it ready for the coldest season.
Top Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Running
While it’s important to take care of car maintenance all year long, before winter there are a few points that should be addressed specifically:

Check your coolant: This means topping up if your coolant…

How Is Diesel Fuel Injection Different?

Diesel engines are often chosen for their excellent low-end power (high torque output) and long-term durability. One of the major differences between diesel and gasoline engines is how the fuel is delivered. Diesel fuel is injected through high-pressure rails directly into the combustion chamber of each cylinder. This is called direct injection and is monitored very closely to ensure the precise ratio of diesel fuel and air is injected for optimal combustion and maximum power.

While diesel engines have been around for a long time, engineers are constantly working to improve the fuel delivery technology of diesel engines. Why? The obvious reasons, actually – the results are more power, greater durability and cleaner emissions. Here are some of the major improvements that have been made…

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Tech Tip: Spot and Solve Common Fuel System Problems

Here’s the truth no matter how you cut it: a vehicle won’t run right if it’s not consistently getting the fuel it needs. Consistency is key, because the gateway to today’s fuel systems are the fuel injectors that open and close in millionths of a second to spray a controlled dose of fuel into the engine. Here are three typical symptoms that indicate a fuel system problem, usually because the fuel injector tolerance is no longer in balance.

Power Loss: Power loss, as well as alternating high and low engine revving and sluggish acceleration, can be a clear sign of fuel injector problems. This is often the result of fuel injectors being clogged or dirty, which impedes fuel delivery.
Misfiring Engine: An engine that…