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Fuel System Cleaning at Tim's Automotive in Columbia for Better Performance

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel i... Read More

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Tim's Automotive

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts perform... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tim's Automotive for Better Performance

Hi Columbia residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn i... Read More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tim's Automotive

For those of you in Columbia, Missouri who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 m... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Columbia Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Columbia area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you ... Read More

The Tim's Automotive Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The team at Tim's Automotive in Columbia, and Missouri car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Columbia drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy.... Read More

How Do You Save Gas in Columbia, Missouri?

No one in Columbia, Missouri, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Missouri fuel prices, however, have spurred Columbia drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of hi... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Columbia, Missouri

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Columbia, Missouri, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Missouri are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Eu... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Columbia Motorists

Columbia 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 th... Read More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tim's Automotive

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single... Read More

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