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Your exhaust produces harmful emissions of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides that are damaging to the atmosphere if released into the air.
A catalytic converter substantially reduces the amount of harmful pollutants by taking these gases and converting them into water vapor and less harmful gases via a series of chemical reactions. All gas cars manufactured since the early 1990’s requires having a catalytic converter fitted to the exhaust.
The catalytic converter includes a core of ceramics spotted with pores that measure less than 1mm. The pores are coated with powdered catalysts that contain metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. Because the pores are close to the engine they heat up and the chemical structure of the exhaust gases passing though it changes so that harmful gases that cause smog are removed and converted into nitrogen and oxygen. Converters are so efficient that the difference in emission readings for cars with converters and those without are considerable. The good news is that catalytic converters are expected to have a good life, but still need to be checked periodically for internal and external damage.
Catalytic converter issues can lead to increased exhaust emissions and a decrease in engine performance. Most issues stem from temperature changes in the exhaust system. Excessive unburnt fuel in the exhaust can cause the catalyst to reach extremely high temperatures which can cause damage to the fine catalyst material. (An engine that is performing at peak efficiency will burn all the fuel in the combustion chamber during the combustion process. An engine that is not performing properly, that is not burning all the fuel, will allow unburned or excess fuel to enter the exhaust system. When this excess or unburned fuel contacts the hot core of the converter it will ignite.) As a result, the catalytic converter becomes less effective, less chemical conversions take place and the exhaust output contains more harmful gases.
Similarly, rapid cooling of the catalytic converter, such as by being submerged in water, can cause the internal honeycomb structure to break apart and obstruct the exit to the exhaust pipe. If the catalytic converter becomes plugged, engine efficiency will decrease noticeably.
There are ways to keep your CAT Clean, remember that having a CAT on your car is a necessity and is a violation of the Clean Air Act not to have one, even off roading.
Keep your CAT clean and your environment beautiful!
The power steering system in your vehicle enables you to steer your vehicle in the direction you would like it to proceed. Power steering is really “power assisted”
steering. “Power assisted” steering will allow you to steer your vehicle manually when the engine is not running or if you have a failure in the power steering system which disables it.
Power steering utilizes a hydraulic pump running off a belt driven by the engine, this pump enables a small amount of fluid to be under pressure. This pressure in turn assists the steering mechanism in directing the tires as you turn the steering wheel. The power steering system typically includes a pump, power steering fluid, a pressure hose assembly, a control valve and a return line.
There are two basic types of power steering systems used on vehicles. The rack and pinion steering system and the conventional/integral steering gear system, which is also known as a recirculating ball steering system. The rack and pinion steering system is the most commonly used power steering system on todays’ vehicles. The steering shaft turns a gear that moves the rack side to side, utilizing a power unit built directly onto the rack assembly. The steering gear system is generally used most often on trucks, it has a series of steel balls that act as rolling threads between the steering shaft and the rack piston. The steering wheel shaft connects to a gear assembly and a series of links and/or arms that turn the wheels to the left or right.
The best way to maintain the power steering system of your vehicle is to regularly check the power steering fluid level and condition. A low fluid runs level can cause damage to some of the components of the steering system. It is recommended to have leaks repaired if they arise, and to have the fluid flushed about every 50,000 miles to keep it clean from contaminants. This fluid is key to keeping the power steering pump, steering gear or rack and pinion assembly lubricated and is the hydraulic element of the power steering system.
Watch for, heavy or unresponsive steering, unusual noise while turning, a shimmy or shake of the steering wheel, the steering wheel not being able to return to the "center", and fluids leaking from under car.
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Summertime Vehicle Preparation
There are several things you can do to improve the performance and safety of your vehicle. Spring rain and the summer heat can wreak havoc on a vehicle if you aren't properly prepared.
Windshield Wipers and Fluids:
It's always a good idea to check windshield wipers year round.
Moisture and dust can prevent blades from operating when needed. Make sure to check for worn rubber on the wiper blades and wash your vehicle regularly to prevent dusty buildup. Also, check the washer fluid reservoir to ensure there is plenty of fluid. (Bugs, dust and other build up on the windshield can pose a safety hazard as they block your view.)
Oil and Oil Filter:
Check your vehicle manual and ask your mechanic how often you should change your oil and oil filter and what type of oil to use for your vehicle. In order for your vehicle to perform optimally based upon your vehicle use, check with your mechanic to find out ways to enhance your vehicle performance. Summertime heat usually means less rain and increased dusts in the air. Keep your filter from clogging by checkingit regularly.
Have your mechanic check the level, condition and concentration of your coolant fluids to prevent vehicle overheating. Belts, hoses and clamps should also be checked to ensure there is no damage preventing the coolant system from working properly.
Other Important Vehicle Components:
Air and fuel filter
Brake fluid/brake pads and shoes
Power steering fluid
Tires - Check tread and sidewalls for any nicks, nails or unusual wear.
Air condition system
Battery (clean terminals)
These are just some of the things you can do to optimize your vehicles running condition in the summertime. Professional car-care centers will have a checklist that you and your mechanic can use as a guide.
These will help your Austin, Round Rock, car or truck in best running order so that you will not have to call our tow truck and buying service sooner than you need to. If your car does fail call THE JUNK CAR BUYER FOR PRICES AT 512-789-2177
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Our trucks are the top of the fleet and well maintained with all licensing and registration needed to tow your vehicle out of a ditch or 50 miles from Georgetown, Texas. We have the required taxes paid to save your vehicle from what we call "tow prison" the dreaded tow yard that the authorities magically decided to take your auto after and accident.
We can meet you at the front door, pay you in cash, and release the car to us and your on your way and the tow charges are stopped once you pay them and you have sold your car and you keep the money as profit, not the tow yard that will auction your property to the highest bidder.
We do not think that is fair and just and that is why we tow any car from the tow yard. We pay you so you can pay off the storage and tow fees with your little nest egg we give you. In certain circumstances your car may fit into our licensed salvage buyers realm of needing to write you a professional company check for your car. If so, meet the driver, pay off your tow bill and keep the check with your profit margin.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your vehicle when you sell it to a salvage yard for recycling? Some salvage yards remove working parts of the vehicle to resell to the general public; others store the cars and send the cars to a crushing yard.
Recycling a vehicle is a complicated process as there are many parts to be recycled and many hazardous materials to remove. The first step for incoming vehicles is creating an inventory for parts. Then, recycler's start the engine in order to inspect for leaks. After inventory, fluids are drained and removed. After the fluids are removed, the final remaining hazardous materials such as battery, mercury, and other hazardous materials are removed. Finally, all of the parts and products inside are removed, the shell of the vehicle is crushed and recycled.
Recycling saves energy and natural resources. We use less oil when we recycle versus refining. You can help the environment by JUNKING your vehicle. CALL US TODAY TO SELL YOUR USED CAR FOR TOP DOLLAR AT 512-789-2177