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Car Fuel System

Car Fuel System What is the car fuel system? – The fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with the lowest emissions. If you smell fuel or suspect a problem address this immediately. What does the car fuel system do? – The car fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for straining before it arrives at the injectors.  A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions.  Fuel injectors, when activated spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine.  Some cars use a return line system to return unused fuel back to the tank. Wear & Tear on vehicle fuel systems, the intervals for fuel system maintenance may be influenced by fuel … Continue reading

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Car Filters

Car Filters Your cars filters are important to the longevity of your car and interior comfort and should be replaced regularly. Most Cars have 4 basic filters fitted as standard, here we describe them and their roles within the vehicle: Oil Filter traps contaminants allowing the oil to flow through the engine unrestricted. Fuel Filter separates harmful contaminants that may cause problems with injectors and fuel system. Air Filter traps dirt particles, which can cause damage to engine cylinders, walls, pistons etc.  The Air filter also plays a role in keeping contaminants off the airflow sensor in fuel injected cars. Cabin Filter or Pollen Filter as its also known helps trap pollen, bacteria and dust that may find its way into the cars ventilation system. Filters are normal wear and tear items that require regular checks as part of a … Continue reading

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Is your car ready for winter? When was your last car service?

Is your car ready for winter? When was your last car service? As the weather is changing and winter fast approaches, we have already noticed an increase in car breakdowns and faults that are related to winter and the cooler weather. When did you last have a mechanic look at your car? Has it been serviced in the past year? Do you rely on your car as your main form of transport? Cars need regular maintenance to perform at their best, if you haven’t had your car serviced in a while, now is the time to consider booking it in, before the ice arrives. Everyone knows how annoying it is to have an unreliable car, but its even worse to breakdown in during the winter, its no fun being stuck out in the cold. We advise all our customers to … Continue reading

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Auto Electrics & Vehicle Diagnostics

Auto Electrics & Vehicle Diagnostics available at AMC Car Repairs we have just received our new Business Cards. We are here for Car Repairs, Auto Electrics & Vehicle Diagnostics give us a call today! https://www.amc-carrepairs.co.uk  

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Is your car winter ready?

Is your car winter ready?   Over the past week or so the weather has started to feel more autumnal, winter is on its way.  With the weather changing the conditions outside can be unpredictable is your car ready to use in during dull, dark, cold, winter days? Here are are few things you should check before driving on darker colder days: When did you last have your antifreeze / coolant changed? has it been done in the last few years? if not it could do with a change to ensure it performs. Are you windscreen wipers working correctly and in good condition? Rain could catch you unprepared if not. Do your lights work? Days can be dull and get dark early. Is your heater working? Temperatures drop, travelling conditions can be chilly and your screen can mist up too. … Continue reading

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This is why you should always Check your Nuts!

This story is a great example of why you should always Check your NUTS! A pedestrian was left with a fractured chest and skull when he face-planted into the ground after a runaway tyre hit him on the back of the head. Roberto Carlos Fernandes, 50, was walking along the pavement with his wife in Ipatinga, Brazil, when the loose tyre came speeding towards him. It had just come off a vehicle on the opposite side of the dual-carriageway – and careered over two reservations towards the couple. It bounced several times before smashing into the back of his head – face-planting him into the hard concrete. Click here to see the video of what happened It may have been a freak accident but in reality if wheels are not fitted correctly and torqued to the right setting then this … Continue reading

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Fog! – the use of lights when driving

The use of Lights when driving in Fog, has sparked numerous posts on local facebook pages, different peoples opinions on this matter always make for a hot conversation topic! Its a shame that some people don’t consider the risks they are putting themselves and others at by not using adequate lighting when we have Fog. This week has been particularly bad and it looks like its to continue. The Highway code states that ” You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves”. So for those of you who think that lights are only for when its dark – Please ensure you use them day or night, if we have fog! By not doing … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from AMC Car Repairs!!

Happy New Year from AMC Car Repairs!! May 2017 be a Great Year for everyone. THANK YOU all for your support!! We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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