How To Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A With Tom Torbjornsen

Your car’s health and longevity are heavily dependent on the maintenance you provide through the years. Fortunately, most types of maintenance are simple and require very little time. For example, you’ll need to change the oil every 5,000 miles (or longer, depending on your owner’s manual). You’ll need to periodically replace the air and fuel filters. You’ll also need to check the fluid levels and tire pressure on a regular basis. If you’re diligent about doing these things, you can keep your vehicle operating smoothly for many years.

Finally, you need to check the engine compartment. You need to check the fluid levels. If the oil is dark colored it should be changed. If the automatic transmission fluid is not bright red the transmission is likely in bad shape. A major expense and not worth the time and trouble.

Clutchless manual – Basically, the cars electronics does the clutchwork for you. You don’t need to depress a clutch. This usually happens using the gear lever (push and pull action) or paddles (buttons) on the steering wheel. This allows the driver to select which gear they’re driving in, without the need to use a clutch. No bunny hopping.

That was when my service tech told me the deal. He said I had overfilled the oil tank and that this was a real bad idea. He asked me if I had noticed any problems driving the car. Actually I’d noticed that when trying to accelerate I had lost some of my get up and go. He said that my crankshaft could have been affected. He also said that if I ever need to add oil, I should always check the dipstick to see where the levels are. Just adding oil to an already full oil tank could do all sorts of bad things, flood the air intake, begin ‘burning’ and really cost damage to my recycle catalytic converters.

It’s better to switch your engine off when in stationary traffic. You use more fuel with the engine idling for 60 seconds than if you switched off and restarted 60 seconds later.

Burning Food – If the car smells like something in the oven is burning then you might have an electrical problem. There may also be something wrong with the air condition. Generally speaking when there is a burning smell this indicates that there is a problem and you probably do not want to buy this car.

In other motor improvement phases, wear roughen, friction increasing surfaces of pistons, bearings, valves, valve lifters, gears, and seals are smoothed, producing a friction reducing, wear reducing advantage. That will again allow power, that use to be adsorbed and lost, overcoming those conditions, to again speed you faster, down the road.

Your vehicle will gain additional miles per gallon horsepower and emit cleaner exhaust. The additional miles per gallon come from the efficient combustion. The removal of carbon buildup along with the efficient combustion add horsepower. The fuel that is burned up in the combustion cycle doesn’t have to be burned up in the catalytic converter. The hydroxy gas that assisted in the combustion returns to water vapor. The more completely utilized fuel lessens harmful emissions. The installation of an electrolyzer is completely reversible and simple to install.