Author Archives: Asher Automotive

Benefits of Taking Your Vehicle to an Auto Repair Shop

One of those unavoidable aspects of owning a car is auto repair. Many car dealerships encourage the owners of their cars to return to the dealership for repairs and maintenance, but it may not be necessary. An independent repair shop … Continue reading

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How Do Vehicles Control Emissions?

Most have probably heard a lot about emissions and why they need to be controlled. However, have you ever wondered what they are or how vehicles keep them under control?

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Basics of Oil Change

Oil changes, like taxes, are an inescapable fact of life for car owners. However, whether you change your own oil or leave it to the professionals, you should at least understand what choices are available to you and how they … Continue reading

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Why You Should Leave Engine Repairs to the Professionals

Cars today have over 80 separate computers scattered around the car, but one of the big ones is the engine control unit (ECU). Also known as the engine control module (ECM), this controls most of the key engine functions, including … Continue reading

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Understanding the Basics of Diesel Engines

Less than 5 percent of U.S. passenger cars are diesel-powered, but diesel engines are the workhorses of agriculture, construction, drilling, forestry, industry, mining, transportation and shipping. Diesel engines power everything from buses and combines to bulldozers, excavators, semi-trailer trucks, ships … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Clean Diesel

It’s been almost a decade since the US Environmental Protection Agency adopted more stringent requirements for diesel fuels. The idea was to reduce diesel emissions and diminish the production of black carbon particulate matter.

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Key Technologies that Make Clean Diesel Possible

There are over 7 million diesel cars, SUVS, trucks and vans on American roads. Whether you are in the market for a clean diesel vehicle or you are simply interested in learning more, it helps to have a basic understanding … Continue reading

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Is Clean Diesel for Cars Real?

Controversy arose in 2015 regarding clean diesel cars and engine emissions, and it reignited the long-standing debate regarding engine, fuel and pollution. Clean diesel aims to be more environmentally friendly than standard diesel, while also providing a longer lasting fuel … Continue reading

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How to Boost Your Vehicle Mileage with Diesel Engines

Diesel engines usually last longer and require fewer maintenance trips than their gas-powered counterparts, but they’re also more fuel efficient as well. While actual performance varies, in general, diesel vehicles are 20% to 40% more fuel efficient than gasoline engines. … Continue reading

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Chip Tuning vs. Performance Tuning

When it comes getting the most out of your engine, two of your biggest options are chip tuning and performance tuning. Both of these are types of engine tuning, each with their own benefits, and their own costs.

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