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Our blogs are updated once a month, usually on the first day of the month. On this page, we offer advice, tips, and insights for becoming a safer driver and for better travels on Chico roads. Bookmark this page and remember to check back!

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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Replace Your Engine Air Filter At D AND E AUTO REPAIR

When driving around CHICO, your vehicle engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons (820,000 liters) of air for every tank of gas. All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually the filter gets completely full. Because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. This dirty air passes through the mass airflow sensor and starts to accumulate on the delicate sensor element. The mass air flow sensor measures how much air is getting into your engine. When the airflow reading is incorrect, your vehicle engine doesn't get the proper amount of fuel. It runs rough and doesn't perform as well as it should. Eventually, the sensor is so damaged it needs to be replaced – which is pricy. In fact you could buy a case or two of air filters for the cost of a sensor replacement. Of course, that dirty air keeps on going through to your vehicle engine where it ... read more

Wiper Blade Design

Wiper blades may not be the most exciting topic – but they are pretty important.  Most of us have had an experience when a sudden snow or rainstorm hits while we’re driving; then when we turn on the wipers – nothing but streaks.  This can be especially disconcerting at night when the glare of on-coming headlights distorts your vision. Simple answer: change your wiper blades before they fail.  Check them out every couple of months just to see how they are working.  Of course, the more you use your wipers, the sooner they’ll wear out.  People living with lots of storms or those who drive a lot where there are bugs and road grime will use their blades more. But even when you’re not using your blades, they are exposed to sunlight, ozone, soap, and extreme hot and cold temperatures which lead to deterioration.  Your blades can just rot away and fall apart before you need them.  Of course, using your wipers when the blades ar ... read more