Monthly Archives: May 2014

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Sacramento, California

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Sacramento, California.Unless they drive a vintage car, Sacramento auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Made In America Made In Japan in Sacramento has the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Made In America Made In Japan uses a process that gives your car a deep, professional fuel system cleaning. The particles, gum and varnish that build up in your fuel system are removed so that it can run cleanly and efficiently.After a professional fuel system cleaning atMade In America Made In Japan, you'll notice more power, improved and reduced exhaust emissions. We strongly recommend you follow your fuel system ... read more

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Fuel System

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Sacramento drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause engine damage. Naturally, you need to get that taken care of right away. If your check engine light is flashing, you shouldn't drive at high speeds, tow or haul heavy loads. Take it easy all the way to your Sacramento service center. If the light is glowing steadily, you should keep an eye on it for a day or two. If the light doesn't go off, schedule an appointment with your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Made In America Made In Japan to get it checked out.Some more information on how the Check Engine light works may be helpful for Sacramento drivers. Most of your engine functions are controlled by a computer, not sur ... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Sacramento

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Sacramento, California, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Sacramento streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don't need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year.Go a little slower on the freeway. Once you're going more than 65 miles an hour (105 kilometers per hour), your fuel economy starts to drop dramatically. Leave early so you don't need to rush to be on time. And cruise control is your friend – steady speed uses less gas.Plan errands ahead. Make fewer trips by combining errands.Hey at current gas prices, a lead-foot might as well be a gold foot. Made In America Made In Japan 1200 I St Sacramento, California 95814 916

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Fuel System

Sacramento Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Let's talk about air quality in Sacramento. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Sacramento drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin air filters have become common in Sacramento. You can look in your owner's manual to see if you have one. If you do, there'll be a recommendation for replacing it when it gets dirty. If you live in an area of California where there's a lot of dust, pollen or pollution, you may need to change it more often.You can also ask your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Made In America Made In Japan in Sacramento. How hard is it to change an air filter on a car? It depends on your vehicle. Some are quite accessible; others take some doing to get to them. They're usually in the engine compartment or under the dashboard.Because cabin air filters are so new on the scene, some ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Sacramento Drivers

Hello, Sacramento residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Sacramento auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better your vehicle engine will run.Over time, the small amounts of rust, dirt and contaminants in your fuel settle out inside the fuel tank. After about five years, this can amount to a quite a bit of sediment. This means that as your vehicle ages, your fuel filter has to work harder to screen your fuel: more sediment in your tank means more potential for grit in your fuel.The harder your fuel filter works, the more often it needs to be replaced. Check with your owner's manual to find out how often it should ... read more

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Fuel System
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