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Car tips, Q&As and more

Techline News Blog

Car tips, Q&As and more

Head Gasket

Techline Motors Tech Question on Your Head Gasket

Tech Q&A
Techline Motors Tech Question: My name is Landon. I bought a new minivan and it started smoking out the tail pipe. My Kitchener service center said my head gasket went out. What can I do to prevent this from happening again? Techline Motors Answer: The…
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gas station pump

Techline Motors Automotive Tips: Proper Grade of Fuel

Tips
There are a lot of misconceptions among Kitchener drivers about fuel grades, and by fuel grades I mean the octane rating. With names like “Standard”, “Super”, “Plus”, and “Premium” it’s no wonder that drivers associate the octane rating/grade with quality. Octane ratings are expressed as…
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engine fuel system

Fuel System

Tips
I’d like to give our friends in Kitchener a quick overview of the fuel system. It starts with the fuel pump. The fuel pump is located inside the tank and pumps fuel out to the engine. Somewhere along the way is a fuel filter whose job is to filter…
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Severe Driving in Kitchener

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Owner’s manuals have schedules for preventive maintenance. Kitchener drivers can check on things like oil changes, transmission service and so on. They say you should change your oil every so many kilometers or after so many months. Kitchener drivers understand this very well. What they…
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BMW diesel engine in gas station

Diesel Maintenance at Techline Motors

Engine, Tips
A lot of Kitchener drivers are excited about the new diesel engines that are becoming available in passenger cars and SUV’s and they’re curious about the preventive diesel maintenance requirements. Drivers may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and…
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Axle Service at Techline Motors in Kitchener

Tips
Kitchener drivers should know that the axles are the last link in transferring power from the engine to the wheels. They’re strong parts that last a long time but they can run into trouble. Axles just wear out over time and need to be replaced. And sometimes axle seals…
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Customer Detective Work Helps Techline Motors Help You

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One might say the most challenging part of being your Techline Motors service advisor in Kitchener is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed. Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom.…
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Simple Answers from Techline Motors: Synthetic Oil

Tech Q&A
Question:What is synthetic oil and should I use it?Techline Motors Answer:Regular oil, also called conventional oil, comes from dead dinosaurs. Conventional oil molecules are long hydrocarbon chains of various lengths. Imagine a bunch of pencils – some used and some brand new. Synthetic oil is…
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photo of old battery

Techline Motors Automotive Tips: Battery Maintenance

Tips
Automotive batteries are pretty pricey for most Kitchener drivers and at one point or another they all need to be replaced. Don’t worry however – there are some things you can do to prolong your battery life. Here’s some background for the drivers who are…
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Techline Motors Tech Question on Your Fuel Pump

Tech Q&A
Techline Motors Tech Question:I was driving on a local expressway and my vehicle started sputtering and then the engine finally quit and I couldn’t get it started. I was towed to a shop in Kitchener and found out I had to replace my fuel pump.What…
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