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Why Do We Need Biofuels?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 23rd, 2018 5:00am

Why Do We Need Biofuels? In addition to being major producers of pollutants, fossil fuels are just plain unsustainable - eventually, we will run out of them.  Most of us know this, and scientists have for years been seeking viable sources of renewable energy, as most of you know.  Electric and hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever, and all kinds of car manufacturers are now producing these fuel efficient vehicles, with even Lamborghini getting ...


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Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 2nd, 2017 8:00am

Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car! If you're like almost half of all adults, you have a New Year's resolution - however, once the ball drops and the fireworks are all shot, our commitment to our resolutions seems to waver a little. A week into the new year, just 77 percent of us are still holding to our promises, and after six months, that number drops to just 40 percent, according to University of Pennsylvania research.   This new year, we invite you to ...


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10 Most Efficient Cars You've Ever Driven - The Street

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2016 7:28am

While the EPA does its best to get realistic estimates of vehicle fuel economy, it occasionally needs drivers like you to tell it which cars have the best mileage. ... Read More!


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Maintaining Your Diesel in Los Angeles

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 8th, 2015 8:27am

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven’t been as common in Los Angeles because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Thousand Oaks auto owners driving diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV’s. Diesels are popular in ...


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10 Average Automobiles With Absolutely Awful Gas Mileage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 13th, 2015 9:34am

“There are two different kinds of drivers out there: the ones who love the environment and brag about their fuel economy, and the ones who love performance and brag about their horsepower,” says Brandy Schaffels, automotive industry analyst and chief editor of automotive site AskPatty.com. “Sadly, you can't get both in the same car, and sometimes consumers have to choose whether their wallet or their exhaust note ...


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The AskPatty.com, Inc Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2014 5:30pm

Your browser does not support video The team at AskPatty.com, Inc in Thousand Oaks and CA car owners are all talking fuel efficiency right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Thousand Oaks drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks. And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there something more Thousand Oaks drivers can do? After ...


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Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance For Thousand Oaks Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 15th, 2013 11:43am

Hello, Thousand Oaks drivers. 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. Thousand Oaks motorists 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. ...


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Save Fuel By Watching Your Weight

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2013 5:35pm

Most Thousand Oaks auto owners are all talking fuel efficiency right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. CA folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks. And we Thousand Oaks drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel economy. But is there something more we can do? After all, some of us Thousand Oaks car owners can’t cut back on our driving, and ...


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Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better For Thousand Oaks Motorists

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 1st, 2013 2:45pm

Thousand Oaks motorists know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine’s cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors. There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with air and before it is drawn into the cylinders. In ...


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Fuel System Cleaning at AskPatty.com, Inc in Thousand Oaks for Better Performance

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 24th, 2013 4:52pm

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle’s engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel, to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine. Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the ...


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