If you’re a quart low in your pickup, there isn’t enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you’re driving around the Dallas area. The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn’t reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at…

The team at Avenue Automotive in Ennis and Texas car owners are all talking gas mileage right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Ennis auto owners want to save the environment and their pocketbooks. And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel efficiency. But is there something more Ennis drivers can…

Let’s talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Ennis environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Ennis auto owners very soon. For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Dallas area. Flex Fuel vehicles can run on…

Many Ennis drivers have found themselves in the following situation: they go to get their oil changed and their friendly and honest Avenue Automotive service professional recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don’t know what an air filter is or what it does. If this has happened to you, rest assured…

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your pickup engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-injected car driving…

Your browser does not support video Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven’t been as common in Dallas 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…

At Avenue Automotive we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV’s. But our Texas friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and…

Have you ever gone to Dallas to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That’s why they tune up together. Now this is no surprise;…

Ennis motorists often ask the question: “Will using premium gas make my car run better?” The answer is simple. But first, let’s talk about what exactly premium gasoline is. Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the highest. Most gas stations around Ennis, Texas also…

The price of gas in Texas has got Ennis motorists talking. It seems that Ennis folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel efficiency….

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