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EUROPRO AUTOHAUS Fuel Saving Tip: Check Engine Light

How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light while driving around Kelowna?  Hey, it’s not there to create ambiance, it’s a warning that something’s wrong. When your check engine light comes on get it checked at EUROPRO AUTOHAUS.

Many conditions that cause the check engine light to come on affect fuel economy. Some very dramatically.

Kelowna drivers should always make sure to tighten the fuel cap until it clicks. A loose fuel cap can cause a false sensor reading that’ll make the check engine light come on.

If your date’s eyes are smoldering in the reflected glow of the check engine light, try to think of all the money you'll save at the pumps by getting it fixed.

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Smooth Shifting: Transmission Service for Tow Vehicles at EUROPRO AUTOHAUS

Let’s suppose you’re going to take some friends out on the boat for some water skiing at your favorite Kelowna area lake. Of course, you get the boat ready, but what about your tow vehicle?

Think about it – heavy Kelowna traffic, hilly terrain. Maybe some dirt roads and it’s going to be pretty hot. And all the time you’ll be towing around a lot of extra kilograms. That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your transmission. It’s going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal.

It’s important for Kelowna drivers to have enough transmission fluid. If it runs low, the transmission will run hotter and won’t have the protection it needs to cope with the added stress of towing. Transmission fluid breaks down and gets dirty over time. Whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, you need to have it serviced on schedule to make sure it runs efficiently.

Neglect your transmission for too long, and it can fail. You really don’t want to pay for a major transmission repair.

Before you leave, bring your vehicle in to EUROPRO AUTOHAUS in Kelowna for a trip inspection. Your EUROPRO AUTOHAUS technician will inspect your fluids, belts and hoses and let you know if your brakes are in good shape. Now, don’t forget the sunscreen. 

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BC Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil

Kelowna drivers who are a quart low, don't have enough oil to lubricate their engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy.

Same goes for dirty oil. It doesn’t reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your Kelowna fuel pump rolling higher and higher.

The transmission also needs the proper amount of clean fluid to do its work. When it’s in need of transmission service at EUROPRO AUTOHAUS, the transmission drags your fuel economy down.

So keep it clean and give yourself a fighting chance.

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