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Archive for December 2010

Keeping Your Engine Cool In St. Charles, MO

Posted April 16, 2014 1:40 PM | in Cooling System

The cooling system keeps MO drivers's engines from overheating while they are driving around St. Charles, Earth City and O'Fallon. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen. The radiator is the part most St. Charles drivers associate with the cooling system. Coolant flows through the radiator which has fine cooling fins that draw the heat out of the coolant and dissipate it into the&hellip» read more

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for St. Charles Drivers

Posted April 8, 2014 11:30 AM | in Fuel System

St. Charles car owners know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your car 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&hellip» read more

Cooling System Components

Posted April 1, 2014 12:12 PM | in Cooling System

Today we want to talk about an essential system in our cars – the cooling system. It’s one of those things that St. Charles motorists don’t give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in St. Charles. Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system – usually because of neglect. Don’t you hate it when something breaks, and you could have done something to prevent it? The good news is that if&hellip» read more

SafeWay Tire & Auto Center Helps You Decipher The Menu Board: Part 2

Posted March 25, 2014 10:14 AM | in Maintenance

St. Charles service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some St. Charles drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed. SafeWay Tire & Auto Center fuel system cleaning: Over time, the car fuel system gets gum and varnish built up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that&hellip» read more

Emergency Items For Your car

Posted March 21, 2014 12:26 PM | in Parts

Local St. Louis roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip. Your close-to-home kit for around St. Charles would have some basic items to work on your car: everything you need to change&hellip» read more

Arrive Alive In St. Charles

Posted March 12, 2014 2:11 PM | in Service Standards

We've all seen MO motorists do crazy things while driving to or from St. Louis. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on MO roads. The truth is that all of us St. Charles car owners are distracted when we drive. Unfortunately, traffic, road construction and other dangerous external factors are beyond our control. The distractions&hellip» read more

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine In St. Charles, MO

Posted March 5, 2014 10:53 AM | in Fuel System


If the fuel system in your car is dirty, you will be hurting your fuel economy and losing performance as you drive around St. Charles, MO.
Unless they drive a vintage car, St. Charles motorists have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your car owner’s manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system. Your Professional, Friendly service advisor at » read more

Fuel System Cleaning at SafeWay Tire & Auto Center for Better Performance

Posted March 4, 2014 7:38 AM | in Fuel System

Hi St. Charles auto owners. Let's talk fuel injectors. 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&hellip» read more

Emergency Items For St. Louis car owners

Posted February 19, 2014 7:41 AM | in Safety

Safe MO travel starts with preventive maintenance and good car care at SafeWay Tire & Auto Center. But there are other things St. Charles auto owners can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here’s some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your life — or someone else’s. First, St. Charles auto owners should consider keeping an auto emergency kit&hellip» read more

Power Steering Service At SafeWay Tire & Auto Center In St. Charles

Posted February 14, 2014 11:34 AM | in Alignment

Many St. Charles auto owners have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically, electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering for a few years now. An electric motor directly provides the power assist to make steering easier. Undoubtedly we’ll see much more of this in St. Charles as full electric cars and electric hybrids become more common. The vast majority of cars and trucks serviced at SafeWay Tire & Auto&hellip» read more

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