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By ferrasauto75191867, Mar 16 2016 02:03AM

Puffing is a slang term given to a parked vehicle that has its engine running , with the keys in the ignition, while unattended . It is illegal to be a PUFFER and is a ticketable offense. Drivers are engaging in this practice in an attempt to either warm or cool the interior or warm the engine. This leads to a crime of oppurtunity for the thief who just hops in and drives away . If your vehicle is newer than a 1990 vintage it is most likely fuel injected . In that case your cars engine is ready to go very shortly after it starts. Car theives troll gas stations,convenience stores and housing plans looking for a quick score. At the same time, police departments are also patrolling looking to ticket the offending driver. Puffing also wastes fuel and causes harmful pollution . Be a RESPONSIBLE driver / Stop Puffing .

By ferrasauto75191867, Feb 12 2016 12:38AM

If you leave your car outside on a regular basis in very cold weather, there are a few tips and suggestions I would like to share.

* keep your oil at proper level and changed regularly, The engine will turn more freely when lubricated properly.

* replace a battery that is at least 3 years old. a fresh battery will provide a stronger and longer crank cycle.

* park face forward as close to any available barrier, like a wall, garage door, or row of bushes even. this will restrict the cold air blowing toward the engine compartment.

*clean and coat the rubber weatherstrip on the inside of the doors [at least the drivers] wipe it clean with window cleaner and coat it lightly with WD40, furniture polish or light oil. this will help the door to not freeze shut.

*DO NOT wrap a blanket around your engine or place an electric lamp under the hood to keep it warm. the benefit is minimal at best. you are more likely to forget and start the car twisting the blanket or cord causing engine damage. or driving off , dragging parts and pieces.

*be prepared . keep your gas tank full. have a blanket ,shovel,a small bag of sand or kitty liter , a flashlight and a charged cell phone.

* drive carefully and cautiously . give yourself extra room to stop and steer.

By ferrasauto75191867, Feb 2 2016 03:15AM

Sudden changes in the temperature will effect your tire's air pressure . If it becomes very cold the tire pressure may be reduced . The change may be enough to set off your TPS [ tire pressure sensor ]monitor lamp on your dasboard . If that happens especially if the vehicle has been parked for hours,,drive your vehicle for several miles so the tires warm up . That may just be enough to have the TPS give an accurate reading and make the light go out. But always bring your vehicle in to FERRA'S and we will be glad to check and adjust your tire pressures for FREE . Incorrect tire pressures is a leading cause of vehicle accidents.

By ferrasauto75191867, Jan 26 2016 12:48AM

It is the law to remove accumulated snow from your vehicle BEFORE you drive on a public highway. Take a few moments to start and warm your vehicle and brush the snow from your windows, roof , hood and lights. Snow and ice can blow off your vehicle and onto the vehicle following you, possibly causing an accident or injury. Be thoughtful, Be courteous . Reach your destination Safely

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