Keys to Long Lasting Vehicle

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New cars cost so much these days. Add financing and insurance and, well a new vehicle may not seem so attractive. A lot of Abilene, Texas people are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer. The good news is that with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacture, there’s no reason a… Read more »

Suspension Service In Abilene Texas

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When you hear the word ‘suspension‘, you may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your car’s suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your car up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride. It needs to keep your wheels firmly planted over bumps and through curves. Your… Read more »

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

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Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.” That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every Abilene car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection at Procter Automotive will check your brake system and let you know if there are any… Read more »

Exhaust Service

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Whenever we talk about exhaust service, most people normally think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways… Read more »

Procter Automotive Radiator Service

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The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common, it is easy to prevent. Procter Automotive 1325 Butternut St. Abilene, Texas 79602 325-672-9894 The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It… Read more »

PCV Valve Replacement

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The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs out. These gases are about 70% unburned fuel. If the gases were allowed to stay in the crankcase,… Read more »

Severe Service Requirements

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A lot of our viewers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners’ manual. It can be confusing. Let’s clear the air on this subject. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She’s been in the automotive business… Read more »

Fuel Injectors

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The last new car sold with a carburetor in North America rolled out of the dealership in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to… Read more »