Ethics of Automotive Repair in Abilene

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We’re going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Abilene automotive service and repair industry hasn’t been given a pass either. Unfortunately, every profession in Abilene has some bad actors that hurt… Read more »

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

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Today we’re going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Abilene, TX, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what’s involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic scans by a trained technician in Abilene. These… Read more »

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

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Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Abilene residents know about them. But do we know enough? Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oil quality have led to longer oil… Read more »

Automotive Tips from Procter Automotive: Air Conditioning Inspection

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Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components. Environmental laws in some around Abilene require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some parts manufacturers require other components to be replaced along with certain… Read more »

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Procter Automotive

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Hello Abilene! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960’s? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in TX vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regulate harmful emissions as well as to improve performance in the… Read more »

The Procter Automotive Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

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The automotive professionals at Procter Automotive would like to give Abilene drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace. The Abilene do-it-yourselfer has to be… Read more »

Power Steering Service in Abilene

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Most Abilene drivers are too young to remember life before power steering – cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let’s look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides… Read more »