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Summer Road Trip Checkup: How To Prepare Your Car For Your Next Adventure

Summer Road Trip Checkup: How To Prepare Your Car For Your Next Adventure

We can’t believe how quickly the year is passing by -- it is practically summer! We thought it would be the perfect time to start thinking of your next adventure with summer almost here. With the pandemic coming to a close, we thought a summer road trip would be an excellent way to kick off the warm season.  The team here at Jeff's Automotive is here to help your adventures go safely and smoothly by making sure your vehicle is up to the task. We have compiled a few tips and tricks to ensure your road trip is one for the books:  Pack smart -- When packing your vehicle, think about how to pack most effectively. If your car has too much weight on it, it can be challenging to maneuver in an emergency, and you might be at a greater risk of rolling over. Also, when your car is heavier, your fuel economy is reduced.  Pack an emergency kit -- Your emergency kit should include flashlights, blankets, a first-aid kit, snacks, and water. When it comes to road trips, it ... read more

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What Is the Difference Between the Muffler and the Exhaust?

What Is the Difference Between the Muffler and the Exhaust?

Engines use combustion to burn fuel and produce energy to allow your vehicle to move. While this is a safe and necessary process when handled properly, it does release toxic gases as a byproduct. The exhaust and muffler are both involved in cleaning this pollution but they perform different roles and work together to help your vehicle's engine run efficiently and cleanly. Exhaust The exhaust system of your vehicle helps to minimize the presence of harmful gases in the air that passes out of the engine. It does this by passing air from the engine through a device called a catalytic converter that reacts with pollutants like carbon monoxide in the exhaust. Most of these pollutants are safely removed and only carbon dioxide and water are released into the environment. Without a functioning exhaust system, your vehicle would produce a lot of pollution and be an environmental hazard. The pipe running out the back of your vehicle is actually the exhaust pipe tip or tailpipe which is t ... read more