• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

• What is ethanol, and ethanol-blended fuel?
• Will ethanol work in fuel-injected engines?
• Does ethanol lead to plugged fuel filters?
• What care should be given to a car not driven in a long time?
• How long does it take to check my transmission?
• What type of transmission fluid should I use in my car?
• Is changing the oil & oil filter really important?
• On a long trip what maintenance should be done?
• Does using air-conditioning affect my fuel economy?
• How do I use antilock brakes in an emergency?
• How much air should be put in tires?
• When stopped for extended periods should I shut off my engine?
• My check engine, transmission or overdrive light is on or flashes?
• Is changing my air filter important?
• How do I clean dirty battery terminals?
• Can spark plugs last 100,000 miles?
• How often should I wash & wax my car?
• How do I know I will not be overcharged for my repair?

How do I use antilock brakes in an emergency?

The best way to use antilock brakes in an emergency is to firmly apply and maintain continuous pressure on the brake pedal while you steer away from obstacles. Anti-lock brake systems use very intelligent sensors to automatically pump the brakes up to 18 times per second. Steer normally. The primary benefit of having an anti-lock brake system is that it doesn't allow your front wheels to lock, which causes loss of steering control. Do not jerk the wheel. Jerking the wheel is a natural thing to do, but with ABS your car will respond to steering input and go off to the side and not slide into an accident.