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  • Exhaust

    Posted on 25, April, 2018

    We've all heard a car or truck in our Fort Collins neighborhoods that needs a new muffler. But there's more to the exhaust system than just the muffler. The exhaust system has three main functions: Safely get hot exhaust gas from the engine out the tailpipe Treat the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants Muffle the engine noise Exhaust gas is poisonous. You don't want it getting into the passenger compartment. For example, carbon monoxide c... read more

  • The Kens Muffler and Automotive Guide to Recommended Intervals

    Posted on 18, April, 2018

    Most Fort Collins drivers are aware that manufacturers have service intervals for your car. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, are government mandated. The maintenance schedules are designed to achieve the standards. Think o... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning at Kens Muffler and Automotive

    Posted on 11, April, 2018

    A lot of gas is wasted by Fort Collins vehicles in dirty fuel delivery systems. Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers tiny amounts of dirt, rust and sediment over the years of driving around Fort Collins. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently. The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficie... read more

  • Engine Air Filter

    Posted on 04, April, 2018

    Today we want to talk about your engine air filter. That's the filter that cleans the air before it's burned in your engine. Many people in Fort Collins wonder how often they should change their engine air filter. The simple answer is "when it's dirty." That's a function of how much air has passed through the filter, so your vehicle manufacturer will recommend a mileage interval for replacing the air filter. But you can imagine that ho... read more

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  • Warning lights on your dash

    Posted on 13, April, 2016

    As we all know there are an awful lot of different warning lights on the dash of todays cars, and just like in the cockpit of an airplane, they all have a purpose and meaning. The thing that many people overlook is that the color of the warning light has ranking of importance as well as the light itself. For example, when you turn your cuise control on, many cars have a light to indicate that it is on, and many times that light is green similar to a traffic light (good to go). Some car... read more