This post brought to you by Pep Boys and Techron. All opinions are 100% mine.
There are a few things I've learned about basic car care. Most of my knowledge I've gained in a process called "trial and error". For instance, if you forget to change your oil for 6 months (most of which you've driven 100+ miles a day) you will fry your engine. Bone dry, I tell you. It was bone dry. My bad. Big bad. Had to buy a new car kind of bad (the car wasn't worth what it would have cost to get a new engine). There are a few things the guys over at Pep Boys have to share as far as avoiding catastrophies like mine.
The most important, of course, is take care of your engine! I was mean, cruel even to my engine depriving it of an essential funtioning element. My foolish mayhem has had me looking for help pampering our new/current care. The Techron Fuel System Cleaner is a great way to not only pamper your engine but prevent the mayhem I experienced with our first car.
This isn't a complicated method. In no way do I consider myself car saavy,so this product is right on my level. Techron® is an additive technology that works to get the most out of your engine. The patented fuel additive technology is trusted by motorists, mechanics and auto manufacturers all over the world. When you use Techron, it will clean your engine, leading to better performance, lower emissions and maximum fuel economy.
FACT: Engines are designed to work at their best when they are clean and modern engines are designed to work with finer tolerances and at higher temperatures. Techron® works molecule by molecule to prevent deposit formation, and in the case of deposits left behind by low quality gasoline, works to remove those deposits.
FACT: A dirty engine can reduce the mileage you get from a tank of gas. This is because deposits can cause fuels to be improperly combusted or absorbed, effectively wasting gas. A clean engine helps ensure that your gas fuel to air ratio is optimized, so you can use every drop of gasoline. This not only means you go further but your engine also burns cleaner.
You simply pour it into your gas tank and let it do the work for you. The cleaning satisfaction is likened unto the magic of cleaning that coated and caked junk on a pot or pan in the kitchen. Until you see the examples for yourself, it's hard to imagine why Techron is important for your engine, so here is a short video clip of before and after evidence:
The OCD in me really wants that gunk off my engine pieces, how about you? Find a Pep Boys Near You and get started on a healthier engine for your vehicle.
To help you avoid the mistake I made, I've created a printable Car Care Basic Checklist for you to print and keep in your glove compartment. This will help you keep track of when you had certain basic services done on your vehicle. Simply add a check mark under the service done next to the month you completed the service. Now you won't forget if/when it is time to complete the small things! Please recognize that this is not a professional checklist- just a simple one I've created as an aid for myself. Print and use at your own risk, and also use a trusted professional when it comes to car care.