Slidell drivers push a few buttons or turn some knobs, and voila, they have air blowing on their feet or cool air chilling their face. But how does all that happen? Well, it's all thanks to the air blend box. This box lives behind your dash and is just the right temperature of air right where you want it.

Let's break it down. First there is the blower fan that circulates your LA air through the heating/air conditioning system. The fan can blow at different speeds, depending on how much hot or cold air is comfortable. The blend box can either pull fresh air from outside, or recirculate air from inside the cabin. Slidell drivers often choose to recirculate air when first starting the vehicle until it starts to either cool down or warm up.

Slidell gas typically has fewer contaminants and more detergents to keep things clean. Using good gas, or adding a fuel system cleaner to your tank, can prolong the life of your fuel pump. Because the fuel pump lives inside your tank, it's pretty expensive to replace, so helping it last as long as possible is a worthwhile goal.

The fuel filter catches dirt and contaminants. When it's clogged, your vehicle engine may not be able to get enough fuel and could sputter. Many fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows unfiltered fuel past when the filter's clogged. That prevents your engine from dying while you're driving around Slidell, but it can't protect your engine from dirty fuel. Check your owner's manual or talk with your friendly and knowledgeable Advantage Tire Wheel & accessories about when youshould replace your fuel filter.

The most important thing you can do to keep your vehicle running for a long time is to change your oil on schedule. With a full service oil change, your other fluids are checked and topped off so you don't run into problems from low fluids. You technician may see a developing problem and he'll remind you of any other recommended maintenance.

At Advantage Tire Wheel & accessories in Slidell we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 985.781.4992 and let us help keep you safely and economically on the road.

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