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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Nighttime Visibility In Chesapeake

Nighttime Visibility In Chesapeake   There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the greater Chesapeake area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let’s focus on visibility… It’s said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. Nighttime driving has the effect of reducing 20/20 vision to the equivalent of 20/50 vision. What you could clearly see at 50 feet in daylight can’t be seen until you are just 20 feet away at night. Too make sure your headlights are giving you the greatest visibility, visit us at West Service Center, Inc.. you’ll find us located on 904 Cavalier Blvd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23323. Please give us a call to make an appointment: 757-487-4420. Accident avoidance is dependent on reaction time. Reaction time deteriorates measurably in low light ... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Norfolk Virginia

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Norfolk Virginia   A lot of gas is wasted in the Norfolk area by dirty fuel delivery systems. Let’s start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. 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 inefficiently and some of that gunk getting into the engine. A fuel system service at West Service Center, Inc. will leave your intake as clean as a whistle. The big fuel thief is dirty fuel injectors. They deliver fuel to the engine at a specified pressure and in a particular spray pattern. When they’re clogged, the fuel doesn’t get atomized the way it’s supposed to and doesn’t get burned as ... read more

Exhaust Service at West Service Center, Inc.: Passing the Smell Test

Exhaust Service at West Service Center, Inc.: Passing the Smell Test   The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Chesapeake car owners realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Virginia folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget that a damaged exhaust system can be deadly. That’s why preventive maintenance on your exhaust system is so essential. We can help you with that at West Service Center, Inc. in Chesapeake. The exhaust manifold is the first component in your exhaust system. The manifold is attached to the engine. It collects the gases that are produced by the engine and directs them into the exhaust pipes. At this point, these gases are both hot and chemically dangerous. One of the gases produced in your engine is carbon monoxide. This gas is colorless and odorless. Breathi ... read more

Why People In Chesapeake Hesitate to Get their Vehicle Serviced

Why People In Chesapeake Hesitate to Get their Vehicle Serviced   A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Chesapeake Virginia roads have one or more service or repair that’s needed, but hasn’t been taken care of. Now that’s a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in the U.S. alone. Some of the neglected items are minor. Others are serious safety concerns. There are several reasons why we hesitate to take care of recommended services; especially services that our Chesapeake Virginia automotive advisor recommends when we’re in for something else, like an oil change. The first issue boils down to comfort with car care. We don’t always feel we know enough to make good decisions. Some of that can be attributed to the fact that vehicles are so reliable these days. They almost become an appliance. Of course you love your van, but if you d ... read more

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