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Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Anchorage, AK

Posted April 27, 2011 12:00 PM



No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Anchorage, AK will have design or manufacturing problems.

And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Anchorage, AK, they require the to issue a recall notice and fix the car free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone in AK who owns that type of car to get the recall work done. Perhaps you have received a postcard notifying you of a recall. The government has links on its websites, or just visit AutoNetTV for links. There are many websites with free recall information and searches. There's CarFax, AutoByTel and the DMV.

Recalls are serious, but not all that common. But sometimes there are less issues, and for these, issue a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB, that tells service centers like L and M Motors Inc how to repair a frequent or difficult problem.

The pros get updated information through subscription plans, also available in consumer versions for a reasonable cost. So when recalls occur, get the work done, and keep you and yours safe.

L and M Motors Inc
400 W 53rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99518
907-563-4994



Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Anchorage Vehicle

Posted April 22, 2011 12:00 PM



Imagine you've left Anchorage and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.

Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.

That would slow you down. You would have to work harder to keep the sled going where you want it. The dogs are all working as hard as before, but you're covering less ground for the same effort.

You're wasting kibble.

The same is true of your vehicle when the wheels are out of alignment. That wheel that's pulling to the side is dragging down the rest of the car; so you push a little harder on the gas pedal to keep up your speed. You're wasting gas.

So have your wheel alignment checked at least once a year. It is important to get it checked right away if you feel the car pulling to one side.

Sometimes we Anchorage residents bump a curb or hit a pothole and knock our wheels out of alignment. An accident can take the wheels out of alignment as well.

Anchorage residents need to make sure they're tracking straight. You'll get better fuel economy and your tires'll last longer. Now, mush!

L and M Motors Inc
400 W 53rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99518
907-563-4994



Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your AK Driving

Posted April 15, 2011 12:00 PM



Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Anchorage knows this makes sense.

Some of us in the Anchorage area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.

Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about forty-five pounds of french fries on the floor.

All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and there, and everywhere else.

Lose the junk and save some money.

...And you really only need one of those spare tires.

L and M Motors Inc
400 W 53rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99518
907-563-4994



Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Anchorage, AK

Posted April 5, 2011 12:00 PM



A lot of fuel is wasted in the Anchorage area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.

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 L and M Motors Inc will leave your intake components 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 efficiently.

See your owner's manual or ask your Anchorage service advisor at L and M Motors Inc when a fuel system cleaning is recommended.

L and M Motors Inc
400 W 53rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99518
907-563-4994



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