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What is a Head Gasket?

Welcome to Mercie J Auto Care, Where Compassion and Craftsmanship Come Together. Rick Smith, Certified ASE Master Technician and owner is here today to show you what a Head Gasket is. Now you may panic when you hear how expensive it is to replace. Basically the head gasket seals between two major engine components. Your cylinder block, which has the pistons inside and your cylinder head which sits on top. Your head gasket sits in the center of your engine, which is why it is so expensive to replace. It seals the area around the pistons and your radiator fluid or coolant goes around that to keep the heat off of your engine. So when this begins to leak internally, we start to get hot combustion gases from the engine running into the radiator or we get coolant into the cylinder. Is there's any other questions you have please feel free to shoot us an email or comment below.

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Why do my Car Battery Terminals keep Corroding?

The problem with battery corrosion is that it can eat away at your Battery Cables and other components under your hood. Corrosion is kind of like cancer. While we cannot get rid of it completely, we can keep it at bay. How does corrosion happen? Well there is acid inside the battery. The battery is plastic, but coming out of the battery are metal posts that we hook the cables to. Where those posts seal to the battery we often have a little bit of leakage where vapors come up and cause the corrosion. The best ways to clean the battery is tons of water. The second thing we can do is disconnect the cables individually and wire brush the terminals on both sides. Then just keep maintaining it!

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What causes a Fuel Pump to go bad?

Have you ever seen the fuel pump on your car? It's not likely that you've ever seen it because its located inside your fuel tank. When your fuel pump quits, so does your car. That's why its important to do everything you can to protect it. It is a fairy expensive investment. Here are two tips from Rick Smith, certified master technician. 1) Your fuel pump sits in fuel so keep your car above 1/4 tank so it runs cooler and lasts longer. 2) If your car has an external fuel filter. Replace that regularly helps extend the life of your fuel filter. We hope this video was helpful. Please join us next time.

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JASPER Transmissions Used in Racing

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Here at Mercie J Auto Care, we take pride in our work and that’s why we choose only the best of products for our customers. We already have faith in Jasper Engines and Transmissions because of the products they provide and the warranty that backs them up, but this latest news justifies our choice even more. There are thirty NASCAR® team/driver combinations in 2021 that are using the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission. Of those thirty team/driver combinations, eighteen are being used for the NASCAR® Cup Series and twelve are being used for the NASCAR® Xfinity Series.

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JASPER Now Offers Turbocharger for Nissan Juke 1.6L Engine

Turbocharger for Nissan Juke 1.6L Engine

At Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa serving: Mesa, Gilbert, & Apache Junction, we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions as we are always looking for ways to provide our drivers with only the highest quality of service and products. JASPER recently announced the availability of a turbocharger for the 2011-2017 Nissan Juke that is equipped with a 1.6L engine.

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