Monthly Archives: August 2013

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Wilmot

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Wilmot, NH, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Walker Automotive in Wilmot for questions about your power steering. The pump generates power that assists drivers as they steer their vehicle around Wilmot, NH. Power steering systems use hoses to move pressurized fluid back and forth. These hoses can develop leaks so it's a good idea to have Walker Automotive inspect them at every oil change. A check of the power steering fluid level is on the list for every full service oil change at Walker Automotive because low fluid can damage the power steering pump. And the fluid needs to be compatible with the hoses and seals, so it's important to use the correct type – just ask your service advisor at Walker Aut ... read more



What Wilmot Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

There are some things drivers should know about Wilmot car service and repair. First and foremost, Walker Automotive cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. Walker Automotive in Wilmot wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes the foundation for a mutually beneficial experience for years to come.Building on that foundation, there are some things that would help you understand the auto service and repair business better. First, it can be really hard to fix vehicles. The days of shade tree mechanics are long gone. The majority of automotive systems are computerized. It takes a lot of training and very expensive equipment to diagnose and repair modern vehicles. The pros who work for Walker Automotive need extensive computer training – not just how to run the diagnostic systems, but also searching for the right parts, networking with other technicians to help them with a difficult problem and pulling ... read more

Introduction to Diesels for Wilmot, NH

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Wilmot, NH, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in NH are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have diesel engines. Nearly all import brands offer a range of diesel engines abroad – even the ultra-luxury brands like Mercedes and BMW. For the most part, these diesel engines haven't been available in Wilmot, NH. But that's about to change.In the past, North American diesel fuel has had a much higher sulfur content than European fuel. Recent environmental laws have required changes in diesel formulation and emissions standards here in Wilmot, NH, so we are now ready to start seeing more diesel options offered over the next few years.Why are so many Wilmot drivers interested in diesel engines? Well first off, diesel fuel is more energy dense. There's more power in a barrel of diesel f ... read more


Fuel System

Coolant Service at Walker Automotive

Wilmot residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of NH temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That's why vehicle manufacturer’s recommend different types of anti-freeze for our Wilmot, NH, vehicles.There are several different 'families' of anti-freeze available to us here in Wilmot. Your owner's manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at Walker Automotive will know the right kind for your vehicle.It's important to stay on top of this because coolant system failure is the most common mechanical ... read more


Cooling System
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