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That little engine part called the spark plug performs a huge job in delivering a vehicle’s power, performance, dependability and fuel efficiency and, according to the non-profit Car Care Council, should be replaced periodically.
“Spark plugs are one of the hardest working parts of a vehicle. A spark plug can fire 400 times per minute per cylinder or 1,600 times a minute on a four-cylinder engine,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Many car owners delay spark plug repair on their vehicles, even after they have failed. This is a mistake since fouled, damaged or worn out spark plugs can lead to engine damage, reduced fuel efficiency and poor performance like misfiring, hard starting and sluggish acceleration.”
If you spot any of the following symptoms, the Car Care Council recommends having your vehicle checked to prevent more costly problems from developing.
Rattling, pinging or knocking noises. When spark plugs begin to misfire, you may notice unusual noises from the force of the pistons and combustion not working properly. Pistons travel at high velocities; if the spark plug fires at the wrong time, this could lead to constant rattling, pinging or knocking sounds. Hard vehicle start. If your car is having trouble starting or just feels disjointed and jerky, your spark plugs may not be working right. This can lead to misfires and erratic performance. Reduced performance. Spark plugs fire when you accelerate and change gears. If the spark that the plug generates isn’t functioning at 100 percent, your vehicle performance will be poor, and you’ll experience a sluggish and fuel-wasting drive. Poor fuel economy. Lots of things can lead to poor fuel economy. In the case of old spark plugs, fuel is wasted because your vehicle fails to receive the proper, heat-generating spark at the right time. The Car Care Council recommends that consumers consult their owner’s manual for the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended spark plug replacement intervals. The council also recommends replacing all of the plugs at the same time and with the same type of spark plug that the vehicle was originally equipped.
“Replacing spark plugs is a relatively inexpensive maintenance task and can be performed by a do-it-yourselfer or by a professional technician at any auto repair shop,” said White.
The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council’s online media room at http://media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council’s consumer education website at www.carcare.org.
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New York (CNN Business) - Amazon is gunning to sell more car parts. But it will run up against fierce resistance from a small army of firmly established companies already doing just that.
One of them is Advance Auto Parts. Advance has designed a vast logistics network to deliver parts to auto mechanics and do-it-yourself car owners right away. "Independent garages have got to get that car fixed as fast as possible, or you're not going to them again," said Charlie O'Shea, lead retail analyst at Moody's. "They measure delivery times in hours and minutes, not days." Speed isn't the only factor separating Advance (AAP), AutoZone (AZO) and O'Reilly (ORLY) from Amazon (AMZN). These companies have sharpened their focus on service, helping guide customers through repairs and the technical auto parts market. Wall Street believes in the companies' long-term durability: Advance and O'Reilly's stocks have outpaced Amazon's this year. Amazon's moves into car parts
But Amazon looms. The company started the Amazon Automotive store in 2006 and has been adding services ever since. "Amazon's auto-part retail business is becoming too big to ignore," MoffettNathanson analyst Greg Melich said in a report last month. It has recently accelerated efforts to sell car tires, batteries and accessories. The company struck a partnership with Sears that allows customers to buy Sears tires from Amazon and get them shipped to Sears Auto Centers around the country for installation. Amazon expanded a tie-up with Pep Boys earlier this month for a similar service at 1,000 of Pep Boys' stores. Amazon also has an agreement with Monro Muffler Brake. "We're pleased with the customer response to our Ship-To-Store offering," Amazon's director of automotive Adam Goetsch told CNN Business. Amazon is adding more brands to its website and trying to get customers familiar with buying parts online. During the Black Friday and Cyber Monday stretch Amazon promoted car battery jump starters and wiper blades for the first time. They're 30% off until December 1. Goetsch said the most popular automotive products among Amazon customers this holiday season included jump starters, wiper blades, cleanings kits, and RV accessories. That makes sense because more DIY customers are shopping online for components and accessories that they don't immediately need to repair their cars. Amazon may want to sell more hard parts, like engines, crankshafts and flywheels. Online sales of components like brakes and fuel systems grew 29% in the past year, according to data from NPD Group and Rakuten Intelligence. "These categories have historically been challenging for the typical consumer to shop online for, but this task is getting easier," NPD analyst Nathan Shipley said in a report. But those hard parts sales remain in Advance's wheelhouse. Lightning-fast delivery
Advance may seem like an unlikely company to thrive in the digital era, but the old-school car shop has taken steps to prepare for Amazon's encroachment. Advance has close to 6,400 stores — some of them under banners like Carquest and Worldpac — and 54 distribution centers that put them close enough to its customers to make same-day or next-day delivery a snap. It has also built larger "hub" stores in higher-traffic markets that keep more items in stock. The company makes around 58% of its sales to technicians at garages, service stations and auto dealers, who often don't know what parts they'll need until the day begins. Rapid delivery is critical. Advance Auto Parts has bult out a rapid logistics network to meet customers' parts needs. "There's a huge need for inventory availability and quick delivery out there," said Seth Basham, who covers the industry at Wedbush Securities. Although Amazon is looking to find retail partners, it would need to acquire an auto parts seller with similar distribution capabilities to be able to match Advance's same-day network. "You're not going to use Whole Foods to deliver auto parts to a garage. A brick-and-mortar presence is critical here," O'Shea said. Auto parts experts
Advance offers expert solutions in a complex auto parts market, something Amazon can't provide. Staffers consult with customers to find the right products, and Advance offers training classes and posts on YouTube to help DIYers with repair jobs. Amazon is known for its variety, but Advance sells a wider range of national brands, private-labels, and original equipment from manufacturers. "The garage owners love this model," O'Shea said. "You need somebody that has deep knowledge and knows the parts catalog backwards and forwards." Adding to its advantage, Advance has close relationships with auto parts suppliers. Many manufacturers are wary of selling through Amazon because they worry that it would help the company learn the business and one day take it over. Analysts say carrying hundreds of thousands of different parts is ill-suited to a company without deep experience in the field. Amazon might have trouble stocking and selling bulky physical components and batteries — new engines, brakes, and exhausts — which are specific to a car's make and model. On the other hand, selling car parts and batteries make up 65% of Advance's total sales. But the company will need to keep adjusting its prices to keep up with Amazon's relentless focus on providing value. A MoffettNathanson analysis found that Amazon's prices were 29% lower than traditional competitors on 30 top-selling items. Advance risks losing its edge with such a wide pricing gap. A new Walmart deal
But Advance should get a lift from its newest partner: Walmart (WMT). Advance struck a deal last month with the world's largest retailer for a specialty store page on Walmart's website. It believes the tie-up will allow it to increase its visibility online and reach more DIYers. Advance may see selling through Walmart as safer ground than Amazon. "I don't know that Walmart wants to start manufacturing auto parts," O'Shea said. The Walmart partnership is key because it will bring Advance into Walmart's 2,500 auto care centers around the country. Leveraging Walmart's store footprint will help Advance expand same-day delivery as competition intensifies and Amazon finds ways to speed up parts delivery. "The biggest challenge Advance faces is still the online channel. That's the concern investors have out there," Basham said. "How quickly do solutions by online players develop to become more material threats?" Source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/29/business/advance-auto-parts-oreilly-autozone/index.html
By 袁春凤 (Tiffany)
Car with 3-5 years, the following 7 rubber parts must be checked and replaced.
1.Engine foot glue
The purpose of the engine foot glue is to isolate the engine vibration from the cockpit and fix the engine foot and frame with rubber pads, so as to achieve a certain damping effect and make the engine work smoothly.
Usually the engine is oxidized when the driving distance exceeds 50,000 kilometers or the driving time exceeds 5 years. The elastic corpse reduces the damping effect of the engine and can not effectively isolate the vibration of the engine from the frame so that the vehicle leaves the vehicle. Now the boom is loud, but it's fast or abnormal. Many toll collectors often overlook this problem, when the engine appears, think about it, first check the engine itself, but ignore the foot glue oxidation. Replacing the foot glue is not complicated, to the roadside general automobile repair shop can be replaced, the cost is only a few hundred dollars, you can solve the car engine abnormal sound idle jitters problem.
2.Suspension swing arm rubber bearing
The suspension swing arm rubber bearings are common in the McPherson front suspension which is now used in driving vehicles. Because of its mechanical characteristics, rubber bearings are needed to cushion and limit vibration and play a supporting role. Many consumers are very strange to suspension swing arm rubber bearings, because it is possible to love the car will not be replaced, but it does affect our car driving experience. Thanks for the help and support of Chongqing Feilong jiangli’s Technical department.Many consumers will feel that after a few years old cars are no longer as easy to drive as new cars, suspension jump response is not very sensitive, and even the road conditions are not very good road surface, the body will jump very seriously, steering at high speed and the stability of the vehicle at high speed is reduced, these are the impact of aging suspension brackets.
Replacing the rubber bracket of the suspension arm requires the use of a professional lift, so consumers had better go to a professional body for replacement.
3.Shockproof top rubber bearing
The rubber bearing of the shock absorber roof is a cushioning mechanism which can alleviate the vibration of the suspension when the suspension jumps and transmit to the fulcrum of the frame. The early rising part of the vehicle, the inverted suspension is fixed and manufactured. Instead, it uses insomnia so that the body can be used only after the stability of the road surface is reduced. The rubber is used as the material of manufacture, but the design life is five years left. Right. Vehicles passing through the bumpy road caused by suspension ministries to issue abnormal sound, or suspension jump ten people response, not very sensitive, usually suspension too much vibration, resulting in a reduced sense of carriage ride.
4.Crankcase rear oil seal
Crankcase oil leakage is a problem many owners will encounter, especially in the use of several years of old cars, crankcase oil leakage let many owners are very distressed. Usually the main reasons for oil leakage of crankcase are: first, there is no use of professional lubricant seal in the manufacturing process, in the use of the process of vibration displacement caused by oil leakage. Secondly, because of the engine oil seal design problems, the use of a period of time after the force caused the deformation of the oil seal groove, and ultimately oil leakage. The above two are the quality problems of the manufacturer, but after more than five years of engine life, crankcase tank with aging aggravated, will produce small cracks, will also lead to oil leakage.
5.Drive shaft damping rubber
For some rear-drive and four-drive vehicles after several years of use will encounter the need to replace the transmission rubber shock absorber, the replacement of shock absorber rubber is very time-consuming, labor-consuming, very high, but if not replaced in time will cause permanent deformation damage to the transmission shaft, causing resonance in the front and rear transmission of the car, affecting the line. The car is safe. In our normal driving process, the transmission shaft vibrates with the body and this traditional process is not smooth, so the need for such damping rubber to prevent the transmission shaft should be centralized vertical damage, so the transmission shaft needs transmission rubber shock absorption.
6.Frame sealing strip
The replacement of the frame sealing strip is also a problem that many car owners will ignore. The frame sealing strip is pressed on the special rail groove by external force. Exposed to oxidation outside the car, the sealing of the car body will decrease. The infiltrated rain will penetrate into the car body through the crack. The acid rain will corrode the car body inside, and eventually lead to the corrosion. The rust inside the car body is very difficult to deal with. The strength of the car body gradually decreases, and eventually the car body may be rusted through. Therefore, changing the frame seal strip in time is one of the main measures to protect the body from rust.
7.Rubber hose for engine oil circuit
The oil pipeline of the engine needs to withstand the high temperature and pressure of the engine, so the consequences are very dangerous once it aging and finally ruptures. Usually the service life of the engine input pipeline is about four years, and cracks will appear on the surface of the aging pipeline as time goes on, which is very easy to spontaneous combustion in the high temperature environment of the engine compartment. Once the driver smells a smell of gasoline through the air conditioner, he must be on the alert.