When your vehicle rolls off of the assembly line, the fuel system is clean. The combustion chamber, plenum and throttle body are free from fuel deposits, and the result is a well running vehicle. It gets the fuel economy it was designed to get. It has the performance it’s supposed to have and the exhaust emissions are as low as they can be.
So what happens? Gasoline is what happens!
Gasoline is a hydrocarbon fuel and when a hydrocarbon fuel is burned, one of the by products is carbon. Carbon deposits form on the combustion chamber walls, the back of the exhaust valves and on top of the piston crown. The throttle body and plenum are also effected. All this is not good for the vehicle or it’s owner.
The deposits rob a vehicle of its performance, but more importantly of its fuel economy. By removing these deposits, your vehicle will perform and run like new. Fuel economy will be restored.
(Left to Right) Before and after of both the Piston Crown and the Intake Valve.
The human body and the engine in your car have a lot in common. Both need air to operate properly.
When the Throttle Body (nostrils) of the vehicle, the Plenum (sinus) or the Combustion Chamber (lungs) are congested from fuel related deposits, the engine does not operate properly. Performance is compromised. Fuel efficiency decreases and exhaust emissions increase.
Our Fuel System Cleaning Service cleans the respiratory system of your vehicle. Restores the performance, reduces exhaust emissions, but more importantly, helps maintain the fuel economy your vehicle was designed to get. Book an appointment online or call our service appointment desk at 250-758-7388.
On Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm, the world will turn off its lights for just one hour – Earth Hour – to show it’s possible to take action on climate change.
Switching off your lights is just one simple action that you can take to help make a difference and it sends a powerful message that we care about our planet.
Last year, Earth Hour was a huge success with over 4,600 cities, hundreds of landmarks and millions of people participating! In Canada more than half the adult population participated – over 10 million – in over 270 Canadian cities.
This year, the City of Nanaimo is continuing its support for raising awareness about what all of us can do, no matter how small, in saving energy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions in our community. Our everyday actions, like turning off unnecessary lights, add up to make a big difference. Individual action is also important because it sends a strong signal to business and government that Canadians want leadership from them too.
The City of Nanaimo will be participating in Earth Hour by challenging City staff to reduce energy consumption as much as possible during WWF Earth Hour on Saturday evening. Lights will be dimmed at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre and the City Hall. Ornamental lights will be turned off at Maffeo Sutton Park, reminders will be sent to staff to participate at home and work, etc.
What can you do to make Earth Hour happen in Nanaimo?
Sign up / Build a Team
Put together a small team of committed people and organizations to help plan how you can turn off the lights for one hour in your home or workplace.
Spread the Word about Earth Hour Check out our downloads section at wwf.ca/earthhour
Make every hour Earth Hour – Consider what else can be done within your home and workplace to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
For more information on the City’s Earth Hour events and how to participate, contact either Bruce Joiner, Energy Manager or Rob Lawrance, Environmental Planner.
You can also go to BC Hydro Earth Hour link.
The 2012 Focus is Ford’s first truly global vehicle, and check out these great technological features it has! Three videos so far in the playlist, you can watch them all right here in this one video screen.
The all-new Ford Focus achieves significantly improved aerodynamic performance, cutting drag by up to 7.8 percent to help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. It’s a key contributor to achieving projected 40 mpg fuel economy for the all-new Focus.
The 2012 Focus exudes energy with its athletic Z body lines. It’s designed to cheat the wind and steal your breath. The shifting belt line creates sinuous shoulders over the wheels. It looks ready for anything and the looks don’t lie.
Our available Parking Technology Package comes with a rear view camera, front parking sensors and Active Park Assist. Unlike other systems that use imaging devices, our Active Park Assist uses ultrasonic sensors. Once activated, your Focus will parallel park itself with almost no input from you. And it will do it nearly three times faster than competitive park assist systems can.