10 Most Wanted Car Killers

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Beware of these 10 Most Wanted Car Killers, the corrosive agents of your car’s destruction from within. They tend to be stealthy killers, often escaping the notice of even the most careful car owners.

Thankfully there’s a way to protect your car with BG products and services. Get to know your car’s 10 worst enemies. Then, ask your service advisor how you can avoid them. 

01lube
Engine oil breaks down and produces killer sludge that can reduce engine cooling, accelerate component wear. Abrasive material then accumulates within the engine, which can destroy bearings and promote seal leakage. Likewise, byproducts of fuel degradation reduce the efficiency of fuel pumps and filters, and can result in the loss of perfectly good fuel injectors. Higher harmful emissions and poor fuel economy always follow in the footsteps of damaging fuel deposits.

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02diesel
Heavy carbon residues build up on diesel fuel injectors, reducing optimal efficiency. This leads to a poor fuel spray pattern, reduced injector cooling and flow, and inefficient combustion. If left unattended, this condition can kill an engine’s power and produce excess exhaust gas smoke. The saddest part is the loss of fuel economy and injectors that die too soon.

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03driveline
The rear differential can suffer damage due to lack of lubrication and corrosion. Stress cracks may develop and will weaken the gear surface and promote further damage. Excessive noise may indicate that abrasive metallic wear is occurring within your gear set. Progressive wear has a murderous effect on seals, which means excessive fluid leakage.

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04fuelair
Gummy residues from fuel vapors can accumulate in the air intake (plenum) over time. These malicious deposits restrict air flow. The devastating result is a poor engine efficiency and pitiful fuel economy.

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Transmission fluid is constantly exposed to wide swings in temperature. As Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) ages, it forms sludge, which immobilizes fluid circulation. Abrasive metal particles from aged ATF will ruin seals and cause irreversible damage to internal transmission components. If you don’t maintain your transmission, you might experience truly horrifying symptoms of erratic shifting, excessive vibration or noise, or even transmission failure.

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06steering
High-pressure power steering units require excellent lubricants to function properly. Poor quality lubricants are a gateway to deposit and varnish buildup which can cause unspeakable damage to power steering parts.

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07cooling
Minerals found in tap water can combine with the additives found in automotive coolant. When this happens, they form a chemical complex called “phosphate scale.” It tarnishes the heat transfer surfaces of the radiator and heads, resulting in poor heat-transfer efficiency. When this occurs, your car will get scorched and overheat, leaving you stranded.

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08brake
Heat. Moisture. Pressure. All known brake fluid killers. As brake fluid additives (protectors) deplete, the fluid breaks down fast, resulting in corrosion of brake parts and disturbing loss of brake function. Don’t stop maintaining your brakes… or, eventually, they won’t stop you.

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09climate
If you’re not careful, notorious thugs mildew and mold will hijack your automotive A/C… and your sinus cavities. Air conditioning used continuously during hot weather provides little time for ducts to dry out. High moisture in ducts can cake with dirt and provide an environment for mold to thrive. This situation leads to serious indoor air contamination problems, resulting in symptoms of illness such as headaches, nausea, skin disorders and fatigue.

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10battery
Slower than normal cranking may be a sign that your battery is holding less than its optimal electric charge. Battery terminals destruction and the buildup of dirt and corrosion accelerate the loss of electrical current through the case of the battery, thus, killing it.

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