Modern vehicles in and around Carson CIty run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Carson CIty drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before...
Posted in Parts
on October 28, 2018
Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Carson CIty drivers don't always extend th...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on October 22, 2018
Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ...
Posted in Fluids
on October 14, 2018
Hello Carson CIty, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or tru...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on October 07, 2018
Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Carson CIty residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Jigsaw Automotive is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission contr...
Posted in Exhaust
on October 04, 2018
Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt...
Posted in Did You Know
on October 03, 2018