Ready for a road trip? Maybe not!

The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about your vehicle making it over the river and through the woods in time for dinner at grandma’s house. The Car Care Council recommends that before hitting the road for the holidays, you take a little time to have your vehicle thoroughly inspected to make sure it is road ready.

The last thing anyone wants during the holiday season is to break down miles from home in the middle of nowhere,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It’s always a wise idea to have your vehicle checked out before you leave home to identify any potential problems that can be serviced before your holiday journey.”

Engine Problems - Your Options

Excessive smoke from tailpipe; excessive oil consumption; knocking or tapping sounds; low oil pressure; low compression; water mixing in oil; oil getting into the air cleaner and/or radiator.

What are the typical causes of car engine problems? Normal mileage wear and tear; poor maintenance; lubrication problems; excessive overheating.

My vehicle suffered major engine damage, now what?  So when an engine “dies,” it does not have to be the end of your vehicle. Smart shoppers, like smart motorists, make better decisions when they know all of the options. When a car or truck needs major engine repair, the first response and reaction of many consumers is to buy a new or used vehicle. Sometimes disposing of your current vehicle might make sense, but often it’s simply not necessary, or even the best decision.

523,000 Miles on JASPER Engine

JASPER Engines are built in the US and proudly installed by automotive shops all over the United States.  This engine specifically was built by JASPER Engines in 2008 and has ran for more than 523,000 miles!!  Over 1/2 Million Miles!  Not many can say that.  -  Photo by Whitey's Truck Center in Little Rock Arkansas 

JASPER Products Are Everywhere!

These days JASPER products can be found just about anywhere. Just ask Roman’s Design, a California-based business specializing in custom-built machinery.

Roman’s most recent activity involves the Royal Canadian Air Cadets with a contract for 11 glider launching systems as part of their glider training program.

The launcher is a single winch drum built on a solid steel frame. It's powered by a JASPER Remanufactured International 7.3L diesel engine producing 325 horsepower. When placed at the end of a runway, or field, the 6,700 pound system can pull a tethered glider into the air at speeds in excess of 80 mph.

JASPER, Continuous Growth!

November 2, 2015  JASPER's Engine Division is currently undergoing major renovations at its Wernsing Road location. Associates in the newly designated work area "POD 20" just completed their first unit, a remanufactured Chevrolet 2.2L engine. This particular POD will also produce a variety of GM V-6 engines and big blocks. "Overall, the move from front to back went great," said Ricardo Bravo, Group Leader of POD 20.

The new PODs are incorporating LED overhead lighting, expanded work areas and improved product flow for optimal production.

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