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Posts from March 2015

What is Ecoboost?

EcoBoost is the trade name that the Ford Motor Company uses for its direct injection system. Chevrolet’s is called Ecotec, Mazda’s is called DISI, Volkswagen’s is GDI, etc., etc. The goal of direct ignition engines is to increase power and fuel economy while reducing emissions (increased fuel economy and decreased emissions are two sides of the same [...]

Snakes, Mice, Rats, Cats & Squirrels

Over the years, Sant Automotive has encountered all variety of incidents of animals in vehicles. We captured an un-injured boa constrictor in an engine compartment; we removed a cat from a water pump; and we have run across damage caused by mice, rats, and squirrels. Frequently, we encounter signs that animals have been present. Often, we find and repair [...]