Monthly Archives: May 2018

5 Most Common Car Air Conditioning Problems

Air conditioning is a standard feature in most new cars. But unfortunately many vehicle owners consider air conditioning non-essential. The engine, brakes, suspension, and transmission generally take priority—and rightly so. But this means the air conditioning is often overlooked and can develop costly issues. Instead you want professional technicians to routinely service your air conditioning to address any emerging issues and help you avoid more expensive repairs down the line. Moisture Typically when working properly, the air conditioner in your car will cool, dry, and clear the air. But if the system develops leaks and is contaminated by moisture, then it cannot clear it out and cool the air. Not only that, but moisture can mix with refrigerant and create a corrosive acid that can damage some vital parts, and the repair will be expensive. Odors Micro-organisms, fungi, and bacteria can develop in your air conditioning system wh ... read more

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Auto Repair

Signs your Car Battery is on the Way Out

The battery is a lot like the heart of your car, and without it your car won’t start, move, or do much of anything. That is why it is important to know what to watch for when it is time for a battery replacement. These are a few symptoms that can show it is time to get your car in for a replacement battery: Slow Engine Crank Often this is one of the first indicators of a bad battery, but drivers tend to ignore it. Once the car is started, the alternator is what keeps the power going. But the ignition is powered solely by the battery. So if the cranking gets sluggish and starts to take longer, you probably have a battery problem. No Start Sometimes when the weather is cold it can be hard to start your car. But if the engine consistently fails to start, even despite the cold, then your battery is bad. A jumpstart is a temporary fix, but eventually you will need to replace the battery. Low Battery Fluid On ... read more

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Auto Repair

Easy Fixes for Common Windshield Wiper Problems

Have you ever been essentially “driving blind” through torrential rain because your wipers weren’t functioning? It is scary and dangerous. But you probably don’t think much about your car’s windshield wipers until something like that happens. What can you do? Here are some of the most common problems you might experience with your wipers and what you can do to solve them. Chattering Sounds The sound of wiper blades chattering against the windshield isn’t just annoying. It means they are not working properly. Instead of the water wiping way efficiently you will probably see streaks. Most often this comes from buildup on the blades. There might be wax, grease, frost, or oil on the blades that keep them from properly cleaning away the water. To test this theory you should give your wiper blades and the windshield a good cleaning. Removing the frost or residue should give you a smooth, streakless operation. But if that doesn’t fix the chattering the wiper arm mi ... read more

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8 FAQs about Oil Changes

Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. And just like tire rotations and break service, changing the oil should be a standard for routine auto care. Have questions about oil changes? Find the answers right here. Why do I need routine oil changes? The oil in your engine helps everything run smoothly. Just think of all the moving parts that require lubrication. Motor oil also helps keeps your car from overheating by reducing friction and transferring some of the unwanted heat. What happens if I don’t get regular oil changes? If the oil gets too old or too low then it won’t perform its jobs very well. This can cause unnecessary wear on the engine, overheating, and in extreme cases, seizes the engine. Those can be nasty and expensive problems. That is why regular oil changes are so important. When should I change the oil? Specifications for scheduling your oil changes will be outlined in your owner’s manual ... read more

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Auto Maintenance
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