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What are the Signs of a Failing AC Evaporator?

What are the Signs of a Failing AC Evaporator?

It's a hot summer day and you have errands to run. You really don't feel like leaving the house, but your saving grace is you have a great A/C system in your vehicle. There are many parts and components that make up the A/C system in your vehicle. One important aspect of your system would be the A/C evaporator. When your car is new, this is an aspect of the system you may not have to worry about. Over time there may be issues that develop and can cause problems with no warning at all. While there may be things that can happen with no warning, there are some signs that you can look for when your A/C evaporator is failing. The work the A/C evaporator does is harness the cold refrigerant of your vehicle in its liquid state. When it begins to malfunction, there may be a leak. There are some signs that you can look for when this may be happening. Cool Air Is Weak/No Cold Air Is Blowing When you have a leak in either your A/C evaporator coil or core has a leak you'll be able t ... read more

Ways to Properly Sanitize Your Vehicle

Ways to Properly Sanitize Your Vehicle

With the prevalence of COVID-19, protecting ourselves and our loved ones has become a top priority. While government action and testing have played a massive role in combating this pandemic, we also have a role to play in preventing the further spread of COVID-19 in our community. With the help of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we now know which household cleaners effectively destroy coronavirus and the proper technique for washing hands. But what about our vehicles? Our vehicles are the first things we touch after leaving any public place or space, making it a hub of germs and infections such as coronavirus. Therefore, it is crucial to keep the interior of your vehicle clean and germ-free, as it will play a vital role in preventing transmission to others, especially your loved ones at home. How can I sanitize my vehicle to combat the spread of COVID -19? A great way to clean your vehicle to avoid the spread of germs and infection is by thoroughly ... read more

New Year's Resolutions For Your Vehicle

New Year's Resolutions For Your Vehicle

2020 has been tumultuous. We have overcome difficult moments. Now it's time to set resolutions, let go of life burdens, and endeavor to become a better person. As you plan your projects, do not forget your car. You have shared family moments in the car. From school drop-offs, grocery shopping, work drives, vacation drives, parent's visits, and other endless trips, your car has been a great pillar in your family. It has helped you get through the year. It would only be fair if your car were part of your new year's resolutions. As you set your personal New Year resolutions, here are some great resolves for your car to maintain the relationship and enjoy great drives in 2021: Budget for Car Maintenance Your first appointment of 2021 should be seeking the mechanic's services for your vehicle. Get proper oil changes for the vehicle, exhaustive tire diagnosis, repairs, brakes maintenance, and other essential servicing. Get computerized diagnostic tests for all car componen ... read more

Here’s to a Breath of Fresh Air!

First, it was a pandemic, one with tiny airborne particles, then it was the fires and days on end of smoke and hazardous air. We hate to ask what else 2020 could bring—so we won’t—but given all that we have been through, we will ask, when was the last time you changed your air filters? If you’re not sure of the answer, you can check your vehicle maintenance records. You can also check your vehicle owner’s manual for the recommended replacement frequency. Under normal circumstances, this would be fine. However, as we all know, 2020 has been far from normal. So as a prudent measure, we are suggesting that now may be the best time to replace your engine and cabin filters, especially if it has been more than a few months. Here is why. Engine Filter When working properly, the engine filter prevents dust, dirt, and other environmental contaminants from getting into the engine, while providing the air it needs to run. Keeping your engine filte ... read more

New Habits We Love (And A Few We Won’t Miss!)

Feel like the world has turned on its head? Yeah, us too. But in spite of all the closings, re-openings, and the new normal – whatever that really is – it does feel like we’ve settled into a groove of sorts. How long things stay this way is anybody's guess, but we’re willing to make a few predictions! Besides, there are some new habits we kind of like and wouldn’t mind continuing. New Habit #1: The Elbow Bump Yes, we miss handshakes and hugs too, but let’s face it, they’re not exactly the best form of greeting during cold and flu season (which is all the time now)! So as awkward as bumping elbows seemed a few months ago, it’s really not so bad and we’ve all gotten rather used to it. Plus, the elbow bump doesn’t feel as silly as touching toes or raising jazz hands in greeting! New Habit #2: Contactless Service We’ve got to admit, we like this one. A culture of caring is something to be embraced and contactless se ... read more