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You’re ready to head for home after a long day at work; start the car and turn on the A/C. Normally, it takes a few seconds for the air to get cool, but on this day it just keeps blowing hot air. It may simply need fresh coolant added to the radiator, but you find yourself wondering why your car ac blows hot air and isn’t getting cold.

There are several issues that could be the reasons why your car ac blows hot air:

  • Blocked condenser
  • Broken cooling fans
  • Broken condenser
  • Low refrigerant due to a leak
  • Electrical Faults
If you want to know the reasons why your car ac blows hot air, schedule an auto ac service with a certified mechanic.
05
May
2018

You’re ready to head for home after a long day at work; start the car and turn on the A/C. Normally, it takes a few seconds for the air to get cool, but on this day it just keeps blowing hot air. It may simply need fresh coolant added to the radiator, but you find yourself wondering why your car ac blows hot air and isn’t getting cold.

There are several issues that could be the reasons why your car ac blows hot air:

  • Blocked condenser
  • Broken cooling fans
  • Broken condenser
  • Low refrigerant due to a leak
  • Electrical Faults
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With the price of fuel rising, everyone wants to get the best possible gas mileage out of their vehicles. Here are five tips from your auto repair shop that will help you get more mileage out of each tank of gas:

  1. Get rid of the extra stuff in your car: From golf clubs to work boots to tire chains, it all adds up to impact your MPG. Bicycle racks and roof racks can also add to the weight of your car. If you’re not using the gear or rack this season, remove it. 
  2. Keep tires properly inflated and rotated: Drive with good tires, i.e., with the correct PSI and plenty of treads. The proper PSI reading for your tires is usually found on a sticker on the driver’s door. Remember that over-inflating tires can be dangerous and lead to uneven wear. 
  3. Keep up with routine vehicle maintenance: Keep your car in good working condition. This means taking care of preventative vehicle maintenance, such as changing the oil, air filter, and the other items listed in your owner’s manual.
  4. Fill the tank in the morning: When temperatures are going to rise (especially in summer), the time of day you purchase gas makes a difference. Because gas is denser when cool, it means you’re getting more fuel for your buck.
  5. Take it easy: Driving smoothly without unnecessary acceleration and braking can significantly increase MPG. The difference between driving 50 miles per hour versus 70 MPH can increase gas mileage by nearly 25%!
Looking For Automotive repair? Here are some useful tips will ensure that you will be getting the best mileage possible & keep a few extra dollars in your wallet.
20
Apr
2018

With the price of fuel rising, everyone wants to get the best possible gas mileage out of their vehicles. Here are five tips from your auto repair shop that will help you get more mileage out of each tank of gas:

  1. Get rid of the extra stuff in your car: From golf clubs to work boots to tire chains, it all adds up to impact your MPG. Bicycle racks and roof racks can also add to the weight of your car. If you’re not using the gear or rack this season, remove it. 
  2. Keep tires properly inflated and rotated: Drive with good tires, i.e., with the correct PSI and plenty of treads. The proper PSI reading for your tires is usually found on a sticker on the driver’s door. Remember that over-inflating tires can be dangerous and lead to uneven wear. 
  3. Keep up with routine vehicle maintenance: Keep your car in good working condition. This means taking care of preventative vehicle maintenance, such as changing the oil, air filter, and the other items listed in your owner’s manual.
  4. Fill the tank in the morning: When temperatures are going to rise (especially in summer), the time of day you purchase gas makes a difference. Because gas is denser when cool, it means you’re getting more fuel for your buck.
  5. Take it easy: Driving smoothly without unnecessary acceleration and braking can significantly increase MPG. The difference between driving 50 miles per hour versus 70 MPH can increase gas mileage by nearly 25%!
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Have you been on your way to work or another important event when you notice the “Check Engine” light illuminate on the dash? It may simply indicate a malfunctioning sensor, or something more serious, such as low oil pressure. Do you know the things to check when the engine light comes on? The important concern is to make sure that long-term damage isn’t taking place in the engine and that you aren't compromising the safety of your vehicle. As soon as you are able, take your vehicle to your auto shop for an engine service, including a diagnostic test.

Did you know that your car has a computer on board? When the electronic-control system finds a problem it cannot adjust, this computer turns on a yellow warning light and stores a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in its memory. This code helps your mechanic pinpoint the source of a potential problem, from a loose gas cap to a misfiring engine.

Here are three things to check when the engine light comes on:

wondering about what things to check when the engine light comes on? Schedule an engine service & ask a mechanic to run a diagnostic test to find the problem.
06
Apr
2018

Have you been on your way to work or another important event when you notice the “Check Engine” light illuminate on the dash? It may simply indicate a malfunctioning sensor, or something more serious, such as low oil pressure. Do you know the things to check when the engine light comes on? The important concern is to make sure that long-term damage isn’t taking place in the engine and that you aren't compromising the safety of your vehicle. As soon as you are able, take your vehicle to your auto shop for an engine service, including a diagnostic test.

Did you know that your car has a computer on board? When the electronic-control system finds a problem it cannot adjust, this computer turns on a yellow warning light and stores a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in its memory. This code helps your mechanic pinpoint the source of a potential problem, from a loose gas cap to a misfiring engine.

Here are three things to check when the engine light comes on:

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