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4 Tips for Summer Car Maintenance

4 Tips for Summer Car Maintenance

  Nothing is better than a summertime family vacation or road trip with a good group of friends. Keeping your car in tip-top shape for the summer is vital for great days in the sun. With summer comes extreme heat, which can do a number on your vehicle.  So today, we want to review a few tips for Summer Car Maintenance.   Battery:  The heat the summer brings can oxidize and drain your battery. Heat is one of the primary causes of battery failure. Find an auto service you can trust, so you ensure your battery is in solid working condition.  Wipers:  Wipers lose their ability to protect you from the rain when they begin to crack and deteriorate over time. Pollen and high heat accelerate that process. Protect yourself from summer rainstorms by ensuring your wipers are crack free and working correctly.   AC:  I can’t think of many things that can ruin a road trip faster than poorly ... read more

Why is my car AC blowing warm air?

Why is my car AC blowing warm air?

As things begin to heat up outside, not many things could ruin a summer quite like broken AC.   As a complex system, there can be many issues with your AC system.   Air conditioning noises, not blowing cold enough, or even not blowing any air at all.  Today we'll take a deeper look at a few reasons why your car's AC is blowing warm.  Refrigerant leak: Refrigerant circulates through your AC system, expanding and contracting, removing heat from your cabin.   It operates in a closed system and won't evaporate over time, so the only way you lose coolant is via leak.   The moment refrigerant hits the atmosphere, it evaporates, so it can be very tricky to spot leaks in the system.   An auto shop will incorporate dye into your system to find the issue.  Bad Compressor: Just like our hearts pump blood, the compressor pumps and circulates refrigerant throughout your AC system.  ... read more