Monthly Archives: January 2014

IS IT TIME TO GET YOUR CAR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM INSPECTED?

IS IT TIME TO GET YOUR CAR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM INSPECTED?

UNTIL JULY 10, BRING YOUR CAR TO ERIC’S AUTOMOTIVE FOR AN A/C PERFORMANCE CHECK AND PAY ONLY $29.95*. Now that the warm weather is here (finally!) it’s time to give some thought to your car’s AIR CONDITIONING! Faulty air conditioners can cause damage to your car down the road if not taken care of. Car air conditioners are connected to the rest of the vehicle’s electrical system, so a surge or problem with the air conditioner can cause problems with the rest of the car, like poor idling, fuel inefficiency or a drained battery. Getting your system inspected and serviced is the best way to prevent bigger problems. Generally speaking most car air conditioning problems are related to Low Refrigerant. In most cases a leak repair would be required. Some common problems found in auto air conditioners: 1) Refrigerant Leaks. This generally applies to older vehicles. Refrigerant can run out on its own over the course of time, or leaks may have developed in the car’s A/C System. 2) Noisy A ... read more

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL – TAKE THE SCARE OUT OF WINTER DRIVING

When the weather outside is frightful, a little advance preparation will take the scare out of winter driving, says the Car Care Council. A few preventive vehicle maintenance steps will keep you from being stranded in severe winter weather. “The thought of a breakdown, an engine not starting or otherwise being stranded is scary as it is, but those things happening in freezing winter weather adds another level of fear,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “An investment of an hour or so to have your vehicle checked will pay off and help make sure your winter driving is less frightful and more delightful.” The Car Care Council recommends the following steps for winterizing your vehicle: Check the battery and charging system for optimum performance. Cold weather is hard on batteries. Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in the cooling system. As a general rule of thumb, this should be done every two years. Make sure heaters, defrosters and wipers work properly. Consid ... read more

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