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What does a car air filter do?

06/23/2021filter59 Auto Repair
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The main air filter removes contaminants from the air that goes into your engine. It is part of the vehicle's air intake system and it removes water, dirt, pollen, bugs, and any other debris that comes through your vehicle's grill. The air filter should be checked during every oil change and should be replaced when it is dirty.

When the air filter gets dirty, the engine will not breathe properly. In extreme cases, it can cause decreased gas mileage, strange engine noises, reduction in horsepower, or the check engine light to come on. Schedule your appointment to have your air filter checked today!

What does winterizing a car mean?

01/03/202259 Auto Repair
Each winter, you should have an inspection done on your vehicle to make sure it is ready for the colder weather. So, what does a technician check in the wintertime? The technician will inspect the tires for good tread life as well as proper tire inflation. The battery should be tested for proper cold-cranking amperage as well as reserve capacity. Batteries typically last about 5 years before they will stop holding a charge. The oil should be replaced based on your vehicle’s regular maintenance s

How do I check my power steering fluid?

12/29/202159 Auto Repair
With power steering fluid, there are 2 main ways to check the fluid depending on what kind of vehicle you have. If your vehicle has a clear bottle, there will be a minimum and maximum line. When the vehicle is warm, the fluid should be between these two lines. If it is below the minimum, power steering fluid should be added. If the vehicle has a dipstick for the power steering fluid, this should be used to determine if the fluid is full. When the vehicle is warm and off, you should remove the po

How do I keep rodents out of my vehicle?

12/03/202159 Auto Repair
With winter and colder weather fast approaching, many animals will start to look for new, warmer homes. What makes a better home to fight off the cold than your engine compartment? The mice in the area feel the heat coming from your nice warm car that you just parked and decide to make it their 5 star hotel. They start snacking on all the tasty wires under the hood. This causes all kinds of electrical issues on vehicles. Every winter, we see vehicles come in with electrical issues due to rodent

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