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Why Does My Car's Air Conditioning Feel Warm?

Why Does My Car's Air Conditioning Feel Warm?

You know how annoying it is when driving on hot days and your car A/C blows warm air. You can't get cool. You are sweating. Least, not about anything but a spoilt summer fun. A car A/C is one of the essential components in your vehicle. If it feels warm, there might be several different reasons. Here are some of the common ones: Leaked Refrigerant A car A/C blowing can feel warm as a result of leaked refrigerant. Refrigerant is a liquid that circulates in your car's A/c system, contracting and expanding to eliminate humidity and heat from the cabin. If the refrigerant isn't pressurized well, it can turn into gas. So, you can imagine how easily it can disappear from the vehicle. Several reasons can cause refrigerant leaks, including worn valves, punctured evaporators, or loose joints. If you identify a refrigerant leak, contact an expert technician as soon as possible. Faulty or Broken Condenser The work of the condenser is to cool down the hot refrigerant back to norm ... read more

5 Things to Check Off Before a Road Trip

5 Things to Check Off Before a Road Trip

At our auto repair shop, we don’t want mechanical problems to get in the way of you enjoying your road trip. Instead, we strive to help you prepare your vehicle for the trip ahead of time. Before a long journey, there are certain auto maintenance items that can ensure your vehicle is roadworthy.   Check Car Fluids - Checking your vehicle’s fluids is a start. Your vehicle has many fluids, including motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant, and more. These liquids should be full, clean, and free of contaminants.   Test the Car Battery - Make sure your vehicle battery is properly secure and corrosion-free. If there is damage to the battery, you should consult with a mechanic. Batteries can sometimes get corrosive acid on them which can accelerate their wear and tear. Generally speaking, you should replace your battery every 3-5 years.   Inspect Belts and Hoses - Engine belts and hoses are crucial in maintaining the proper operation of your elect ... read more

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

If you're cruising on the road and the check engine light comes on, you'll most likely notice it right away. Dashboard lights have been around for a while, and they serve to alert you when something goes wrong with your vehicle's health. For example, some symbols can tell you if your tire pressure is too low or when your engine runs too hot. However, the check engine light remains to be a warning that can mean many things. It can indicate a minor issue to something detrimental, so it is important for you to get a diagnosis immediately after it comes on. Below are some common problems that may trigger your check engine light to illuminate: Loose Gas Cap If you just pulled away from the gas station and your light comes on, it is probably due to a gas cap that isn't completely secured. A gas cap that is loose or damaged in any way can turn your check engine light on. Gasoline can evaporate, so please tighten or replace your gas cap if necessary. Fortunately, gas caps ar ... read more

What Does RPM Mean?

What Does RPM Mean?

  Cars are no longer considered a luxury purchase, owing to rapidly increasing purchasing power. Additionally, it is because of this increased purchasing power that entry-level brands are not at the top of the sales lists anymore. As you may notice, the average amount spent by a car buyer on the acquisition of a vehicle has increased in the recent few years. This implies that the majority of purchasers are now acquiring more sophisticated vehicles than ever before, and they are also benefiting from a broader list of features. Now, you'll note that none of the entry-level models, such as the Renault Kwid and Maruti Suzuki Alto, include a tachometer; nevertheless, this is one equipment that is standard on more expensive vehicles. The tachometer is a simple device that displays the engine speed, or RPM.RPM stands for revolutions per minute and is used to describe the rate at which a machine operates at any particular moment. In automobiles, rpm indicates the number of times the ... read more

Do I Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

Do I Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

If you're currently looking to purchase a used vehicle, a pre-purchase inspection may be a service worth getting. This type of service, offered by Bud's Auto Repair & Transmission, serves to help you understand the actual condition of a pre-owned vehicle. Often, a seller will declare no issues with the car, and a pre-purchase inspection can help confirm whether their claim holds true or not. All in all, a pre-purchase inspection will help dictate whether or not the car is a good investment.  Bud's Auto Repair & Transmission is your number one source for honest car services and professional pre-purchase vehicle assessments.  A pre-purchase inspection will: Help you determine the value of the vehicle Uncover any underlying issues or needed repairs Identify any error codes Recognize faulty or deteriorating parts Give you an overall view of the vehicle's condition Provide you with an estimate of recommended services that the car may need in its imm ... read more

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