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Troubleshooting a Faulty Automotive Air Conditioner

Troubleshooting a Faulty Automotive Air Conditioner

Your vehicle's air conditioning system is in place to keep you comfortable on warm days. When it doesn't work, you'll find yourself in a sweat trying to force a breeze from the outside air. However, did you know that an issue with your a/c can actually lead to other issues? This is why getting any air conditioning system problem fixed quickly is important to your vehicle's health, not just your comfort.  The air conditioning system in your vehicle is very complex and uses many different parts to take in air, filter it, and cool it to the right temperature. Most commonly, an a/c issue can stem from a leak or from a bad compressor. Issues can also be caused by clogged filters, a broken cooling fan, a faulty radiator, or your a/c may just need to be recharged.  Let's look at how you can troubleshoot your vehicle's air conditioning problem based upon the symptoms you are experiencing.  If you're A/C is still cool but isn't getting v ... read more

How to Identify Car Leak Colors & What They Indicate

How to Identify Car Leak Colors & What They Indicate

We understand that it can be concerning to see a leak underneath your vehicle. If it looks oily and is substantial, more than likely you have a major leak that needs to be repaired. The best thing to do is get your vehicle into David's Garage if you suspect that it could be with an important fluid, such as transmission fluid or engine oil. Understanding what certain colored fluid indicates can help you know when a leak is critical.  We've created a guide that explains the common leak colors and what they indicate. Use this to check your car's leak and if it is a major fluid, get your vehicle into our shop as soon as you can. Red - Red fluid is typically a transmission or power steering system leak. This can stem from a broken transmission seal or a hole in a line between systems.  Orange - Orange fluid can be a number of different things. It could be antifreeze or just regular condensation that is rusty from the radiator ... read more

What are the Benefits of a Tire Rotation?

What are the Benefits of a Tire Rotation?

Your vehicle's tires are super important when it comes to the overall safety of your vehicle. A good set of working tires ensures that you are able to properly control and steer your car while also receiving great performance and fuel efficiency. In order to keep your tires in good condition, it is ideal to follow recommended maintenance and services which will help your tires wear down at a normal pace and keep them wearing evenly.  One important tire service that is often overlooked is the tire rotation. Tire rotation is a process of rotating your tires from one position to another. Since some tire positions tend to undergo more pressure than others, it helps to ensure that each tire wears down evenly in comparison to one another. This will allow you to be able to replace your tires as a set rather than having to replace one or two faster than the others.  So, what are some of the benefits of a tire rotation? Even tire wear among all tires which helps the tires last ... read more

How Regular Vehicle Maintenance Can Save You Money

How Regular Vehicle Maintenance Can Save You Money

We understand that not everyone loves going to the auto repair shop. Vehicle care takes time out of your precious day and is an investment. However, the truth is, regular maintenance actually saves you money over time. Plus, a better cared for vehicle means that your car retains more value and will be worth more if you ever want to trade it in or resell it. Let's look at some of the reasons why vehicle maintenance actually saves you money rather than costs you money.  First, we need to understand how cars work. Your vehicle has over 30,000 individual parts, and just like any other machine, they need to be lubricated and serviced regularly to ensure proper working condition. No other machine with over 30,000 parts will work seamlessly for years upon years without a touch of maintenance. When you think about it, it's actually amazing just how little maintenance our cars actually need considering how complex they are!  Now, when you buy a vehicle, you are given an owne ... read more

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