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Automotive Tips from The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

Nov 26, 2015

Lancaster drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.

Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubricate and protect expensive components and keep seals and gaskets from drying out. If refrigerant has leaked out – so has the compressor oil. This oil needs to be replenished whenever refrigerant is added.

An air conditioning inspection at The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley will uncover any potential problems and identify any necessary repairs needed to get Lancaster drivers on the road to cool air once again.

Give us a call.

The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley
226 West Avenue I
Lancaster, California 93534
661-949-8484
http://cardoctorsav.autovideotipsblog.com



Automotive Tips from The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley: Rotor Problems

Nov 18, 2015

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Lancaster.

Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power.

Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is important for Lancaster drivers to know that simply replacing brake pads on a wheel with a bad rotor will not solve the problem. Depending on their condition, rotors may be resurfaced or replaced.

Brake noise or a pulsation in the brake pedal are signs of potential brake problems that should be addressed right away. If you have any brake concerns, please have your friendly and professional The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley tech perform a thorough inspection.

Give us a call.

The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley
226 West Avenue I
Lancaster, California 93534
661-949-8484
http://cardoctorsav.autovideotipsblog.com



Automotive Tips from The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley: Wiper Blade Options

Nov 17, 2015

Wiper blades are critically important to Lancaster drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Lancaster drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle.

If you live in California where there is a lot of wet weather, flying insects, or you do a lot of highway driving, you may want to upgrade to a more advanced design or premium quality wiper blade. Your friendly and professional The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley service advisor can share the options available for your vehicle and help you decide which wiper blades are optimal for you.

Give us a call.

The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley
226 West Avenue I
Lancaster, California 93534
661-949-8484
http://cardoctorsav.autovideotipsblog.com



Automotive Tips from The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley: Air Conditioning – Common Problem

Nov 04, 2015

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Lancaster. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.

A common A/C problem for Lancaster drivers that visit The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley is contaminated refrigerant (the gas that cools the air). The inside of the A/C hoses deteriorates over time and tiny fragments of rubber clog passages. This makes the system less efficient and overworks various components.

Leaks can develop at seals and gaskets and may reduce the amount of refrigerant, causing the system to work too hard to compensate. Dirty components can have the same consequences.

Ask your The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley service advisor for an air conditioning system inspection to make sure everything is up to spec.

The Car Doctors of the Antelope Valley
226 West Avenue I
Lancaster, California 93534
661-949-8484
http://cardoctorsav.autovideotipsblog.com

 




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