Southampton Auto Repair

Operating Hours:Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Give us a call:(215) 355-8877

Articles:

What is a pressure test?

When a cooling system leak is suspected or needs to be identified the technician will perform a "cooling system" pressure test. After a visual examination of the system a precise amount of pressure is applied to the cooling system to simulate operating pressure. While the system is under pressure the technician can identify the cause of leakage.#coolant #radiator #antifreeze

Categories:

Uncategorized

Why does my air conditioner smell?

Why does my air conditioner smell? The most common bad smell from your cars A/C unit is a moldy odor. This is a sign of mildew or fungus is growing in or around the air conditioner. It's really not that surprising. After all, in addition to cooling the air in your car, air conditioners also remove excess moisture. If it's not drained away properly, mold may begin to grow on areas with lingering moisture. Something as simple as a dirty filter can cause the smell of mildew. The "cabin filter" in your car should be serviced every 15,000 miles or once a year. During this service the technician can check the "evaporator" drain for proper flow as well

Categories:

Uncategorized

When do I need get my car inspected?

When do I need get my car inspected? The windshield sticker on all PA inspected cars indicates the expiration date. Did you know that you can get your car inspected up to 90 days early? Even if you get your "PA inspection" completed early the expiration date will still be one year from the expiration date. If your sticker looks like the picture the expiration is April 30, 2016. This can be completed as early as February 2016.#painspection #inspectionsticker #autorepair

Categories:

Uncategorized

Why should I change the ant-freeze in my car?

Cooling system fluid or "antifreeze" should be changed every four years or 60,000 miles. The coolant in your engine needs to be flushed regularly because it will have a change in pH level becoming acidic. This acidity will eat away at expensive cooling system components. Regular cooling system maintenance will keep the pH level balanced, extend the useful life of cooling system components, prevent overheating, and prevent contamination.#coolantflush #antifreeze #coolant

Categories:

Uncategorized

What is a Road Hazard?

A Road Hazard is damage to your tire resulting from normal driving conditions which renders the tire unserviceable. If a covered tire becomes unserviceable within 5 years we will repair or replace the tire. Tires worn below 5/32, accident damage, maliciously damaged, mechanical failure, neglect, mistreatment and commercially used are excluded. Tire damage due to low air pressure are not covered. Nails, glass and potholes are the most common examples of road hazards.#roadhazard #tirewarranty #tireprotection

Categories:

Uncategorized