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What is a Cabin Air Filter and Can I Replace It?

What is a Cabin Air Filter and Can I Replace It?

It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining and you jump in the car to run out. Maybe you're headed to work right here in Lower Bucks County, maybe you're just out for a drive to Tamanend Park or running to Don Giovanni's for some tasty treats...? (Can you stop by Frank's with some?!) Anyway, wherever you go there's something you won't want to be without: a Cabin Air Filter. What is a Cabin Air Filter? Turning on the fan in your car pulls air from outside into the passenger area called the cabin. In the case of your Air Conditioning a refrigerant cools down that air, but - either way - when it comes in it should be clean, right? That's why, just like your engine, a manufactured, pleated filter catches contaminates like pollen particles and dust before they get blown into the air you breathe as you motor down the highway. Want to know more about this component? Read ... read more

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How much does it cost to fix my car air conditioner?

How much does it cost to fix my car air conditioner?

Let's face it, it is HOT outside and we all need Air Conditioning! But how much is it going to cost to fix your air conditioner?  Well just like there is no avoiding the fact that we all need air conditioning,  we all know that it can be expensive at times.  But do not despair, over 95% of our customers air conditioning repairs are a minor component and not a major failure or system replacement. Similar to most other automotive systems, the air conditioning system is made of many individual components. These components can be repaired and replaced individually. For this reason, it is very important to have a trained and certified mechanic service your system and know that you are making the proper repairs and not spending frivolously. Our experience is that a minor system component can be anywhere from $150-$550. Before you worry have the system tested and we will provide a clear estimate of the repair cost along with a 2 Year and 24,000-mile warranty.&nbs ... read more

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Why is my car AC blowing hot air?

Why is my car AC blowing hot air?

Oh no...... the first heatwave of the year and your car is HOT!!!???  If you are plagued with hot air from the air conditioning ducts in your car here are three key items to check: A/C Indicator Lamp Is the indicator lamp on the HVAC control panel illuminating when the air is turned on? If not first make sure that all of your settings are correct for AC cooling operation. If the indicator is still on verify that there are no other warning lights on the dashboard that may inhibit the car's air conditioner operation. If all of the above is correct an inoperative AC indicator may be a symptom of an electrical system fault. Have the system inspected by a certified mechanic.  Poor Airflow When the system is turned on and the blower engaged you should feel forceful airflow from the dash vents. If the airflow is poor the cooling ability will be adversely affected. Check the fresh air intake and cabin filter for leaves and debris.&nb ... read more

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Air Conditioning