Top 5 reasons the heat in your car is not working.
1. The cooling/heating system is low on anti-freeze
2. The engine/cooling system is not getting to full temperature
3. The hot anti-freeze is not flowing through the “heater core”
4. The “heater” fan or “blower motor” is not working
5. The temperature control in your HVAC unit is inoperative
These are just a few broad strokes of why the heat in your car may not work. Winter is officially here! If you have no heat schedule an appointment to have the vehicle properly diagnosed.
#noheat #top5 #heat
Your car is equipped with an interior air filter just like your home. This “cabin filter” cleans the air that you breathe. It removes pollen, dirt and debris out of the car when the heating or air conditioning is running. Much like your home furnace filter or AC filter the cabin filter requires annual routine maintenance. The filter should be serviced every 12 months or 15,000 miles.
#cabinfilter #filter #toyota
There are many different components in your car that can cause abnormal noises. The best thing that you can do is to identify when and where you hear the noises. Is the noise when the car is going fast or slow? Hot or cold? Front or rear? Left or right? is it all of the time or intermittently? If the noise is intermittent try to identify what conditions are present when the noise is there. All of these items will help your mechanic to identify the problematic area.
You may have been told by your mechanic that your car should have an “induction system service” also referred to as “throttle body service”. This is a valuable service that should be performed every 30,000 miles. Maintaining the induction system and throttle body will remove carbon buildup from the throttle plates and intake. This service will maintain the smooth operation of your vehicle and prevent expensive throttle body failures and running issues. Frank’s Servicenter uses BG products to service your induction system.
#inductionsystem #throttlebody #bg
Cooling systems on modern vehicles have a much higher demand then in the past. New emissions standards demand vehicles to come to full operating temperature quickly and maintain this temperature with high demands and lean engine operating conditions. The antifreeze should be flushed every four years. Flushing the “coolant” will maintain proper PH levels and prevent scaling and corrosion within the system.
#coolantflush #radiatorflush #antifreeze
Hybrid battery repair does not always entail replacement of the high voltage battery. This first generation Prius high voltage battery has built up corrosion. The high voltage battery is made up of multiple smaller batteries tied together.
#hybrid #Prius #batteryrepair
Tire road hazard coverage insures your tire investment. With increasing tire sizes and performance demands the cost to replace tires is growing. “Road Hazard Warranty” covers repair or replacement of a covered tire to keep you on the road.
#roadhazard #tirewarranty #tire
Looking for out of this world motor oil? Frank’s Servicenter is featuring Castrol motor oil, the same lubricant manufacturer that supplied NASA’s Curiosity rover on its mission to Mars.
#outofhtisworldoil #marsrover #motoroil
Make sure your car battery is in good condition heading into the fall. A weak battery will be a failed battery with the first few nights of frost. Have your battery checked to keep your busy schedule on the move. Batteries generally last from 4 – 6 years. Stop by for a free fall battery test today.
#battery #freetest #fallbattery
Your service mechanic called you and said that the suspension was inspected and you need a “ball joint” The first question after how much does that cost is inevitably “what is a ball joint” anyway? The ball joint is an integral component in your suspension system. The joint is spherical and can allow movement in multiple directions at the same time. Specifically it allows the wheels of your car to be turned and moved up or down at the same time. All of this movement eventually wears the joint and leads to replacement. After this repair the suspension will need an alignment.
#balljoint #alignment #suspension