Why does my air conditioner not work?

You may have been surprised this spring when you turned on the air conditioner to feel luke warm air. There are many components to your vehicle “air conditioning” system that can effect its performance. One of the many main components is the refrigerant that is circulating throughout the system. The refrigerant pressure change within the system is responsible for “cooling” the incoming air. Precise refrigerant quantity is vital for proper system operation. If the system is suspected to have an improper refrigerant charge level the only proper diagnosis will be to evacuate the system and measure the refrigerant removed. If the system is found to be low on refrigerant a leak diagnosis will be required.
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What does the check engine light mean?

The “check engine” light, usually an orange symbol on the vehicle dashboard, can indicate a myriad of issues. The light means that the computer in your vehicle saw a fault. Something as simple as a loose gas cap can cause this light to illuminate. Also something more complex such as a transmission fault will also illuminate the same warning light. Generally speaking if the warning light comes on you should limit driving until you have vehicle assessed to avoid breakdown and further issues. If the light is flashing you should stop driving as the “flashing check engine light” indicates a damaging misfire event. This light will not come on for routine service.
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What is a CVT transmission?

CVT is the acronym for “continuously variable transmission”. A CVT is an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios. This style of transmission does not “shift” gears as a typical transmission does. This contrasts with other mechanical transmissions that offer a finite number of gear ratios. This is a photo of a new “Nissan CVT” prepped for installation in a “2011 Nissan Rouge”
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How do I add fluid to my windshield washers?

If the windshield washers on your car do not work the first thing to check is the fluid level in your washer reservoir. Open the hood of your car and Look for a blue plastic lid. The lid should be labeled washer or have a symbol of a windshield on it. From there its a one step deal, fill er up! If the washers still do not work contact your local servicenter for an indepth diagnosis.
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Why do my wipers make noise?

The short answer is that the wipers are likely worn out. Windshield wipers are in a harsh environment; ice, snow, rain, and then baked in the sun. The rubber will deteriorate and generally last for 6-18 months. The biggest contributor to wiper blades “chattering” is dirt and debris on the windshield. To make your wiper blades last longer make sure to regularly clean the glass and not to let the wiper blades run on a dry windshield. Clean the entire windshield with glass cleaner and a towel. You should also clean the wiping edge of the blade.
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What is a ball Joint?

A “Ball Joint” is part of the suspension system of a car or truck. The joint is made up of a ball and socket similar to your shoulder joint, This design allows movement in multiple directions at the same time. as your suspension travels up and down or your steering is turned left or right the ball joint allows this movement. Ball joints will wear over time and may require periodic replacement.
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How to Change a Headlight

Wondering “how to change a headlight”? For some vehicles replacing a burned out lamp is relatively easy. If your vehicle has access you may be able to replace the lamp yourself from under the hood. Other makes and models require disassembly of various shields and covers, possibly even removal of the bumper. Be careful to orient the new bulb properly and avoid getting oil/grease on the new bulb. If you have one lamp out it is a good time to check all of your lights.
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Why should I change power steering fluid?

Power steering fluid should be changed every 3 years or 30,000 miles. As components in the steering system wear, metal particles will contaminate the fluid, which will cause seals in the system to leak and components to eventually fail. Checking the fluid level and changing the fluid at regular intervals recommended by the manufacturer is important for the life of the hoses, pistons, valves, seals, and the power steering pump itself.
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How often should I change the belt on my car?

With advancements in technology and design vehicle components are lasting longer then ever. Specifically new serpentine drive belts can last up to 90,000 miles. Since the late 1990s, automotive manufacturers have phased out Chloroprene (neoprene) serpentine belts and are now installing ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM for short) belts on current vehicle models. This new construction has extended the useful life of the belts. Gates, the leading belt manufacturer, suggests inspecting the belt system at 60k and replacing the belt system at 90k.

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How Often should I change transmission fluid?

Transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles. Automotive transmission fluid has hydraulic and lubrication properties as the lifeblood of your transmission. The fluid is constantly exposed to extreme heat and friction. These conditions cause the fluid to break down over time losing its viscosity and lubricating ability. . According to the Automotive Transmission Builders Association (ATRA) 90% of all transmission failures are caused by overheating and fluid contamination. Regular transmission fluid will prevent failure, improve shifting, provide cooler operation and extend transmission life.
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