Keep Your Cool In Pequannock: Air Conditioning Service
Posted September 29, 2011 2:50 PM
Most Pequannock drivers wait for their air conditioning to fail before they service it at Bob Crevaux's Wayne Auto Works. That’s because many Wayne and Maywood motorists don't really understand that automotive air conditioners need periodic service. Let me share some of the reasons why they fail.
First, like every machine, the sedan air conditioner parts need lubrication. The lubricant is actually mixed in with the refrigerant (that’s the stuff that makes the air cool). So sometimes, even though the air conditioner is still making cool air, the oil that lubricates the parts has just been used up: and unlubricated parts can fail in all NJ cars.
Now here’s a tip for Pequannock drivers: You should run your air conditioner every so often during NJ winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out.
The air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the air. So if you have trouble with fogging on your windshield during NJ winters or during a rain storm, running the A/C on the defrost setting should help. Now on some Pequannock cars you can’t run the A/C at the same time as the defroster. Don’t ask me why, but I suspect lawyers were involved.
Also, air and water can get into the A/C system. That can reduce the efficiency of the system and also lead to corrosion that causes damage. Pequannock drivers should periodically purge the system and replace the refrigerant to clear out the air and water.
Wayne drivers should be aware of early warning signs of trouble: One might be that the air’s not as cold as it used to be. You may hear an unusual noise when the A/C cycles on. Those are signs to get your vehicle into Bob Crevaux's Wayne Auto Works in Wayne before the damage gets worse.
So following the recommended service intervals in your sedan owner’s manual can help prevent mechanical failure of your air conditioning system. You’re A/C system contains some expensive components like the compressor, condenser, dryer, etc. Anything Saddle Brook and Maywood car owners can do to lengthen the life of their A/C is well worth it.
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Tire Replacement: What Maywood Drivers Need to Know
Posted September 21, 2011 11:04 AM
Looking at getting some new tires? The choices at Maywood tire stores can be a little overwhelming. Suppose you have an SUV and are trying to decide between all season tires or some that are also rated for off-highway. Do you get off the payment on the outskirts of Maywood more than most? If so, some additional off-road traction would be nice.
Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there’s nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you’ve got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there.
Let’s suppose you zip around Maywood in a sporty car. You may like to run a high-performance summer tire when the weather’s good. When NJ weather turns cold, you can put on high-performance winter tires. For the kind of driving you like to do, you want full-on performance tires. All-season tires are naturally a compromise that works well for most Maywood drivers, but since you have a choice, go for dedicated summer and winter tires.
When it’s time for new tires, visit with a knowledgeable Bob Crevaux's Wayne Auto Works tire professional. Describe your needs and wants. He’ll come up with some selections for you to discuss. And once you settle on a type of tire, there are options for special needs: like pulling a trailer or carrying heavy loads.
Tires are one of the biggest purchases for Maywood drivers. With so many choices, you’ll be able to get what’s best for you. Take their time. And don’t worry about what’s in stock. If you want something that isn’t here at Bob Crevaux's Wayne Auto Works, manager Bob Crevaux can order it. Chances are you’ll be rolling on your new tires in a couple of days.