Rick's Auto Service

Mishawaka Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: May 2018

"Why do I need to wash my car?"

"Why do I need to wash my car?"

  To Wash or Not to Wash Your Car! "Do I need to wash my car?" I hate to be the one to tell but washing your car yourself is the safest. Cars can be scratched, or as did happen to one of ours, it got parked to close and the machine took out our mirror. That was not cheap. So what will you need to clean your car: Use a Liquid Soap, in the powdered stuff, some of the crystals may not fully dissolve thus causing scratches. Don’t use Dishwashing liquid, make sure it’s for automotive use. A bucket, you see the one I used, couldn’t find our regular bucket so I grabbed a garbage can(this was a clean bucket, if you are grabbing anyone make sure it wasn’t used for something else, such as drain oil or chemicals. Get a good quality sponge or wash mit, using a mit over a clothe is it less likely to hit the ground and have dirt or rocks on it. If you are like us, and we get stuck driving where there is tar: get a good bug and tar remover. Try different ... read more

What is wrong with my A/C?

What is wrong with my A/C?

It's starting to get warm, we've already had a customer call and say "Why is my air conditioner blowing warm air?"  Don’t wait till the weather is unbearable , let us get you’re A/C Performance Checked today! The simplest solution is that your #A/C system needs to be serviced. Getting the system service about every 5 years or sooner if the summer has been brutal. With time condensation builds up inside the system, causing it to blow warm air instead of cool. To service your A/C: pulling out all of the refrigerant and storing it, then pressurizing the system making sure there are no leaks, then dry the system, and put the refrigerant back. Then you should get plenty of cold air. If we find leaks that could explain the warm air, because the refrigerant is slowly leaking out. Other times a part may fail, it could be the compressor, or the condenser, replacing the part should get you on your way. Give us a call so we can set an appointment and help you &l ... read more