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Air Conditioning Compressor Repair

Air Conditioning Compressor Repair

Your AC compressor is essential for the proper functioning of your Air Conditioning, it is the center or heart of the AC. The Compressor circulates the refrigerant fluid thru the AC system in your vehicle. Symptoms your Air Conditioning Compressor is going out: it is hotter inside your cars cabin then it is outside, blowing hot air on you when you were hoping for the nice freezing air coming from your Air Conditioning. So, you are hearing weird noises like something squeaking coming on when you turn your cars Air Conditioning on. Noticing a green-ish fluid leaking, which could mean your cars Air Conditioning Compressor is close to failing, if it hasn’t already.  Picture shows our Technicians checking the Air Conditioning

Why Oil Change is important?

Why Oil Change is important?

Why Oil Change is important. Changing your Oil on a regular basis keeps dirt and debris from damaging your Engine, your Oil lubricates the engine, dirty Oil heats up and will wear down the Engine. One of our family members ignored getting their Oil Changed, went on a road trip, they were within 5 miles of their destination, the Engine blew. Literally, leaving a hole in their Engine and their Vehicle totaled, Oil changes are cheaper!! Reasons to get your Oil changed:  Engine Performance Reducing harmful Emissions Better Gas mileage Engine will last longer When doing an Oil Change we do a 50 point inspection Finding other small issues before they become big issues #ricksautoservicein #mishawaka #southbend #southbend   #Airconditioning repair near me #brakes #mechanic #autorepairshop #autorepair #brakepads #oilchanges #oilchange #engine #carrepair #tuneup #brakerepair #brakerepairs #Diagnostics #Diagnosticsnearme

What does Cabin Air Filter Do?

What does Cabin Air Filter Do?

  What does Cabin Air Filter do?  Great question! Have you noticed with summer coming up, we’ve had those hot days where you want to put your Air Conditioning to High, then you get this musty, moldy smell? It could be something as simple as changing your Cabin Air Filter, the filter itself is in your glove box, you could change it yourself. The air inside your vehicle, whether it’s from outside or it recirculates the inside air, goes through your Cabin Air Filter. The job of this filter is to trap those dust, mold, pollen, and other fine particles, this helps those who have asthma or other breathing problems to breathe a little bit healthier.  #ricksautoservicein #mishawaka #southbend #southbend #ACcondenser #ACrepairnearme #ACrepair #Airconditioning repair near me #brakes #mechanic #autorepairshop 

When Brakes make noise

When Brakes make noise

When Brakes make noise: What are some of the noises Brakes make? Different noises Brakes make: Squealing or squeaking Dirty Brakes Worn brake pad material Glazed brake rotor or drum Brakes need lubrication. Grinding Noise Worn Pads or shoe material Caliper might be sticking Rattling, vibrating when stepping on brakes Rotors warped Brakes incorrectly adjusted or missing pieces Calipers dirty      #ricksautoservicein #mishawaka #southbend #southbend #brakes #mechanic #autorepairshop #autorepair #brakepads #oilchanges #oilchange #suspension #maintenance #engine #toyota #carrepair #tuneup #autoalignm #brakerepair #brakerepairs #Diagnostics #Diagnosticsnearme

Will Timing Chain cause Misfire?

Will Timing Chain cause Misfire?

  Will Timing Chain cause Misfire? Your Engine will misfire because your Timing Chain has been stretched from age and everyday wear and tear, once it is stretched the Belt loses integrity causing the chain to skip gears and misfire. When the customer came in his Vehicle sounded rough and rattling, having the misfiring, also the Engine Light was on.                     The Timing Chain links the Crankshaft and the Camshaft allowing combustion in the Cylinders. #RicksAutoService #ricksautoservicein #mechanic #mishawakaindiana #engine #brakes #transmission #timingchain #misfire

What does Potholes do to your car?

What does Potholes do to your car?

What does Potholes do to your car? I do know firsthand that you can pop your Tire, I had that happen and it was a shock. The Pothole can also damage the side of the Wheel, bending the Rim also, the Seal between the Tire and the wheel can be damaged also. After, hitting a Pothole you may notice that the Vehicle is pulling to the right or to the left, getting a Vehicle Alignment should take care of that problem.  #RicksAutoService #ricksautoservicein #mechanic #mishawakaindiana #engine #brakeswitch #brakerepairnearme

What does Maintenance include on a car?

What does Maintenance include on a car?

What does Maintenance include on a car? On Vehicles that are used a lot or older models, checking your Fluids every 3 months is important, the following Fluids should be considered: Engine Oil – level should be close to the Full Line and is clear, you may need to top off, if the oil is dark like is black or brown. You may notice sediments in the oil that could be a major issue and the Oil needs to be changed. Coolant or Antifreeze which is the fluid in your Radiator should be checked about every 50,000 miles, again depends on your driving habits. Power Steering Fluid when that is low steering will become harder as you drive, get that checked out. Brake Fluid is critical (as are all the fluids) over time the Brake Fluid can become contaminated and will compromise your Brakes. Transmission Fluid lubricated your components inside your transmission, compromised Fluid can cause unusual noised, rough shifting or difficulties in driving. One other Fluid that can easily be missed b ... read more

What is good Fuel Efficiency?

What is good Fuel Efficiency?

What is good Fuel Efficiency? Limit Idling Keeping your speed steady Tire pressure- PSI (Pounds Per Square Inch) for most makes and models between 30-35 PSI Performing regular Maintenance Updates on your Vehicles software. Use Synthetic Oil. Lose some weight and clutter in your car. Don’t accelerate suddenly you could save 40% fuel on steady stop and go. Avoid rush hour. Group your trips together. Maintenance is an area to consider, replacing components when bad, checking out your Service Lights and take care of those problems. Oil Changes are important, don’t go to long between times, problems can picky-back. Grandma had it right with going slower, her car lasted longer! #RicksAutoService #ricksautoservicein #mechanic #mishawakaindiana #engine #brakes #transmission

What is a Heater Core Box?

What is a Heater Core Box?

What is a Heater Core Box? Just what the name says it’s the heater for your vehicle, it is basically a small radiator taking hot coolant from the Engine. Circulating air through the system’s hoses, keeping your Vehicle warm during our cold winter months.             Symptoms your Heater Core is going bad: Fog inside the car There is a sweet smell in the car Losing Engine Coolant Air in the Vehicle is cold Inside of car is cold but the Engine is hot. .    https://www.ricksautoservice.org/appointments  #RicksAutoService #ricksautoservicein #mechanic #mishawakaindiana #engine #brakes #transmission

Can Sludge ruin an Engine?

Can Sludge ruin an Engine?

Can Sludge ruin an Engine? Yes, Oil when left unchanged breaks down and becomes full of contaminants, which causes the oil to become thick with bi-products. The Sludge reduces the efficiency of the Oil to lubricate and does damage to sensors interfering with your Engines performance. Regular Maintenance would prevent this timely and costly problem to your vehicle. Identifying Engine Sludge: Start your engine, is your Check Engine Light on, or your Oil Change Light on? Turn engine off and open the hood, check for oil splatter or you could possibly see the Sludge, check Oil if the oil is in clumps on the dip stick, good chance you have a problem. Are you smelling a burning marsh mellow smell? Look in the Oil pan, you may see sludge there. Low Oil pressure Clicking noise.  https://www.ricksautoservice.org/appointments  #RicksAutoService #ricksautoservicein #mechanic #mishawakaindiana #engine #brak ... read more

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