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Monthly Archives: July 2018

"How hot is the inside of my car in summer?" Very Hot.

"How hot is the inside of my car in summer?" Very Hot.

Did you know that if the air outside is 80 degrees, within 20 minutes the inside temperature reaches 109 degrees? If it is 90 degrees the temperature inside your vehicle reaches 119 degrees. Imagine what 100+ degrees can do to your pet or child. That type of heat can cause death, dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke all or any of these things. So please be aware and don't leave them in the car even for a quick errand, it could be deadly. #HeatStroke #Dehydration #Pets #Children #Vehicle

“Why is my battery light on?”

 “Why is my battery light on?”

“Why is my battery light on?” The battery your car powers everything electrical in your car. Here is a list of what it charges: the engines’ control computer, the ignition system, the radio, headlights, etc., as you can see, the battery is a major force to your car’s operation. Eventually, the battery will go dead if not charged, vehicles have a built-in recharging system. Most cars’ have an alternator, also a voltage regulator(keeps battery charged & provides electricity to vehicle when the engine is running. Your car is dependent on the battery, so, all cars have a light on the dashboard warning you if your recharging system is failing. What this could mean is a failed alternator, a broken alternator belt, a bad battery connection (extreme corrosion) or a bad battery. Unless you bring your car in we have no way to know exactly what the problem is, we can’t diagnose over the phone. We can guess, but it is only a guess until we get your car in a ... read more

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