December 8, 2017

Cabin Filter Inspections

Maintaining your vehicle is important for the safety and efficiency of it. One part to inspect is the cabin filter. The cabin air filter sits outside of the engine area and filters air that comes from the outside and in to the vent system. The air filter will get rid of a lot of pollutants getting in the cabin of the vehicle. Over time, cabin air filters can easily get clogged. A cabin air filter that has not been changed recently can make the air in the car not work or not work as efficiently. With a clogged air filter, no air can get in. So when you recently tried to turn on the air on and it didn’t produce results, it might be an easy fix as to just switch out the filter. The air filter works just like a filter does on the furnace of the home or an air purifying system. Frequent changing of the filters is best and will keep everyone inside a little bit healthier. The cleaner the air, the better it is for those with allergies or even asthma and need to have clean air in order to feel good all of the time. If you notice an issue with the cabin filter, or any other part of your vehicle, make sure to schedule an appointment to bring the vehicle in. By noticing it at the first sign, you can help to prevent further damage to that part, as well as other parts of the vehicle. You can also have an efficient vehicle to drive this winter. The air quality will also be easier to breath and more comfortable in your vehicle as well.
December 4, 2017

Windshield Wiper Inspections are Needed

  One of the most neglected components on a vehicle are the wiper blades. Many blades are cracked, torn, split, or brittle. If the windshield wiper blades look like this, they should be replace as soon as possible. This is because they can no longer be efficient at clearing away the windshield. It is necessary to clear off any water, road debris, sleet, and snow from the windshield. Cold weather can affect the life of the windshield blades. Freezing temperatures can make the rubber portion of the blades hard and brittle. This can increase the likelihood that they will crack or split. The holders can also become clogged with ice and snow. This prevents the holder from distributing spring tension evenly over the blade. It can cause the blades to freeze up and leave streaks as it moves across the glass. Heavy usage of the windshield wiper blades can be hard on them as well. It can result in the blades wearing down and needing to be replaced. Anytime you notice the windshield wipers not being effective, they should be replaced as soon as possible.   The windshield wipers may need to be replaced if you notice a poor condition of the wiper arms and holders. This could allow sloppy wipers that will not effectively clear away the windshield. If you notice any issues with how the wipers are working, make sure to bring your vehicle in. We can inspect the windshield wipers to make sure they are in good condition and effective at cleaning the windshield of your vehicle.   Also remember to have windshield washer fluid in your vehicle, incase you need to add some to the reservoir. Without washer fluid, the wipers will not be able to efficient remove road grime and precipitation on the window. Also remember to bring the vehicle in at any issue you start to notice with the wipers. By having the wipers inspected, you can improve the visibility when you drive.