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Ever wondered about the purpose of car struts? Every car has some kind of suspension system. Without car shocks, driving down the road would be a very uncomfortable ride. Imagine having no suspension. This means that if you drive over any kind of bump or pothole, you will feel a hard bounce. Car shocks that are in good condition reduce the size and feel of the bounce.

Located near each tire, struts have a shock absorber in the middle with a spring around the outside, serving to reduce the amount of shock you feel when driving over bumps in the road. Struts in good condition will retract slowly to reduce bounce. For example, when you hit a pothole, the spring is extended very quickly, but retracts slowly. However, if that spring retracted at the same rate that it extended, then you would experience a hard bounce that eventually would come to a stop. This will happen more frequently as your car struts become worn. Properly working struts however, do not bounce when they retract, such as in a new car.

Call your preferred auto shop to know more about what is the purpose of car struts. You may need to schedule an inspection of your car shocks.
06
Dec
2017

Ever wondered about the purpose of car struts? Every car has some kind of suspension system. Without car shocks, driving down the road would be a very uncomfortable ride. Imagine having no suspension. This means that if you drive over any kind of bump or pothole, you will feel a hard bounce. Car shocks that are in good condition reduce the size and feel of the bounce.

Located near each tire, struts have a shock absorber in the middle with a spring around the outside, serving to reduce the amount of shock you feel when driving over bumps in the road. Struts in good condition will retract slowly to reduce bounce. For example, when you hit a pothole, the spring is extended very quickly, but retracts slowly. However, if that spring retracted at the same rate that it extended, then you would experience a hard bounce that eventually would come to a stop. This will happen more frequently as your car struts become worn. Properly working struts however, do not bounce when they retract, such as in a new car.

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Your vehicle’s A/C system is important any time of the year. It is obvious that especially during the hot months of summer you don’t want to be faced with an urgent car ac repair. It is a common misconception that air conditioning systems are strictly for cooling air in the summer, but in fact, it is almost more important to use it during the cold and rainy seasons. How can this be? Contact your mechanic to schedule an inspection of the A/C system and to find out how much does car ac repair cost.

The following is a brief look at why car ac service is important for the winter.

      • It “conditions” the air - The A/C system acts as a dehumidifier and is essential for the defroster. This means that the air coming from your vents and defroster will be “dry” air. Winter is well known for frozen and icy windows. The interior of your car can get very humid and the windows get covered in condensation from the combination of your warm breath and damp clothes and shoes. To make sure the air coming from your defroster is as “dry” as possible so that it can defog the windows, turn the heater on to its warmest setting and hit the A/C button and the windows will clear up in no time at all. 
      • Use it or lose it. - Many people think that if you want to keep the A/C system running for the life of your car it is best to save it for when you really need it. The opposite is true! Your car’s A/C system is filled with parts that are meant to move. If you don’t use it for a few months, parts like the compressor can seize. This is because it is full of refrigerant and oils that need to be circulated to keep the seals and pipes lubricated. If the coolant sits for long periods of time, the lubricant in the coolant will lose its effectiveness in keeping the rubber seals lubed. Bacteria and mold can also build up by leaving the interior of your car moist and humid.
Call Gary’s Quality Automotive to find out how much does car ac repair cost. It’s not too late to take care of a needed car ac service before winter.
20
Nov
2017

Your vehicle’s A/C system is important any time of the year. It is obvious that especially during the hot months of summer you don’t want to be faced with an urgent car ac repair. It is a common misconception that air conditioning systems are strictly for cooling air in the summer, but in fact, it is almost more important to use it during the cold and rainy seasons. How can this be? Contact your mechanic to schedule an inspection of the A/C system and to find out how much does car ac repair cost.

The following is a brief look at why car ac service is important for the winter.

      • It “conditions” the air - The A/C system acts as a dehumidifier and is essential for the defroster. This means that the air coming from your vents and defroster will be “dry” air. Winter is well known for frozen and icy windows. The interior of your car can get very humid and the windows get covered in condensation from the combination of your warm breath and damp clothes and shoes. To make sure the air coming from your defroster is as “dry” as possible so that it can defog the windows, turn the heater on to its warmest setting and hit the A/C button and the windows will clear up in no time at all. 
      • Use it or lose it. - Many people think that if you want to keep the A/C system running for the life of your car it is best to save it for when you really need it. The opposite is true! Your car’s A/C system is filled with parts that are meant to move. If you don’t use it for a few months, parts like the compressor can seize. This is because it is full of refrigerant and oils that need to be circulated to keep the seals and pipes lubricated. If the coolant sits for long periods of time, the lubricant in the coolant will lose its effectiveness in keeping the rubber seals lubed. Bacteria and mold can also build up by leaving the interior of your car moist and humid.
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Needing a Car Battery Replacement?

Eventually, your car battery will expire and you will be in need of a new one. The common life of a car battery can vary significantly based on how you drive your vehicle and what shape you keep your car in, but most car batteries will last eight years or so. When you are faced with car battery replacement you are often left wondering what to do and how to handle the replacement. Here are some points to consider:

Where to Buy a New Car Battery?

There are many options for buying a new battery. When asking where to buy a new car battery, one of the best options is a trusted mechanic at your preferred auto shop. They can advise you what is the best battery for your specific vehicle make and model. They can install it easily and efficiently in just a few minutes, providing a seamless transition for your car battery replacement.

If you're wondering where to buy a new car battery, ask your mechanic at Gary's Quality Automotive to advise you about the right car battery replacement.
06
Nov
2017

Needing a Car Battery Replacement?

Eventually, your car battery will expire and you will be in need of a new one. The common life of a car battery can vary significantly based on how you drive your vehicle and what shape you keep your car in, but most car batteries will last eight years or so. When you are faced with car battery replacement you are often left wondering what to do and how to handle the replacement. Here are some points to consider:

Where to Buy a New Car Battery?

There are many options for buying a new battery. When asking where to buy a new car battery, one of the best options is a trusted mechanic at your preferred auto shop. They can advise you what is the best battery for your specific vehicle make and model. They can install it easily and efficiently in just a few minutes, providing a seamless transition for your car battery replacement.

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