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Why does my car A/C feel warm?

Why does my car A/C feel warm?

You've finally survived the winter! The finest time to drive is in the coming summer, which is just around the corner. When it's warm and sunny, even your everyday commute is a little bit better. But a damaged automobile air conditioner can ruin your summertime enjoyment more than anything. One of your car's most intricate systems is the air conditioning. There could be a number of reasons why it is blowing heated air. We'll go over some of the most typical ones. A refrigerant leak is frequently the cause of a car air conditioner spewing hot air. A liquid called refrigerant runs through the air conditioning system in your car, expanding and contracting as it eliminates heat and humidity from the inside. Without the right refrigerant levels, none of the other A/C components will work properly. An outdated hose, as well as an evaporator that is rusty or pierced, might both leak. However, do not anticipate finding a refrigerant leak quickly. The refrigerant absorbs the he ... read more

What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

Do you hear the terms strut and shock but have no idea whether it is the same thing? The two are often used interchangeably but mean slightly different things. What are shocks? A crucial part of the suspension system is the shocks, commonly known as the shock absorbers. They ensure that the tires of your car are always in contact with the ground by controlling the contact and rebounding movement of the springs and suspension. Without shocks, a car or truck's wheels would actually bounce off the road and rattle uncontrollably over bumps. The piston, coils, and hydraulic fluid are the shock absorber's main parts. A piston presses hydraulic fluid inside the device's upper chamber when the car wheel strikes a potholes or crevice, starting a compression cycle in the shock. The fluid causes the coil to move more slowly when it reclines back into its place and prevents a bumpy feel. What are struts? Almost every front-wheel-drive car has struts, which are a structural part of ... read more

Is It Bad to Put Regular Gas in a Car That Requires Premium?

Is It Bad to Put Regular Gas in a Car That Requires Premium?

If you drive a vehicle that demands premium gasoline, you should follow what it says. On the other hand, you may be wondering if you can squeeze a few extra pennies by using regular gas instead. What exactly would happen if you put regular gas into the tank? Would there be a big difference, or can the car explode? The team at Barney Brothers Off Road & Repair is going to explain to you what exactly happens when you put regular gas into a car that requires premium.   First off, don’t fret – Making this mistake once or twice can’t harm your car. Your engine should be fine as long as it is not a recurring problem. Your vehicle won’t show any major differences in terms of fuel efficiency. But, please remember to not make this a habit.    If you use the wrong type of a gas or a gas with lower octane than what your engine requires on a regular basis, several things can go wrong. Over time, using regular fuel can damage your engine. You may notic ... read more

5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

Cars are built in a way that they make no noise when driving. But, with time, they make noise you shouldn't worry about. However, they may make noise you should never ignore as it may indicate a developing mechanical problem. Highlighted below are five car noises you shouldn't overlook; Clunking sound Clunking sound is a car noise resulting from heavy components coming into contact. Clunking noise when driving indicates loose parts within the car or a problem with the car's suspension. The clucking sound coming from the engine may indicate a problem with the valves connecting the piston. To be safe and for the health of your vehicle, it's advisable to check your car once you hear a clunking sound in your vehicle. Squealing Sound The squealing sound is a car mechanical problem indicator that can be noted when braking, starting the engine or even driving. The sound may indicate dirt on the brake pads and loose or worn-out serpentine belts. If you hear such noise, look ... read more

Do I Have A Faulty Alternator?

Do I Have A Faulty Alternator?

Keeping your car on the road is a complex feat, and your alternator plays an important role in this process. After the battery starts your vehicle, the electrical current produced by the alternator is what keeps you going. It accomplishes this with a rotating pulley, converting the mechanical energy into electricity. Your car depends on the alternator to stay powered. Symptoms of a Faulty Alternator With a life span between 7 and 10 years, alternators are hardy equipment and don't require much maintenance. When the alternator is failing, however, you may notice your vehicle behaving unusually. Here are some common symptoms of a failing alternator: Battery Light On — Your dash lights are part of your OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) system, and their role is to communicate any issues in your vehicle. If the alternator is failing, the light shaped like a battery, ‘ALT', or ‘GEN' will glow on your dashboard. Whining Noise — The components inside your alte ... read more

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