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Why Is My Car A/C Blasting Hot Air?

Why Is My Car A/C Blasting Hot Air?

A complete functioning air conditioning system in our cars is a MUST-HAVE for us in Summerlin, Nevada, as temperatures near and exceed 100F. To say we depend on our A/C is an understatement. Now imagine getting into your vehicle on a hot, summer day only to find that it only cranks out hot air. What a miserable experience!   "Why is my A/C blowing hot air?" you might ask. The root of the problem can be simple or complex. So let's examine some of the possible deductions why your air conditioning isn't blowing cool air anymore.    Low Refrigerant Levels - This is the most common explanation of weak A/C. If there is an inadequate supply of refrigerant, also known as freon, circulating through the system, then the excess heat won't be properly extracted from the air. Typically, the only cause for low refrigerant levels is some kind of leakage.    Blocked or Broken Condensor -  If the condenser is blocked by debris or is damaged, the ... read more

Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

Your car will not start, and you are beginning to panic. Is it the alternator or battery? That is an excellent question considering these 2 parts work almost identically yet each has its own job. Here is a rundown of both the alternator and its functions as well as the battery and its functions. How to Find Out Why Your Car Will Not Start Between the alternator and the battery, you should begin the diagnosis with the battery. The reason, this is more often than not the cause of the vehicle not starting.  The Battery The battery will typically last 3 to 5 years. Also, it is not meant for this part of the car to continually be charged. As you drive, the alternator performs its job and recharges the battery. The battery is an essential part of the automobile. It provides an electrical charge to the electric components of the vehicle when it is not running. Over time, the parts of the battery will corrode. Signs of a Dead Battery A low whine will come from the vehicle when you t ... read more

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors play a critcal role in your vehicle's braking system. They are the very components that physically stop your wheels when brake pressure is applied. They work with your brake pads to ensure that your vehicle can come to a full, complete stop. Yet like many other car parts, they are subject to wear and tear over time. Knowing when to get them inspected by a professional mechanic can help save your entire braking system. There are symptoms of brake rotor failure you need to watch out for. The first sign that your brake rotors are warped is when you start to notice that some parts of your brake rotors are slowly ebbing out. Some of the metal components may even become raised while other parts, such as your brake pads, start to wear thin over time. This is due to massive amounts of heat exposure that happens every time you step on the brakes. The release of heat warps your brake rotors by coating them in a glaze. This happens when the material from your brake pads wears o ... read more

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