Keep Spring Pollen Out Of The Vehicle With A Clean Cabin Air Filter

Keep Spring pollpollen-counten out of your vehicle is an important goal for any allergy suffers.  This year airborne tree pollen is everywhere.  The powdery green stuff wreaks havoc with those who are allergic to it, but it can also make a mess of your car, both inside and out.

3 Tips to Protect your Car from Pollen

Here are a few tips to hopefully help you breathe easier, and to protect yourself and your car from pollen.

Clean your Cabin Air Filter

Most cars built since around the year 2000 have an air filter for the interior that can screen out not just pollen and other airborne pollutants. Cabin filters also prevent your heater core and air conditioner from becoming clogged, thereby reducing efficiency. But it’s an easy filter to ignore, especially if [...]

So your check engine light just came on, now what? It’s happened to us all before, you’re driving along when you notice a yellow light out of the corner of your eye. It’s the dreaded check engine light. If you’re like most car owners, you’re not sure if you should continue to panic or not, and you have little idea what that light is trying to tell you or how you should react. The often misunderstood check engine light or “service engine soon” message can mean many different things. It could be a misfiring engine, a broken oxygen sensor or simply a loose gas cap.

Here are some tips that can help you determine whether your vehicle has major engine problems or just something simple such as a loose gas cap.

• While it’s true that extreme problems like low oil pressure or an overheating engine will trigger your check engine light to come on, [...]

Summer is coming! Now that spring has arrived it’s time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the long hot summer ahead,. Here are some preparations that can help ensure that your summer driving plans go as smoothly as you envision then now.

11 Tips To Get Your Vehicle Ready For Summer Driving

1. Always read the owner’s manual and follow the recommended service schedules.

2. Have hard starts, rough idling, stalling, etc. checked out and repaired before hot weather sets in.

3. Flush and refill the cooling system (radiator) according to the service manual’s recommendations. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically.

4. If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, have a professional repair shop such as Mac’s Automotive & Radiator Repair do a proper diagnostic to ensure the problem is corrected

5. The tightness and condition of belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a qualified auto technician.

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