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SHOCKTOBER FUN

SHOCKTOBER FUN

SHOCKTOBER is HERE... Randy, Jake and Lori had a great time making a quick video to explain... How to Know When You Need New Shocks or Struts!  Share with your friends who are not yet a part of the National Automotive Repair Family! https://youtu.be/9rF8ierK0BU

The Important Items to Check with Brakes

Imagine: you pour a tablespoon of water in your hand and throw it as hard as you can. Now, suppose you suck up a tablespoon of water into a syringe, push the plunger and squirt it out. Which would go further? Of course it’s the water squirting out of the syringe. That’s because you pressurized the water. Your power brake system is kind of the same thing. When you step on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes brake fluid which actuates the brakes so you can stop. Phoenix car owners who don’t have enough pressure – can’t stop.   https://youtu.be/DoXkPrGsTnI A leak in your brake system would diminish – or even eliminate – your stopping power. Brake fluid attracts moisture which can cause dangerous leak-inducing corrosion. So a great way for Phoenix car owners to keep their brake fluid free of contaminants is to change it as recommended. This should be checked when your brakes are being s ... read more

Automotive Know-How: Brakes

Automotive Know-How: Brakes

Brakes are one of the most important safety features in your vehicle, and making sure they’re working well is critical.  There are a few key indicators of potential brake trouble that you should know. An early warning sound is intentionally built into your brakes.  If you hear a squeaking noise, that’s an indicator that you should bring your car in to have your brake pads checked and possibly replaced.  If you hear a grinding or growling noise when you brake, it is important to bring your car into the shop as soon as possible.  That noise may indicate a metal-on-metal situation, which can be costly to repair.  If you feel a pulsation in your pedal when you brake, that might mean your brake rotors are getting warped.  We suggest getting your car checked if this happens. An ABS light on the dashboard may mean that your anti-lock braking system isn’t working or working well.  This system comes into play when you’re skidding or ... read more

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Why is my AC not working?

Question: Why isn’t my air conditioner blowing cold air? National Automotive Repair Answer: Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Phoenix car owners lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant. The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air. Another potential problem for Phoenix auto owners is contamination. Over time the inside of the rubber hoses can deteriorate and little bits of rubber can clog up various filters and other critical parts of the sedan A/C system, preventing proper circulation of the refrigerant. And a component could also be worn or broken. So the first step for Phoenix drivers who can’t cool their sedan is a thorough air conditioning inspection, looking for leaks and worn parts. In fact, Federal law requires an insp ... read more

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