6 Reasons Your Car A/C Smells Bad (and What to Do About It)

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There are two seasons in the life of your car, truck, or SUV where the interior can smell bad. The first may occur following several years of smell-free ownership. The second may take place immediately following purchase if you have bought a pre-owned vehicle. In either case, the result is the air coming from your … Read more

3 Symptoms of a Clogged Heater Core (and Common Causes)

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As fall slips away, and winter begins, frigid temperatures take hold over much of the country. This is the point at which most motorists come to appreciate their vehicle’s heat. That is, of course, if their vehicle’s heat is functioning as anticipated. After all, a lack of heat during the winter months can make for … Read more

Does Running Your Car A/C Use Gas?

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Should I drive with the windows down or blast the air conditioning? Most people don’t think about it and just go about their daily drive, but chances are if you’ve found this article, you’re a bit of a thinker. So, what’s more efficient? Driving with your A/C on or with the windows down? This article … Read more

A/C Compressor Clutch Not Engaging? (8 Possible Causes)

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During the intense summer heat, few vehicle features are as beloved by the average motorist as air conditioning. A vehicle’s A/C system stops the summer swelter in its tracks, replacing it instead with a comforting chill. Today’s modern A/C systems even feature dual-climate control, allowing each of a vehicle’s occupants to set the in-cabin temperature … Read more

8 Reasons Why Your Car’s A/C Is Not Blowing Cold Air

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During much of the summer, sweltering heat befalls a significant portion of the country, turning the afternoon commute into quite an uncomfortable affair. Luckily, the majority of all vehicles now come standard with air conditioning (A/C), which has the ability to stop this stifling heat in its tracks.  However, it is worth noting that such … Read more

3 Symptoms of a Bad A/C Compressor (and Replacement Cost)

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Ah, the wind in your face, the road signs passing by as you drive down Route 25. You know where you’re going, you always know because you’re going to work! You do this every day and it’s the heat of summer when you’d rather be at the beach. No matter, you need money and it’s … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Car A/C Condenser (and Replacement Cost)

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Decades ago, having an air conditioning system in your car was considered a luxury. Today, it’s a basic feature that we often take for granted. You want the air conditioner to work efficiently and effectively every time you use it. If any one of the parts in the A/C system fails, the air conditioning won’t … Read more

How to Clean a Cabin Air Filter (A/C Filter) and How NOT to

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The cabin air filter, also known as the car air conditioner filter, is one of the most overlooked and neglected filters in a vehicle. This is mainly because of their more popular and critical cousins such as the oil filter, air filter, and fuel filter. However, if the cabin filter is not regularly replaced or … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad A/C Expansion Valve (& Replacement Cost)

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Air conditioning is essential for the comfort of every trip you take in your vehicle, particularly in parts of the world where the weather is hot for a greater portion of the year. Yet many people do not understand how it works, leaving them with expensive car repair costs. Learning about what an A/C expansion … Read more