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5 Common Problems with Auto A/C Systems

5 Common Problems with Auto A/C Systems

Having a broken air conditioner in your vehicle is one of the worst problems to deal with during the spring and summer. That is why automotive professionals recommend coming in for a spring HVAC system check to ensure no problems occur. In order to understand what could go wrong with your car's A/C, you should start by understanding how it all works.   How does a Vehicle's A/C System Work? There are 5 main parts to most auto A/C systems: compressor, condenser, receiver, evaporator, and thermal expansion valve. Cold air is not actually created; instead, it takes the heat and moisture of that air from outside your car. The system relies on one key ingredient to keep the air coming out of your vents cool: refrigerant or freon.    5 Common A/C Problems in Cars A/C Refrigerant Leak - Leaks tend to occur over the winter when the air conditioning isn't typically used. When it goes dormant, the seals can dry out. Whenever this happens, you'll get warm air i ... read more

4 Ways to Make Your Nissan Last

4 Ways to Make Your Nissan Last

Nissans are smart (and large) investments. Whenever you splurge on a reliable make like a Nissan, you expect it to last for years. Just because they're known to last doesn't mean they will without care and protection. To ensure your car, SUV, or truck is a valuable investment, follow these four essential tips: Tip #1: Drive Defensively, NOT Aggressively Reckless driving is highly frowned upon if you want to keep your Nissan in tip-top shape. It is not only dangerous, but it can wear down your car quicker. Please obey the set speed limit and avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration as it strains your engine, transmission, tires, and more. Furthermore, you're hurting your Nissan's superior fuel economy too. Tip #2: Clean Your Car Car washes serve a bigger purpose than having your automobile look nice. Routine washing and waxing can effectively remove dirt and grime buildup and prevent rust from forming. If rust becomes a problem for your Nissan later in life, it can ... read more

Top Tips for Diesel Engine Maintenance

Top Tips for Diesel Engine Maintenance

Regular maintenance is just as important, if not more crucial, for a diesel engine as it is for a gas-powered engine. This is particularly true if your diesel vehicle constantly serves to push, pull, or haul things. Diesel motors still need the maintenance essentials, such as oil changes, filter changes, and more. If you want your diesel truck to last you a lifetime, here are some critical tips to follow:  Get oil changes done on time Changing your oil is a frequent task, which is why most people find it so taxing. Putting off your oil change can lead to negative consequences like irreversible engine damage, so please stay on top of your oil change. You should vary the oil approximately every 5,000 miles or so, depending on what your manufacturer recommends. Monitor your coolant Besides oil, another vital fluid for your engine requires maintenance: coolant. You and your technician should constantly check on your truck's coolant as it can deteriorate over time. And if you ... read more

How Can I Tell If My Toyota Needs New Brake Pads?

How Can I Tell If My Toyota Needs New Brake Pads?

One of the most important parts of your Toyota is the braking system. You must check the system's parts regularly to ensure you can slow down and stop your vehicle when needed. Toyota's brake system typically consists of brake pads, rotors, calipers, and lines. Brake pads are considered normal wear items since they are required in order to create the friction that helps stop your Toyota. Manufacturers typically recommend you change your brake pads approximately every 50,000 miles.    3 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Brake Pads Squealing Noises: If you hear constant squeaking or squealing when you apply the brakes, it is time to have your brake pads serviced. Brake pads have a thin metal strip that will make noise when you've worn them down. In other words, the noise is purposeful to remind you to get your brakes replaced. Indicator Light or Message: Some vehicle sensors are able to trigger a message when the brake pads have worn down. Obviously, these are ... read more

4 Signs Your Honda Needs a Fuel Service

4 Signs Your Honda Needs a Fuel Service

Your fuel intake system is a very important part of your Honda that is not often talked about. The fuel system is in charge of transferring gas from your gas tank and pumping it into the engine when needed. If the lines between the two are clogged, or the fuel filter is old, you won't achieve a desirable level of engine performance. In fact, fuel system problems can lead to major issues if neglected.   At DS Auto Experts, our team can help you clean the key fuel system components. This includes replacing the fuel filter and cleaning the fuel lines, fuel injector, intake valve and combustion chambers. Removing all the debris, dirtm and gunk will enable your engine to run as smoothly as possible while providing other advantages such as improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. So, what signs should you look for in your Honda to determine whether it needs a fuel cleaning service? Poor Fuel Economy Engine Misfires Rough Idling Weak or Laggish Acceleration Failed Emission ... read more

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