If you’re not putting a lot of miles on your car, mold and mildew can develop in your car’s air conditioner and heater system. The first time you turn on the A/C you may get an odor. The odor is most likely a buildup of bacteria and debris that’s deep inside the A/C vents. This smell may be harmful and not healthy to breathe, especially if you have respiratory problems.
To avoid any problems with your car’s air conditioner, have your service professional perform an air condition service check, which includes an inspection of the cabin filter and vents. In addition, a performance check should be done on the air conditioner to insure it’s working properly to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long.
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A clogged air filter can affect your car’s performance, particularly engine power, and reduce fuel mileage. And with gas prices today, you want to maximize every drop of fuel. Your air filter should be checked once a year and should be replaced when dirty or clogged. It usually takes about 10 minutes to replace.
The air filter is located under the hood in a square or round enclosure. There are usually fastening bolts or clips that secure the top of the air filter housing to the bottom portion. After removing the top of the air filter housing, carefully remove the old filter and clean out any debris in the housing. It is very common to find leaves, nuts and twigs in the housing. And yes, sometimes you might find a mouse nest. Be careful not to let any debris material from entering the duct-way to the engine. The debris can damage the engine or other components found in the air intake system of the engine.
After the new air filter is installed, secure the air filter top and start the engine.
All fluids should be checked regularly and topped off if needed. A continual loss of oil, power steering, antifreeze and transmission fluid may be an indication of a serious leak and should be checked out by your mechanic. Brake fluid level will decrease slightly as the brakes wear. Make sure you use the proper fluid specification when topping off any fluid, which can be found in your glove box owner’s manual.
Some fluid levels, such as differential or manual transmission can only be checked from under the vehicle, you may need to bring your car to your mechanic for these fluid checks. Never check radiator antifreeze when the engine is hot, only when cold. Batteries, for the most part are sealed and maintenance free, so no need to check battery fluid. Generally, check under hood fluids: engine oil level, transmission (if possible), power steering, windshield washer, antifreeze and brake fluid. Always wear the proper gloves when checking fluids.
44 Route 118, Baldwin Place (Mahopac), NY 10505. Serving the areas of Yorktown, Somers, Jefferson Valley, Mahopac, Putnam, Mohegan Lake, Mahopac Falls, Putnam Valley, Carmel, Brewster, Cold Spring, Garrison, Patterson, Pawling, Southeast, Kent, Shenerock, Lincolndale and Shrub Oak since 1980. Our auto mechanics and automotive technicians are ASE trained professionals.
Our auto and car repair services include: Oil change and lubrication, Synthetic Oil change service, Major Service Maintenance, Cooling system service, Transmission Service, Brake Work, Suspension/ Steering Service, Air Conditioner Service, Wheel Alignment, New York State Inspections, Brake fluid flush, Power steering flush, Fuel injection / Air induction
Engine Oil System Flush, Belts and hoses.