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Maintenance Tips

Don't wait until summer to discover your air conditioning system is low on freon. Early check-ups can help you avoid unnecessary damage.

Did you know every time the defroster is turned on the air conditioning compressor engages to dry the air before directing it at the windshield?

Your air conditioning system should be checked once a year for proper operation and Freon charge. Freon is hard to contain and may escape. However, it is normal to have some Freon loss due to the movement of your automobile's engine, the expansion and contraction of materials that make up the A/C system, and variations in the operating speed of your A/C compressor due to engine RPM. Insufficient Freon can damage the compressor, expansion valve, and seals which can result in costly repairs. Maintaining Freon in the system carries the refrigerant through the system to lubricate its moving parts and seals.

With our certified technicians and sophisticated air conditoning service and leak detection equipment, we can help you avoid costly repairs.

Call your service advisor today to make an appointment.

Improve Gas Mileage

Keeping Your Engine Properly Tuned

Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emission test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4.1 percent, though results may vary based on the kind of repair and how well it is done. If your car has a faulty oxygen sensor, your gas mileage may be affected as much as 40 percent!

Check & Replace Air Filters Regularly

Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car's gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Your car's airfilter keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine. Not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, it will protect your engine.

Keep Tires Properly Inflated

You can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.4 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.

Use The Recommended Grade of Motor Oil

You can improve your gas mileage by 1-2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil. For example, using 10W/40 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W/30 can lower your gas by 1-1.5 percent. Be sure to look for motor oil that says “Energy Conservation” on the API performance symbol to be sure it contains friction-reducing additives.