When the mercury begins its annual climb toward triple digits, there’s nothing more important to you than an air conditioner that works well. And, even if you think your car’s air conditioner is doing its job, an annual spring checkup is usually a good idea. Generally that includes checking the [...]
Auto Repair Brand Releases Advice for Drivers in Winter Months HORSHAM, Pa. – As the weather continues to grow colder and precipitation inhibits travel, Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care does its best to ensure that all drivers are equipped with the best information to keep themselves – and everyone [...]
If you're having issues with your car heating and cooling system, contact your local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center today!
It’s the first really hot day and you’ve enjoyed all you can stand; gas mileage be damned, you’re going to turn the A/C on! So you crank up the A/C and… wait, what’s that smell? Smells like something crawled into the A/C ducts and died. It’s really rank! Car Dirty [...]
With the high price of gas, a lot of people are dedicating themselves to squeezing the most out of every gallon; that includes keeping their air conditioning turned off. That is, until temperatures start to nudge their way toward triple digits. Suddenly that gas seems cheap enough to crank up [...]
Once upon a time, if you were to need a coolant flush, that was normal and considered required maintenance. In fact, several manufacturers offered kits to let do-it-yourselfers flush their cars’ cooling systems themselves, right from an ordinary garden hose. Flushing Your Engine Coolant These days that old and dirty antifreeze is [...]
I’m seeing water dripping on the passenger side floor when I have the air conditioning on. Does the system have a leak?
Actually, just the opposite: It probably has a clog. AC System Explained That’s because a big part of every air conditioning system is its ability to remove moisture from the air. This moisture condenses and is supposed to leak out on the street. But if the evaporator drain gets plugged, [...]
Maybe. Maybe not. There are a number of possible conditions that can keep your car A/C from working efficiently. Low refrigerant is just one possibility. Others include a faulty cooling fan, a misadjusted blend door, or a clogged condenser to name just a few. Some of these conditions are very easy [...]
Maybe, but there are a lot of other possibilities. A more common one would be if your car’s thermostat is opening too soon, so the engine isn’t running hot enough. That’ll reduce the heat to the passenger compartment. Even worse, it can cause your car’s engine to run inefficiently, wasting [...]