How Does a Car Air Conditioning System Work?
Auto air conditioners serve well on hot summer days to make driving more pleasant by cooling the air and removing excess moisture in the car.

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How Far Can You Drive Your Vehicle on Empty?
Knowing how many miles you can drive on an empty gas tank prevents getting stranded. Nissan Altimas can go the farthest when the low fuel light is on.
How Do I Prepare My Car for Summer?
Summer's heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic will take their tolls on your vehicle. Follow these tips to ensure optimum wellness of your car: Air Conditioning: Have your air...
The Most and Least Expensive Cars to Maintain
Luxury cars, such as BMWs, are the most expensive and Toyotas are the most cost efficient. Driving style also affects car maintenance costs.
When Should I Change My Oil?
Changing oil in your car needs to happen at specific intervals. Oil change intervals vary, but it's best to change oil every 3,000 to 7,000 miles.

Q: How often does my car need power steering, brake, coolant

The timing belt should be replaced at 105,000 miles. The engine coolant and the brake fluid should be exchanged every 45,000 miles. The manual transmission fluid should be changed every 90,000 miles. With regard to power steering fluid, like most...

Q: Check Engine Light comes on in hot weather

Hello. The Check Engine Light will come on any time that the computer sees a problem with the powertrain in the vehicle. In order to know where the issue is coming from I would need to scan the computer for...

Q: When should I change the engine oil? What is the best oil type for winter and summer?

The engine oil used for summer is typically thicker. Thinner oil in the winter allows it to warm up quicker and lubricate sooner. Thicker oil will take longer to warm up and perform its duties. Your vehicle may only want...

Q: Car overheats, usually in the stop and go traffic

The problem may be due to the hydraulic cooling fan not working intermittently. There is a technical bulletin number 1-21-11 that says to replace the cooling fan hydraulic motor, which should correct the overheating problems. Your fan may work but...

Q: Does Running My AC in the Summer Keep My Engine Cooler?

Automotive air conditioning (AC) will cause the engine to run hotter in the summer because it creates more heat in the engine compartment and there will be more strain on the engine to operate the AC compressor. The AC compressor...

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Q: 2008 xc90 drive shaft repair cost?

Yes, that is repairable on a mobile basis. The vehicle will have to be inspected, though, to develop a parts list. Please contact customer service for full details. Without seeing first hand the actual extent of the damage, it is...

Q: I was wondering if I could put 2003 dodge neon headlight assembly on a 2000 dodge neon

Yes, they are exact catalog interchanges.

Q: My antifreeze in the resovoir looks milky and I open the radiator cap and the antifreeze began to rise a little and wasn’t as much

Your vehicle may be overheating. The best thing to do is seek an overheating diagnostic which will pinpoint the cause and then the necessary repairs can be implemented.