The auto repair mechanics at Jefferson Auto Repair in West Orange, NJ understand the importance of maintaining a car’s heating & air conditioning systems. An air conditioner conditions the air by controlling the temperature and the moisture level also known as humidity. It also circulates and purifies the air within your vehicle. Maintaining your vehicle’s heating system is just as important. Hot engine coolant moves continuously through a small radiator usually referred to as a heater core. In front of the heater core, a fan sits to blow cold outside air over the fins. As this air travels over the heater core, it heats up and becomes the hot air that blows out your heater vents.
You may think to yourself that you are not going to plan on cranking up the heater in your vehicle for several months, so why bother maintaining it? Believe it or not, your vehicle’s heating system is mainly responsible for the cooling in your vehicle’s engine on hot days. In addition, the air conditioner system plays a vital role during the cold months as well. By ignoring these performance issues, this can lead to expensive repairs down the line. The staff at Jefferson Auto Repair in West Orange, NJ can evaluate your vehicle’s heating and air conditioning systems and diagnose it if there are any issues.
The auto repair mechanics at Jefferson Auto Repair in West Orange, NJ know that your vehicle’s heating system consists of several components:
• Blower fan
• Heater core
There are three (3) important reasons to maintain your vehicle’s heating and air conditioning systems:
• Regular maintenance will help keep your heating system in good working order
• Maintaining the regular air conditioning system will help reduce the risk of compressor failure
• Heating and A/C systems help keep you and your family healthy
Our auto repair mechanics at Jefferson Auto Repair in West Orange, NJ understand the importance of belt and hose replacement. Belts control the engine’s crankshaft and camshaft. Hose move liquids and gasses throughout your vehicle. Belts and hoses are very commonly overlooked maintenance items and if not maintained, can leave you stranded on the road. Belts and hoses that are not well maintained can possibly cause engine failure, broken or ben valves, and possible piston and cylinder wall damage. Engines include belt accessories such as:
• Water Pumps
• A/C Pumps
• Air Pumps
• Power Steering
Hoses transport coolant, power steering fluid and fuel throughout your vehicle. Because hoses are made out of rubber, hoses are prone to dry rotting/fatigue. When the coolant is old, acid will build up in the fluid causing the hose to lose it’s strength resulting in bulges in your hose. This can lead to a large hose rupture that will render your vehicle not drivable.
Filter replacements are one of the best and lest expensive service performed on your vehicle. As you add more miles onto your vehicle, your engine’s air filter is destined to become clogged with debris. This is why it’s so important to maintain a clean air filter.
Benefits to consider for maintaining a clean air filter:
• Increased gas mileage
• Reduced emissions
• Optimal air flow
• Improved engine performance
In addition, changing your air filter regularly will help prevent the engine parts from excess wear and damage, if an air filter is not maintained properly, it can result in driver ability issues and potentially expensive engine repairs. Air Filters, Fuel Filters and Cabin Filters are important components of your vehicle. Jefferson Auto Repair in West Orange, NJ acknowledge these three filter replacements and their value to your vehicle
Air filters should be inspected regularly and replaced when showing signs of debris and dirt. Typically, they are easier and less expensive filters to replace. A Dirty Air Filter can easily reduce the fuel economy by an average of 2-4 miles per gallon. Having a clean air filter could almost pay for itself within the first week or so!
Many people think that the clutch in your vehicle is just the pedal to the left part of the brake. While this is partially true, do you know what role the clutch plays in keeping your vehicle driving well? Let’s take a look at how the clutch works.
The engine of your vehicle is designed to constantly spin while it’s turned on. If the engine stops spinning, the vehicle will automatically shut down. The transmission in your vehicle transfers that motion to the drive shaft and, in turn, to the wheel of your vehicle. The clutch transmits the torque from the engine to the drivetrain. It smoothly delivers the power from the engine to reduce drive-related vibration. The most important job of the clutch in your vehicle is to disengage the transmission from the motor so that you can shift the gears without grinding.
Imagine driving on the open road and suddenly your clutch starts giving you issues. The clutch in your vehicle wears out over time, however a simple repair can fix this. Our auto repair mechanics will perform the following on your vehicle:
You’re driving and all of a sudden you think you smell exhaust fumes coming from your vehicle, what should you do? Exhaust fumes in the cabin of a vehicle should be inspected and repaired immediately. At the very first sign that your exhaust starts leaking, bring your vehicle in for inspection to Jefferson Auto Repair in West Orange, NJ.
The exhaust system of your vehicle's engine is located under the rear of the car. The muffler helps reduce the amount of noise produced by your engine. It also controls the back-pressure of the engine, which improves the endurance and performance. The exhaust system is an important part in getting better fuel economy throughout the life of the vehicle. It is used to remove the burned air-fuel mixture from the vehicle by reducing the impact of the toxic gasses.
If the exhaust smell is inside the vehicle cabin, a leak in the exhaust system is almost always the cause. A leak can develop anywhere in the exhaust system and this can result in a heavy exhaust smell in the vehicle. The leak can develop in the muffler, exhaust pipe or even the manifold.
Exhaust and emission components in your vehicle can fail for many reasons. This can be due to rust, corrosion, and overall wear and tear on the vehicle. It can result in engine damage, poor fuel economy, poor performance, heightened emission levels and other problems. Jefferson Auto Repair in West Orange, NJ will inspect your vehicle to repair the exhaust system and take the necessary steps to fix the issue.