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Why Does My Car A/C Feel Warm?

Why Does My Car A/C Feel Warm?

It's frustrating and annoying for a car's air conditioner to blow warm air when it's hot outside. You expect the air to be cool so that you can have a comfortable ride. Warm air indicates that your air conditioner has a problem. Besides discomfort, hot air can be dangerous when the temperature becomes uncontrollably high. Here are reasons why your car's A/C feels warm: Leaking Refrigerant A Leak can happen anywhere, and it is difficult for you to detect. It might be a worn-out valve, a loose joint, or even a punctured evaporator. When there is a leakage somewhere in the refrigerant, it becomes difficult for the system to work appropriately. It's recommendable for you to contact an expert to fix the leakage in the refrigerant. The process will help the AC eliminate humidity and heat from the cabin appropriately. A Malfunctioning Compressor A compressor helps to circulate refrigerant and remove heat in the system. When the compressor is not engaging, you'll ... read more

Tire Maintenance Tips

Tire Maintenance Tips

Tire maintenance is crucial for your vehicle overall because a good set of tires is a huge factor for your safety on the road. If you've ever driven in the rain and hydroplaned, you understand that uncertainty that comes along with driving with tires with low tread. It can cause your vehicle to lose control and can make braking or turning difficult. That is why taking care of your tires over time is so important! What are some of the ways that you can better maintain your tires? Well, for starters, tire rotations are an easy way to ensure that each tire wears evenly and at the same speed as the other tires. A tire rotation takes your tires and moves them around, that way they can all wear down the same. This is because, typically, your front tires will wear down quicker than the back ones. This service should be done at every oil change or every 5,000 miles or so. By evening out your tire wear, you'll save money on replacement tires and will be able to replace them all rather ... read more

What Car Noises Signal Trouble

What Car Noises Signal Trouble

Your car has thousands of moving parts, so it's not unusual to hear a random noise every now and then, right? While some sounds are not a concern, others may indicate trouble brewing within your vehicle. If you hear any of these five unusual car sounds, you should bring your car to Elite Imports & Auto Repair so our technicians can further investigate. Hissing from the Engine If you hear a sss sound coming from the front end of your car, more often than not, it is an engine problem. A hose may have been corrupted and released pressure, which is why you may hear this sound. Furthermore, it can mean that you have a fluid leak that can ultimately hurt your engine and surrounding components. Please have this inspected as soon as possible to avoid a big problem like engine overheating.   Squeaking or Squealing While Braking Brake pads are known to make a high-pitched squealing noise once they've worn down. Most of the time, this is just an audible signal to remind ... read more

4 Horrible Driving Habits You Should Quit

4 Horrible Driving Habits You Should Quit

At Elite Imports & Auto Repair, we understand how important the investment of your car is. The better you take care of your car, SUV, or truck, the better it will serve you in the long run. We see too many car owners who neglect car maintenance or make careless mistakes that end up hurting their vehicles.  A common way that most people hurt their car is through lousy driving habits. The habits below can lead to mechanical problems that easily can be avoided if you simply quit: Speeding On Bumpy Roads When driving on a rough surface, such as gravel, speed bumps, or potholes, you need to be extra careful. Speeding over uneven grounds compromises the condition of your suspension parts. You also run the risk of blowing out your tires, bumping your wheels out of alignment, and steering off the road.  Revving The Engine Some drivers might think revving the engine is "cool", but it can actually hurt your vehicle. When you rev a cold motor, you're increasing th ... read more

Safe Driving Tips for Your Teen Driver

Safe Driving Tips for Your Teen Driver

If you have a teen who is just starting out on the road, you may be a little anxious or worried every time your child gets behind the wheel. You may have doubts whether you have done enough training and preparation to ensure they drive safe and smart. Though every parent may feel this at this point in their child's life, here are some ways you can prepare your new teen driver. Here are some important rules and techniques to set for your teenager to become a more competent and better driver:  Be a good example for your children. Believe it or not, many teenagers will replicate their parents ' bad driving habits without even knowing it. They've learned and made a mental note from observing your driving throughout the years. This is why parents need to follow the traffic laws, drive slowly, and always buckle up. Limit your teen's night driving. Driving at night can be strenuous for everyone, no matter your age. To ease your mind, you should start by just letting you ... read more