What Are YOU Breathing???

Many modern cars and light trucks are equipped from the factory with a Cabin Air Filter. This filter is designed to remove dust and other allergens from the air that is circulating inside your car. The result is a much healthier environment for you and your passengers. 

Just like any filter, over time, the cabin air filter becomes clogged with dust, pollen, and other debris. Replacing this filter is an easy maintenance item that can drastically improve the environment in your vehicle. Replacement of the cabin air filter is recommended every year.

Stop by Kool Kar Auto Repair, in Azle Texas, today to have the cabin air filter replaced if it hasn't been replaced within the last year.

"No-Start" Diagnostics

One of the most annoying things in the world is getting into your vehicle and finding out it will not start. Here are a few tips to help you figure out the problem.

Tip 1: Turn the ignition key to the start position. If a click or no noise is heard, you may have a dead battery or loose/corroded battery terminals. Check the battery terminals for looseness and the battery's state of charge.

Tip 2: Turn the ignition key to the start position. If the engine seems to crank over normally but will not start, you may have a loss of fuel pressure or spark.

Tip 3:  Turn the ignition key to the start position. If the engine cranks, but sounds uneven or to fast, you may have a broken timing belt or other engine component.

Many times it is these simple problems that prevent the engine from starting. However, seek the advise of a competent Auto Repair Technician for final diagnosis. There are many things that can cause a "No-Start" condition and the Technician is equipped with the technology to accurately diagnose any problem.  
Kool Kar Auto Repair, in Azle Texas, is happy to help you with problems like these.

Avoid These Common Mistakes

Nobody wants to repair your vehicle right the first time, and at a fair price, more than the Auto Repair Technician working on it. 
 As a mechanic, I can tell you two things... 1- Technicians take their reputations seriously, and 2- Technicians take a repair failure personally...because he feels like he failed his customer if the vehicle isn't repaired right the first time. Here are a few tips that will help you, help us, repair your vehicle, accurately and quickly, for the lowest possible cost.

Tip 1: Communicate with your Technician. Take the time to accurately describe the specific problem. Don't leave anything out. The goal of any auto repair is to restore the system being repaired to a performance level equal to or better than it performed from the factory. One of the keys to this is knowing exactly what isn't right. A good technician will tell you that you know what's normal for your car better than he does. 

Tip 2: Test Drive the Vehicle with your Technician. With complaints and symptoms such as noises, harshness and vibration, or intermittent engine performance problems like misfires, a test drive is important to repair accuracy. Nothing is worse to a Technician than repairing a noise that wasn't the noise the customer wanted repaired. Take the extra time to test drive the vehicle and pinpoint the complaint for the tech.

Tip 3: Ask questions. When the technician or sales person calls with the result of his diagnosis, ask questions until you are satisfied that you understand what the repair will accomplish. A good technician or sales person will be able to explain the diagnosis and repair to you in terms you can understand... but only if you ask questions.

Taking the time to follow these few tips will go along way to ensuring that you and your Auto Repair Technician are on the same page and your vehicle will be repaired right the first time without unnecessary costs.
You can help Kool Kar Auto Repair become the best auto repair shop in Azle Texas

Winter Maintainence: Tire Pressure

When ambient temperature drops, so does tire pressure
Pressure drops 1 to 2 lbs for every ten degrees of temp change
so, if you haven't checked your tire pressure since summer, chances are your tire pressure is low. 
Maintaining proper tire pressure is the single most important thing you can do for your tires. Under-inflation causes excessive tread wear and  heat, both of which can shorten the life of your tires. Additionally, under-inflation increases rolling resistance and reduces fuel economy. The vehicle's engine must work harder and use more fuel to over come the increased rolling resistance. 

Kool Kar Auto Repair recommends checking tire pressure once a month with as reliable tire pressure gauge. 

A modern radial tire can be under-inflated as much as 10 lbs and still look normal, so don't trust your eyes.
The manufacturers specific tire pressure for your vehicle can be found in your owner's manual, the door jamb or the glove box. The MAXIMUM tire pressure is printed on the sidewall of the tire. 

Come to Kool Kar Auto Repair, in Azle Texas, for All You Auto Repair and Service Needs.