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Monthly Archives: June 2020

When Should I Get My Car A/C Serviced?

When Should I Get My Car A/C Serviced?

Summer is here, and whether or not you commute to work every day or are planning a nice little road trip to get away for a little while, having working air conditioning can mean the difference between comfort and an unbearable ride. Before you find yourself having to deal with driving in the intense heat without relief, you can always ensure that your car's A/C is working at its best. So, when does your A/C need to be serviced?  The air conditioning system in your vehicle is complex and has many different working parts including the compressor, blower motor, fan, condenser, evaporator, and more. Some of these parts tend to fail more than the others, and often times we find vehicles just need a recharge of refrigerant. That is why we invite you to have your A/C serviced here at Pickering's Auto Service as soon as you notice any of the following issues with your vehicle's A/C: Air doesn't blow out of vents when turned on (this could affect heat, too) Air ... read more

Keeping Your Vehicle Healthy

Keeping Your Vehicle Healthy

Stay Well We hear the phrases “stay well” and “stay safe” a lot these days.  It implies that we should take the steps necessary so that we remain healthy and able to do what we want – and need - to do in the future. The same can be said for your vehicle. Routine maintenance and preventative servicing can help keep your car or truck “healthy”, too! While we understand that you may not equate “healthy” as a term that can refer to your vehicle’s condition, after you read this we hope that you’ll think differently about how you handle your auto service and who you trust to fix what ails your car. Just as people need regularly scheduled care – like visits to your dentist every 6 months for cleanings; your general practitioner or eye care professional every year for an annual exam, etc. – your vehicle’s manufacturer has also set specific guidelines that should not be ignored. Just like you and I, c ... read more

Maintaining Your Car

Maintaining Your Car

JUST SITTING AROUND What you still need to do to maintain a car that’s not being driven Cars - like people - have a hard time just sitting around.  So it makes sense that in this new pandemic environment, where people aren’t out and about as much as they used to be, their cars are just hanging out getting unhealthy, too.   Like us, there are a few things that you need to do to be ready to roll when things get back to normal. Consider these points to keep your vehicle in good shape: 1. Clean out your car and store it without personal items and trash. Possessions could invite a break in. Trash, like food and beverages, can transfer strong smells, leak, etc. (Rodents are always looking for a meal - don’t make it easy on them!) Store your car with the windows up and the doors locked. 2. Protect the exterior. A good coat of wax, tire protector, etc.  A well-fitting auto cover can help protect your car from bumps, scrapes ... read more

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