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Air Conditioning Maintenance At Dave’s Auto Repair

Warm weather or cold, Sarasota drivers still need to think about their Automobile’s air conditioning. Most Sarasota people don’t service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Dave’s Auto Repair, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturer’s preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. air conditioningMaintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the Automobile’s air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can’t cool the air as well. We see that a lot at Dave’s Auto Repair in Sarasota. The refrigerant also contains a special oil that lubricates air conditioning components, and keeps the seals resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the air conditioning parts will wear out prematurely, and all Sarasota car owners know that air conditioning repairs can be costly. At Dave ... read more

Keep Your Cool In Sarasota: Air Conditioning Service

Most Sarasota drivers wait for their air conditioning to fail before they service it at Dave’s Auto Repair. That’s because many Sarasota and Gulf Gate Estates motorists don’t really understand that automotive air conditioners need periodic service. Let me share some of the reasons why they fail. First, like every machine, the Automobile air conditioner parts need lubrication. The lubricant is actually mixed in with the refrigerant (that’s the stuff that makes the air cool). So sometimes, even though the air conditioner is still making cool air, the oil that lubricates the parts has just been used up: and unlubricated parts can fail in all FL cars. Keep Your Cool In Sarasota: Air Conditioning Service Now here’s a tip for Sarasota drivers: You should run your air conditioner every so often during FL winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out. The air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the air. So if you have trouble with fogging on ... read more

Coolant Service at Dave’s Auto Repair

Our cars have to operate in a wide range of Sarasota, FL temperatures and our engine coolant must be able to perform ‘no matter what’. Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant works. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive… And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That’s why different manufacturers recommend different types of anti-freeze for our Sarasota, FL vehicles. There are several different ‘families’ of anti-freeze available to us here in Sarasota, FL. Your owners’ manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, Dave’s Auto Repair will know what to put in your car. It’s important to stay on top of this because coolant system failure is the most common mechanical problem people have here in Sarasota, FL. Regular service at Dave’s Auto Re ... read more

Air Conditioning Service In Sarasota

Hey Sarasota, FL Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it is time to get your air conditioner checked. It’s real easy to take your car’s air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. When most people in Sarasota hear the words “air conditioning problems”, it sends a shiver up their spine. That is because the air conditioning system is fairly complex. It has a lot of parts and when it’s broken, it’s expensive to repair. What things can we do to prevent air conditioning breakdowns? A common cause of air conditioning failure is leaks. Water and air can leak into the system. The system doesn’t work as well with air in it. And water can cause rust that leads to damage of the A/C components. Also, refrigerant, the stuff that makes the air cold, can leak out, reducing ... read more