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How Important are the Brakes on your Car?

How Important are the Brakes on your Car?

Squeeeeeeel...  When you hear this noise coming from another car, it’s annoying.  But, when you hear it from your own car, it’s frightening. How many times a day do you have to stop your car? If you actually counted it would be a very high number. Now, imagine what could happen if your brakes took longer than you had anticipated to stop or worse, quit working during one of those stops. You could damage your car or worse you could hurt yourself, one of your passengers, or a unsuspecting pedestrian. If you notice any of the following in your vehicle, then you should have your vehicle inspected by an ASE Certified Brake Specialist. The brake light is lit on your dashboard: This indicating that something is amiss and needs to be inspected ASAP.   Grinding or Squealing sound when you apply the brakes.  If the noise from your brakes is constant, you have a problem.  Consul ... read more

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Help! My Air Conditioning in my car is not working!

Help! My Air Conditioning in my car is not working!

Here in Vermont we have a fairly short season of hot and humid weather. Mostly we can get by rolling down our windows and letting fresh air in to keep us comfortable. But on those wicked hot days most of us really appreciate having the air condition working in our cars to keep us cool . Trying to explain how the air conditioning system of your car works is not an easy task. This is because it’s fairly complicated and counter-intuitive. Basically, when you push the A/C button in your car, you are starting a chain reaction that removes the heat from inside your vehicle and transfers that heat to the outside air. Once all the hot air and humidity has been removed the air becomes cooler. It can be a real ahhhhhhhhhhhh moment once the hot air is removed & you’re left with cool refreshing air . Here is a more technical explanation of how your Air Conditioning works is from Edmunds.com: There are six basic components in the A/C System: compressor, co ... read more

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