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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Change the Cabin Air Filter & Breathe Cleaner Air

Change the Cabin Air Filter & Breathe Cleaner Air

New cabin air filter vs old cabin filter   Time to Change Your Cabin Air Filter With the pine pollen season behind us, now is a good time to change out your cabin air filter.  Over time, the cabin air filter becomes less effective when it has done it's job filtering dust, debris, smoke and pollen from entering the cabin of your vehicle.  “With our dusty roads and heavy particles in the air we suggest an annual change of the cabin air filter, “ says Bill Greeno, owner of Quality Automotive Servicing.  Greeno also mentioned that anyone who drives dirt roads or who attends Burning Man should be especially diligent about the annual change. The cabin air filter began appearing in vehicles in 2002.  It prevents dust, pollen, dirt and other pollutants from entering your car through your A/C and heat vents.  With the driving conditions we experience everyday on our mountain roads, a clean c ... read more

Summer Heats Up, Your Cooling System Cools it Down

Summer Heats Up, Your Cooling System Cools it Down

  The cooling system  of your vehicle will be working hard this summer as temperatures in Truckee and Lake Tahoe heat up.  To be sure your truck, SUV or car can take the heat have a qualified technician at Quality Automotive Servicing run through a checklist of items that will keep you on the road.  Here are some things to consider in maintaining a healthy cooling system and your safety on the road.  The ratio of coolant in the radiator should be 50:50 with the manufacturer recommended coolant for your engine and distilled water.  Coolant should be flushed and changed regularly. The professionals  at Your Trusted Local Auto Care suggest it be done annually for Glycol systems and every 100K with modern coolants. This keeps the system fresh and free of containements which will prevent corrosion and assures that the coolant has the proper boiling point and protection.  If you experience overheating while driving, pull over at th ... read more

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