Making Your Car Service Fun
The brake system in a vehicle is undoubtedly one of the most crucial safety features that it has. This system is responsible for decelerating or stopping the vehicle when necessary, preventing accidents and keeping passengers safe. For heavy vehicles like trucks and buses, which take longer to stop due to their weight and size, the brake system is even more important. Ignoring maintenance and repair issues in these vehicles' brake systems can lead to catastrophic consequences.
Have you noticed a musty smell when you turn on the air conditioning in your car? If so, you might be wondering if this means that you need to service your car's A/C. So, what do you need to know, and what should you do about it?
What Causes the Smell?
Mould or Bacteria
The most common cause of a musty smell coming from your car's A/C system is a build-up of mould and bacteria.
Brake fluid is a core component of any light vehicle's braking system. This liquid is responsible for transmitting hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal to the brake pads which, in turn, clamp onto the wheels to slow down or stop a vehicle. Over time, brake fluid can become contaminated with moisture, debris and other particles. This can affect its performance and, in the worst cases, compromise the safety of the vehicle.
Today, most vehicles on the road are fitted with an exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR valve). This sends some of the exhaust gas from the outlet back into the intake in order to help regulate emissions. Sometimes, this valve can play up, and when it does, it can cause issues with performance, so it pays to know little about this part and what you should do if it is faulty.
Living without a fully functioning air con system in your car can make life uncomfortable. Although there's always the option of driving with your windows down, doing so is problematic. First, it increases drag, which can also raise your fuel usage at certain speeds. Second, if you're sat in traffic the temperature soon starts to build. Here are some common issues you could face.
Your car's air conditioning relies on refrigerant to deliver those cool temperatures you may take for granted.
Hello! My name is Richard and this is my new blog. I used to hate servicing my car. I would avoid doing it if possible. The idea of getting my hands dirty and covered in oil. However, all of this changed when I made friends with the local mechanic when I was drinking in the pub. He invited me to hang out with him at his auto repair shop and he explained how to make servicing your car fun. Since then, I have been taking a big interest in maintaining my car. I hope you find this blog useful and entertaining.
The brake system in a vehicle is undoubtedly one o …
Have you noticed a musty smell when you turn on th …
Brake fluid is a core component of any light vehic …
Today, most vehicles on the road are fitted with a …
Living without a fully functioning air con system …