Making Your Car Service Fun
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.
The registration of your vehicle is a legal requirement, and failure to do so can result in heavy fines.
When you register your vehicle for the first time, you will be required to have an inspection conducted by a mechanic. This inspection ensures that your vehicle is roadworthy and safe for use on public roads. The benefit of having this done before registering your car is that you will know if there are any problems with your vehicle before it gets registered on the road.
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.
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 …
The registration of your vehicle is a legal requir …