How Does a Car’s Air Conditioning Work?

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Summer is almost here, and with that comes the heat. Heat can make driving your car unbearable, which is why air conditioning was introduced by Packard in 1939. Beginning in luxury vehicles and now expanding into almost every vehicle produced, air conditioning has been cooling drivers and passengers for decades.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

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Spring has officially begun! We have discussed winter maintenance tips for your car, but keeping your vehicle in tune for Spring is just as critical in extending the life of your vehicle. This article will discuss a few spring cleaning tips you can do for your car.

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Signs You Might Have Wheel Alignment Problems

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The wheel alignment of your car can be off for a number of reasons, including hitting a pothole or curb. Improper wheel alignment can result in issues with how your vehicle handles—which could create a safety hazard—and can also negatively impact tire tread and gas mileage. Here are the important warning signs to look for with car alignment problems.

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Smart New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

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The New Year is upon us! This means resolutions and the best intentions for new beginnings. New Year’s resolutions are commonly either body-image or money-related. Also, it is a well-known fact that most New Year’s resolutions are broken within the first couple months of the year, but maybe we can better those odds if our commitments are more vehicular-based rather than economic- or bodily-focused. Here are a few smart New Year’s resolutions related to our cars; ones that save money, time, sanity and — perhaps — lives.

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Benefits of Taking Your Vehicle to an Auto Repair Shop

1525385_830343486981379_1719155708_nOne of those unavoidable aspects of owning a car is auto repair. Many car dealerships encourage the owners of their cars to return to the dealership for repairs and maintenance, but it may not be necessary. An independent repair shop like Asher Automotive can fulfill your maintenance and vehicle repair needs. Here are just a few of the many benefits of bringing your vehicle to our auto repair shop.

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How Do Vehicles Control Emissions?

MUFFLERMost have probably heard a lot about emissions and why they need to be controlled. However, have you ever wondered what they are or how vehicles keep them under control?

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Basics of Oil Change

18706_698824006799995_1561248615_nOil changes, like taxes, are an inescapable fact of life for car owners. However, whether you change your own oil or leave it to the professionals, you should at least understand what choices are available to you and how they will affect your vehicle’s performance. Here are a few basics of oil changing that will bring you up to speed and help you make an informed decision.

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Why You Should Leave Engine Repairs to the Professionals

diesel-engineCars today have over 80 separate computers scattered around the car, but one of the big ones is the engine control unit (ECU). Also known as the engine control module (ECM), this controls most of the key engine functions, including the fuel/air mixture, spark timing and more.

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Understanding the Basics of Diesel Engines

408441_531296886886042_246762511_nLess than 5 percent of U.S. passenger cars are diesel-powered, but diesel engines are the workhorses of agriculture, construction, drilling, forestry, industry, mining, transportation and shipping. Diesel engines power everything from buses and combines to bulldozers, excavators, semi-trailer trucks, ships and trains.

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Pros and Cons of Clean Diesel

Clean DieselIt’s been almost a decade since the US Environmental Protection Agency adopted more stringent requirements for diesel fuels. The idea was to reduce diesel emissions and diminish the production of black carbon particulate matter.

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