Sorted by Archive: August, 2016 ( 12 post/s)

  • Back-to-School Carpool Season Checklist

    Wednesday 31 August 2016

    School has started a few weeks ago here and we want to reminds drivers to make sure their vehicles are kid-safe and road ready with a five-point checklist: 1) Check lights and wipers for visibility. With shorter days and inclement weather ahead, make surelights and wipers function properly so that you can see and be seen.  Check the exterior and interior lights and replace any that are dimming, rapidly blin... read more

  • Techie Blog: The Air Blend Box is Your Best Friend!

    Wednesday 31 August 2016

    Hang in there hopefully only a few weeks left but in the meantime here's something that make you make feel cooler. You push a few buttons or turn some knobs, and voila, you have warm AZ air blowing on your feet or cool air chilling your face. How does all that happen? Well, it’s all thanks to the air blend box. This box lives behind your dash and serves up just the right temperature of air right where you want it. Let’s break it down. First there is the blower fan that... read more

  • Techie Blog: What are Axels for?

    Saturday 20 August 2016

    Your axles are the last link in transferring power from the engine to your wheels. They're strong parts that last a long time – but they can run into trouble. Axles just wear out over time and need to be replaced. And sometimes axle seals leak, causing the axle to wear out prematurely. Lubricant leaks out, and water and dirt can get in and contaminate the gears. When this happens you might hear strange noises coming from your axle. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicl... read more

  • Evaporative Emissions Control

    Friday 19 August 2016

    EVAP system is to capture these vapors and direct them into the engine to be burned – kind of an on-board recycling program. The EVAP system is a complicated network of hoses, valves, filters and such. Issues with the EVAP system are in the Top 5 reasons for a Check Engine Light to be illuminated. Your friendly and knowledgeable Spectrum Car Care Center service advisor can pull the trouble codes and begin a diagnostic procedure to isolate the fault. With the proper equipment, your can te... read more

  • What you should know about car wiper blades

    Friday 19 August 2016

    It's said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are based on visual information. Our wiper blades play an important role in this. Most Gilbert, Chandler, and Scottsdale drivers know that a dirty or streaked windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it nearly impossible to see. Most busy car owners deal with their wiper blades from a failure perspective. They address them when they no longer function. Instead, drivers sho... read more

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