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Yearly Archives: 2024

Are cheap DIY A/C recharge kits your friend or foe? Discover the truth!

Are cheap DIY A/C recharge kits your friend or foe? Discover the truth!

Using DIY car air conditioning repair kits or hiring unqualified shops for repairs can potentially cause harm in several ways: Ineffectiveness: Many DIY kits claim to fix common AC problems like leaks or low refrigerant levels. However, these fixes are often temporary and may not address underlying issues. This can lead to ongoing AC problems and is a waste of your time and money. Repair shops sometimes claim to perform AC repairs, but in truth they just use a cheap repair kit with sealant instead of proper testing and repairs. Incorrect diagnosis: Without proper training and diagnostic tools, DIY'ers may misdiagnose AC issues. For example, assuming a refrigerant leak when the problem lies elsewhere can result  potential damage to the AC system and you're still hot under the collar. Safety hazards: Working with refrigerants can be hazardous if not done correctly. DIY'ers may accidentally release refrigerant into the atmosphere which is harmful to the environmen ... read more

Rough Road Ahead! The ugly truth about potholes and the damage to your vehicle.

Rough Road Ahead! The ugly truth about potholes and the damage to your vehicle.

When you're heading out the door to work or the store, do you plan your route based on road conditions? If not, then you probably haven’t driven down Second Street in Jamestown! Potholes all run together in strips now, with repair patches on top of patches from last year – they are impossible to miss! That’s the story all over the area… Falconer, Lakewood, Randolph, and Frewsburg. Potholes are a natural occurrence in our region with Winter freeze/thaw cycles, even when we’ve had a mild Winter. Here are 6 types of damage that can occur to your vehicle as a result of potholes and severe road conditions: Suspension Damage: Potholes can impact the suspension system, leading to issues such as misalignment, bent or damaged control arms, and broken shocks or struts. This can result in a rough ride, uneven tire wear, and reduced stability. Tire Damage: Potholes can cause punctures, bulges, or sidewall damage to tires, leading to air leaks or blowouts ... read more