HVAC

What's a Cabin Air Filter and When Should You Replace It?

By Rick Popely on Sat Oct 01 00:30:00 GMT-06:00 2016


CARS.COM — The cabin air filter, a feature found on most late-model vehicles, cleans the air that comes into the interior through the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. It catches dust, pollen and other airborne material that can make riding… Read More

What's a Cabin Air Filter and When Should You Replace It?

By Rick Popely on Sat Oct 01 00:30:00 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — The cabin air filter, a feature found on most late-model vehicles, cleans the air that comes into the interior through the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system. It catches dust, pollen and other airborne material that can make riding… Read More

What's Causing That Smell in My Car?

By Rick Popely on Wed Aug 17 05:00:21 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — If your vehicle is giving off an unusual or sickening odor instead of that new-car smell, follow your nose and find the source of the aroma. Bad smells can lead to expensive repairs or health hazards and shouldn't… Read More

If I Seldom Drive, What's the Minimum I Should Drive My Car?

By Rick Popely on Mon May 16 05:00:55 GMT-06:00 2016

We recommend driving every two to three weeks to make it less likely that you wind up with a dead battery, flat-spotted tires or other issues that can be caused by letting a car sit for weeks. We've heard many… Read More

Air-Conditioner Condenser: What You Need to Know

By Rick Popely on Sat Apr 30 12:46:53 GMT-06:00 2016

The air-conditioning condenser is a radiator positioned between the car's grille and the engine-cooling radiator in which the gaseous refrigerant sheds heat and returns to a liquid state. The liquid refrigerant flows to the evaporator inside the dashboard, where it… Read More

Air Conditioning: What You Need to Know

By Rick Popely on Sat Apr 30 11:30:19 GMT-06:00 2016

When your air conditioner blows only mildly cool air or no cool air at all, it's probably low on refrigerant. That means it's probably time for an air-conditioning recharge, but there's more to it than just filling up. Because the… Read More

Air-Conditioning Compressor: What You Need to Know

By Rick Popely on Sat Apr 30 11:24:12 GMT-06:00 2016

Want cold air in the summer or clear windows in the winter? Then you'll want a functioning air-conditioning compressor. It is the power unit of the air-conditioning system that puts the refrigerant under high pressure before it pumps it into… Read More

Common Radiator and Cooling-System Problems

By Rick Popely on Sun Feb 14 13:47:14 GMT-06:00 2016

If steam is pouring from under your hood, a temperature warning light is glowing bright red on your dashboard or the needle in the temperature gauge is cozying up to the High mark, it's time to pull off the road… Read More

Common Heating and Air Conditioning Problems

By Rick Popely on Sun Jan 17 15:14:07 GMT-06:00 2016

Heating and air conditioning systems are maintenance-free for the most part, so when something bad happens, it's seldom because the owner neglected to have it serviced. The systems just wear out over time. That includes the refrigerant for the air… Read More

Why Does My Car Heater Blow Cold Air?

By Rick Popely on Sun Jan 17 01:11:00 GMT-06:00 2016

When you're getting a blast of cold air, especially one you don't want, chances are that something has gone wrong in or around the heater core. It's a small radiator that generates heat by allowing engine coolant to circulate so… Read More

Why Does My Air Conditioning Run at Only One Speed?

By Rick Popely on Sun Jan 17 00:04:00 GMT-06:00 2016

By Rick Popely, Cars.com The fan switch may be at fault, but a more likely reason is that a blower motor resistor that controls the voltage going to the blower has packed it in, resulting in only one speed remaining… Read More