2019 Ford Ranger: Recall Alert

By Jen Burklow on October 15, 2019

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 18,000 model-year 2019 Ford Ranger pickup trucks built at the Michigan Assembly Plant Aug. 1-Sept. 27 The Problem: The climate control blower motor may have been bu... Read More
What Causes the Air Conditioning Fan to Slow Down?

By Rick Popely on September 18, 2018

By Rick Popely, Cars.com If your fan motor no longer blows at the high speeds it used to, then it’s probably worn out from years of use or has other issues that limit airflow. But if the fa... Read More
Air-Conditioner Condenser: What You Need to Know

By Rick Popely on June 11, 2018

There are many pieces to the puzzle of equipment that is the car air conditioner, but one vital component of your vehicle’s cool air system is the air-conditioning condenser. A/C condenser is... Read More
Why Does My Car Heater Blow Cold Air?

By Rick Popely on February 23, 2018

CARS.COM — Why does your car heater blow cold air? Chances are that if you’re getting a blast of cold air you don’t want when you turn on the vehicle’s heater or defroster, itR... Read More
Common Radiator and Cooling-System Problems

By Rick Popely on February 21, 2018

CARS.COM — 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... Read More
If I Seldom Drive, What's the Minimum I Should Drive My Car?

By Rick Popely on February 16, 2018

CARS.COM — If you’re not a regular driver of your car, it can be easy to feel disconnected from the mechanics of the thing. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Not necessarily: We recommend dri... Read More
What's Causing That Smell in My Car?

By Rick Popely on February 14, 2018

CARS.COM — If your vehicle is giving off an unusual or sickening odor instead of that instantly identifiable new-car smell, follow your nose and find the source of the aroma. Bad smells can lead to... Read More
Why Does My Air Conditioning Run at Only One Speed?

By Rick Popely on February 1, 2018

CARS.COM — It’s hard to dispute that few things are as unpleasant as setting foot inside your car on a sweltering day only to discover that your air conditioner has failed you. But what happe... Read More
What's a Cabin Air Filter and When Should You Replace It?

By Rick Popely on January 30, 2018

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 du... Read More
Air Conditioning: What You Need to Know

By Rick Popely on April 30, 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&#... Read More