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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Power Steering Service At Camarillo Car Care Center In Camarillo

Power Steering Service At Camarillo Car Care Center In Camarillo

Many Camarillo drivers have been hearing about new advances in power steering technology, specifically, electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering for a few years. An electric motor directly provides the power assist to make steering easier. Undoubtedly we’ll see much more of this in Camarillo as full electric cars and electric hybrids become more common. The vast majority of cars and trucks serviced at Camarillo Car Care Center in Camarillo use a hydraulic power boost system. With hydraulics, fluid is pressurized by a pump which actuates a hydraulic cylinder to reduce steering effort. Some of these pumps are powered by an electric motor. Most pumps are powered by the serpentine belt driven by the engine. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal ... read more

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Air Conditioning Maintenance At Camarillo Car Care Center In Camarillo

Air Conditioning Maintenance At Camarillo Car Care Center In Camarillo

Warm weather or cold, Camarillo drivers still need to think about their SUV’s air conditioning. Most Camarillo people don’t service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Camarillo Car Care Center, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturer's preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough refrigerant to properly do the job. Small leaks in the SUV's air conditioning system allow the refrigerant to escape and the system can’t cool the air as well. We see that a lot at Camarillo Car Care Center in Camarillo. The refrigerant also contains a special oil that lubricates air conditioning components, and keeps the seals resilient. Low refrigerant and lubricating oil means that the air conditioning parts will wear out prematurely, an ... read more

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Keep Your Cool In Thousand Oaks: Air Conditioning Service

Keep Your Cool In Thousand Oaks: Air Conditioning Service

Most Thousand Oaks drivers wait for their air conditioning to fail before they service it at Camarillo Car Care Center. That’s because many Camarillo and Somis motorists don't really understand that automotive air conditioners need periodic service. Let me share some of the reasons why they fail. First, like every machine, the SUV air conditioner parts need lubrication. The lubricant is actually mixed in with the refrigerant (that’s the stuff that makes the air cool). So sometimes, even though the air conditioner is still making cool air, the oil that lubricates the parts has just been used up: and unlubricated parts can fail in all CA cars. The air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the air. So if you have trouble with fogging on your windshield during CA winters or during a rain storm, running the A/C on the ... read more

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