Monthly Archives: January 2021

4 Signs Your Car’s Air Conditioner Needs Freon

4 Signs Your Car’s Air Conditioner Needs Freon

It’s no secret that summer (and spring and much of fall) is hot enough to require the air conditioner being on when you’re driving around Raleigh. If it can’t keep up, your drive is probably pretty miserable and uncomfortable. Could the problem be coolant? Here are three signs your car’s air conditioner needs Freon and what you should do about it.  Your Car Probably Doesn’t Use Freon First, it’s important to note that your car probably doesn’t use Freon. Freon, or the generic term, R12, is a coolant that was found to be highly detrimental to the ozone layer, so car manufacturers stopped using it in 1994. It’s just that, like Band-aids and Kleenex, the brand name became commonly used.    If your car is older than 2018, you probably have R134A, a better refrigerant that is also efficient and effective. If it’s newer than 2018, your car most likely has R1234yf, a highly efficient coolant that breaks down rapidly in t ... read more

Should You Worry About Your Subaru’s Head Gasket

Should You Worry About Your Subaru’s Head Gasket

Subarus are generally reliable, dependable vehicles, and their drivers tend to be incredibly loyal. However, one common concern people have with Subarus is the vulnerability of the head gasket, and this worry may stop them from buying one. Our Subaru repair company is taking a closer look at this issue, breaking down what the head gasket is, signs there’s an issue, and which models are most likely to be affected. What Is the Head Gasket in a Subaru? First, let’s look at what the head gasket does and what makes it important. Your engine is divided into two sections:    1. The engine block where the pistons and cylinders are; 2. The cylinder head where the valves, spark plug, and cam shaft are located.    Between these two sections is the head gasket. Its role is to seal the internal combustion process within the engine block while allowing coolant and oil to move separately th ... read more

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