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Get to know the common AC system symptoms & problems
Nobody wants to think about fixing a broken automobile air conditioning system when the weather is cold, but maybe you should. As we move into the summer, however, suddenly having a car air conditioning system that works – and works WELL – becomes a top priority. Having an AC system that “kind of” works may be sufficient for you, but faulty AC can cause bigger damage to your car down the road if left unattended. An AC running on low or dirty coolant, or on faulty electrical wiring, can end up ruining the entire air conditioning compressor. Car AC systems are connected to the rest of the vehicle’s electrical system. An electrical surge or an AC malfunction can cause problems with the rest of the car such as poor idling, fuel inefficiencies or drained batteries. Generally, auto air conditioning systems are fast, easy and inexpensive to fix. Most problems are coolant-related, and may often be as simple as getting a coolant flush or refill or repairing a leak. With that said, unless you’re a qualified mechanic, a car’s AC system is not something you want to fix on your own at home. Most do-it-yourself instructions for fixing broken AC’s contain scary phrases, like “it is illegal to release freon gas into the atmosphere” and “be sure to wear proper hand and eye protection”; it’s best to leave this up to the professionals.
Here are a few of the problems most commonly found in auto air conditioning systems: 1) Coolant and/or Refrigerant Leaks. 2) Noisy AC Compressor. 3) Fluctuating Temperatures.
4) Faulty Car Electrical System. 5) Bacteria Buildup. So how can you tell if any of these are a problem for your car’s air conditioning unit? Here’s a basic checklist of symptoms which indicate something is wrong with your AC:
– If you do not get cold air when you turn on your AC system
– If the fan or blower doesn’t work – If there is noise from the fan, blower or AC when turned on – If one of the dashboard controls malfunctions – If the air conditioning smells funky – If the air filter or dryer have never been replaced, or if the AC has never been serviced before
If one of these symptoms applies to your car’s air conditioning system, it’s probably time to have it inspected by a mechanic. Caught early, most auto air conditioning problems are fairly easy and inexpensive to fix.
Before you book your MOT check-out Wcarey-MOT-Infographic (1) – it might save you a few pounds. In this infographic we share government statistics that show the most common MOT fails by vehicle class. Whether you are close to our garage in West Byfleet or slightly further afield get your car service or MOT at W Carey Motor Engineers. We’ve been providing quality garage services in West Byfleet for years and often the simplest measures can go a long way towards helping you avoid your vehicle failing its MOT.
And when you are ready to get your vehicle MOT tested or serviced, get in touch. W Carey Motor Engineers offer a free collect and deliver service designed for clients who are simply too busy juggling work and general day to day commitments to get to a good garage that offers the service they can trust. At W Carey we have thought of everything, we not only collect and deliver your car for free, we also provide you with clear transparent quotes to avoid nasty surprises. These are just some of the reasons why this local garage service in West Byfleet has clients returning every year, with a team that are frequently trained on servicing all types of vehicles including high end luxury cars such as Porsches, Mercedes, BMWs and more – you can be confident that you have access to a team of fully qualified mechanics trained to the same standards as major dealerships. Book an appointment today!
According to government data*, 40% of vehicles fail their initial MOT test, which leads to unnecessary expenses. And while an MOT certificate confirms that the vehicle is roadworthy at the time of testing, it does not, guarantee roadworthiness over the 12 months. To remain safe and continue to enjoy your vehicle, your best bet is to service your vehicle regularly.
To help clients remain roadworthy without breaking the budget, Richie, W Carey Motor Engineer’s chief mechanic has compiled a simple checklist:
Headlights & Indicators – check and replace broken bulbs
Brake lights – do they come on when you press the brake pedal? If not, get them checked.
Tyres – all should have a minimum legal tread depth of 1.6mm (use a 20p coin to check) Also test the pressure, and look for splits, bulges or cuts
Handbrake – check the tension
Seats – does the driver’s seat adjust forwards and backwards? If not, get it checked.
Seat belts – check full length of driver’s seat belt for damage. All seat belts should latch and fasten securely, and lock when you give them a sharp tug.
Windscreen – check for damage, particularly in the driver’s central view
Suspension check– apply your weight to each corner of the car, if it bounces more than twice the shock absorbers could be faulty get it checked.
Horn: blast horn. If it isn’t loud enough to attract pedestrians or fellow motorists it needs to be repaired.
Exhaust: check for leaks by starting the engine in a ventilated space at normal temperature, then listen from the rear of the car for any unusual noises and look out for abnormal smoke.
Fuel and engine oil: make sure your car is filled with enough fuel and engine oil
W Carey Motor Engineers makes it even easier for Woking’s vehicle owners to get an MOT test. Book your MOT test online today and schedule your vehicle at a time that’s convenient for you. We love all types of vehicles, but we are particularly passionate about BMW’s, Mercedes, Porsches and other high-end vehicles. Whether you want your car serviced or an MOT test, we offer dealer-level services at an affordable rate.
Wiper blades replacement for clearer visibility, safer trips.
Regular service maintenance is essential for driver safety particularly during the darker winter months. To help raise awareness of the importance of regular servicing we are offering free wiper blades replacement for all customers when they book a full service between now and Christmas.
“As well as reminding our customers of the importance of getting their car serviced regularly, we also wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for choosing W. Carey Motor Engineers” said Richie Chief Mechanic
Wiper Blades Replacement Offer – Limited Slots Available
Wiper blades work hard throughout the year and we recommend they are replaced at least every year. Our offer is valid from today until 20th December 2016 and is not valid in conjunction with other offers. Limited stock available to avoid disappointment book your service today.
With winter coming faster than Santa falling through the chimney, W. Carey wants their customers to be safe when driving on the wintery roads. We recommend that drivers adhere to a basic car maintenance checklist before taking their vehicle out onto the road, especially if you are driving home for Christmas.
These essential checks must be done routinely to ensure that the car does not suffer any breakdowns or potentially lead to any accidents. The Owner’s Manual offers drivers specific guidelines on these checks and will inform you when the car service is due. Alternatively, you can always book your car for a service at the garage for an interim servicing.
Basic Maintenance Checklist
Checking your fluids (including fuel) before you start a long journey is vital, as you don’t want to leave it until the last minute when you need to top them up at the last moment. Make sure the screenwash system is fully functional – this is the law! It must be kept topped up regularly with good screenwash, preferably one that prevents freezing and clear away greasy grime. Before winter arrives, the antifreeze should be checked and topped up (See Water for more information).
Checking the condition of all the exterior lights on the vehicle is a law requirement for any vehicle in order to prevent accidents. By giving them a good clean and making sure that all the bulbs are working and to guarantee there are no cracks in the light casings.
This should be checked every two weeks by using the dipstick. This is a simple check, which is highlighted in the cars Owner’s Manual. This should be done before long journeys so as to ensure you don’t have any problems or suffer any breakdowns on the motorway!
This should fundamentally be checked every week. This should be done when the car is off and the engine is cold. Check the coolant level is between the MIN and MAX marks, as lack of coolant can cause the engine to overheat and can cause serious damage.
These can be a bit difficult to check yourself, so you can always take your car to your local garage to check the battery level. This is one of the most common causes of breakdowns on the roads, at any time of the year.
An essential check to be done every two weeks, the pressures in your tyres should be checked. Low pressure can result in an increase in tyre wear and reduced control of the car when driving. It is also important to check for any cuts or wear and to check the tread is within the legal limit.
Save a little extra cash for Xmas! Starting today, we’re offering you a 15% discount on your MOT. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your MOT test out of the way while you’re running your other errands.
W. Carey Motor Engineers has been providing car servicing and MOT testing for the residents of West Byfleet, and surrounding areas, for years. We’re always looking for new ways to make life easier for our customers, which is why we’ve recently introduced our MOT online booking system to save you valuable time.
Limited Time Offer – be quick and book today! Appointments are limited and this offer is only valid over the Black Friday weekend!
BMW is celebrated for their style and superior engineering. With their latest 7 series, fans were not disappointed this year. Once again, BMW proved that they are the definitive masters of technology-led motor vehicle innovation. For garages that specialise in servicing BMWs, keeping up with the changes is a pleasure, not a chore. In this article, we look at what makes the BMW 7 Series so special.
Innovative Interior Technology
BMW has innovated their engines to be more fuel efficient and they’ve improved the interior and exterior design. They are gaining praises for their technological achievements whilst maintaining the traditional comfort and values we all know and love. The new gesture control features are especially exciting–they allow the driver to control functions such as increasing the stereo volume and answering the phone with just hand gestures–super cool!!
Affluent Airline Experience
The most popular choice for the new 7 series range is the BMW 730d M Sport due to its mix of strong performance and refinement, as well as providing the traditional BMW hallmarks of good fuel economy, handling and efficiency. The 2016 model has been praised for it’s fantastic interior, design and technology. The new model for 2017 continues the luxury theme, taking inspiration from the aviation industry, delivering an airline-style travel experience while staying on the ground.
Staying at the forefront of technology and design means that cars like the BMW 730d M Sport need special attention. This is why garages like W. Carey Motor Engineers put training at the top of their priorities list. Whether your BMW is new, or a few years old, you want the most knowledgeable people working on your vehicle. Using an independent garage with mechanics who are regularly trained in the nuances of technological innovation is just as good as taking your car to an approved dealership. Don’t just take our word for it–check out our mechanics’ qualifications.