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Five Best Reasons To Service Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning System

Five Best Reasons To Service Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning System

Now that we are in June and the temperatures are climbing, we tend to rely more upon our vehicle’s air conditioning system. A lot of us take our A/C system for granted when all is well. But we can get super uncomfortable the minute the air conditioning system in our car isn’t working properly. To keep your vehicle’s A/C system running well, you should maintain it regularly, of course. When you bring your vehicle to Japanese Carmasters for major or minor service, for example, we check your air conditioning system during our multi-point inspection to make sure it’s able to keep you cool. That’s a given. But have you ever thought about the best reasons to service your vehicle’s air conditioning system? Here are the five best reasons we can think of, and we hope it encourages you to never ignore servicing your vehicle again. Keep yourself cool. -- Okay, this is pretty obvious. You want to make sure you’re comfortable while driving, and we agree ... read more

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Hybrid Service available at JCM!

Hybrids are great, they safe you money and time at the pump and they are better for the environment than more traditional gas powered vehicles. But much like diesel engines they due come with their own unique set of issues. So if you have a dashboard malfunction indicator light on, let us know and we will be happy to quickly diagnose the issue and get you back on the road before you know it in a hybrid that is both safe and reliable. It is important to have your hybrid vehicle inspected sooner rather than later whenever you suspect an issue. This is because hybrids are extremely efficient vehicles and if it is experiencing a malfunction, then it may be expelling more exhaust than you, as the driver, ever intended. While hybrids due operate on battery power in certain instances it is still important to keep up with your manufacturer’s maintenance suggestions. Keep in mind though that these suggestions are based on ideal driving conditions and on a timetable of about 12,000 a yea ... read more

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BRAKE SERVICE

It’s critical to maintain your brakes and the accessories that help them work with regular checkups and service. This helps ensure your safety while driving your vehicle so you can slow down and stop when needed. So, it’s important to know the signs to check for to determine whether or not your brakes need repair. Here’s what you need to know about brake service: Know the Different Types of Brake Pads Manufacturers don’t make all brakes in the same way. So, it’s essential to get the brake pads that fit your needs. Here are three common types of brake pads you can choose from: Semi-Metallic. This is the most common type of brake pads used and for a good reason. It’s durable and one of the best types of brake pads for heat transfer. However, semi-metallic brakes are noisy and can wear down your rotors faster than types of brake pads. It’s also not the best option for low-temperature locations. Non-Asbestos Organic ... read more

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CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

Your car is a pretty amazing machine. It’s built to withstand severe weather such as snow, ice, and thunderstorms. Even during a torrential downpour, you can stay safe and dry in your vehicle. It’s built with special censors that alert you when something wrong. No matter what car you own, the electronic-control system will send a signal that flashes a light representing the whereabouts of the issue. So, when the ‘Check Engine’ light comes on your dashboard it’s easy to get alarmed. While it’s important to be concerned and check it out, sometimes it’s as simple as the gas cap not fastened tight enough. These steps will assist you with what to do if your check engine light comes on in your car. What Does it Mean? Some vehicles ‘Check Engine’ light will display in red, yellow, or orange. Others may just have the engine symbol in either of those three colors. Either way, a mechanic should assess the situation as soon as possible. Ins ... read more

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