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Wheel Alignment

Wheel Alignment

Let’s talk – Wheel Alignment by Ute Lindner Ever wondered about Wheel Alignment? Before becoming a part of The Auto Station team, I never even knew about wheel alignment. And when we got our Hunter Alignment machine I was curious what it did and why it an important service. Signs of Problems If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side when driving If your steering feels unstable or you feel a vibration If your tires are wearing unevenly or squeal on turns Uneven tire wear Fatigue while driving - keeping the car straight Increased fuel consumption How it works During a 4-wheel alignment a technician measures and corrects wheel angles so they're set to vehicle manufacturer specifications. Ensure proper placement of weight around all tires and rim assemblies Completely inspect steering and suspension systems Adjust wheel angles so they’re perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other Mai ... read more

Let's talk A/C

Let's talk A/C

by Ute Lindner - The Auto Station Ever wondered about your A/C in the car? I have! Safety feature The A/C is one of these features that I often thought of as a wonderful luxury and never as a safety feature. And the more I am learning about cars I am realizing how important a feature it is. Combats driver fatigue from overheated vehicles Defogs the windshields – increased visibility How it works Turn the A/C on and the compressor compresses the system’s refrigerant (Freon) raising its temperature. It loses heat as it flows through the condenser. Next it passes through the receiver/dryer where contaminants and moisture are removed, and then on to the expansion valve/accumulator where the refrigerant is slowed down further, causing it to lose pressure and temperature before it gets to the evaporator. The evaporator further lowers the refrigerants temperature and, additionally, removes moisture from th ... read more