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Why Isn’t My Car’s AC Blowing Cold Air?

Why Isn’t My Car’s AC Blowing Cold Air?

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Fall may be just around the corner but the weather is still hot and humid. So, what happens when you turn on your vehicle’s air conditioner and it doesn’t blow cold air through the vents? Yes, you utter a few choice words but then direct your hands-free assistant to call Fairfax Auto Repair. Why? Because…
car insurance: get the facts

Car Insurance: Get the Facts

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Car insurance is a necessary evil that every driver must pay. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and you need insurance to protect you, your car, and your chances of a lawsuit. If you’re looking for a new policy, there are a few important facts you should know about. Before you agree to a new car insurance…
Handling Power Steering Issues

Handling Power Steering Issues

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If you suddenly notice that it’s very difficult to turn the steering wheel, it could be a red flag that your power steering is in trouble. While this might not mean you need expensive repairs, any time the power steering goes out it’s important to have the issue diagnosed. Power steering that is no longer…
How Are Mechanical Problems Diagnosed

How Are Mechanical Problems Diagnosed

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Modern vehicles are much more complex than their older counterparts. With so many electrical components and computers, diagnosing a vehicle issue can be more complicated than ever before. Even with the advent of new technology, every car still relies on certain mechanical components to operate. So, how are these mechanical problems diagnosed so your mechanic…
How Do You Fix A Simple Car Problem

How Do You Fix A Simple Car Problem

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If you own a car, you already know it can end up with a wide range of problems. From the everyday tweaks to complex engine repair, dealing with vehicle issues can be stressful, time-consuming, and costly. Luckily, there are lots of things you can do on your own to fix a simple car problem. Here…
What Are Common Engine Problems

What Are Common Engine Problems

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A car engine is a complex piece of equipment that uses an array of moving parts in order to function. Whether big or small, engine problems can become extremely daunting, expensive, and downright frustrating. Before you panic, take a closer look at some common engine problems and what could possibly be the underlying cause. Your…
What Happens When A Fuse Blows?

What Happens When A Fuse Blows?

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Just like your house, a vehicle uses a number of fuses that serve different functions. Located in a central fuse box, these small components protect your car from short circuits and overloads. When one trips or burns out, it must be replaced. Here’s what to do about a blown fuse. Fuse Design Fuses involve small…
How Do I Know My Muffler is Bad?

How Do I Know My Muffler is Bad?

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Your vehicle’s exhaust system is complex and can take time and money to repair. Despite the inconvenience, ignoring problems with this area will only create more damage and lead to greater financial commitment. If you know the signs of a damaged muffler, you can hopefully catch issues early and limit negative fallout. Here are the…
When Should I Replace My Windshield Wiper Blades?

When Should I Replace My Windshield Wiper Blades?

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Unlike other vehicle components, windshield wiper blades don’t necessarily have a mileage point at which they should be changed. Instead, pay attention to certain symptoms that tell you they’re soon to fail. Seasonal Changes If snow and ice are common where you live, consider changing your wipers before winter. Having new blades prior to needing…
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Tips for Fixing a Flat Tire

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Not all tire punctures require a new tire. In fact, some flats can be repaired in about 15 minutes. So, before you run to the shop and spend hundreds on new treads, check out these tips for evaluating the damage and how to fix a flat tire. Buy a Kit Before you can do anything…
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