Has Your Air Conditioning Been Serviced Lately?

The summer heat has arrived in the Downey area, and that means your AC units are in full swing, both in your home and your vehicle. There’s not much worse than driving in the heat without a properly working AC unit. It also takes just a few minutes for your vehicle to get scorching hot if you have to park it out in the full sun. Having a fully functional AC in your vehicle is not an option. It’s a must-have feature for summer driving in Downey, CA. The last thing you want to do is get caught somewhere on a hot day without your AC blowing ice cold air. Of course, you could always role down your windows, but that’s a temporary fix, especially when the temperature really starts to rise in July and August. And if you have to stop, the air outside isn’t going to help keep you cool. To that end, do you know the last time your vehicle’s air conditioning was serviced? If it’s been a while, then now is a good time to get it done. AC System Maintenan ... read more

Trusted Nissan Repair in Downey CA

  Trusted Nissan Repair in Downey CA If you drive a Nissan, then you already know Nissan is one of the most reliable Japanese-built vehicles you can buy. With many quality models to choose from, the Nissan brand is known for dependability and reliability. That’s what makes Nissan so popular with California drivers and what’s makes them so nice to own. However, like all vehicles, your Nissan will need some service and repair to keep it in the best shape possible. Taking Proper Care of Your Nissan If you’re fortunate enough to drive a newer Nissan model, then don’t forget to take care of your investment. You want it to look and drive like new for as long as possible. On the other hand, if your Nissan is a little older, then you have to be sure to stay up the maintenance, so it continues to be reliable. So, how do you keep your Nissan vehicle running an ... read more

Downey Auto Repair - Why Does My Car’s AC Blow Stinky Air

Downey Auto Repair - Why Does My Car’s AC Blow Stinky Air   There are not too many odors as pleasing at that new car smell. Why can’t that smell last forever? On the other hand, it can’t get much worse than when your vehicle starts smelling bad. The bad smells can come from the engine or the exhaust, or it could simply be a matter of cleanliness. That unfinished taco in the backseat from last month could be the culprit.   Other times, your car smells just fine. That is until you turn on the AC. It really stinks to have all that cool air ruined by a bad smell. So why do bad smells come from your AC, anyway?   Most Common Reasons for Air Conditioning Smells   If your air conditioning is putting off bad smells, then something is wrong. Here are the most common reasons for a stinky AC.   Gas Leak – if the bad odor smells like gas, you could have a gas leak. This can happen when gas ... read more

How Often Should I Change My Fuel Filter?

Downey Auto Repair - How Often Should I Change My Fuel Filter?   Unless you drive an all-electric car, you need gasoline to operate your vehicle. To get clean gas to your engine it has to travel there via the fuel filter. That’s why your fuel filter is so important. If dirty fuel is being sent to your engine, you will notice a decline in performance. The fuel filter also helps protect your vehicle’s fuel injectors. Like any other part of your car, the fuel filter gets old, and you must replace it.   As they get older, fuel filters get full of engine debris and eventually they can clog. That prevents fuel from passing through the filter to the engine. This will disrupt your engine. Obviously, without gas your car won’t even start. So, it goes without saying that your entire fuel system needs to work correctly, including the fuel filter. That brings us to the next question: how often do you typically need change the fuel filter?   ... read more


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Make Sure Your Car Keeps Rolling This Summer at Glenn's Auto Service

Can you believe it’s already summer again? Hopefully your summer is off to a great start. If you’re like a lot of people, then you probably have some road trips planned in the near future. Road trips can be a lot of fun, but only if you have a comfortable vehicle to travel in.   Of course, summer is a great time of year whether you travel or not. But either way, you probably depend on your vehicle a lot. So be sure to give it the proper attention in between all the fun. The hot months of summer can take their toll on your car. If you’re not careful, it won’t be able to get you where you want to go. In other words, just because you get vacation time this summer, your car doesn’t.   Easy Summer Maintenance and Service The good news is getting your vehicle ready for summer isn’t that hard. Just dedicate a little time to take care of it. Engine Belts – when was the last time you checked the serpenti ... read more

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