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Why Is My A/C Not Blowing Cold Air?

It's the summer months, and being stuck in your vehicle after it has been parked in the heat for hours without a working air conditioning system can be brutal. You turn on your A/C and all you get is hot air - you may be wondering, why? There are many reasons why the air conditioning system can fail, and taking note of other symptoms you may be experiencing can help pinpoint the issue.  For instance, if you're always noticing a strange smell when you turn on the air condtiioning or a strange noise, this can help your mechanic better understand the issue that may be occuring. One thing is for sure - as soon as you notice that the A/C is broken, bring your vehicle into ABR Houston. You don't want to drive all summer without A/C and the problem could be caused by a failing part that can lead to other part failure if ignored.  Here are some of the reasons why your air conditioning system isn't blowing cold air: A/C lost its charge of refrigerant Failing A/C co ... read more

Brake Pad Replacement Signs

When it comes to brakes, any sign that there is a problem should be considered urgent. If you ever notice a strange noise or suddenly know that there is a lack in performance while braking, it’s time to have your brakes inspected. Your brakes are extremely important because they help you slow and stop when needed. As soon as you notice something off about your brakes, it is important to have your vehicle inspected at our shop to determine what the cause may be. Repairing the issue early on will save you money and will also help protect you and your family while driving.  Your vehicle’s brake pads are an essential component of the brake system and help produce the friction that allows your vehicle to stop or slow down. However, brake pads do not last forever and will need to be replaced periodically. Over time, they begin to wear down and will need to be replaced. Here are 5 telling signs that your brake pads are due for a replacement:  If you hear a clicking no ... read more

What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Turns On

We understand that it can be stressful to see your vehicle’s check engine light turn on. It can be scary wondering about what the issue could be and how much it is going to cost you to fix it. When your vehicle’s check engine light turns on, it’s letting you know that it has detected a problem that needs to be addressed. The best way to get peace of mind and figure out the problem is to bring your vehicle into your local auto repair shop for computer diagnostics.  Computer diagnostic testing is done using a tool that essentially snaps onto your vehicle’s computer system. It will read the error code which will indicate which system the problem is coming from. This will help your mechanic pinpoint the issue and perform further, more specific testing if needed. Once the issue is determined, you will better understand the problem and how much it will cost to restore your vehicle.  Engine problems can manifest in other ways as well, so look out for any of ... read more

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