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AskPatty.com, Inc Auto Tips and Car Care: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 5th, 2016 8:36am

Thousand Oaks motorists know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant. Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubricate and protect costly components and keep seals and gaskets from drying out. If refrigerant has leaked out – so has ...


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AskPatty.com, Inc Auto Tips and Car Care: Air Conditioning Inspection

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 23rd, 2015 5:51pm

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The review uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components. Environmental laws in some areas require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some parts manufacturers require other components to be replaced along with certain failed parts in order to maintain the new part warranty. This ...


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AskPatty.com, Inc Vehicle Maintenance Tips and Videos: Air Conditioning – Common Problem

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 26th, 2015 11:12am

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up. A common A/C issue is contaminated refrigerant (the gas that cools the air). The inside of the A/C hoses declines over time and tiny parts of rubber clogs passages. This makes the system less capable and overworks various components. Leaks can occur at ...


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A Cold Day In Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 23rd, 2014 2:45pm

Your browser does not support videoMost Thousand Oaks car owners worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy CA expressway but don’t worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown at the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Los Angeles rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot car. A lot of Thousand Oaks drivers judge their vehicles’ air conditioning systems as ...


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Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service At AskPatty.com, Inc In Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 2nd, 2014 11:10am

Your browser does not support videoMost CA motorists know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditioning system can extend its life and prevent costly repair bills. Why is it important for Los Angeles drivers to get ...


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Air Conditioning Maintenance At AskPatty.com, Inc In Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2013 12:31pm

Warm weather or cold, Thousand Oaks drivers still need to think about their car’s air conditioning. Most Thousand Oaks people don’t service their air conditioning until after it fails. At AskPatty.com, Inc, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturer's preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. Maintaining your air ...


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Thousand Oaks Air Conditioning Service

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 29th, 2013 12:20pm

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Thousand Oaks, but not in your car. When your car's AC System has a problem, you'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive around Thousand Oaks has a lot of benefits, and keeping the AC System well maintained can help prevent expensive repairs. A common ...


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Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2012 11:27am

Bad air quality while you're driving around los angeles is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don't know about them yet. These filters clean the air in the passenger compartment, or cabin, of your car or truck. They do the same job as the furnace filter you have at home. They can filter out ...


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Keep Your Cool In Los Angeles: Air Conditioning Service

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2012 11:50am

    />   Most Los Angeles drivers wait for their air conditioning to fail before they service it at AskPatty.com, Inc. That’s because many Thousand Oaks and san fransisco motorists don't really understand that automotive air conditioners need periodic service. Let me share some of the reasons why they fail. First, like every machine, the car air conditioner parts need lubrication. The lubricant ...


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Air Conditioning Service

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 1st, 2010 8:57pm

Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it is time to get your air conditioner checked. It's real easy to take your car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. When most people hear the words ...


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