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Monthly Archives: January 2017

What the Heck is a Cabin Air Filter?

What the Heck is a Cabin Air Filter?

Have you had your favorite repair shop or other service person recommend a cabin air filter and wonder what he or she was talking about? Most vehicles built after 2005 are equipped with a cabin air filter, and it is designed to filter the air you breathe inside the cabin of the vehicle. Most cabin air filters are designed to filter pollen and dust from the vehicle air conditioning and heating system. Some even have a carbon filter for bacteria and odor. These filters are very similar to the filter you would change every spring and fall in your home’s heating and air conditioning system. Everyone that has seen or changed these filters see the contaminants that are stuck on these filters when replaced. Normal driving conditions through dust, caused by the wind and the smog and exhaust of daily driving, will cause some cabin air filters to get very clogged with pollutants and cause your vehicle’s ventilation system to run very inefficiently. You might even notice the air fl ... read more

This Valentine’s Day…and Every Day…Show That You Care

This Valentine’s Day…and Every Day…Show That You Care

Each time a driver starts their engine and gets on the highways that car, truck or SUV needs the driver’s full attention and the vehicle needs to be well maintained in order to protect the driver, their passengers and those they share the road with. Here are a few of the ways Fairway Auto Repair can help make sure the vehicle you drive is good to go! 1.We use the proper oil and filter for your make and model every time we change the oil! 2.We check your tires because they need to be properly inflated and rotated to keep them and you going for miles. 3.We always check your vehicle’s fluids and top off as needed. 4.We check all your vehicle’s filters because only a clean filter can perform properly to capture impurities. 5.We check your wiper blades to make sure they function properly. 6.We inspect the belts and hoses to make sure they aren’t cracked or frayed. 7.We inspect the brakes so you can stop when you need to! 8.We inspect the exhaust system to ma ... read more

Don’t Forget Your Car!

Don’t Forget Your Car!

This is the time of year (think of this as your reminder…) when people start to think about Valentine’s Day and where to make those special reservations! Don’t forget your car! Your Valentine will appreciate a well-cared for car and don’t forget to take care of their vehicle too! Just think of all your car does for you! They get driven in all kinds of weather. They sit out waiting for you in less than ideal conditions. They get splashed with grime, sit in the sun and rain, and even goo and dust from road construction. This Valentine’s Day show your car you care! Start your car’s day with a pick-me-up. Make sure all the fluids are topped off. If it is overdue for an oil change, this is the time to make sure it is pampered with a lube, oil and fresh new filter! Nothing says you really care like a complete bumper to bumper inspection. It doesn’t take much time and your technician can determine the state of your car’s health. A ... read more

It Comes…It Goes…That Crazy Check Engine Light

It Comes…It Goes…That Crazy Check Engine Light

Most of us have probably had this happen at one time or another. You’re driving down the road and suddenly your check engine light comes on. As you’re worrying about what the problem could be and if your vehicle is still safe to drive, the light turns off. Relieved, you keep on driving and tell yourself that you’ll have it checked out. But, of course, the matter is quickly forgotten. You don’t remember about it until you’re out driving a few days later and the same thing happens all over again. So, is there a problem with the engine or with the light? Engine sensors measure a variety of areas that help reduce emissions and serve functions for the engine, transmission and other systems. The areas they measure include manifold air temperature, coolant temperature, manifold absolute pressure, airflow, throttle position, vehicle speed and oxygen levels. The light will turn on if a measurement stays outside the normal range long enough. This doesn&rsq ... read more

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

I hope you all had a wonderful start to the New Year and I know more than a few of you probably made a few New Year’s Resolutions. Here is a simple one I would encourage you to add to your list; a New Year’s Resolution for your Car! 1.You hear us folks in the automotive service and repair business always saying; “According to the manufacturer’s recommendations…” well…those recommendations are all listed in your owner’s manual. Making sure you bring your car in for these recommended services keeps your car running well and increases its life. 2.Regular maintenance also saves you money! For example, replacing a worn set of brake pads is much less expensive than replacing brake rotors. 3.Do you know your car communicates with you? It communicates by a lit dashboard telling you service is needed, poor engine performance, rough handling, fading brakes, strange or unusual noises, drips and more. 4.Regular maintenance also makes you e ... read more