A/C Problems Demystified

June 30th, 2016

A/C Repair Montgomery, AL

Believe it or not, the A/C system in your vehicle is fairly simple in principle and design. Like your refrigerator, it operates on a cycle of compression and expansion of a gas, known as refrigerant. The compressor turns the gas into a liquid, and as the gas evaporates it provides cooling. Like your refrigerator, its main components are: 
 
  • Compressor
  • Condenser 
  • Receiver/dryer
  • Thermostatic expansion valve
  • Evaporator
  • Refrigerant
  • Blower 
The good news is most automotive A/C systems have become very robust and reliable compared to cars from a generation ago. Most of the time, poor performance is due to low refr ...[more]
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Fireworks Are Fun, But...

June 30th, 2016
Everybody loves a big bang on the 4th...but let's be sensible and safe!
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So You Get A Flat Tire...What Now?

June 16th, 2016

Flat Tire Repair Montgomery, ALNobody ever looks forward to a flat tire, and nobody ever says "well, that was a really good time" after having one. You can at least minimize the damage to your tire and danger to yourself, though.

Flats vs Blowouts

If you get a blowout, you'll know about it right away. Sometimes the tire can fail dramatically, with a bang as loud as a shotgun going off. Other times, it might just be a loss of air and a sudden change in your car's handling, followed by vibration, noise and a pull to one side. If it's a front tire that fails, your car might be a real handful to drive until you can get to a stop.

In either case, your first job is to pull off the road as quickly (but safely!) as you can. Don't jam on the brakes ...[more]

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Keep Dad Cool This Summer With A/C Service

June 6th, 2016

Nobody likes  driving around in a hot, stuffy car, and you know that Montgomery, AL is going to start getting pretty doggone hot before long. And Father's Day is Air Conditioning Repair in Montgomery ALright around the corner, too...why not go ahead and have the A/C serviced on his car before the temperatures start to climb? At Don Duncan's All American Auto and Tire Center, we're offering a $49.95 comprehensive A/C service special to get Dad's car ready for summer! 

 

The A/C system in your car works pretty much the same way as your refrigerator at home -- a gas is compressed into a liquid, and it then evaporates into a gas again, providing cooling as it evaporates. Your refrigerator, however, isn& ...[more]

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