HB Auto & AC https://www.hbautoandac.com Auto Maintenance & Repair | Huntington Beach, CA Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:12:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Timing Belt Replacement https://www.hbautoandac.com/auto-repair/timing-belt-replacement/ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:12:28 +0000 https://www.hbautoandac.com/?p=25187 The post Timing Belt Replacement appeared first on HB Auto & AC.

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Timing Belt Replacement

Timing Belt Replacement

HB Auto & AC Huntington Beach, CA

HB Auto & AC offers timing belt replacement for a range of vehicles. You need to replace your timing belt for a fully-functioning and safe car, and we are here to provide the essential service.

timing belt replacement auto repairThe timing belt in your vehicle keeps everything moving in the right way. As part of the internet combustion engine, it’s responsible for synchronizing the crankshaft and camshaft to open and close the engine’s valves at the right times. It’s crucial to correct functioning of your engine and vehicle, so ensuring that your timing belt is in good condition is vital. Older vehicles have typically needed to have their timing belts replaced every 60,000 miles or so. However, manufacturers suggest that newer vehicles don’t need to have the belt replaced as often. The usual suggestion is around the 100,000-mile mark, giving you more time to enjoy your car before it needs to be serviced.

If you don’t maintain your timing belt or chain, there is a chance that it could break while the engine is running. This will blow your engine, meaning you will require a full engine rebuild or even a new vehicle altogether. So neglecting to have your timing belt replaced could cost you a lot of money, and perhaps cause an accident too. If you stay up to date on your timing belt replacement, you can avoid a costly engine replacement and keep your car in top condition.

We offer scheduled maintenance service, during which we always check all belts and hoses to ensure there are no potential dangers lurking under your hood. These essential checks will help to pick up on any issues with your timing belt, which you might not notice otherwise. Although it’s useful to have a benchmark distance for when to replace your timing belt, just watching the odometer isn’t the most reliable method of knowing when it’s time to get a new one. There could be damage and wear and tear that you don’t know is there until it’s spotted during a routine maintenance check.

Symptoms it’s time for a new timing belt

timing belt replacement huntington beachThere are some signs you can look out for that indicate you might need a new timing belt for your engine. For example, a ticking noise coming from the engine is a common symptom. Another possible warning sign is that your engine won’t turn over, so you’re left being unable to start your car. Your engine might also misfire, caused by the belt slipping on the camshaft drive. These warning signs should prompt you to book an appointment with one of our mechanics straight away. They aren’t guaranteed to be caused by your timing belt but, if they are, there could be a disaster on the horizon.

However, many signs of wear to your timing belt can only be spotted by taking a close look. That’s why it’s so important to check your vehicle’s timing belt during a scheduled maintenance check. Some of the signs we look for include the edges of the belt being worn down, cracking on the top or underside of the belt, and a shine of gloss on the belt, which indicates that it’s no longer as flexible as it needs to be. We also check to see if the length of the belt has been affected, which can reduce tension, and whether anything is misaligned.

If the timing belt on your vehicle does need to be replaced, the pulleys and tensioners need replacement too. In the majority of vehicles, the water pump will also need to be replaced because the timing belt drives it. However, this isn’t the case for all vehicles. Replacing everything at once reduces the chance of their being further problems due to another part of the system failing.

Vehicle Diagnostics

HB Auto & AC will carry out checks on your vehicle’s timing belt during scheduled maintenance and vehicle tune-ups, which includes a variety of other checks and maintenance tasks. While servicing your car, we will also change the oil, rotate and balance your tires, replace fluids, perform a road test, and more. It’s especially important to keep up a maintenance schedule once the warranty on your vehicle has expired and there is beginning to be more evidence of wear and tear.

Following the maintenance schedule for your vehicle will help you pick up on any issues with the timing belt. Routine maintenance involves checking the belt, among other things, so potential problems can be spotted before they cause a disaster. Watch and listen for any indications that you could have timing belt problems too, and don’t ignore any possible symptoms. Schedule your vehicle maintenance with HB Auto & AC and timing belt checks will be included in your package.

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Auto Repair Shop https://www.hbautoandac.com/huntington-beach-ca/auto-repair-shop/ Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:50:40 +0000 https://www.hbautoandac.com/?p=25166 The post Auto Repair Shop appeared first on HB Auto & AC.

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Auto Repair Shop

Auto Repair Shop Huntington Beach

Located in Huntington Beach, AB Auto & AC is here for all your auto maintenance and repair needs. We service Huntington Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley and all neighboring beach cities in Orange County, CA. Whether you need someone to inspect your brakes, change your oil, or repair your air conditioning, our experienced and certified team is here to meet your needs. With over 50 years of experience between us, we pride ourselves on our quality service from certified technicians. You can count on our super fast turnaround and our great pricing whenever you’re looking for maintenance and repairs for your vehicle. We can even provide you with a loaner vehicle to drive, so you aren’t left without wheels while your car is being serviced.

HB Auto: (714) 421-4535

auto repair huntington beach steering and suspensionWe provide a comprehensive list of services for your vehicle so you can treat us as a one-stop auto repair shop. You can have your regular maintenance checks and your major repairs done in one place, and there will always be a friendly face to greet you when you come into the auto repair shop. Our services range from scheduled maintenance and engine checks to tune-ups. We also provide a nationwide party and labor warranty on most of our repairs, which even includes 12 months’ emergency roadside assistance.

Air Conditioning Service

We specialize in servicing vehicle air conditioning systems. Having your AC working is essential in the California sun, so don’t put up with a hot and stuffy car. We can also help you keep things cool under the hood with our radiator and cooling system repair services.

Brake Inspection and Repair

Brakes Repair Huntington Beach Auto RepairYou can’t drive if your car’s brakes aren’t working properly. To be safe on the road, they need to be responsive. We offer brake inspection services so you can check for problems before anything happens, as well as repair for when we spot an issue.

Engine Repair and Diagnostics

Engine Maintenance and Repair Huntington BeachYour car’s not going to go anywhere without a working engine. It’s a complicated piece of kit, and there are many things that can go wrong with it. So it’s essential to have it inspected and make any repairs as soon as possible. Computerized engines can cause mysterious check engine lights, and we can get them sorted out as soon as possible too – much better than just ignoring it!

Scheduled Maintenance

Regular inspections of your vehicle’s engine and other components are recommended every few years, or every 30,000 miles. Our scheduled maintenance service covers everything you could need to take a look at. We will change your oil, rotate and balance your tires, as well as check their pressure, inspect and replace filters and fluids, and take a look at all parts and systems. We’ll also take your vehicle for a road test to check that everything is working smoothly.

Tire Services

Auto Repair Shop BrakesThe state of your vehicle’s tires can make a huge difference to how well you can drive. Not enough traction on the road, and you won’t be as in control of your vehicle as you should be. HB Auto & AC can align your wheels, repair axles, and inspect, rotate and repair your tires. The goal is to maximize the wear your tires have so they last longer and improve your car’s performance.

Steering and Suspension

No one wants to be bumping and grinding along whenever they take their car for a ride. You want to feel like you’re sailing down the road, smoothly but with excellent control. We can make sure your steering and suspension are in excellent condition, from the shock absorbers and springs to the chassis.

Fluid Checks and Oil Changes

You might be surprised by how many different ways your car can spring a leak. Our comprehensive services include checking all the types of fluid in your vehicle for leaks, top-ups or changes. We can also perform your regular oil change, and it will be done by an experienced auto mechanic every time.

Transmission Service

The transmission in your vehicle is essential to transfer power to the wheels, so you need to keep it healthy. We provide checks, repairs, and replacements for transmissions to help you stay on the road. We can repair, rebuild or completely replace a transmission that has faults, depending on how much work is necessary and which option makes the most financial sense.

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Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance https://www.hbautoandac.com/auto-repair/scheduled-vehicle-maintenance/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:35:10 +0000 https://www.hbautoandac.com/?p=25114 The post Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance appeared first on HB Auto & AC.

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Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance

Scheduled Vehicle MaintenanceEvery car can experience problems from time to time. It’s important to understand that your car slowly degrades and picks up problems after it’s been in use. That’s why we offer scheduled vehicle maintenance services that help you to keep your car in peak condition. When these services are performed, small problems can be fixed so that they don’t become larger ones. And changes can be made to your car to ensure it stays healthy and performs well while on the road. You can learn a lot more about these services by reading on now. All the information you need to know about what happens during the scheduled vehicle service, why your car will benefit and why it’s important not to miss out on this maintenance work is discussed at length.

You can learn a lot more about these services by reading on now. All the information you need to know about what happens during the service, why your car will benefit and why it’s important not to miss out on this maintenance work is discussed at length.

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What’s Involved in Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance?

What’s Involved in Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance?First of all, it’s important to discuss when you need to schedule service. Your service manual will give you all the information that is specific to your car, its year, make and model. On top of that, the age of your car will come into play. Older cars tend to need more regular service, so take this into account. Cars that have been on the road for a long time tend to big up more problems due to wear and tear. So, what’s involved in a scheduled vehicle maintenance service? The tires of your car will be inspected and rotated if necessary. This is always an important part of the process because tires can pick up a lot of damage when they’ve been used for thousands of miles. Tire rotation ensures that they don’t become unevenly worn. And this can sometimes be related to the wheel alignment of your car, so this is checked too. A vehicle road test will also be carried out to ensure that your car is fully fit to be on the road and be driven safely. Cars that have been on the road for a long time might need to have things like spark plugs replaced too. The air, cabin and fuel filters that can be found in your car will all be checked and replaced if necessary. A visual inspection is always carried out to see if any problems can be picked up that were not spotted previously. Our team of professional mechanics knows what to look for.

Fluid Level Checks

There is a range of fuel level checks that will need to be carried out on your vehicle as well. The engine oil will be changed. This is important for your car and helps to keep your engine in great shape for as long as possible. That’s something that’s key because you don’t want to face engine troubles further down the line. The automatic transmission fluid will also need to be checked; it’s easy to top this up if necessary.

Vehicle Fluid Level ChecksRadiator coolant is another important fluid that your vehicle relies on because you don’t want it to overheat at any point in the future. This has all kinds of ramifications for the rest of your car if you let it happen. If there is an underlying problem with the persistent loss of radiator coolant, it may cause problems that lead to additional vehicle cooling system repair. Otherwise, the problem will just keep on coming back and causing you problems. Some cars need power steering fluid, so if that’s the case, this will be checked too.

The brake and clutch fluid in your car needs to be kept somewhere between the upper and lower limits that are displayed on the tube where it’s stored. We can replace these fluids and make sure that they are kept at the right level for the good of your vehicle. Your brake system is vital, and if the brake fluid is too low or hasn’t been changed for a long time, it can get damaged unnecessarily.

Costs of Any Necessary Repairs

We will always strive to give you a fair deal on your service. Of course, the overall costs can vary depending on how much repair work needs to be carried out on your vehicle. If your car is still under warranty from the dealer or manufacturer you bought it from, they should cover the costs of all this for you. Be sure to read your warranty and know exactly how much you are required to pay, or if it is covered under manufacturer warranty or an extended warranty that may have been purchased. There is no sense in spending money when your warranty will cover it for you. This is something that many people just forget about.

Scheduling a Service in Huntington Beach

Scheduling Vehicle MaintenanceIt’s easy to get in touch and schedule a service if you need to have one performed on your car. It doesn’t take long, and we are easy to contact. Be sure to familiarize yourself with your service manual so that you know exactly when your car next needs to be checked. And, as mentioned above, make sure that you think about the age of your car. Another thing that needs to be taken into account is the mileage. If your car has racked up many miles, this has the same effect as aging, so you will need to have maintenance services carried out more regularly.

The Importance of Not Missing Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance Visits

If you do get into the habit of missing these all-important scheduled vehicle maintenance visits, you will put your car at risk. All those minor problems that are barely noticeable to most drivers will pile up as the years pass by and the mileage on your car slowly increases and increases. Before long, you will experience a breakdown. And you might then have to deal with big repair bills that could have been avoided if you had come to us and had the car checked and maintained properly. That’s how important not missing these visits is.

As you now know, it’s vital to have your car maintained and checked over by a professional. Our certified technicians, master mechanics, and customer care experts can’t wait to answer your auto repair questions, schedule a maintenance or repair service appointment for you, or tell you about our 36 month / 36,000 mile repair warranty. Get in touch with us today here at HB Auto & AC in Huntington Beach if you want to schedule a service anytime soon.

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Brakes, Suspension & Wheel Alignment https://www.hbautoandac.com/auto-repair/brakes-suspension-wheel-alignment/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 22:30:17 +0000 https://www.hbautoandac.com/?p=25064 The post Brakes, Suspension & Wheel Alignment appeared first on HB Auto & AC.

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Brakes, Suspension & Wheel Alignment

Brakes, Suspension & Wheel Alignment

For your car to run smoothly and not experience any problems along the way, all of its components need to be performing at their optimal level. That’s something that is always going to be important. Among the things that matter most are the brakes, suspension and wheel alignment. All of these things are connected, and if you have a problem with one of those things, your car as a whole will be put at risk.

Safety is the number one focus when it comes to the brakes of your vehicle. If they are not in good condition and able to perform adequately and rapidly when you need them to, you will run into trouble before long. And if you want your car to run smoothly at all times when on the road, you really need to think about your suspension. By improving it and performing vital repairs to it, we can make your ride smoother and more enjoyable.

Wheel alignment is one of those things that many people simply don’t pay attention to or don’t understand. It can affect your car’s steering and how much control you have over the car, though. Learn more about all of these things and how we can help you improve them below.

Brake Repairs

Brake RepairsThere are many warning signs that suggest your car’s brakes might be in poor condition. It’s important to know what to look for because then you can bring your car to trusted mechanics like us. We have the brake repair experience to fix your brakes properly and completely. That’s essential because even a minor braking problem can lead to devastating consequences on the road if you’re not careful. It’s not something to take risks with.

So, what should you be looking out for? If you notice that your brakes are making strange noises when you’re using them, this is the first sign that there could be something wrong with them. Brakes are not supposed to make that screeching, grinding or piercing noises when they are used. This could be a sign of worn down brake pads or other common brake problems. In a healthy and normal car with a good braking system, you won’t hear any noises at all when the brakes are used.

You should also look out for any kind of pulsation on the pedal or steering wheel as you drive. The brake pedal should feel smooth and easy to use. If that’s not the case, your brakes might be trying to tell you something. If you force your foot down on the pedal when it’s showing these signs, you could warp the mechanism. Instead, bring the car to us and let us have a look at your braking system for you. We can then make any required fixes or repairs to the car.

Vehicle Suspension and Steering Repair

Vehicle Suspension and Steering RepairIt’s important to spot, diagnose and fix suspension problems. And that’s why it’s so important to know how your suspension works and what to look out for. There are so many problems that your suspension can face, and these include worn shocks, broken ball joints, and faulty springs. Wear and tear is the most common reason for these problems arising in the first place. If you don’t notice the problems with your suspension, you could do serious damage to your car by carrying on as normal.

If you start to notice that your car pulls to one side when you are driving, this could be a sign that you have a problem with your suspension. This is not something that should ordinarily happen. And you might also start to notice that you feel every bump in the road as you drive. Your suspension is supposed to help mitigate these bumps and make them easier to handle for your car and for you as the driver. When that stops happening, it’s a sign that your suspension is damaged.

When your car’s shocks or struts need to be replaced, you might notice your car shift forward when you brake. You might also find that the car leans more to one side when you are taking a corner. You should be aware of these imbalances and strange movements because they can cause you problems. We are more than capable of replacing the shocks and struts, and that’s often all that needs to be done to get your car back in shape again.

Wheel Alignment

Wheel AlignmentWheel alignment is misunderstood by many people, but it’s actually very simple to understand. Your car’s wheels need to be aligned with one another for them to remain on track and to keep your car moving in the right direction at all times. When the wheels are off balance and not aligned properly, it will affect how you drive your car. For example, you might notice that certain tires are wearing down much faster than others, and that can mean you can’t grip the road properly.

You might also find that your car pulls to the left or right when you don’t want it to. This might be a very small problem, but it can lead to devastating consequences in some situations. It’s pretty simple for professionals like us to correct these problems and make sure that they don’t cause you more problems than necessary.

There is one simple test that you can carry out yourself if you are not sure about whether you have a problem with wheel alignment in your car. You should just try to drive your car in a straight line. If you find that you have to move your steering wheel one way or the other when you just want to drive straight, then that shows that you have a problem with your car’s wheel alignment. You can then come to us and let us help you with the problem.

The brakes, suspension and wheel alignment of your car are all very important indeed. If you have any worries about these things in relation to your car, don’t hesitate to get in touch. At HB Auto & AC, we work on dealing with these kinds of problems each and every day.

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Vehicle Air Conditioning Service https://www.hbautoandac.com/auto-air-conditioning/vehicle-air-conditioning-service/ Thu, 06 Jul 2017 01:05:26 +0000 https://www.hbautoandac.com/?p=25103 The post Vehicle Air Conditioning Service appeared first on HB Auto & AC.

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Vehicle Air Conditioning Service

Vehicle Air Conditioning Service

As summer is here, you’re probably paying more attention to your vehicle’s air conditioning service. That can only be a good thing because they often go neglected. If you think that your air conditioning system is not functioning as well as you would like it to, that might be because you haven’t had it serviced for a while.

When you don’t have your system checked, improved and recharged, its performance will start to drop, and that’s not what you want. The details below will help you learn more about your air conditioning system and what an air conditioning service can do for you.

About Your Air Conditioning System

About Your Air Conditioning SystemThe main component that functions in your car’s air conditioning system is its compressor. This is powered by the drive belt that’s connected to the engine. When everything is up and running, the compressor will pump cold air into the car, keeping you cool on warm days. It might sound very simple, but the mechanics behind it are very precise and detailed. A small problem with your air conditioning system can result in a complete shutdown. Or its performance can gradually decrease, which can be very disappointing as well. Every car owner wants their air conditioning system to be ready to work when it’s needed. For that to happen, it has to be serviced properly.

Air Conditioning System Inspection

Inspecting your air conditioning system is the first thing that we will do if you bring it to us. When we’ve listened to what the problem is and how we can help you out, we will aim to get to the root of the problem. This requires testing things and carrying out an in-depth and professional visual inspection. No corners will be cut because we know that the only worthwhile solution is a long-term and lasting solution. You won’t want to be back here with another problem in the future. But that’s what can often happen if the root cause of the problem is not found and dealt with in the correct manner.

Carrying Out Repairs

Air Conditioning System InspectionSometimes, it’s necessary to carry out repairs on your air conditioning system. When it has been inspected, we will have a detail list of any and all problems that were found. It might be the case that something simple need to be carried out. For example, recharging the system often deals with annoying problems or performance issues. But on other occasions, there are more internal faults that are having an impact on how the system works on the whole. If components are damaged or wear and tear has become an issue because of the age of the vehicle, we will carry out the required repair work correctly and quickly. That way, you can get your car back fast.

Maintenance

It’s often the case that repairs don’t even need to be carried out. If repairs are not necessary, we can simply get to work dealing with the maintenance work. Maintenance is always important, even if there is nothing wrong with your air conditioning system right now. We can top up all the necessary fluids, check things over properly, and make sure that the system is charged up to the right level. These things are all important. They’re also all relatively minor, but that doesn’t mean that they impact they haven’t isn’t huge. Regular maintenance work carried out on your air conditioning system should ensure that you don’t suffer any bigger problems with it in the future.

Recharging Your Air Conditioning System

Roughly every two years, your car’s air conditioning system will have to be recharged. This is a normal process, but many car owners don’t even know that it’s necessary. We offer a complete recharge service to drivers like you, so this is something that you should definitely take advantage of. When you do, you can make sure that your vehicle air conditioning system performs to its optimum level. There is no need to worry about these issues yourself. Instead, just come to us and let us perform the work for you. It’s simple and swift, so you won’t have to deal with the headaches that come with doing the work yourself.

Air conditioning is vital for a significant portion of the year, especially in Southern California. If you let yourself neglect your car’s air conditioning system, you will end up regretting it sooner or later. For a healthy and functioning air conditioning system, you need to have it properly serviced by people who know what they’re doing. That’s what we specialize in here at HB Auto & AC.

 

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Vehicle Cooling System Repair https://www.hbautoandac.com/cooling-system/vehicle-cooling-system-repair/ Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:34:22 +0000 https://www.hbautoandac.com/?p=25077 The post Vehicle Cooling System Repair appeared first on HB Auto & AC.

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Vehicle Cooling System Repair

Vehicle Cooling System Repair Huntington Beach

When was the last time you had your car’s cooling system inspected or repaired? If the answer is never, it’s time you started paying more attention to it. There are all kinds of things that can go wrong if your radiator cooling system stops working as it should. And it’s very important to be aware of this.

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Below, you will learn all about your vehicle’s cooling system, why it matters and what kinds of problems it can face. This knowledge will help you to spot problems. And if you do notice that anything is wrong, you should bring the vehicle to us and let us fix it professionally and quickly for you.

About Your Cooling System

In simple terms, your car’s cooling system works by sending liquid coolant (also known as antifreeze) throughout your car’s system. There are specific passages in place through which the coolant has to move. When this happens, the coolant cools down the different components that are vital to your vehicle. It can pick up the heat from the engine and carry it away as well. This is very important as it stops the engine from overheating when in use.New Vehicle Water Pump Huntington Beach

When it has been through all of the passages, the coolant then makes its way to the front of the car where the radiator is located. To do this, it travels through a specific hose. As you can see, this is a relatively complex process, and there are lots of hoses and passages in place that have to be functioning properly. If just one of those thing stops working correctly, it can cause big problems for your car, so you need to be aware of this.

What’s the Impact of a Broken Cooling System?

When your cooling system stops working, what is the impact? It’s something that you need to understand and be aware of. Many people don’t, and that’s why they don’t take cooling system problems as seriously as they possibly should. The most common problem is leaks. When the coolant starts to leak from the system, it won’t be there to do its job and keep your car cool when it’s in use and on the road.

The impact of all this is that your car will become overheated. This can be really damaging for each and every part of your car. It will mean that key components of your vehicle degrade more quickly, and this will eventually demand auto repairs and things of that nature. So, you should make sure that you do everything possible to stop your car from overheating. And that means taking care of its cooling system.

Common Problems That Vehicle Cooling Systems Can Face

Radiator Repair Huntington BeachAs mentioned above, coolant leaks are among the most common problems your cooling system can face. If you notice any leak, you should take action. If you check the coolant levels in your car or truck, you should be able to notice a leak very easily because you will see that the levels are lower than they should be. This is when you should take action to make sure that you top them off and get the underlying leak fixed.

This is something that we can help you with if you come to HB Auto & AC. We have a team of experts who can fix leaks properly and professionally. Problems with the gasket, thermostat, radiator cap, and pumps can all occur, and each of these things has an impact on your vehicle. It’s important to take action if you notice any overheating problems because it will just get worse.

Inspection and Vehicle Repair Work Huntington Beach

Vehicle Inspection Huntington BeachIf you do come to us with any worries about your car’s cooling system, we will be able to help you right away. To begin with, we will have a look at your car’s cooling system and see what we can find. A visual inspection is always important, and there are tests that can be run to find issues as well. This helps us to get a clear picture of what’s going on and where your problems lie. We can then carry out any of the important repair work that’s needed. Your car is your pride and joy; that’s something we understand. That’s why we will aim to get it fixed and back on the road fast for you.

As you should now fully understand, your car’s cooling system is one of the most important and most neglected components it has. Many people understand the importance of a functioning cooling system, but it couldn’t be more vital. If you are seeing signs that something is wrong with it, contact us here at HB Auto & AC right away and we’ll help you out.

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Engine Diagnostics https://www.hbautoandac.com/auto-repair/engine-diagnostics/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:53:01 +0000 https://www.hbautoandac.com/?p=24991 The post Engine Diagnostics appeared first on HB Auto & AC.

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Engine Diagnostics

You might not have heard of engine diagnostics, but this technique is used to find the root cause of any problems your car’s engine might be dealing with. It’s important to understand a bit about engine diagnostics. Then you can understand why it’s so important and how your car and its engine can be aided and improved by this form of testing.

There is a lot to learn, and you will find all of the important parts covered in the information below. It could help you to look after your car better and notice the signs that its engine is experiencing difficulties. For most people, their vehicle is an essential part of their day to day lives. So, looking after it and knowing how to get problems fixed fast is vital. Read on now to start learning more about engine diagnostics.

What Is Engine Diagnostics?

To put it simply, an engine diagnostics test makes it possible to pinpoint the exact problems your engine has. It’s all about gathering data that is then fed back to you. It can be carried out by a mechanic or anyone with the right equipment on hand. It’s relatively straightforward, but it’s what’s done with the data afterwards that’s most important, and that requires knowledge and experience.

A device is hooked up to the car, and this feeds the information back to the computer. It’s then possible to view the codes, which relate to specific issues with your engine. By reading those codes, you discover what the problem with the engine is. That’s when the time to formulate a response to the problems arrives.

When to Bring Your Car to Us

The most common reason why people bring their car to us is that the check engine light is displaying on the dashboard. This can be an alarming site because everyone knows how important the engine is. If you do notice this problem, bring it in so that a diagnostic test can be run on it. The sooner you do this, the safer your car will be.

This doesn’t have to be the case for a diagnostic test to be carried out, though. If you have any concerns or are experiencing any problems, don’t hesitate to come to us for help and support. If there are problems there, the test will pick them up immediately, and then the work can be done to put those problems right.

Vehicle Diagnostic Testing

A device is used that reads the data that your car is capable of feeding into it. This is then sent to a computer where the results of the testing can be viewed and assessed. There is a space just above the car’s dashboard where the device can be plugged in. When that’s done, it will be hooked up the car’s computer system. However, having access to the device and using it on your engine is only helpful if you know how to read the OBD codes and interpret them. This is what we can do.

OBD Code

So, what are OBD codes? These codes tell us exactly what problems your car is currently facing with its engine. Each code that is fed back to the computer represents a particular fault. There might be many or there might be none. But knowing for sure is the only way to start the repair process properly and accurately. We have access to a database of codes which allow us to know exactly which code corresponds to which problem. So, no mistakes can be made along the way.

Visual Vehicle Inspections

It’s also important to carry out visual inspections of the car. This can help aid the repair process when your vehicle does have a problem with its engine. It’s something that shouldn’t be ignored because it’s vital to get the most complete and comprehensive portrait of the engine and what is happening with it before any further action happens.

We have a team of skilled, certified and experienced technicians who have done this kind of work many times before. That means they know what they’re looking for as they inspect your car’s engine and look for potential faults with it. This can help them to decide which way to progress when it comes to fixing your car.

Getting the Work Done

Getting the work done is the most important part of the process. This, of course, is what is focused on after the diagnostic testing has been carried out. The information and data gathered from the testing process will make it clear where the problem is located and what’s going wrong. This speeds everything up, and means that your car will be back on the road in no time.

Our team will get to work on this to fix your problems right away. They have carried out plenty of engine repairs before, so they can use their knowledge and experience to make sure that you get the best outcomes for you, and that no problem is left unresolved.

The Benefits of Good Engine Diagnostics Services

The condition of your car’s engine is paramount. Without a fully functioning engine in place, it will never give you the levels of performance or reliability that you want from your car. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you use the very best and most up to date testing systems and services when you suspect there is a problem with your car’s engine.

Vehicle diagnostic testing is so useful because it runs through the whole engine and tests every possible fault that might be there. It can then report back accurately on where the problems lie. It’s then up to the mechanic to make sure that the right steps are taken to fix any of the problems that were highlighted by the engine diagnostic testing.

At HB Auto & AC, we specialise in offering engine diagnostics services. That means you can rely on us to offer you help and support with whatever problems are indicated. Contact us for more information.

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Motor or Engine Noise? https://www.hbautoandac.com/auto-repair/motor-engine-noise-fountain-valley-huntington-beach/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:25:42 +0000 http://hbauto.wpengine.com/?p=931 The post Motor or Engine Noise? appeared first on HB Auto & AC.

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Motor or Engine Noise?

As long as I’ve been around vehicle repair it always strikes me as curious to see how things come in waves. A particular brand vehicle might have electrical problems for a year. Another will have brake related problems. Maybe we get a bunch of window repairs on all cars…

This year we’ve seen six cases of motor or engine noise.

Not unusual in an auto repair shop, but the nature of the engine noise I’m referring to is a clacking or knocking. It’s sometimes slight, sometimes more pronounced, and most of the people bringing this to us are new customers.

More interesting is the actual source of the engine noise. Every case of that mysterious noise that we have seen is from a LACK OF MOTOR OIL in the engine! Holy smokes!

Check Your Oil

We all get busy, but I implore everyone to please check their own oil, or have someone else do so, at appropriate intervals. Serious damage can happen if an engine runs low on oil. A newer vehicle is less likely to go low on oil because of the newness of the gaskets, seals, and rings. As a vehicle ages the gaskets and seals wear and fail. The rings may wear and allow oil to burn like John Candy’s old Mercury in the movie, “Uncle Buck.”

Not all engine noises are serious.

To prevent ANY engine noise we highly recommend regular service or inspection by experienced technicians. We are always pleased to do ‘quick check’ on all of your vehicle’s fluids at no charge for all our customers, and many of their sons and daughters, who are way too busy to think of such things.

If you hear ANY unusual sounds, especially engine noise, from you vehicle, have it checked immediately.

Mention this article and we’ll get on your car like a 1955 Texaco service station!

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Mini Cooper Air Conditioning https://www.hbautoandac.com/auto-repair/mini-cooper-air-conditioning/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:22:06 +0000 http://hbauto.wpengine.com/?p=928 The post Mini Cooper Air Conditioning appeared first on HB Auto & AC.

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Mini Cooper Air Conditioning

We see things like this on a regular basis.

Larry’s 2004 Mini Air Conditioning was not working. The dealer said it needed a compressor replacement at a cost of over $1500! We fixed his Porsche earlier last year so he gave us a look at the Mini. We found the AC compressor clutch coil not working. From the BMW dealership the cost of the new compressor alone was over $800! Because of our long experience in auto air conditioning, we knew what we could do. While replacing the compressor coil only we found the main shaft seal leaking and replaced that also. Now the air conditioning FREEZES the passengers at much lower cost than previously quoted and saved the customer over $800! We like working on air conditioning!

Here is another kind of Air the Cooper is capable of.

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VW Specialties Huntington Beach https://www.hbautoandac.com/auto-repair/vw-specialties-huntington-beach/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:19:20 +0000 http://hbauto.wpengine.com/?p=927 The post VW Specialties Huntington Beach appeared first on HB Auto & AC.

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VW Specialties Huntington Beach

One of our favorite places to go for parts and shop talk is gone! VW Specialties on Gothard. Ron was a long time friend, fellow mechanic and parts wizard who could find VW and Audi parts that seemed to have disappeared from the face of the earth. We hope well for Ron and hope to see him in the future. It is our hope that those who have called Ron their mechanic will consider HB Auto & AC their next reliable VW and Audi repair facility in Huntington Beach. We’ll be your best VW Service next to Ron we know and we’ll do our homework to find those illusive parts!

Memories

I’ve never really thought about the memories I’ve had concerning auto repair because I grew up where you either fixed it or walked. Along the way a person can become an expert welder, fabricator, artists, painter, hydrolic specialists, tuner, racer, electrician, these darned things got a lot of things going on! They transcends the definition of “cars” or “trucks” to “personal statements”, “my ride” and the most valuable and trusted title of “the family car / van / SUV”. I remember riding in a 1942 Ford Coupe, Austin Healy Sprite, Porsche Super 90, 1951 spoked wheel MG, 1947 Rolls Royce, 1951 “Olds 88”.

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Maitland Florida Auto Maintenance & Repair

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7332 Autopark Dr
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