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8 Uses For ASE Certified Auto Mechanics in Huntington Beach

8 Uses For ASE Certified Auto Mechanics in Huntington Beach

It’s important to have ASE certified auto mechanics on speed dial. Not only can we swoop into action when you need auto repairs to be carried out, we can also work with you to keep your car in tip top condition using genuine manufacturer recommended parts and the kind of craft and expertise that can only come from over 25 years in the field. Oil servicing Without regular oil changes, your oil can become thick and black like treacle. When this happens it is unable to give your vehicle’s moving parts the essential lubrication that they need to work properly and keep your car healthy. Most manufacturers recommend that you change your oil every 10,000 miles or 12 months (whichever comes first). As your vehicle ages you may also need to change your oil and pollen filter, your spark plugs or your fuel filter. We can help to ... read more

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Gas Tank EVAP Repair Fountain Valley

Perhaps the most dangerous item in your vehicle besides an irresponsible driver is the gas tank. The specialized care to repair, clean, remove and reinstall is old hat to us having had previous 25 years experience as a Radiator Shop. The gas tank sending unit, Fuel Pump and now EVAP System is all in a days work for our technicians at HB Auto & AC. California smog requirements demand near perfect performance to the point that a leaking gas cap will trigger a "Check Engine" light on your dash. Your vehicle has an EVAP hose from your vehicle's gas tank to the engine's charcoal canister. The charcoal canister is usually located in a corner of the engine compartment, is a black container filled with charcoal pellets that absorb fuel vapors. Some are located in the engine compartment, some near the vehicle's gas tanks in order to maximize efficiency. It is our pleasure to repair any problems you may have in this area

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Winterizing Cooling System Huntington Beach

As a former Radiator Shop owner I find the term "Winterizing" a little misleading. Basically if the cooling system is properly maintained, IT IS "Winterized"! Your Cooling system is under the harshest conditions during the Summer. With the proper amount of antifreeze the boiling point of your radiator fluid is over 40 degrees more from boiling over than 100% water. With the added pressurized radiator cap giving the mixture another 3 more degrees per added pound of pressure, the boiling point can be raised to over 300 degrees before it starts to boil! The main aspect of Winterizing your cooling system is the usual added 50% of antifreeze most vehicles have. That will protect from freezing and expanding in your engine should the ambient temperatures drop as low as 10 degrees below Fahrenheit. Not many places a Southern Californian will find that cold. A Minnesotan in 30 below will have the 100% antifreeze in their vehicle. It will protect all the way to 60 below. Way too cold to ... read more

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How Much Are Bad Brakes Costing You?

How Much Are Bad Brakes Costing You?

New brakes are responsive. New brakes are effective. New brakes can bring you to a decisive halt when you need to perform an emergency stop. However, worn brakes are not as responsive and can seriously compromise your ability to stop in an emergency. The trouble is that brakes don’t go bad overnight. Brakes lose their efficacy with months and years of continuous wear. Rarely do we notice that our brakes are less responsive than they used to be. We simply get used to the gradual change in their performance and don’t notice the difference until we schedule for a routine brakes service. But damaged or worn brakes are more than just a safety hazard… Bad brakes can damage your car! When we fail to give our brakes the TLC that they deserve they can go on to have a knock-on effect on the rest of the car. Leave your b ... read more

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Transmission Service

Transmission Service

To put it simply, your transmission is the collection of components, known as the drivetrain or powertrain, the converts the energy produced by the engine into torque, which turns that axles that rotate the wheels. It not only converts but regulates that power. The power produced by the engine is too much, at first. The transmission manages the engine’s RPM and wheel’s RPM, keeping them at an optimal rate, which ensures as smooth, responsive driving experience. Signs you’re in need of transmission repair and servicing However, the transmission system of the car is a host of complex parts that work together to ensure that the power produced by the engine is properly transmitted and regulated. Without working transmission, your car can become unstable and much more dangerous to use. For instance, gears may shift back automatically, making it more difficult to control your speed. This is ... read more

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Brake Replacement

Brake Replacement

Your vehicle’s braking system is vital to its safety. You need to be able to slow and stop in a moment’s notice, with excellent precision and quickly reacting equipment. At HB Auto & AC on Autopark Drive in Huntington Beach, we commit ourselves to making sure your brakes are in top condition. When you need brake repairs, servicing and replacement on your car, our ASE certified technicians are here to take care of it for you. Our experienced mechanics have many years of experience repairing and replacing brakes of all kinds. We always deliver the highest standards to all of our customers to keep them safe on the roads at all times. Brake replacement is one of our most important services. We go out of our way to offer convenient services to you so you can make it easier than ever to maintain your vehicle. Brake R ... read more

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Brake Inspection and Vehicle Maintenance

Brake Inspection and Vehicle Maintenance

As a driver on the road, you need to ensure that you are maintaining your vehicle and brakes in the right way, which means that when you are in need of a quality auto repair shop, you need HB Auto & AC. We offer excellent auto repair, scheduled maintenance, and safety inspections and because we only hire ASE certified technicians, you can rest assured that you're getting a high-quality service, every time. If you're in need of a brake service and inspection and you want to find an auto shop that cares, then look no further than us. At HB Auto & AC, our focus is your vehicle and its safety. You are on the road, doing your thing and letting the car that you drive take you on an adventure, and the only way you're going to be able to do that is to ensure you have i ... read more

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Engine Service

Engine Service

Are you worried that your car engine might need a service. An engine service is crucial to make sure that any issues with your vehicle are resolved and to guarantee that you can avoid a costly repair. If you don’t get an engine service when necessary, the situation will only get worse leading to expensive issues and trouble with everything from fuel efficiency to a potential breakdown at the side of the road. A failure to get a needed tune-up could even mean that your car is less reliable and more dangerous to drive. A lot can go wrong with a vehicle engine but the good news is that there are signs you can watch out for. By recognizing the signs, you can make sure that you take your car in for an engine diagnostics when it is necessary before things get worse. Here at HB Auto & AC ... read more

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European Auto Repair in Huntington Beach

European Auto Repair in Huntington Beach

With experience with and knowledge of a wide range of European cars, from BMW to Volkswagen, we are in an excellent position to care of your European made vehicle. It’s crucial to have someone who knows what they’re doing to work on your car, and we have years of experience between our qualified, certified mechanics. In fact, our Master Technicians have more than 50 years of experience between them. We take good care of vehicle, whether you need a scheduled service or some emergency repairs. European Vehicles Serviced at HB Auto & AC Our auto repair shop services a number of European brands. We offer diagnostics, pars and services for BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Volkswagen and Land Rover vehicles. The value of having a mechanic experience ... read more

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Transmission Flush in Huntington Beach

Transmission Flush in Huntington Beach

The transmission is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Unfortunately, the transmission is also an area that is prone to suffer faults, which can lead to the need for expensive and time-consuming repairs. However, there is one way to ensure that your vehicle’s transmission is always in the best possible condition: a transmission flush. At HB Auto & AC, we have performed thousands of transmission flushes over the years, and have seen the incredible difference this procedure can make to the reliability of a vehicle. Below, we’ve put together a simple guide to everything you need to know about your transmission and the potential benefits that you will experience should you opt for a flush. The transmission allows your vehicle to change gears while you are driving. In many vehicles, the transmission is automatic – i.e. g ... read more

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