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Understanding Your Modern Automobile Air Conditioner

Understanding Your Modern Automobile Air Conditioner

Photo by Ninofficialphotography on Pixabay Understanding Your Modern Automobile Air Conditioner Are you sweating during your morning commute?    It’s hard enough to get to work some mornings. Don’t let the drive over be another factor in an already busy day. If you’re at your wit's end with your car’s A/C, you might be surprised to find that modern automobile air conditioners are a little different than the ones you learned about when you first hit the road. What’s changed the most about your A/C system over the years is its refrigerant: freon isn’t used anymore! No More Freon Freon is a refrigerant previously used in vehicle ACs, and some vehicles may still be running on it. The EPA has required vehicles made after January 2020 to use R410A, colloquially named Puron. But vehicle manufacturers stopped using ... read more

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Here Comes Summer 2022!

Here Comes Summer 2022!

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash Here Comes Summer 2022! Merry Summer, Surf City, USA! It’s finally here! After the craziness of the last few years, it feels nice to think about kicking back and relaxing this Summer. Let's go over the top 5 beach destinations in Huntington Beach and some upcoming car shows. Top 5 Beach Destinations Near Huntington Beach  Yes, we love to talk about cars here at HB Auto & AC. But we also love to talk about Huntington Beach! The must-see beach destinations include:   1. The Pier. An iconic and classic experience, this is a must-see for tradition's sake. You can’t keep the Huntington Beach Pier off your list, even if you’ve done it a million times!   2. Downtown. Downtown Huntington Beach is cool enough on its own any day of the year. But during the Summer, the streets really light up! With tons of fam ... read more

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Things Most People Don’t Know About Their Car

Things Most People Don’t Know About Their Car

Photo by Randy Tarampi on Unsplash   Do you think you know everything about your car? Check again! There can be specific details and functions you may not know about. At HB Auto & AC, we want you to know as much as possible about your vehicle to enjoy everything it has to offer. If you are interested in learning some things you may not know about your car, please continue reading!   Most modern cars operate on a push-button ignition system. This system is tied to your vehicle’s computer and works by sensing that the brake is pushed down, allowing you to start your car. If your stop light switch goes out, your push-button ignition might not work, leading you not to be able to start the vehicle. This can get mis ... read more

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How to Deal with an Accident

How to Deal with an Accident

Image by @Tumisu at Pixabay How To Deal With An Accident  Do you know what to do if you get in a car accident?   We never know how we will react to a stressful situation until we are thrown into it. As much as we prepare for the worst, sometimes our fight, flight, or freeze runs the show when we are under pressure. That’s why it’s so important to have your emergency plan solidified and ready to go, just in case. Nobody wants to get on their phone to Google “what should I do after an accident?” while they wait for the police to show up.  What To Do Right After a Car Accident  In general, you should follow these steps after you get in a car accident: Remove yourself and any passengers from the vehicle if you can and get to safety.  If you are injured or unable to move, call 911 and wait for emergency personnel ... read more

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After the Love Has Gone

After the Love Has Gone

Image by AD_Images at Pixabay   Are you a stranger to heartbreak, or do you have the scars and the story of the love you lost along the way? It seems that only the most aware, concerned, and loving among us never feel the sting of a love that has gone cold. Sooner or later, we all feel heartbreak, rejection, or miss the feeling we had when love was new, and we couldn’t wait to see our partner again. It’s hard sometimes to keep a relationship alive and well. It takes constant work. Neglect it, and you will eventually see things begin to fall apart. Treat it right, and you can have decades together. And that can be costly, both in terms of your money and your time. No, I’m not talking about your marriage or your sweetheart. I’m talking about the relationship you have with your car.  And it truly is a relationship with your car. Yo ... read more

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Fix Everything For ONE Low Monthly Payment Special

Fix Everything For ONE Low Monthly Payment Special

  Today you can fix your car for one low monthly payment!   At HB Auto & AC, we're offering a Fix Everything For ONE Low Monthly Payment Special.   No need to worry about paying large repair bills anymore. Now you can get your vehicle fixed and drive home today with no cash out of pocket today!   Here's how it works     Free 30 Minute Hands On Diagnosis (where we learn what’s NEEDS to be fixed)     Free Estimate For What The Total Repairs Will Cost    Then set you up with low monthly payments, ZERO cash out of pocket for 30 days, and NO CREDIT NEEDED.    Free Pick Up/Drop Off (within 5 miles)    Stellar 3-Year / 36,000-Mile Nationwide Warranty To Make Sure You Have No Future Issues With The Repairs    Pay off the repairs within 6 Months with ZERO Interest    Schedule an appointment today!   ... read more

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5 Ways To Keep Your Car Cool During Those Hot Summer Nights

5 Ways To Keep Your Car Cool During Those Hot Summer Nights

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash   Is it hot enough for you yet? August reminds us of just how hot the summers in Southern California can be (extremely hot). It can make travel difficult, especially when you go sightseeing or to the beach, only to come back to a car that is essentially a hellish oven.   No one likes getting into a burning hot car on a hot summer day. Huntington Beach is blessed with the ocean breeze, but California’s dry heat can make driving in the summer a miserable experience.   Here are 5 ways to keep your car cool:   Crack the windows when you leave the car - allowing just a little air to breeze in will help keep things tolerable. Also, try opening the back windows when you arrive and fan the driver’s side door over and over again to pump warm air out of the car. Coverage - use a sunshade for the fro ... read more

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Why Does Huntington Beach Have So Many Hot Rods?

Why Does Huntington Beach Have So Many Hot Rods?

Photo by Julio Ramirez on Unsplash   Welcome to the June Blog for HB Auto & AC!    Have you ever noticed how many hot rod cars are driving around Huntington Beach, California? Just last month, our blog featured the many events going on this summer. There are dozens of hot rod car events in the summer months.   The area grabs the attention of hot rod collectors and enthusiasts who come from all over to attend the wide range of hot rod events, and for good reasons-- we're the perfect community for it.   Here are some reasons why Huntington Beach draws the hot rod community:   Older demographic --  Classic cars are typically more prevalent among older men and are less popular among the young ... read more

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5 Best Romantic Drives Near Huntington Beach

5 Best Romantic Drives Near Huntington Beach

Photo by Josh Duke on Unsplash It’s February, and that means we’re in the shortest month of the year. It’s also the month of St. Valentine’s Day, where people look to either validate or re-evaluate their relationships in their lives. So if the last few months have made you feel a little cramped at home, this is an excellent time to get yourself together and do something romantic for your partner. We’re still stuck with COVID19 making our lives a little less wonderful at the moment, but that’s what makes road trips so wonderful. California has lots of beauty in the outdoors, especially along the Pacific Coast. There are a host of destinations you can go to for a romantic excursion with enough space ... 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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