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3 Signs Your Cabin Filter Needs To Be Changed?

Spring is officially here! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and allergens are in the air. Your cabin air filter is directly responsible for protecting you and your passengers against airborne contaminants. Your cabin air filter is located behind your glove box and filters our harmful particles, including pollen and dust, from entering your vehicle.  Over time, your cabin air filters will become clogged with dirt and other grime, and your filter will start to fail. A failing cabin air filter means lower quality air. Your air conditioning system might require more power to operate. It is common to drive around with a bad cabin air filter. However, the team at Jeff’s Automotive is here to help. If you notice any of these three signs, your cabin air filter most likely needs to be replaced:    Poor airflow: If you are noticing poor airflow at the vents, your cabin air filter most likely needs to be changed. Your cabin should be able to g ... read more

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Get Your Car Ready for Spring!

Get Your Car Ready for Spring!

Getting your car ready for spring is vital to preparing for the warmer months. There are several items that should make it on your to-do list, which can get your vehicle ready for the summer. Anything from oil changes to other preventive maintenance tasks should be a top priority, and below are some of the highlights. The first order of business is getting your oil changed. This is something that should be done at least once every 3,000 miles for the sake of your engine. Clean motor oil is healthy for your engine in that it cools it down while lubricating all of its individual parts. Plus, when it comes to the removal of grime and environmental toxins, nothing does it like a fresh batch, along with a brand new filter. Wintertime wear and tear makes an impact on your battery and can cause problems of its own. During the winter months, your battery typically works extra hard just to keep your vehicle going. Cold weather can slow down the normal chemical reactions of your battery, which ... read more

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5 Reasons Why Good Visibility Helps You Stay Safe

5 Reasons Why Good Visibility Helps You Stay Safe

Welcome to Jeff’s Automotive and our April blog! Visibility is desperately important to a driver. Good visibility keeps you safe on your travels and can be the difference between an accident and a safe trip. Dirty window glass, cracked windshields, obstructing objects, tinted glass at night-- these things make seeing through your window difficult. Here are some of the critical reasons why good visibility keeps you safe: It allows other drivers to see you. We can take clues from another driver by their eyes, what direction they are looking at, and what we see them doing in a crisis If you can’t see another driver due to visibility being poor.  It allows you to see other drivers. The reverse is true; you are picking up body language in other drivers. When these clues are removed, the road becomes even more unpredictable. It allows you to see the road itself. Broken furniture, unannounced speed bumps, potholes, oil slicks-- these are things that you can avoid with en ... read more

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What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

Shocks and struts are on your vehicle to help stabilize the movements your vehicle makes. They are in place to help control your vehicle whenever you turn, accelerate, brake, or whenever you are traveling on an uneven surface in the road. Whenever you have worn shocks and struts and can be a huge issue and will result in your having a bad ride. When they are worn you are also in danger of being unsafe. Your vehicle will send off warning signs whenever your shocks and struts are worn. Here are the signs that you can be on the lookout for to know this may be an issue soon. There are many things that can cause your shocks and struts to become worn. Here are seven warning signs that your shocks and struts are to that point. Unsteadiness highway speeds. If you feel as if your vehicle doesn't feel totally stable while you're on the highway and it is always moving up and down, this is a sign.   If your vehicle tips to one side whenever you are making a turn, this is another ... read more

What Happens When Rodents Take Residence In Your Engine Compartment?

Have you ever had a squirrel take residence in your car's engine compartment? During the cold months, they often find refuge and warmth in the engine, as well as food. Really? Food?! In the engine compartment? Yes, that's correct. The wire casing found in many vehicles is made out of soybeans because it's lightweight and sustainable. It's also a tempting treat for a hungry family of squirrels, so they'll gnaw away at the casings if they can't find food elsewhere. What happens when the rodents start nibbling on the wires in your engine compartment. Well, besides creating a mess, it can wreak havoc on how well your car or truck functions. Here's a video showing the problems an engine faces when snacked on by hungry rodents: If your vehicle becomes a dessert for your neighborhood rodents, you'll be glad to know that the auto repair team at Jeff's Automotive can fix this problem. We've seen chewed-on wires before, and we have the experience to repa ... read more

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