Yearly Archives: 2022

Item to Avoid Leaving in a Hot Car

Item to Avoid Leaving in a Hot Car

The inside of our cars can get extremely hot during this time of year. As a result, you need to be careful with what you leave behind. Items can get damaged, rot, melt, break, or even catch on fire. Read on to learn about the items you shouldn't leave behind Water - To be specific, anything in a plastic water bottle should be brought with you. Plastic water bottles can get hot and cause bacteria to grow. Moreover, the heat can leak BPA into your water. Time to toss all the bottles in your car! Sunscreen - While this item is a summer must-have, you shouldn’t leave it sitting in a hot car. The heat can make it lose its effectiveness and cause it to become unstable. Medicine - Similar to sunscreen, the hot weather can distort the chemicals in your meds too. It can decrease their strength, so make sure you keep medicines stored at proper room temperature. Electronics - Not only can leaving your expensive laptop, tablet, or phone behind be tempting for thieves, but it can also ... read more

How Does My Car Air Conditioning Work?

How Does My Car Air Conditioning Work?

Over the years, AC systems in cars have advanced and become more sophisticated than ever. They’re quick and efficient, with some offering up to multiple zones of individual temperature control. However, the basics of auto air conditioning remain more or less the same.   Today, we will go over the air conditioning's most important components and how they all work together to supply you with cool air. A compressor is powered by a pulley connected to the engine. Its main job is to compress low-pressure refrigerant gas or freon to a high enough pressure. The pressurized freon flows into the condenser behind the grille in the front of your vehicle, where a system of tubes cools the refrigerant and turns it into liquid form. The refrigerant moves through an accumulator or receiver-dryer, eliminating any water that may harm the system.  The liquid freon passes through the expansion valve, where it expands and cools off so it can move to the evaporator core. At this s ... read more

Vacation Ideas For Fellow Pennsylvanians

Vacation Ideas For Fellow Pennsylvanians

Photo by Heidi Kaden on Unsplash  Vacation Ideas For Fellow Pennsylvanians Summer is almost here, and most of us are gearing up to make new memories with our friends and family. We often think of going far places like Hawaii or Mexico when we think of vacation. However, some of us would prefer to visit a new place in our state.   If you live in Pennsylvania, you know that there are many places to visit this summer. With hundreds of options on where to go on vacation, we have created a list of places to see if you are a fellow Pennsylvanian. Best Places to Visit In Pennsylvania  Hershey Park: If you are looking for an adrenaline-packed day, look no further than Hershey Park. You and your family can explore the many attractions ranging from roller coasters to aquatic shows. In addition, they have two large arcades with dozens of games to keep you entertained f ... read more

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Why Does My Car Smell like Maple Donuts?

Why Does My Car Smell like Maple Donuts?

When it's coming from your kitchen or dining table, the sweet smell of maple syrup is amazing and inviting. But if the same smell comes from your car, it indicates trouble. Generally, the syrup smell is not unpleasant. But when you smell this syrup in your car, it signals a coolant leak. Coolant plays a highly critical role in your vehicle. It circulates in the engine, heater core, hose, and radiator regulating the temperature to prevent overheating. It also helps in providing heat for your defrosting and cabin heating systems. When the coolant leaks, the amount circulating in your car significantly decreases, which is not good for your engine. How It Works The coolant fluid, a mixture of antifreeze and water, has specific chemical elements that draw heat out of your car's engine. The withdrawn air is transferred to heat your cabin or for defrosting. The coolant also contains anti-corrosive components that protect your car parts. What happens If You Drive with Little Coolan ... read more

Fuel Economy in a Terrible Market

Fuel Economy in a Terrible Market

Photo by Yassine Khalfalli on Unsplash It’s a very expensive spring!  So many people are putting off their spring break plans as gas prices continue to climb at the pump. We’re seeing it all over Pennsylvania, but fortunately, we haven’t been hit as hard as the West Coast, where prices in some cities are reported to have gone over $10 per gallon of diesel fuel.   With gas prices steadily climbing during the invasion of Ukraine, many people are having to take strong measures to keep themselves going. Delivery services are beginning to tack on extra fees to make up the difference. Some of the very people who have finally been recalled to working in an office are once again back at home until the price ... read more

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