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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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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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