Monthly Archives: August 2019

Cabin Air Filter From Courtesy Automotive Service

Here is a questions for SAN CLEMENTE drivers: What is a cabin air filter? Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, exhaust gas and odors. These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns. Now not all vehicles in the SAN CLEMENTE area have cabin filters. They are fairly new on the scene in CA. About 40 percent of new vehicles come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year. Cabin air filters can make for a very nice driving environment for SAN CLEMENTE. Your car can be a haven during CA allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. However, like all filters, your cabin a ... read more

Automotive Tips from Courtesy Automotive Service: Air Conditioning Inspection

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components. Environmental laws in some around SAN CLEMENTE require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some parts manufacturers require other components to be replaced along with certain failed parts in order to maintain the new part warranty. This is because a given failure may be the result of another worn or damaged part that will, if not replaced, prematurely damage the new component. Courtesy Automotive Service in SAN CLEMENTE is fully equipped to restore your flow of cool air.  

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Why are wheel bearings for SAN CLEMENTE vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Courtesy Automotive Service post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around SAN CLEMENTE, CA. Wheel bearings are pretty simple parts. They're made of high quality steel and are engineered to last 100,000 miles (160,000)  or more if properly cared for. The bearings do two jobs: First, they allow the wheel to freely rotate with as little friction as possible. Second, they support the weight of the vehicle. For example, if your car weighs 3,600 pounds (1600 kilogram), each wheel has to support approximately 900 pounds (400 kilograms). That's a lot of heavy lifting over those long distances. Even though wheel bearings are pretty straightforward, they need to be in near perfect condition to do their job for SAN CLEMENTE vehicles. The b ... read more

Courtesy Automotive Service: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Courtesy Automotive Service: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on SAN CLEMENTE streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas that weighs a little over six pounds produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide? The answer is that the carbon comes from the gasoline, but the oxygen comes from the air. You see, it takes about 12,000 gallons of air to burn a gallon of gas in your engine. Clearly, your vehicle needs a lot of air to keep going in SAN CLEMENTE. A lot of clean air is best. You've seen the pictures of people in Japan wearing face masks. They want some kind of filter to keep unwanted pollution and germs out of their lungs. Well, your vehicle also works better when its internals are clean. When your ve ... read more