If you drive a 2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V, you’ve more than likely had your share of problems with the AC system. It may seem like there is always a problem with it or that it’s never completely trouble free, right? After countless days in the repair shop and enormous amounts of money spent, you may start to think you’re going crazy. But rest assured that you’re not insane and the hidden culprit causing constant headaches is what’s known to many mechanics as the BLACK DEATH!
Air conditioning is like iced tea. Nobody ever said, “Wow, this lukewarm iced tea is awesome!” Same goes for your car’s AC system – it has to be cold. Tepid simply won’t cut it. With this in mind, we’ll review some ways to keep that AC air freezing (not quite see-your-breath cold, but darn close).
There’s nothing quite so annoying and uncomfortable as getting into your reliable old car on an especially hot day and finding that the air conditioning’s just not what it used to be. It’s easy to give up on it and assume that it would be too expensive or too difficult to fix, leaving you in a pretty bad place on hot days. Fortunately, getting the A/C up and running back to its comfortable old self isn’t all that hard. With an easy-to-find part and twenty minutes of tinkering, you can find yourself enjoying your drive time a whole lot more.
Your car’s A/C system keeps everything cool inside, even if it’s scorching outside. When one component fails, the air conditioning system fails. That’s why it’s important to realize the major parts involved with your auto’s A/C. Our AC Compressor Buying Guide provides plenty of in-depth information on what to look for when buying an A/C compressor.
Going on a long road trip can be fun and exciting, but before embarking on your journey, you must make sure your car is prepared to take the trip. Making sure your car is ready to take the long trip is very important if you want to avoid any possible problems with your car while you’re out on the road. Having general maintenance done on your car prior to your trip will save you a lot of worry, and possible repair expenses during your vacation.
Here are some tips on how to prepare your car for a long road trip.
Fort Lauderdale, Santa Barbara, Miami Beach, oh yeah…here we go. Got a week off from the JOB and headed down to the beach. Cruising along with the sun baking down and my AC cranked up on Antarctic setting. BUT ALL OF THE SUDDEN! Clunk clutter and black smoke….