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Common car heater problems

In Uncategorized by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Now is a good time to make sure your car heater is working properly. When checking your heater or using it for the first time this season, you may notice that cold air is blowing out of the vents. Here are some common causes: It needs more coolant: Hot air generates from the heater core. Coolant, which runs through the …

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What causes a check engine light to turn on?

In Automotive Diagnostics by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

A car’s check engine light isn’t an indicator that should be ignored. The symbol clues you in that there’s a problem. The issue itself can span a number of components. If your car’s check engine light is blinking, which means that there’s an engine issue, we recommend bringing it to a mechanic as soon as you can. Waiting to have …

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Why you should change your cabin air filter and clean the cowling

In Cabin Air Filter by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Leaves will soon begin falling across Virginia. They can become lodged in your car’s cabin air filter or the cowling area. Cabin air filters clean the air that goes into the front of vehicles and prevent bacteria, dirt, dust and pollen from entering. They keep the heating core and evaporator from getting blocked, as well. Once or twice a year, …

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Tell your auto repair shop everything

In Vehicle Alignment by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Details are key. When dropping off your vehicle at an auto repair shop, it’s important to provide as much information as possible – whether it’s a noise you hear, work that has been done, or a recent incident.  The driver of a Dodge Avenger brought their car in for a wheel alignment and explained that they had hit a curb. …