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New air conditioning refrigerants

New air conditioning refrigerants

 New air conditioning refrigerants   For a long time now, most vehicles have been using R134A as the refrigerant of choice in air conditioning. Most shops that can service air conditioning performance issues can service those systems. Things are changing though. If you have a newer car and the air conditioning no longer blows cold you no longer can take it to any shop. You need one like Accomplished Auto 134 Hall St Ste A Concord NH 03301, 603-226-6630. We have the equipment, and expertise to service air conditioning with both R134A and R1234YF refrigerant.   A little History. Starting around 2014, Fiat Chrysler, and General Motors Cadillac, started the transition to the new R1234YF. Soon all the other manufacturers, Domestic, Asian and European followed suit. So, if you have a vehicle newer than 2014 there is a good chance it has R1234YF and the newer it is the more likely to have it. Today 90% of vehicles use R1234YF.   What does that mean to you and your vehic ... read more

Warning signs for brakes.

Warning signs for brakes.

Warning signs for brakes.   Here in New Hampshire, we have annual State Inspection. For many people this is when they find out that their brakes are beyond NH state inspection limits. Sometimes this comes as an unpleasant surprise and unexpected expense.   Brakes are wearing items and do wear out. There are some things we can do to better plan for the day we need brakes.   If you have your vehicle serviced at Accomplished Auto at 134 Hall St Ste A, Concord NH 03301 603-226-6630. Part of every service includes inspecting rotors, and measuring brake pads for wear. We document it in your digital inspection. This way you can track pad wear and will get a heads up when you are getting close to the state inspection limit.  Another advantage of doing this is that we often can find signs of uneven wear, rusted rotors, and stuck brakes. When addressed early can extend the life of your brakes as well as keeping you safe on the road. If you are not doing this there are ... read more

My check engine light is on, what do I do now?

My check engine light is on, what do I do now?

My check engine light is on, what do I do now? My check engine light is on or flashing, red oil light, or others am I in trouble? Do I need to have my car towed; can I make it to where I am going? All these questions will immediately run through your mind, and like a lot of things in life it can depend. Some quick checks and attention to a few things will help.   Does your vehicle drive or perform the same as it did before and the only thing that has changed is the check engine light is on? Then you are most likely safe to get to your destination or bring it in to Accomplished Auto in Concord NH. Do this as soon as possible to prevent further issues such as engine, transmission or catalytic converter damage. Is the vehicle performance suffering and/or is it making unusual noises? Engine ticking, knocking or banging? Oil, coolant leaks, smoke or odors?  Overheating, multiple warning lights on? Th ... read more

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What Does Brake Fluid Actually Do?

What Does Brake Fluid Actually Do?

As a person slows their car down at a traffic light, one doesn't really give the process of braking a second thought. It's just when you have to apply brakes as you are traveling at speed if, for example, a dog runs out in front of a car or you try to avoid another driver breaking the traffic rules in order to avert an accident. Without brake fluid in the car's engine stopping your vehicle might be near impossible as the brake fluid literally bridges the gap between man and machine. It is a non-compressible substance inside the brake lines and creates a force when the brake pedal is pressed. Of course, brake fluid does not last forever, and if you don't have your brake fluid changed regularly you run the risk of having it draw moisture and damaged parts of your car's engine. It is recommended to check the brake fluid in your car whenever you do an oil change, although brake fluid is good for up to five years. Since brake fluid also ages, it actually has a name for ... read more

How are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Repaired?

How are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Repaired?

If you are hearing about Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the first time, they are electronic safety systems installed in vehicles to help with driving and parking. ADAS is a vital part of most modern vehicles' safety functions. Besides your safety as the driver, they enhance your passengers' safety and other people you are sharing the road with, including pedestrians. ADAS Features Any car leaving the factory today has at least two or three ADAS features. They include: • Rearview, front, and side cameras • Computer imaging technology • Adaptive cruise control (ACC) • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) • Autonomous braking system (ABS) • Intelligent speed assist (ISA) Functions of ADAS Systems ADAS systems play four main functions in your car, they include: Alerting you of any potential dangers on the road. Monitoring things like the tire pressure and any blind spots. To adjust settings to adapt to the surrounding environ ... read more