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850 S State St.Ukiah, CA 95482
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West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair | Auto Repair & Service in Ukiah, CA

Cabin Air Filter Replacement At West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair
Jan 20th, 2016

Let's talk about cabin air filters. There seems to be some confusion about them among Ukiah that we should be able to clear up. Much of the confusion starts because cabin air filters are relatively new. Not all vehicles in Ca have them, so some San Francisco folks confuse their cabin air filter with the engine air filter.

Every vehicle has an engine air filter that cleans the air going into the engine, but not all have a cabin air filter that cleans the air going into the passenger compartment. Easy to get mixed up.

The cabin air filter cleans out dust, pollen, spores and other pollutants. To give a point of comparison, a grain of sand is about 200 microns across. A cabin air filter can stop particles that are just 3 microns in size. It really does make the vehicle passenger cabin a much more pleasant environment.

When the cabin air filter gets dirty, Ukiah just need to replace it. Your owner's manual may have a recommended interval for changing it. If not we can inspect it at West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair in Ukiah. You know, it's ironic that many Willits and Santa Rosa people who don't realize they even have a cabin air filter first find out they do when it starts to get smelly.

Some vehicle cabin air filters are very easy to access when it's time to replace them. Others, not so much. Your friendly and knowledgeable West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair may have to get behind the dashboard and it takes some time.

A clean cabin air filter keeps out smog, allergens and other harmful pollutants. If it's time, get it changed right away.

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West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair
850 S State St
Ukiah, Ca 95482
707-462-6920


West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair | Auto Repair & Service in Ukiah, CA

Simple Answers From West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair For Ukiah:
Air Conditioner

Question:

Why isn’t my air conditioner blowing cold air?

West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair Answer:

Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Ukiah motorists lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant.

The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air.

Another potential problem for Ukiah auto owners is contamination. Over time the inside of the rubber hoses can deteriorate and little bits of rubber can clog up various filters and other essential parts of the SUV A/C system, preventing proper circulation of the refrigerant. And a component could also be worn or broken. So the first step for Ukiah auto owners who can't cool their SUV is a thorough air conditioning inspection, looking for leaks and worn parts. In fact, Federal law requires an inspection before adding refrigerant. Some states do not allow topping off a leaking system.

Once any essential repairs are made, refrigerant is added. At the same time, special oil is added to the system. This oil cools and lubricates various components as it circulates along with the refrigerant. If you have a refrigerant leak, you also have an oil leak – and it's important that both be replenished for proper function and protection of your A/C system.

Sometimes overlooked by Ukiah motorists is the fact that a worn serpentine belt (which drives the A/C compressor) leads to belt slippage which puts additional strain on the compressor. Replacing your serpentine belt and belt tensioner on schedule at Ukiah will extend the life of your A/C compressor and other vital belt driven accessories.

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West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair
850 South State St
Ukiah, CA 95482
707.462.6920

At West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair in Ukiah CA (95482) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 707.462.6920. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.