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Yearly Archives: 2020

Practicing Social Distancing? Take Care of Your Car’s Overdue Needs

With the sudden spread of COVID-19 in the United States and the growing cases here in Nebraska, we understand the uncertainty and the fear that our community faces when thinking about the health and safety of friends and family. In order to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus, Nebraska officials are asking our residents to avoid gather in groups and to practice social distancing.  Social distancing means keeping at least 6 feet between you and others and avoiding group settings. We know that staying home and distancing yourself from your loved ones can be difficult, but it is also a great time to take care of some things that may have been put on the back burner. We know many of our customers have overdue services, such as oil services or filter changes, and now is the perfect time to get these services done if you have additional time on your hands.  Here at A-1 Auto Repair, we are still open and are available to serve you. We want you to rest assured knowin ... read more

Why is My Car Not Getting Enough Power?

You step on your vehicle's accelerator, and find that your vehicle is lacking power. It doesn't accelerate forward like it used to, and you find yourself having to slam down on the gas pedal to get it to even move. Not only is this alarming and quite frankly, a bit annoying, but it can also be dangerous on the road. If you're at a red light that turns green and your vehicle is lagging to push forward, the cars behind you may be taken off guard. This issue can also lead to vehicle stalling or hesitation, which is another dangerous occurrence while driving.  The main cause for a vehicle not having enough power is an issue with the fuel system. It could be caused by leaking fuel or a bad fuel pump, or another failing component. Basically, your engine isn't receiving the right amount of fuel and air mixture to work as it should, which is the reason why you aren't getting a lot of power when accelerating. As soon as you notice this issue, it is extremely vital to h ... read more

What Can Cause Your Car's A/C or Heater to Fail?

Your car's A/C and heating systems are in place for a number of reasons. You need your A/C on hot days and your heating on cold days to keep you comfortable while driving. You also need the heating system for defrosting purposes during the winter months. If one of these systems doesn't work, you may find yourself having to get to your destination freezing cold or sweating hot. What is it that goes wrong with these systems?  Both the heater and air conditioning are apart of your vehicle's HVAC system. The heater works by taking air from the outside and using heat generated from the engine to warm the air. The air conditioning system takes air from the outside and uses a compressor and refrigerant to cool the air.  When an issue does arise with either system, the problem behind the issue can be a number of things. Here are some of the most common causes for a car's A/C and heater to fail:  A heater can fail due to:  Low coolant Bad heater core Fa ... read more

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