Can Your Car Keep You Cool?

Although we aren’t quite there yet, summer is coming soon. The last thing you would want to do is get stuck driving without air. Air conditioning provided cool air that is. If you turn on your car’s air conditioner and it seems to be blowing out warm air or only slightly cool, it may be time for an AC recharge. Because the summer heat hasn’t arrived it is the best time to save big on AC recharge at Mr. Muffler.

What is an AC Recharge?

When you bring your car or truck to Mr. Muffler in Westland, Michigan for an AC recharge you can be sure your car will keep you cool come summer time. An AC recharge consists of checking the pressure of your air system, ensuring all fluids are full and find any leaks using a special Dye leak detector. The refrigerant that creates cool air within your car’s air conditioning system does not just evaporate. So, if your fluids are low or you feel as if your air should be cooler, it is highly likely that you have a leak somewhere. Our professional auto repair technicians will find the source of the leak and inform you of any necessary repairs.

Because Mr. Muffler is a full-service repair shop in Michigan, we can service all necessary repairs in and around our Westland location.

When do I need an AC Recharge?

There is no set schedule for getting an AC recharge. Typically, car owners can feel that their air is not properly working. This signals them to come in and schedule necessary services to repair the air conditioner in their vehicle. We do recommend, to test your air every once in a while even in the cooler seasons, as you can save a ton of money if repairs are needed.

Be sure to ask us about our April and May AC recharge specials when you contact us today!

The Importance of Regular Maintenance on Your Cooling System

Your coolant system is what keeps your car engine from overheating in the summer and from freezing in the winter. It works by coolant being pumped by the water pump through the engine into the radiator. The coolant takes heat away from the engine and dispels it through the radiator by airflow that comes through the grill of the car. If this system breaks down or isn’t maintained it can cause damage to your water pump. This damage over time will affect not only the coolant system but also your engine and engine’s performance as well. Continue reading

What to do when your check engine light comes on

Check Engine Light

What does your check engine light mean?

The check engine light is one of the most dreaded and misunderstood lights on your dashboard. It can come on for a variety of reasons, ranging from minor corrections to major engine problems. This little light is part of your vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system (OBD)  to tell owners that something in the car’s system isn’t working correctly.  The engine service light is a way of your car telling you that there is something off in your car, and may not necessarily mean that your engine needs to be replaced.

That being said we want to emphasize that if your check engine light is blinking, you see smoke coming from your hood, hear loud noises, or your engine stalling out you need to get your car to a local mechanic (link) as soon as possible.

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Pothole Damage Repair in Michigan

Michigan is known for weather fluctuation throughout the year, but this year we seem to be experiencing drastic highs and lows of winter temperatures. We have already seen salt trucks on the roads, which means pothole season is upon us! Road salt causes damage to our roads and freeways, which only becomes more damaged with the expansion and contraction caused by temperature ups and downs. Do you know where you will get your car serviced after hitting your first damaging pothole of the year?

Mr. Muffler is your go-to source for car repair in Southeast Michigan!

We all know that the best way to avoid pothole damage is to avoid potholes. Have you ever hit a pothole that you didn’t see? Couldn’t swerve around to avoid one? Drove over what seemed to be a rumble strip of damaged road? We all have done it at least once and gritted our teeth while doing so. Did you cause damage to your vehicle, maybe caused the front end to vibrate or wheel shake? If so, you might need a front-end alignment or tire balancing.

Specializing in front end damage repair caused by hitting large potholes, Mr. Muffler can get your car back on the road quickly. Knowing where you will be having your car serviced when the unfortunate event of hitting a pothole has you stuck on the side of the road is important. Mr. Muffler, located in Westland at the corner of Cherry Hill and Wayne Rd. is available to service your car or truck. We will do an inspection at no charge to you and give you an honest assessment on what damage was done. Whether hitting a pothole caused a tire to blow, knock out your alignment, or caused other damage resulting in unsafe driving conditions, our professional auto mechanics are here to help.

Full Service Auto Repair Michigan

Along with front end damage repair, Mr. Muffler is a full service auto repair shop in Michigan. Whether you are in need of routine maintenance, brake repair or replacement, or transmissions services in Michigan, contact us today.