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What Glenside Drivers Need to Know About Their Serpentine Belt

Your serpentine belt drives your alternator and air conditioning compressor. The power steering and power brake pumps are driven by the serpentine belt in many vehicles. In some vehicles, the water pump is driven by the serpentine belt (in others it’s driven by the timing belt). The radiator cooling fan on some vehicles is also driven(  more …)

Simple Answers From Automotive Solutions Inc. For Glenside: Air Conditioner

  Question: Why isn’t my air conditioner blowing cold air? Automotive Solutions Inc. Answer: Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Glenside drivers 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(  more …)

Automotive Solutions Inc. Tech Question On Your Check Engine Light

Automotive Solutions Inc. Tech Question: I’m Alex. My Check Engine Light came on in my vehicle. I’ve tried several things to make it go off but nothing has worked. What should I do? Automotive Solutions Inc. Answer: Like Alex, most of us in Glenside have experienced a check engine light coming on suddenly. We’re frustrated(  more …)

5 Tips for Buying Used in Glenside

Jun 11th, 2016 Here are 5 tips from Automotive Solutions Inc. for used car buyers: 1. Ask for service records. Most owners who document regular maintenance service take care of their vehicle. 2. Inspect the vehicle thoroughly. Check for uneven tire wear, alignment s, suspension issues, strange sounds and funky odors. 3. If everything checks(  more …)

Oil Filter

As your engine runs, dirt gets into the oil. Oil sludge can also start to build up. Fortunately, motor oil contains detergents that clean the engine and gather up contaminates. The oil circulates through the oil filter where clumps of dirt and sludge are captured. An oil filter can eventually get clogged up – so(  more …)

Engine Air Filter

Simple Answers from Automotive Solutions Inc.: Engine Air Filter Question: What’s the harm in putting off replacing my engine air filter a little longer? Automotive Solutions Inc. Answer: That’s a fair question from Glenside drivers because the harm takes a while to manifest. Let’s take a small step back and talk about what an engine(  more …)

Engine Air Filter

Did You Know About Engine Air Filter Your vehicle uses about 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of fuel you burn. That’s about 100 gallons of air every block. All that air needs to be filtered to keep your engine clean and your fuel economy good. If you replace your dirty engine air filter(  more …)

Battery Replacement

Simple Answers from Automotive Solutions Inc. for Glenside: Battery Replacement Question: When do I need to replace my battery? Automotive Solutions Inc. Answer: That’s a good question for Glenside drivers. All batteries wear out and need to be replaced – but some are replaced before their time. Look, if your battery is dying and you(  more …)

Battery

Batteries are a huge part of modern life in Glenside PA. I mean, how many battery chargers do you have? Of course, our purpose here is to talk about your car battery. When people come into our Glenside PA service center and need a new battery, they’re really not that happy about having to spend(  more …)

EVAP System

The oil and fuel in your vehicle give off vapors that are very harmful to the environment. Evaporative emissions control systems – EVAP for short – are mandated in all cars and trucks. The job of the EVAP system is to capture these vapors and direct them into the engine to be burned – kind(  more …)