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Serpentine Belt

 

July 15, 2019


The serpentine belt is powered by the engine as it turns. Your alternator, air conditioning compressor and power steering pump depend on your serpentine belt to run. On some vehicles it also runs the water pump, radiator fan and power brakes. If your serpentine belt breaks, your battery won't last long. If it runs your Read more...

Cabin Air Filter

 

April 23, 2019


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

Simple Answers from Automotive Solutions Inc. for Glenside: Check Engine Light

 

February 16, 2019


Question: My Check Engine light is on and my boyfriend thinks he can get the code read and know what part to replace to fix my car.  I say it’s not that simple.  Who’s right? Automotive Solutions Inc. Answer Good news – you are!  Just look at it logically: there are hundreds of things that Read more...

Evaporative Emissions Control

 

September 29, 2018


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 EVAP system is there to capture these vapors and direct them into the engine to be burned – kind of an Read more...

What Glenside Drivers Need to Know About Their Serpentine Belt

 

August 13, 2018


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 Read more...

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

 

April 17, 2017


  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 Read more...

Automotive Solutions Inc. Tech Question On Your Check Engine Light

 

December 19, 2016


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 Read more...

5 Tips for Buying Used in Glenside

 

June 14, 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 out up to Read more...

Automotive Solutions, Inc. Launches NEW Website!

 

April 20, 2016


We got a new look! Automotive Solutions, Inc. of Glenside, Pennsylvania, has launched a new website. We understand that the web is taking over how our customers are looking for businesses and services. Our goal is to make sure that our quality auto repair services can be easily found on the web! Feel free to browse around Read more...

Oil Filter

 

March 28, 2016


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 Read more...

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