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Keep Your Hybrid or Electric Car Running Smoothly In Sacramento

Keep Your Hybrid or Electric Car Running Smoothly In Sacramento

Hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of driving, offering a cleaner, more efficient way to get around. Our certified technicians at Mike and Sons Automotive in Sacramento, CA are here to make sure your eco-friendly ride stays in top shape with easy, professional care. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your vehicle running smoothly.  Simple Tips for Hybrid and EV Care Make sure you stay on top of the health of your vehicle’s battery. Just like your smartphone needs a good charge, so does your car. We'll check your battery to keep it holding a charge and powering your rides efficiently. Make sure your vehicle’s cooling system is functioning correctly. Your car's battery and electric parts don't like getting too hot. We ensure the cooling system is working correctly, so everything stays at the right temperature. Make sure your vehicle’s brakes are checked regularly. Hy ... read more

Navigating Windshield Washer Fluid and Wiper Blade Maintenance

Navigating Windshield Washer Fluid and Wiper Blade Maintenance

Ensuring a clear view of the road is a must for safe driving. Let's go through some of the essential do's and don'ts for windshield washer fluid and wiper blade maintenance.   Do: Choose the Correct Windshield Washer Fluid   Select a fluid that is applicable to your climate—winter formulas for cold weather, and summer formulas for warmer regions.   Don't: Use Plain Water   Avoid using plain water, as it does NOT have the cleaning additives needed to remove debris. Water can also freeze in colder temperatures, hindering your washer fluid system from performing as designed.   Do: Regularly Check and Refill   Frequently check and top off your windshield washer fluid to avoid running out, especially when it is most needed. Keep an extra bottle in your trunk for emergencies.  Don't: Ignore Warning Signs   Address streaks, sm ... read more

What are the different types of Headlights?

What are the different types of Headlights?

What are the different types of Headlights? Seeing where you are going is important for your safety.  When it is time to replace your headlights you want to make sure you get the right replacement headlights.    If you are looking for brighter lights or trying to be more energy efficient, there are different choices to meet requirements. The three main types of headlights are: LED, HID or ‘xenon’, and halogen. Halogen headlights Halogen headlights have been the standard for many years and are still the most common headlight in use today. They are affordable, last a long time, and are easy to replace. However, they are not as energy efficient as LED and HID headlights and tend to generate excess heat. LED headlights Light emitting diode (LED) headlights are relatively new to the scene.  Unlike Halogen and HID lights, LED lights generate almost no heat and their low energy requirements help preserve your  ... read more

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What's the Difference Between Engine Cooling and Engine Air Conditioning?

What's the Difference Between Engine Cooling and Engine Air Conditioning?

Engine cooling and engine air conditioning are two different systems that play crucial roles in maintaining the performance and longevity of vehicles. Engine cooling is primarily responsible for regulating the temperature of the engine, while air conditioning focuses on cooling the interior of the vehicle for passenger comfort. Engine cooling is essential to prevent overheating, which can lead to severe damage to the engine. It typically involves a radiator, coolant, water pump, and thermostat. The radiator helps dissipate heat from the engine coolant, which absorbs excess heat from the engine. The water pump circulates the coolant, ensuring that it flows through the engine and radiator, while the thermostat regulates the coolant flow based on the engine's temperature. This cooling system prevents the engine from reaching excessively high temperatures, optimizing its performance and preventing potential breakdowns. On the other hand, air conditioning is responsible for cooli ... read more

Brake Components and What They Do

Brake Components and What They Do

A car’s main job is to get you from point A to point B as quickly, safely and as comfortably as possible. Just as much as getting to your destination quickly is important, so is the ability to stop when you get there or if something gets in your way. You constantly must be mindful of all the things on the road: fellow drivers, people, animals and other dangers that may appear. That’s where your brakes come in. The brakes in your car are what allow the wheels on your car to stop whenever you hit the brake pedal. What many don’t know is how the brake system actually works nor about the different types of braking systems that exist. Just like any machine the braking system in a car has multiple parts that allow this complicated system to function properly. Each of these parts play a role in making sure that you can slow and stop your car in any situation. What are these key components you speak of? Brake Rotor/Disc The brake rotor is what feels the pressure from the b ... read more

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