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Yearly Archives: 2020

How to Safely Disinfect your Car's Interior

How to Safely Disinfect your Car's Interior

In 2020, we are more focused than ever before on the cleanliness and sanitization of surfaces we touch every day. Cars are no exception. We use our vehicles to get around, meaning every time we get in our car, we introduce bacteria and germs from a new environment. Cars can act like capsules these harmful particles, and with so many highly touched areas in a car’s interior, proper cleaning is important. When taking steps to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria inside your car, it is crucial to understand the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. Additionally, knowing the areas inside your car that are touched the most will maximize your removal of harmful germs.   We are not public health experts at Osborn’s Automotive, but we are vehicle experts. The following information can help you make decisions on how to clean the interior of your car.   High Touch Areas There are several areas in your car that can become a ... read more

4 Reasons Your Car AC Isn't Working

4 Reasons Your Car AC Isn't Working

In the middle of summer in California, the last thing you want is your vehicle’s air conditioning to not blow cold. Sitting in traffic without cold air coming through the vents can be a miserable experience. If your AC stopped working, you’re probably asking, what happened? In most vehicles, the majority of the AC system is located near the engine and is exposed to corrosive materials from the road and extreme temperatures, meaning components can fail over time. At Osborn’s Automotive, we can help diagnose and repair your car’s air conditioning issues and service the system to keep you cool in the summer heat. Read on to learn more about how vehicle air conditioning works and some of the most common issues that occur.   How does air conditioning work in a car? The air conditioning system in your vehicle changes the state of refrigerant from a liquid to a gas, and back again using temperature and pressure. Air is then b ... read more

What Are Signs of a Bad Alignment in My Vehicle?

What Are Signs of a Bad Alignment in My Vehicle?

Bad wheel alignment in your car can be extremely detrimental to the vehicle. It can cause your tires to wear out a lot faster and make it difficult to steer, which can result in safety hazards as well. Because of this, it is important that you know how to tell if your car is out of alignment on your own. You don’t want to have to exclusively rely on your auto repair shop to tell you when you bring in your car for any other service. Take a look at these signs of bad wheel alignment and how to avoid messing it up yourself! Signs of Bad Alignment First off, let’s talk about how your wheels get misaligned in the first place. There are many random ways that this can happen but the two main causes are potholes and hitting curbs while driving. You might not notice any obvious signs of bad alignment right about so if you do hit a pothole or curb, try to pay extra attention to how your car is operating for at least a month.   There are a few ways you can tell if your car&rs ... read more

Besides Oil Changes, What Fluids Do You Need to Replace in a Honda?

Besides Oil Changes, What Fluids Do You Need to Replace in a Honda?

At Osborn’s Automotive, we specialize in foreign vehicles, primarily German and Japanese. This article is going to focus on Honda cars and the specifics of fluid changing for this brand.   Over time, all fluids in your car will need to be changed, either because they’ve gotten old and dirty or due to ineffectiveness. Everyone knows that your car’s oil will need to be changed, but what about all the other fluids? Most specific types of fluid, such as brake fluid and transmission fluid, have a set amount of miles that they consistently need to be changed at. Yet, these miles may vary, depending on weather, your driving techniques, and the quality of fluid used. In general, however, you should be fine sticking to the following timelines. Honda Civic Brake Fluid Brake fluid plays a vital role in the safety and overall functionality of your vehicle. When you press down on the brakes, it&rsquo ... read more

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