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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 is Walnut Blasting?

What is Walnut Blasting?

If you are a BMW or MINI owner this post is for you. Walnut Blasting is a dealer recommended service for BMW and MINI owners every 30,000 miles. What’s the issue? Direct injection BMW engines are prone to excessive carbon build up on the vehicle’s intake valves. Your N54’s intake system needs to be cleaned regularly to perform at it’s peak. This buildup is common and normal but as the level increases you could find your car suffering from a few of the following issues: Poor throttle response Engine misfiring Loss of fuel economy Cold start idle issues Flat spots in the vehicle's power band Lack of engine power Why does this happen? The most common reason for the carbon build up is due to contaminants in the air that pass across the engine’s intake valves. In a multi-port injection engine, fuel is injected prior to the intake valves, which allows the fuel to clean the buildup that accumulates on the intake ports and valves. Contaminants in the a ... read more

It's About You, Not Your Car

It's About You, Not Your Car

It's About You, Not Your Car. Written by Jaime Sanders Scott “Oz” Osborn, recently wrote the book Making Smart Choices: A helpful guide to maintaining your vehicle. Not to inflate his ego (over-inflate, may be the more appropriate term) but Scott’s dedication and passion for people, not cars, is his true calling. This passion ultimately led to his success in this industry. I share this passion, which is what led me to Osborn’s Automotive in the first place. When Scott published his book it inspired me to finally start writing a blog that could possibly wind up being the best nighttime “bound to put you to sleep” blog available on the web. Speaking of sleeping here is a quick story that will ensure I have captured your attention. I am currently looking at buying a new car, out of need not want. The ideal car will be safe, fuel efficient, reliable and hopefully sport a bit of power.  The car I choose will have to be built to last, at least a ... read more

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