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 By DPT Automotive    Community    July 17, 2021 

Beat the heat: Understanding your car's AC system

Your car’s AC system might seem fairly complex, especially if you’ve ever received a bill to repair it. Breaking it down into its major...

 

Car AC lines freezing up? Here's what you can do about it

When summer’s here, or really any time you want cool, dry air while driving, your car’s air conditioner (AC) is critical to your comfort and...

 

How to prepare your car for summer

There are five major things to check when preparing your car for summer. The season’s warm weather can be hard on your ride, placing stress on...

 

Buying a used car: pre-purchase inspection

Buying a brand new car may be simpler than buying a used car. We can reasonably expect a new car to be trouble-free from the start, with no hidden...

 

What does a check engine light flashing mean?

If something is wrong with your car, you definitely want to know about it. Still, the sudden and unexpected illumination of the check engine light...

 

High mileage car tips for extending vehicle life

Just one more year. That’s what you have been telling yourself as yet another repair is completed on your aged vehicle. But if you’ve been...

 

Movie magic: the 5 most iconic movie cars of all time

Admit it, there are some films that you watch again and again not for the actors, dialogue or even...

 

Front brakes vs rear brakes – what's the difference?

Front brakes vs rear brakes – a short lesson in physics Is there a difference between front brakes vs rear brakes? The front brakes are in the...

 

Why riding your brakes is a bad idea

As a resident of a mountainous area, you’ve probably seen warning signs advising you not to ride your brakes on those lengthy descents. But...

 

How to talk to a mechanic about your brakes: 3 tips

Learning how to talk to a mechanic can help you deal with what’s really behind brake problems. Wondering how to talk to a mechanic about the...

 

Why do I need an oil filter change?

You might have just accepted that an oil filter change needs to occur every time you swap out the oil in your car or truck engine. The reason why you...

 

California Smog Check Program, part 2

A smog check is required every other year (biennially) as part of the vehicle registration process. The DMV registration renewal notice will indicate...

 

California Smog Check Program, part 1

As one of Tehachapi’s busiest smog stations, Don’s Pro Technology Automotive Repair (DPT) would like to clear up some of the mystery around...

 

Severe vs. normal driving conditions

When scheduling any automotive maintenance, you can probably expect to be asked about the driving conditions that you put your vehicle through. You...

 

Keep your car COVID free

In these COVID-19 times, it’s important to be aware of all of the sources of infections that surround us. Your car is actually one of the most...

 

Broken air conditioners aren't cool

It's likely you don't give the air conditioning in your vehicle much thought until you notice it's f...

 

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