Things are heating up here in Ft. Meade, Florida — and that means you’ll soon be running your car’s air conditioning system at full blast. But if your car’s climate control system isn’t smelling as fresh as you’d like, you’re not resigned to masking the stink with air fresheners or driving with the windows down. Here’s a look at some common causes of stale-smelling AC.
If your car’s AC smells more like an old gym bag or dirty locker room, you’ve probably got a grimy cabin air filter on your hands. Over time, these filters can pick up dust and bacteria, so do yourself a favor by swapping it out for a fresh one.
However, if it’s more a musty basement scent that you’re dealing with, it could point to a few potential issues. There could be mold on the inside of your car’s air vents, or it could indicate a malfunctioning drain tube leaking moisture into your cabin. To figure out which one you’re dealing with, check your car’s floor and footwells for moisture. If it’s damp, it’s probably a leaky drainage system. It’s also a good idea to clean the backs of your car’s air vents, while you’re tidying up.
Noxious chemical odors point to a refrigerant leak in your car’s climate control system. Sweet, syrupy smells, on the other hand, indicate that your vehicle has a damaged heater core, so have that checked out by the experts at Greenwood Chevrolet at your earliest convenience.
Need help pinpointing — or fixing — a problem with your car’s climate control system? Schedule an appointment with our factory-trained technicians at the Greenwood Chevrolet service center in Ft. Meade, Florida.
If you intend on traveling during the holiday season, it’s important to plan out your road trip so you better avoid traffic and enjoy the trip. Follow these travel trips so you can have a more stress-free road trip.
popular travel days
Unless you want to be stuck in traffic, you should attempt to
avoid driving on popular travel days. For Thanksgiving, you should travel to
your destination before Wednesday and head back home before Sunday to try to
beat the crowds.
Set an early
If you have a tight schedule around the holidays, you want to
ensure you reach your destination on time. Set your alarm a bit early so you
can get a head start on your drive and be less stressed about making a specific
reservation or event.
The last thing you want is to arrive at your destination and realize you’ve forgotten something important in your home. Before embarking on your trip, compile a checklist of everything you need to bring on your trip. It’s also a good idea to fill your gas tank and fully charge your phone before driving.
We at Greenwood Chevrolet hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season this year. Before traveling, stop by our dealership for necessary maintenance.
It’s back-to-school season, which means the streets are likely to have more traffic congestion and more foot traffic. Whether you’re dropping off your children at school or simply driving past a school building, here are some important back-to-school safety tips to keep in mind.
There are several things you can do to improve the safety of
your family and others when dropping off your children at school. First, avoid
double parking, since it can lower the visibility for other drivers and students.
When picking up or dropping off, always do so in the designated location.
Dropping your child off across the street may save you time waiting in line,
but it can be dangerous for your child to cross the street.
Even if you don’t have kids, you’ll still need to share the
road with school-age children. It’s important to avoid blocking the crosswalk
while stopping at a red light since students might walk into traffic trying to
get around your vehicle. Additionally, slow down in school zones in case
students are walking.
We at Greenwood Chevrolet hope your family has a fantastic
school year. Stop by our service department for a vehicle inspection and any
necessary maintenance before making the commute to school.