The Main Parts of a Car’s Air Conditioning System

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In order to maintain climate control in your vehicle, it is critical to have at least a basic understanding regarding the main parts of a car’s air conditioning system. In addition to the main parts of a car’s air conditioning system, it is important to know how your interior HVAC system works. For, there may be times when your A/C is not blowing cold or not blowing cold enough. In some cases, the blower fan itself does not work at all. At times the servos can stick, especially on older vehicles, and mislead you to believe that you have an

What is a Bumper Reinforcement?

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Bumper Reinforcement The Disappearance of Bumpers If you’ve looked at the progression of vehicle stylings over the last few decades compared with vehicles in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, in particular, you will notice that bumpers have almost entirely disappeared. You will probably only find solid metal bumpers on a pickup truck or industrial vehicle. This is because Mercedes-Benz invented crumple zone technology that led to the belief that bumpers were kind of bad. Although the current automotive frames can self-destruct in a low-speed collision to such an extent that the car may be written off as totaled, any force

How to Change a Car Headlights

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Learn How to Change a Car Headlights Headlights are one of the most important safety items on a vehicle. They are typically taken for granted until they degrade in performance or blow out. How to change a car headlights is usually a simple do-it-yourself task. Although your headlights won’t usually blow at the same time, it is a good idea to change them in pairs whenever one does blow. If you live in the Florida area and need headlight bulbs, contact PartsMax. We have top quality bulbs, accessories and performance parts to fit your vehicle. The simple steps below will

Some Facts About Your Car’s Cooling System

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Facts About Your Car’s Cooling System Understanding the components of your car’s water-cooling system can save you from serious damages and help you quickly pinpoint the cause of an overheating problem or leak. A basic cooling system is comprised of coolant, a radiator, radiator cap, heater core, durable rubber hoses, head gasket, o-ring seals, hose clamps, a water pump, a thermostat, and a water jacket. Let’s discuss the role of the components in greater detail below and the signs that they need replacements from PartMax. Coolant Coolant is a mixture of antifreeze and water that is usually 50/50. There are

What are Bumper Valances?

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What is a Bumper Valance? A bumper valance is an auto body component that is situated below the bumper to smooth out the body lines, increase aerodynamics, and incorporate various fog lights or exhaust pieces seamlessly into the flow of the vehicle’s contours. Bumper valances are typically made of sturdy lightweight plastics and custom molded to directly fit onto each particular model. There may be variances for the same model because they have options like fog lights or different trim packages. A valance may be a substantive body component that covers a large portion of the vehicle’s subframe. In some

What is a car radiator and how does it work?

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The car radiator and how it works A coolant solution of water mixed with antifreeze (ethylene or propylene glycol) is pumped through the hollow passages of your engine block and head by a coolant pump inside the engine block. These hollow passages forged into the metal of the engine components form what is known as a water jacket. The water jacket design was engineered by Audi to provide a greater level of control over engine temperature. Your radiator is a heat exchanger that is mounted on the front of the vehicle to transfer the heat of the coolant solution into

What Is A Bumper Energy Absorber And How Does It Work?

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Bumper Energy Absorber And How It Works Automobiles today are safer than ever before. The vehicles are designed to protect the occupants during any kind of collision using things like crumple zones, crush boxes and bumper energy absorbers. These technologically advanced automotive parts like the bumper energy absorber, are designed to dissipate the force of the impact and lower the risk of people in the vehicle getting seriously hurt. This has been a welcome change for people in Miami who like to drive around in their nice cars taking in the exciting sights and sounds and enjoying themselves. Knowing their

How to recharge your A/C Condenser

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How can you recharge your car air conditioner condenser? When it comes to features in your vehicle, air conditioning is a major plus. It keeps you comfortable during the summer. If you live in one of the warmer states, it may be considered a must throughout the entire year. The last thing you want is a problem with your car air conditioner condenser. If your air conditioner stops cooling your vehicle, you may simply need to recharge your car air conditioner condenser. PartsMax can help you with taking care of your air conditioner condenser needs. How To Get Started? If

What Kind of Headlights Can I Install in My Car?

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What Kind of Car Headlights Replacement Can I Install in my Car? Headlights are essential for safe driving and car headlights replacement should be done in pairs. This is a good practice so that the bulbs have balanced usage. There are a wide variety of headlight bulbs on the market. When you decide to replace your car headlights, you can choose between the original bulb or an upgraded type. Below we will discuss the types of bulbs that are available for your vehicle. Halogen The majority of car headlights use halogen bulbs. Halogen bulbs are the least expensive of the

Is it time for you to replace your car’s air conditioner condenser?

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Your car air conditioner system takes heavy abuse in the Miami heat. It is difficult to prove the value of your vehicle and find a buyer if the A/C system doesn’t work efficiently or work at all. PartsMax and its aftermarket car parts in Miami has the solution for savvy car owners who like to do their own repairs and save money. How do you know when it is time to replace your car air conditioner condenser? Sometimes the cause of a failed car air conditioner system can be as simple as a blown fuse if the interior fan is not