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Air Conditioning

 

March 28, 2017


Unfortunately, sometimes we don't realize that our A/C is not blowing as cold as it should until it is 100° outside! At Weldon Spring Automotive, we start with a visual inspection of the components for signs of damage or leaks. If the system has A/C dye in it already, we can hopefully see where the Read more...

Radiator Drain & Fill

 

February 28, 2017


The reason you need to change the coolant is that it has additives in it to protect the cooling system. As you can imagine, with all the heat, the cooling system's a pretty harsh environment. The additives keep the fluid from becoming corrosive and damaging the radiator and other cooling system components. Over time, the Read more...

Winter Prep Service at Weldon Spring Auto in St. Charles

 

January 30, 2017


Every year, your vehicle needs to be ready for our MO winter. The last thing we St. Charles drivers want is to get stranded out in the cold in MO. We need our vehicles to be safe and reliable. It's a good idea to get caught up on any neglected maintenance items anytime – but Read more...

Transmission Fluid

 

January 27, 2017


All drivers need to make sure they have enough transmission fluid and it is in good condition. If it runs low, the transmission will run hotter and possibly cause damage and won't have the protection it needs to cope with the added stress of towing. Transmission fluid breaks down and gets dirty over time. Whether Read more...

Alignments

 

December 28, 2016


You may notice your vehicle is pulling to one side or the other, or your steering wheel off center. Several things could cause a pull, one wheel can be knocked out of alignment from the rest by hitting a curb or one of the MANY potholes we have in St. Charles. This will cause the Read more...

Check Engine Light On?

 

November 30, 2016


If your check engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause severe damage to the catalytic converter or other components. You shouldn't drive at highway speeds, tow or haul heavy loads. Take it easy all the way to Weldon Spring Automotive. If the light is glowing steadily, you should keep Read more...

Tires

 

October 26, 2016


When talking about stopping power, we tend to focus on our brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. So having good brakes isn't enough: we have to have tires with enough traction to translate braking power into stopping power. Let's focus on stopping in wet conditions. In order for a tire Read more...

Serpentine Drive Belt

 

September 28, 2016


Your serpentine belt drives your alternator and air conditioning compressor. The power steering and power brake pumps are driven by the serpentine belt in many vehicles. The radiator cooling fan on some vehicles are also driven by the serpentine belt. Serpentine belts do a lot of work, but they're tough and can last for thousands Read more...

Spark Plugs

 

September 1, 2016


Engine control computers precisely time when fuel is injected into the engine and when spark plugs fire. Unless something's wrong, spark plugs just don't foul like they used to. Electricity from the battery goes into a coil that allows power to build up to anywhere from 12,000 to 45,000 volts, depending on the vehicle. The Read more...

Fuel Injectors

 

July 28, 2016


In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. High temperatures under your hood and variations Read more...

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