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My Car Heater is Blowing Cold Air

My Car Heater is Blowing Cold Air

My car heater is blowing cold air. What can I do? MWhy is your car heater blowing cold air when you want hot? Is the engine at the proper operating temperature? Does your car’s engine have the proper amount of coolant and what condition is the coolant? Is your climate control system working correctly? How about your cabin air filter. Replace dirty cabin air filters. Hot coolant flow makes the cabin warm. Your car’s heater operates by circulating engine coolant through a heat exchanger called a heater core. The heat exchanger lives in the dash. The climate control channels air across the heat exchanger. If the engine is cold, there will be no heat in the heat exchanger to transfer into the cabin. If the engine coolant is low there may not be enough hot coolant circulating through the heat exchanger. For the climate control to heat the cabin there must be enough hot coolant flowing through ... read more

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Cooling System Car Care.

Cooling System Car Care.

Changing your engine antifreeze / coolant will protect and save from expensive repairs Antifreeze Cooling System Care can make your winter driving carefree. Our mission of serving people by caring for cars means we want to save you from expensive and inconvenient break downs. Studies have shown that regular maintenance like replacing your coolant antifreeze mixture on time can save ten to fifteen cents per mile. For the average driver who drives their car ten thousand miles a year this is a significant savings. Our mission is for you to enjoy the lowest lifetime operating costs when traveling or going from place to place around Bellingham and Whatcom County. We’ve all seen that car alongside the highway steam billowing out the open hood. Chances are that person has not properly cared for his car’s cooling system antifreeze. We don’t want to see any of our customers stuck along side the road, ever. Your car’s cooling system removes excess heat from the engine ... read more

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Engine Oil Change Service

Engine Oil Change Service

Master Auto Tech Oil Service keeps your car costs down Engine Oil Change Service and the life of your car. Engine Oil Change Service is important to the life of your car. All these fluids and lubricants can all be very confusing; Engine oil, coolant, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission oil, power steering. All these fluids are vital to the health if your car. A healthy car saves money and promotes reliability. 1. The right oil What are all these fluids and lubricants? Does it matter what kind of oil or coolant I put in my car? Some of it is green some of it is red. Some fluids are clear and some are even blue or orange. The colors usually indicate which one is right for your Car, truck or SUV. Engine oils all look the same. Using the wrong oil in your engine can damage even destroy it. There are synthic engine oils, synthetic blends and conventional oils. Every engine oil has a couple of ratings. The first most recognized is the weight or visc ... read more

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Money Saving Brake Fluid Service

Save with regular maintenance. Master Auto Tech likes to help you keep costs down with regular maintenance service. We like servicing engine oil, Radiator coolant/antifreeze, transmission oil and brake fluid. That’s why we recommend replacing your brake fluid every two years. Brakes; the most powerful system in your car. Ever wonder how your foot on a little pedal, the brake pedal can stop a 3,000 pound car? The inertia for your car traveling that fast is hundreds of tons. How can you stop all that weight with just your foot? Brake fluid in your hydraulic system along with the power assist acts as a force multiplier. This creates tremendous heat which far exceeds the boiling point of most fluids. Engineers solved this problem by creating brake fluid. The boiling point of brake fluid is over 400 degrees F. Moisture, your brakes enemy. The problem here is that brake fluid is what they call hydroscopic. hydroscopic is a $64 word that means it attracts moisture. In the ... read more

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Positive Car Care Place

Positive Car Care Place

For a Positive Car Care Place visit Master Auto Tech In our efforts to bring you a consistently positive car care experience all our service professionals attend regular training. The last weekend our technicians attended technical training, our guest services hosts received training in how to best serve and our leaders receive leadership training. Good service doesn’t happen by chance. It takes training and deliberate effort. Training for a Positive Experience. I didn’t learn about the law of attraction last weekend but one class reminded me of how important that natural reality is. The Law of attraction is very simple and dynamic. What you think about is attracted to you. My wife has a card written backwards on the dash of her car so when it reflects up on the windshield it says: Everything is Always Working out for Me. Sounds simple and it is but it becomes more and more true as she says and therefore thinks, everything is always working out for me. Things tend to w ... read more

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Grand Opening Special

Grand Opening Special

Our Grand Opening at Master Auto Tech’s new location is June 1st, 2015. To celebrate we are offering a get ready for Summer courtesy inspection at no charge. That’s right, but time is limited so please call for an appointment. We are also offering an oil service with inspection for just $29.95. Call (360) 733-3043 for details. At our new location we will have more room for you and your car. Our clean spacious waiting area will feature a viewing window, restroom, complementary coffee bar and the same prompt courteous service you have come to expect from Bellingham’s premiere independent auto service facility. The good news is that we are now also serving owners of American made vehicles like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. We will continue to bring excellent service to owners of foreign made vehicles like Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Toyota and Honda. You can count on Bob our Mercedes t ... read more

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New Auto Service Website

New Auto Service Website

Our new auto service website is available for your review. I hope this new auto service website will help people in Whatcom and Skagit counties, from Burlington to Vancover BC sense our heart for service. It’s my belief that when you are trying to succeed in the service industry you had better serve well. That is our goal and I believe we have the team to do just that. Master Auto Tech came to be as a result of Bob’s version to create a work environment where he and the people who serve at MAT can really enjoy plying their trade. Check out our biographies on the team page under the about tab. I’ve always observed that someone who loves what they do is generally very good at it. Kody is a natural and we employ the latest Mercedes Xentury and BMW ICOM diagnostics to help make his job easier. You can tell Todd is a people person and loves what he does. He is here to help you ... read more

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Nissan GT-R Service

Nissan GT-R Service

A Nissan GT-R service is a very special event at Master Auto Tech. We get to take care of some very special cars here at Master Auto Tech. This 2010 Nissan GT-R is one of them. Sporting a twin turbo V-6 with 485 HP, this sports car claims a 0 to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds. We obviously did not test that claim. We were however happy to service this super car though no repairs were needed. Mobil 1 0W40 with the factory oil filter is just part of the service for this very special car at Master Auto Tech. Notice the clean efficient lay out of this engine compartment. Nissan does an extra special job with the engineering in this car. The customer shared with me that when you buy a GT-R you sign a waiver saying you won’t bug them about squeaks and rattles. This is, after all, race car for the street. If you drive one I guess you can just our your foot in the throttle and forget about little things like squeak ... read more

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