We are very honored to have one of our long-time clients, Rodney Kemerer, write this great article about his experience at Modesti's over the years: "What is the measure of a Quality Business? Most would say the quality of the work and the loyalty of long term customers. In the automotive area that can be a hard goal to achieve for two reasons. One is that people change cars usually every few years and most times the service provider changes with the cars. Second is that mechanics and staff move on to other jobs or locations. With two moving targets it can be hard to judge what is genuine quality automotive service. What if someone kept the same car for forty-two years and the same people were responsible for keeping it reliable and safe? Would that be a fair judge of service? Fortunately we have that example: My 1978 Honda Accord LX. Bought as my first new car and, thanks to Modesti's Car Care Center, it has never b ... read more
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Your vehicle's system requires a full discharge every two years and a recharge and top up every year. I'm not getting enough cold air, what's wrong? Not enough cool air, or air that is warmer than usual, is generally caused by: Low refrigerant Loose drive belt Slipping compressor clutch Partially clogged valves or filters Slow leaks in components or hoses Clogs in the evaporator or condenser Why did my air conditioning suddenly stop working? The most common reasons why an air conditioning system will stop working include: Broken or very loose drive belt Blown fuses Broken compressor or compressor clutch Leaks in components, seals or hoses Defects or clogs in the expansion valve, orifice tube, accumulator, receiver-drier, or hoses If you are asking yourself either of these questions, it's time to have your vehicles air conditioning system checked. Finding a solution that corrects the problem now, will help you save on repai ... read more
Enjoy this article by John Modesti, owner of Modesti's Car Care Center (aka Modesti's Independent Repair), as published in the Spring 2015 edition of "The California Independent" magazine, sharing details of his restored 1936 Ford pickup truck...