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Don't Roll Your Eyes at Those Recommended Radiator Hoses 👀

Don't Roll Your Eyes at Those Recommended Radiator Hoses 👀

Have you ever rolled your eyes or just thought someone was trying to sell you when you were recommended radiator hoses? Don't worry, it's common! But, we are here to tell you WHAT your radiator hoses do, WHY radiator hose maintenance is so important and WHY they are generally recommended around 100,000 miles. Your radiator hoses carry coolant between the engine and the radiator. It's actually a very important job, because if a hose fails, you could lose engine coolant, which would lead to overheating, which can cause extensive damage. The good news is that radiator hoses are resilient. That being said, they are subject to harsh conditions. Think about this - the temperature in the morning when you start your car is below freezing and the coolant could heat up to 100 degrees within a single mile. This is a necessary, but extreme temperature fluctuation, which can lead to degrading of the hose inside. Additionally, any oil that gets on the hose will cause the mate ... read more

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🥫 November Food Drive! Save $1.00 Per Food Donation!🥫

🥫 November Food Drive! Save $1.00 Per Food Donation!🥫

Krafftkare Automotive has some exciting news for the month of November. We will be holding a food drive right here in the shop. Please join us as we fill the food pantry for the holidays and donate some non-perishable food items! As an added bonus, during November, for every non-perishable food item you bring in, you will receive $1.00 off your service, up to $10.00. So, bring in 10 items and get $10 off! At the end of the month, Krafftkare Automotive will match the number of items donated, then all collected food items will go to the Westchester Food Pantry. Feel free to drop off items any time during the week, 7:30AM to 5:30PM - even if your vehicle doesn't need service, we'd be happy to see you (and your food donation)

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National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week

It is National Small Business Week! At Krafftkare, we are so grateful for our staff and our customers who keep this small business going everyday!   The theme of this year's National Small Business Week is CELEBRATING RESILIENCE AND RENEWAL which is fitting after the last 18 months. But, Krafftkare is resilient and we are here to serve YOU, our customers, our reason for being here

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It’s Hot! Why is My Air Conditioning Blowing Warm?

It’s Hot! Why is My Air Conditioning Blowing Warm?

It’s so hot! Do you feel like you’ve just been repeating that sentiment over and over lately? Same here! August is just starting so there is more hot weather to come. Is your air conditioning blowing warm air? The most common culprit of your vents blowing warm air is a leak. Many people often think they just need a good old air conditioning recharge but if that’s the case, there must be a leak somewhere. Here at Krafftkare, when we do an A/C recharge, it always comes with a leak detector dye so we can pinpoint the actual leak and determine where a repair needs to be done.  If there isn’t a leak, the next likely issue would be the A/C condenser. The A/C condenser can be leaking or it could be damaged. A/C condensers are located at the front of most vehicles, in front of the radiator, so if you’ve ever hit anything in the road, it can get damaged. The issue could be the A/C compressor or even something else, but here at Krafftkare, we can inspect your ... read more

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It Looked Like a Puddle But I Hit a Pothole… Now What?!

It Looked Like a Puddle But I Hit a Pothole… Now What?!

We have had A LOT of rain these last few days. We needed it but do you know what all that rain comes with (besides this icky humidity)? Rain-filled potholes… either you didn’t see the pothole at all because it was full of rain OR the rain made it seem like it wasn’t too bad or just a puddle, until you hit it. So, you hit the big pothole, now what? Potholes can end up causing no damage or they can cause more damage than you think! The most obvious issue would be tire damage. It could be as obvious as causing a flat tire right away or it could be less obvious damage, putting you more at risk for blowout or flat tire some days later. Either way, it may be worth getting checked out, and definitely keep an eye on your tire pressure. Check your steering wheel to ensure it is still centered and ensure that your vehicle isn’t pulling to one side. If the steering wheel is not centered or you feel a pull, the pothole impact could have affected the vehicle’s align ... read more

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