Entries by Wes Hawkins

5 Signs Your Car Needs a Brake Service

Brake repair is critically important because faulty brakes can make your car excessively dangerous to drive. If your brake pads, rotors, or something else in your brake system is malfunctioning, it’s important to take action as soon as possible. The first step toward a solution is in realizing that there’s a problem in the first […]

Why Your Hybrid Battery Should Be Replaced, Not Reconditioned

“Should I repair or replace my hybrid battery?” It’s a question we hear all the time from drivers here in Gilbert. Typically, these drivers are presented with two options– you can either replace or recondition your hybrid battery. The truth is that reconditioned batteries rarely (if ever) get back to “good as new” condition. Before […]

HOW TO TELL WHEN YOUR CAR’S AC NEEDS A RECHARGE

How to Tell When Your Car’s AC Needs a Recharge If you live in Gilbert, AZ, it’s nice to have functional air conditioning in your car for all the obvious reasons. We’re not in the business of telling you things you already know, though, we’re in the business of car repairs and keeping your vehicle […]

How to Extend the Life of Your Hybrid Battery

Driving a hybrid car comes with many advantages. It’s environmentally friendly, depends quite a bit less on fossil fuels and often has a higher resale value. Additionally, hybrid batteries generally last longer than a typical car battery. How long do hybrid batteries last? Let’s have a look. What the Hybrid Car Manufacturers Tell Us Not […]

5 Reasons Your Brakes Could Be Making Noise

When you come to a full stop, the last thing you want to hear is your brakes squealing. There is a litany of reasons why you have brake noise, and you need to remedy the situation immediately. Since there are numerous reasons why your brakes have begun to fail, it is paramount to get your […]

Shocks vs Struts: How To Tell the Difference

Shock absorbers and struts provide stability to your car, steadying your tires and suspension in order to prevent jolts every time you accelerate or hit a rough patch in the road. Both of these features are vital to smooth steering and acceleration. Their internal structures are similar, but they work differently and take up a […]

New refrigerant HFO 1234yf service for cars

What is HFO-1234yf Refrigerant? Scientifically speaking HFO-1234yf is 2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoropropene.  But we’re not scientists here at Highline, we are mechanics.  So let’s talk about what R1234yf is to the rest of us.  If you’ve been around the car industry for any length of time here in Mesa AZ, you may remember 1994 when refrigerant R12 ceased production […]