Entries by Wes Hawkins

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 […]

Which Country Makes the Best Cars?

Whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle or want to know if you made the best choice with a purchase, knowing where the best cars come from is a helpful piece of knowledge. However, to a certain point, the country that claims the title is somewhat subjective. There is no one country that […]

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 Car Manufacturers Tell Us Not every […]

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 […]