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Maybach Air Conditioning System Servicing

When people think of Maybach, they think of sophistication, a reputation the brand very much deserves. Nevertheless, at times your Maybach may malfunction and will need some repair services to get back on track. One of such malfunctions could be a failing Maybach air conditioning system.

The Maybach Air Conditioning

The air conditioning system of your vehicle is responsible for regulating the temperature within the passenger’s cabin by removing the hot air in the vehicle to replace it with cold air such that the temperature setting is at a considerably lower level. Air Conditioning is also responsible for removing moisture from your car, making it less damp and much more comfortable. In humid conditions, the system pulls the water vapor or frost from the windshield effectively improving visibility for the driver.

The system is composed of several components including the condenser, compressor, evaporator, metering device, hoses and a gas that circulates around the system called the refrigerant. The comfort and value of the air conditioning system cannot be underestimated.

Signs of a Failing Maybach Air Conditioning

The most obvious sign of a malfunctioning air conditioning system is a weak or total absence of cold airflow within the passenger compartment. Sometimes, there may be a regular flow of cold air but the air conditioning is unable to regulate the air to the desired temperature. Other times, the system may start out cold only to fail and regulate warm air after a while. Additionally, if there is an unusual smell coming from the AC vents whenever you turn on your AC, there’s probably a leak somewhere within the system, allowing water to get in and mix with the refrigerant. The mixture of water and refrigerant is a corrosive acid which might as well be the end of your system if it is not addressed immediately.

Fixing a Failed Maybach Air Conditioning system

There are several reasons why the air conditioning system of your Maybach would fail. Such reasons include; low refrigerant levels caused by a leak in the system, worn out or damaged components like a faulty compressor, lose hose and seals, clogged or moldy evaporator core, electrical problems such as a blown fuse and a failed switch. As such, when you bring in your vehicle with a failed air conditioning system, we will first examine and test the system to pinpoint the original point of failure.

If the malfunction is a result of a damaged component, we will repair or replace the faulty components depending on the damages. We will also check the system for leaks and top off the refrigerant levels if required. After repairs, we will test run the system to ensure that the air conditioning is back to proper operation. You may not realize the usefulness of your air conditioning system until it is faulty, but you can always prevent such less than ideal occurrences by ensuring that your air conditioning system is routinely serviced.

Maybach Engine Repair and Rebuilding

Maybach is known for over the top indulgence in luxury. Until the automotive brand discontinued sales in 2013, they specialized in the manufacture of well-crafted luxury cars. With Maybach cars, it isn’t about how you get from one point to another, it is about the style in which you do. These automobiles are generally sound, still, as with any vehicle, there may a time when you require engine repair services or a total rebuilding of the engine.

Maybach Engine Repair and Rebuild

The components in the engine compartment of your vehicle are bound to wear and tear after years of use. In cases like this, the general condition of the engine is likely to deteriorate to a point where functionality is minimal, and a complete engine failure is imminent. If parting with your Maybach or replacing the engine is not an option, then there is something else you may want to consider which would be rebuilding your Maybach engine.

Engine rebuilding simply involves refurbishing the worn out and damaged parts of the engine without having to replace the engine in its entity. Though an engine replacement seems less labor intensive and more cost effective than rebuilding one, rebuilding helps to check root causes of engine problems which a new engine may still come with.

When is the Time to Rebuild Your Engine?

There are several things which could malfunction that would cause your engine to perform below its full capacity. However, to necessitate rebuilding the engine, more than just a few components would have to malfunction, otherwise, your Maybach may just need the regular engine repair services. Some of the major issues that may require engine rebuilding due to the severity of their damages include; failure of the engine cooling system to maintain an appropriate operating temperature in the engine compartment which could cause the engine to overheat and damage other engine components. Poor lubrication as a result of clean oil or low oil pressure could create excess friction between the mechanical components initiating premature wear and tear of engine components. Also, it may be necessary to rebuild your engine as a preventive maintenance after covering thousands of miles, your Maybach’s engine isn’t built to last forever, and it is best you do something about it before it shuts down.

How We Rebuild an Engine

To rebuild the engine, we will, first, remove the entire engine from the engine compartment and disassemble it. After the disassembly, we will inspect all the components and repair or replace as required. Commonly replaced engine parts in the Maybach include; the timing belt, oil pump, valve springs, gaskets, and bearings. The pistons, crankshaft, and camshaft are often replaced as well.

One of the major advantages of rebuilding an engine over replacing one is the compatibility off the engine with the built-in engine control unit. In cases of an engine swap, the new engine may have problems communicating with the control unit which was programmed to run with the old engine. To correct this, you may have to reprogram your engine control unit which could end up creating more problems for your car than it originally had. Routine service of your Maybach engine will not only help to increase the lifespan of your engine but also help ensure you maintain peak performance too.

 

Brake Repair Services

Brake Repair

The use for brakes naturally arose when humans began traveling using transportation techniques other than their legs. Whether it is by land, air or sea, the need for brakes mitigates the risk of accidents which cause injuries and even death. With the popular rise of the automobile in the United States, accidents became a daily occurrence. However, two things occurred which increased fatalities: 1.) High-speed highways became the norm, and 2.) Vehicles became cheaper but more powerful.
Since fatalities from car accidents were on the rise, society realized that safety standards need to be developed and enforced to protect consumers. So, by 1970, the National Highway Traffic Administration was formed to combat the rise in fatalities and instill a culture of “safety first” in automobile design.
Recently, the NHTA is now adding the need for an Automatic Emergency Braking feature to qualify for a 5-star rating. So, having a well-designed braking system is a big part of an overall process of avoiding injury from car accidents. But how do car brakes work?

How Brakes Work

Understanding how brakes work will help you look out or any irregularities in your braking system, therefore increasing safety on the road for everyone. The braking systems of today use multiple sensors and electronics to stop a car as quickly as possible. Nonetheless, the primary braking system is still used.
When you press the braking pedal, that pressure moves a piston in the master cylinder, forcing braking fluid to enter the brake lines to the calipers and wheel cylinders. The force applied to the brake pedal is therefore proportional to the force applied to the pistons.
The calipers in disk brakes and wheel cylinders in drum brakes are connected to disk pads and braking shoes respectively. The pistons push the disk pads or braking shoes onto the rotor or wall, causing friction and resulting in the decreased rotation of the wheel.

Components of the Braking System

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Braking systems include either disk brakes or drum brakes. Disk Brakes are comprised of a disc/rotor, calipers, disk pads and hardware necessary to mount the components to the car. The caliper is connected to the hoses and wires that send the braking fluid when the brake pedal is depressed.
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Drum brakes are comprised of a drum/braking plate, brake shoes, a wheel cylinder, and hardware to mount the components. The wheel cylinder is connected to the hoses and wires send the braking fluid when the brake pedal is depressed.

Braking Fluid

Water used to be used as a braking fluid in the past. However, the braking process causes temperatures to rise past the boiling point of water. This causes water to vapor resulting in brake failure.
Braking fluid is a hydraulic fluid with a high boiling point. Hydraulic fluids are used to transfer power, in this case, from the pedal to the calipers and cylinders while surviving high temperatures caused by braking. Braking fluid also protects against corrosion of systems it comes in contact with.

When to Schedule your Car for Brake Services

This is what to look for to bring your car in for brake services:
  • Noise or grinding coming from the brakes
  • Brake pedal feels spongy or soft when pressed
  • Car veers a certain way when the brakes are pressed
  • Brake fluid level in the master cylinder is low
  • Brake system Warning Lamp is on

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