Audi Electrical Diagnosis – HVAC Blower Motor and Control Module Failure

Awww Audi Mike our shop foreman at the Atlantic Technical Center (ATC) discovered this today when diagnosing a HVAC fault in a client car. Nice call Mike! Now this is bad...whenever we find melted connectors, it's what we call a "clue", but also is a very interesting find, instructive even. Especially if you understand Ohm’s Law or E = IR, and also the relationship between heat and resistance, also known as P=I2R. Great question! Normally electric power is useful, making a lamp light or a motor turn for example. However, electrical energy is converted to heat whenever a current flows through a resistance and [...]

By | September 13th, 2021|Case Studies|Comments Off on Audi Electrical Diagnosis – HVAC Blower Motor and Control Module Failure

Let’s Talk About Steering Wheel or Tire “Pull” – Can Your Tires Really Be Cone Shaped?

Let's Talk About Steering "Pull" What can cause your vehicle to pull to one side? Let’s assume the obvious reasons have been rectified. Your vehicle’s alignment has been checked and has either been re-set to the manufacturer’s specs or it is in good shape. What could cause your vehicle to continue to pull to one side or the other? Three Reasons Your Vehicle May Pull There are three main reasons your vehicle may pull to one side. Number One - And most common, you might have improper inflation in one or more of your tires. Number Two - You might have severe, irregular or [...]

By | September 8th, 2021|Case Studies|Comments Off on Let’s Talk About Steering Wheel or Tire “Pull” – Can Your Tires Really Be Cone Shaped?