Yearly Archives: 2021

Catalytic Converter Replacement Tops Check Engine Light Repairs

CarMD.com recently published its annual Vehicle Health Index, and for the Check Engine Light category, the most frequent repair in 2020 was Catalytic Converter Replacement.   The high frequency of catalytic converter replacement is due to the nationwide wave of catalytic converter theft. High prices of the precious metals used in building catalytic converters have motivated thieves to steal them all over the country. Oxygen sensor replacement is second on the list. This is also due to the crime wave – when thieves steal the catalytic converter, they often damage oxygen sensor system in the process. Doral’s Auto Repair offers a catalytic converter shield that discourages theft – it can be insta ... read more

Auto Air Conditioning R-1234YF Recharge in San Leandro, CA

You have probably heard that car manufacturers are using a new a/c refrigerant: R-1234YF. It is designed to be better for the environment, however it does require new equipment, so very few shops can perform a/c R-1234YF recharge. Fortunately Doral’s Auto Repair the shop that have the new equipment, and our technicians are trained in its proper use. We offer comprehensive auto air conditioning services whether you vehicle uses the old or the new, R-1234YF, refrigerant. The new refrigerant goes by many names, so when reading your vehicle manual, you may encounter following names: YF-1234, R-1234-YF, HFO-1234, R1234YF, R1234, HFO1234YF, HFO-1234-YF, and YF1234. They all refer to the same new refrigerant. The new refrigerant is not only superior in terms of its chemical composition, but the new a/c equipment is also designed to protect the environment: New equipment is designed with different fittings, so there can be no accidental cross-contamin ... read more