Mechanic performing vehicle maintenance

When it comes to car maintenance and problem prevention, there are plenty of things you can do that can help. From tire realignment, to checking brakes and oil levels, maintaining your vehicle doesn’t always have to be a big project. But when it comes to problems that prevent your car from running right like engine…

Close Up Image of Transmission

The automatic transmission, an integral part of your vehicle, is a complex mechanism made up of varying gears and controls as well as digital components. Because of this, automatic transmissions can be a little costly to replace which is why it is important to know what a properly functioning one operates like. Identifying some of…

A technician adjusts a vehicle's wheel alignment.

Every motor vehicle needs a wheel alignment periodically. However, unlike the other vehicle problems, the need for a wheel alignment is not always obvious to see. Nevertheless, if you don’t get your car’s wheels aligned properly, it could have an impact on the suspension system and steering, and it could result in bigger car problems…

Mechanic Performing a Car Diagnostic Test

In our modern era, a working vehicle is a must have. Especially here in Texas where public transit is not a major staple, we rely on our personal vehicles to get us to work, school, and everywhere else. Because of this, it is important to maintain your car and keep it in the best possible…

Mechanic changing oil in vehicle

When it’s time for your vehicle’s next oil change, you may start thinking about changing the oil yourself. Is going to an auto shop for an oil change a better idea? Is it cheaper to have your oil changed by a mechanic or to do it yourself? Ignoring your oil change isn’t an option if…

Vehicle being repair on lift

Headlights are included with every single vehicle on the road today. They are essential for safe nighttime driving. There are several different types of technology that are used for vehicle headlights. They all serve the same purpose but achieve it using various methods. The best headlight for you will depend on your needs as they…

A mechanic inspecting the engine of a used car

Buying a used vehicle is often a very stressful process. It is essential to take your time to assess the interior, exterior, and even under the hood to ensure that the vehicle has no significant issues prior to buying a used car. With all of these details to consider and all these choices to make,…

Man pouring motor oil into car

Oil is the lifeblood of a car engine. It has several crucial roles. First, it enables all car parts to move smoothly, absorb excess heat, and clean any nasty, harmful chemicals. As your vehicle is running, the oil keeps degrading and needs to be changed regularly. Changing oil is one of the most critical routine…

Zoomed in look at car gears and parts

When looking at buying replacement parts for your car, it is important to know if its OEM or an aftermarket part. OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer and these parts match the original part on your vehicle. OEM There are both positive and negative reasons you need to look at when getting an OEM part….

An SUV exiting an auto shop after receiving a tune up.

Owning a vehicle means more than just getting in and driving everyday. Many people are not aware of the importance of proper maintenance when it comes to their automobiles. Seasoned drivers know that the oil must be changed every few thousand miles, and that regular tune ups are essential. New drivers may need reminders, and…

Man Rotating Tires

Our tires are easy to forget about. After all, when we are on the road and behind the wheel of our car, we can’t see them. It’s easy to remember that old saying about things that are out of sight. Most folks probably know, however, that our tires are important to the performance and safety…

Man Filling up car with gas

Understanding how your miles-per-gallon, or MPG is affected and what can be done to keep it as high as possible can help you in many ways. All vehicles are sensitive pieces of equipment that need to be maintained, so you don’t have a problem down the road. Taking some everyday maintenance for granted can cost…

Hydroplaning Tire

Driving is an everyday experience. Being on the roads always exposes the driver and passengers to the possibilities of incidents and accidents. One contributor of accident is the result of hydroplaning. This refers to the short term or long term lost of vehicular control occurring when the tire of the vehicle looses contact with the…

Man performing car maintenance

Regular vehicle maintenance reduces breakdowns and the need for costly repairs. Basic routine maintenance also extends the life of the vehicle. Some of the basic maintenance that a vehicle needs is easily handled by the driver, although following the routine maintenance schedule outlined in the owner’s manual is also important. Drivers who follow routine maintenance…

Windshield wipers

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, oil changes and engine checks usually come to mind, but most people tend to forget about their windshield wipers. Because windshield wiping involves relatively simple work and the wipers aren’t used that frequently, it may seem like they don’t require that much maintenance. But wipers are a crucial component…

Under the hood view of a truck

If you have ever taken your car in for a tune-up or to get regular maintenance done, then you have more than likely been told that you should get at least one of your car’s filters changed. If you are a good car owner, then you probably went along with it and got them changed,…

Mechanic adjusting a car suspension

According to mechanics, if there’s one area that people are most confused about in their cars, it’s the suspension system. Car owners generally only know that shock absorbers are supposed to smooth out the ride. Here we discuss how a vehicle’s suspension works and why it’s important. Your car’s suspension system is essentially designed to…

Man Aligning a Tire

You should always have your tires aligned. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Sometimes, drivers wait until their car is vibrating on the road, pulling in the opposite driving direction, or their tires are being destroyed long before they should wear and tear. Your tires should last three to four years, so make sure you…

Car Fuses

The fuses in the car can overheat or meltdown leading to additional issues. If one small fuse is blown this can cause a lot of problems and the car may not run until the fuse is replaced. These are some tips for checking the fuses to determine which fuse may no longer be working. How…

Vehicle receiving auto repair in San Marcos Texas

Winter’s harsh temperatures and wet conditions can present many challenges for vehicle owners, and some of those challenges must be overcome before even leaving the driveway. One such challenge is an iced-over windshield. A windshield that is covered with a sheet of ice renders a vehicle inoperable, simply due to the fact that the driver…

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