SUV on a dirt trail overlooking a hill country view

If you have ever taken your vehicle off-road, then you know that a lot more is involved than getting some mud stuck in your grill. It also includes digging through deep sand and mud, kicking up rocks, and taking a dip through streams. Off-roading is more than a hobby. In fact, many enjoy it as…

Auto mechanic holding a new spark plug for demonstration

Motor vehicles are a convenient, luxurious way of getting from place to place. Vehicles carry out this function by way of an engine. The engine converts heat energy into mechanical work, which pushes the wheels into motion. But how precisely does this happen, and what parts do this job? Engines are comprised of pistons that…

Woman exiting a truck to watch the sun rise on a summer road trip

Summer in Texas is a tough time for both man and machine. Similar to your body, a motor vehicle is made up of a maze of complex systems, robust parts and simple tubes whose main function is not only to power the engine but also to make sure the driver and passengers are kept cool…

Woman shifting gears while driving

A car is a man’s best friend. Being used to a car is addictive as well as fun, but sometimes your so-called friendly driving trips may not be received well by your car’s transmission system. Bad driving habits host a barrage of problems, from attracting fines and accidents to crippling your car from time to…

Jeeps covered in snow in the winter

A car, truck or SUV is one of the most valuable possessions you have, so it’s best to understand the optimal way to take care of it. When the weather gets nasty and cold, it can cause havoc on your vehicle, and damage can easily happen. Sometimes this damage is so severe it will cost…

Hand putting money into a piggy bank shaped like a car

In the fast-paced modern world of 2021, cars have become commonplace luxury items, with many families owning more than one per household in order to meet all of their scheduling needs. At the same time, knowledge of maintenance requirements isn’t as popular as the cars themselves. In fact, many individuals end up going into debt…

Certified mechanic at a non-dealer repair shop performing an oil change

If you bought your vehicle from a dealership, whether used or new, it probably came with dealer services or with some form of a warranty. You may wonder if you should have the maintenance that you need, such as an oil change, completed at the dealership that you bought your vehicle at. It is important…

Series of 4 different tire sizes

You might think that a tire is a tire and that your vehicle will run no matter the size of tire that you put on it. The tire is the part of the vehicle that helps you keep it in control, however, as it is the only piece of the vehicle that reaches the ground….

White SUV on suspension equipment in mechanic shop

There are several different odors that may indicate a problem with your engine or the inner workings of your car. You may find that you smell something that’s similar to burnt rubber, or something that smells like smoke. These two types of odors are indicative of problems within the car. Let’s take a look at…

Fireworks reflecting off a vehicle's window

With a new year comes new resolutions. Common resolutions often include being healthier and living a more positive lifestyle. No matter what your resolutions are, having a reliable car is important for getting you to and from your goals. That’s why frequent car maintenance should be at the top of your list of New Year’s…

Soap-covered microfiber cloth on a car's wheel

While we’re always told to never judge a book by it’s cover, that is unfortunately what we as humans tend to do when it comes to appearance. Our vehicles are by no means exempt from that visual judgement. If you want to get the most out of your investment, keep it safe long term, or…

low-mileage vehicle parked in a driveway

Are you considering purchasing a low mileage car, truck or SUV? Do you want a vehicle for your monthly trips, annual gatherings, or when the need arises? Do you want a vocational car? Do you intend to use your car to cover short distances to work? Do you work from home most of the time?…

Manual transmission gearshift compared to an automatic

Automatic and Manual transmission systems are the main types of transmission for vehicles. Both transmission types work to bring about movement in vehicles by connecting the engine to the wheels. They both have a gearbox that has a gear system that keeps alternating to give different power levels to the wheels, depending on what the…

Woman Cleaning Car Interior

With COVID-19 on the rise, sanitation has become more important now than ever. Sanitation doesn’t stop at your hands or your home. You may not be spending a lot of time in your car lately, but it still needs to be cleaned. Not just cleaned, but sanitized. It may not seem like a big deal…

Example of a flat tire from our car service shop in San Marcos TX

While there are many different causes for car accidents, tire failures are a major contributor. If your tire is defective or becomes damaged, it can cause a serious injury or even death. Being familiar with the possible hazards is the first step to preventing them. Keep reading for a list of the most common ways…

Car with a Fluid Leak

Fluid leaks are an inevitable part of car ownership and can show a serious mechanical problem. The leaks location and the appearance can help narrow down the cause and the severity of the problem. Most leaks should be examined by a mechanic. Engine Oil Engine oil keeps the car’s engine lubricated to decrease wear and…

A transmission gear shift

We all get a sense of pride and accomplishment from taking care of our vehicles. Ensuring that the transmission of your car is in good condition can cut down on a lot of costly repairs. Your transmission lends power to the engine and is a crucial element to making sure that it runs smoothly. Take…

Illustration of an SUV on stacks of coins

Do you plan to sell your vehicle in the future? If so, then you have come to the right place! Today, we are going to learn some helpful tips that will allow you to increase the resale value of any car, SUV, or truck. Have It Detailed One of the best ways to add extra…

Mechanic performing emission test

Vehicle emissions tests are critical for an abundance of reasons. If you get one of these tests done, then your vehicle may operate in a manner that’s a lot more efficient. These tests can contribute to vehicles that are safe and reliable. These tests can even help drivers and passengers take in air that’s especially…

Mechanic performing vehicle maintenance

In our previous article we discussed some common ways to prevent engine damage to your vehicle. Since this is one of the most expensive parts inside your vehicle, it’s important you should take every step available to you to prevent damage. We continue with some other common ways to prevent engine damage. There are a…

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