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…

Windshield wipers on car

Windshield wipers might seem like an insignificant aspect of your vehicle, but they play a crucial role in your safety and your car’s drivability. Mainly, your windshield wipers will directly affect your visibility which is one of the most essential factors in safe driving. Odds are, if your windshield wipers are not performing properly, you…

Man Pouring coolant in car

Your car needs regular maintenance or it will fall apart. Just like yourself, you need to take it for regular check ups to make sure it is running smoothly. Your vehicle has the ability to last you decades, but to achieve, it is important that you keep it in great shape. A great place to…

Car on Road with snow

Winter riding can become difficult for almost all motorists. It really doesn’t matter if you live in an area where everyone sees piles of snow and huge ice balls each and every winter, or if you probably live down south. Additionally, you only have a few weeks of this type of weather. It is always…

Man connecting jumper cables to battery terminal

If you own or regularly drive a vehicle, there are a handful of skills, besides safe driving, that you will want to have. Anything can happen on the road, and even the most modern vehicles can malfunction unexpectedly. While having a mechanic that you trust is an important aspect of good car ownership, sometimes these…

Car with Check engine light on

If you do not have a background in car mechanics, it can be tough to diagnose the large multitude of issues that can arise in your vehicle. Paying attention to the many signs and symptoms of a failing vehicle can be tough, and sometimes, there isn’t any obvious signs of an issue like a specific…

Suspension on a car

Even the best built-to-last vehicles will undergo a great deal of wear and tear over time. As your suspension system is tasked to support your heavy vehicle going high speeds over imperfectly paved roads, it is no wonder that eventually it begins to wear out. While the most commonly known job for your vehicle’s suspension…

Thief breaking into car

When you hear about someone having their car stolen, it is easy to feel like that kind of thing would never happen to yourself. Unfortunately, the reality is that car theft is a relatively common occurrence with one car being reported stolen, on average, roughly every 49 seconds. Sadly, less than half of those will…

Man changing a tire

When it comes to your vehicle, it is important to keep track of the wear and tear that is constantly taking place on the many working parts. Your tires are no exception! The tires of your vehicle are made to travel, getting you to and fro, however, if you are running your vehicle on bad…

Illustration of a car highlighting common parts that need maintenance and replacement.

It’s inevitable that a vehicle’s parts will begin to deteriorate and need replacing as they age. Spark plugs and filters need replacing, fluids need refilling, tires need rotating, and many more systems need to be checked on regularly. By staying on top of the little things with a good maintenance schedule, however, you can prevent…

Man on side of road with overheating car

While the summer temperatures are steadily rising, you want your daily drive to and from various destinations to be cool and comfortable. The vehicle is running fine until suddenly you notice an undetectable sound, and then smell of heat. It does not take long to realize that the car is running hot. You begin to…

AC Panel on car with reliable auto colors

Here in central Texas, we experience extremely hot summers that seem to go on forever. Every Texan driver has experienced the rush of heat you feel when getting in your car on a hot July afternoon when temperatures have reached over a hundred degrees. Especially in these summer months, keeping your vehicle’s air conditioner working…

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