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…

Car Dashboard With Check Engine Light

If you own a vehicle, you have probably had the experience of driving along on a normal day and suddenly your check engine light comes on out of nowhere. Nothing seems wrong or any different than before it flashed on, but still, there it is, staring you in the face. Luckily, a quick diagnostic test…

Car Emergency Tools

We spend so much time in our vehicles going to and from work, school, and social engagements. This is especially true for parents who often feel like free taxi services! In fact, the average American spends approximately 293 hours driving their vehicles every year. With so much time spent in our cars, it only makes…

The Importance of Proper Tire Inflation

Driving a vehicle comes with a lot of different things you have to pay attention to. Some of these are simple and obvious like making sure your car has enough gas to get you wherever you are going. However, there are other factors in car maintenance that don’t seem as pressing but are just are…

Roadtrip Checklist

There is no better time for a vacation with your group of friends or family than the summer or fall time. As you start to plan your late summer getaways, there are many things to consider. For instance, if you are using some of your hollowed vacation days to head out on the open road…

Car A/C Knob

We often spend a lot of time in our vehicles going to and from work, social engagements, and running errands. When those spring and summer months hit, the Texas heat can be a miserable factor in accomplishing these tasks if your air conditioner is not working properly. That dreaded moment you realize that something isn’t…

Car Noises and What They Might Mean

Our cars are complex machines that have many different moving parts constantly working together to get you wherever you need to go. It can be difficult to keep up with the different issues that can pop up without any notice. Furthermore, sometimes it can be difficult to even identify what the problem is. Metal Clinking…

Man Checking Oil on Car

Your vehicle is composed of a lot of intricately designed moving pieces that all work together to get you from point A to point B. In order for all of these parts of your engine to work properly, they need a sufficient amount of clean oil to stay lubricated, allowing them to function as whole…

Man inspecting a car

Owning your own vehicle can give you an overwhelming sense of independence, but there are also elements of accountability and responsibility as well. On top of having valid car insurance that you pay for monthly, there are yearly requirements that the state gives you in order to ensure that your vehicle is road worthy. Going…

When To Change Your Air Filter

Have you ever gone into the mechanic shop or oil changing facility in order to get a simple and cheap oil change and then not know what to say when they start asking you about different services they want to perform on your vehicle? In addition to asking you what type of oil you want…

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