Man Aligning a Tire

When you are in the market to buy a new car, chances are you will come across the terms “tire balancing” and “tire alignment.” These two terms might seem similar, but they have a different purposes. Which one do you need for your car? Let us find out. Balancing is a necessary process that helps…

car that is not often used covered with a car cover in a garage

A battery is one of your car’s essential components because it enables the vehicle to start. If the battery is damaged, the car won’t start, which can be very annoying and cause significant inconveniences. Battery failure can result from infrequent use of your vehicle. The question is how long the car needs to rest for…

mechanic doing a coolant flush on a vehicle

When it comes to maintaining your car, there are so many factors that you need to keep track of. One of the essential parts of car maintenance is keeping your engine in good working order. Without regularly scheduled maintenance, your engine will start to break down and will experience serious issues sooner rather than later….

yellow brakes on a vehicle - Brake Check & Auto Repair Services in San Marcos, Buda & Kyle, Tx

If you’ve got a car, you’ve already heard at least a little bit about brake fluid. Whether you live or what kind of car you drive, it’s probably something you’re aware of. But what exactly is brake fluid? And do you need it? Everything you need to know about the Wondrous World of Brake Fluid….

Smoke coming from a car's tailpipe

If you see smoke coming from your exhaust, you may panic and fear the car is on fire. However, this is not nearly as disastrous as it sounds. It often just means that the car is polluting faster than it can expel the exhaust out of the tailpipe. You may have heard horror stories about…

close up of spark plugs with yellow wires

Your car has an engine, and your engine is made up of many parts. One of these parts is the spark plug. You probably know that spark plugs create a spark in an engine so gas can travel through the cylinders and into the combustion chamber. When you turn on your machine, a small flame…

car dash warning lights

The Hydraulic Antilock Brake System, commonly referred to as ABS, was designed to protect the driver from lockup. Higher speeds may cause loss of steering control and vehicle instability, thus necessitating a need for the ABS. What is an Anti-Lock Brake System? When a car stops, the anti-lock brake system pumps hydraulic fluid to the…

Driver filling up at a gas station

With gas prices on the rise across the globe, people have needed to find ways to cope with this challenge while maintaining the same convenience of private transportation as always. One way that this challenge may be combated is by finding ways to ensure that the fuel in your tank lasts longer. Below are a…

friendly neighborhood mechanic doing repairs on a yellow vehicle - Automotive Shop for Fast Auto Repair & Oil Change in San Marcos, Kyle, and Buda, Tx

The performance, safety, and fuel efficiency of a vehicle depend on the condition of the integral components, particularly the engine. Routine car maintenance reduces the probability of a breakdown by ensuring that the parts are in optimal working condition. Auto maintenance and repairs require mechanical expertise; hence, the need to find a reliable auto repair…

A/C in Car

The air conditioning in your vehicle is pretty important. It keeps you comfortable and safe in the summer heat. Your air conditioning system is a complex system and has many different parts that need to work together. If one part of the system stops working correctly, your entire system may not work as well as…

Like most people, you probably switch wipers on and off as needed. But is this the best way to clean your windshield? And what about the wipers themselves? Are they worth the hassle? There is no definitive answer to how often to replace windshield wipers, as it depends on various factors, including driving habits and…

Mechanic putting antifreeze coolant into car radiator

Properly maintaining your car’s radiator can make a huge difference in how long your car lasts. Well-maintained radiators could add extra years and thousands of extra miles to your vehicle. Here’s how to properly maintain your car’s radiator. Flush Your Radiator Flushing your car’s radiator is one of the best ways to remove any build-up…

Mechanic performing a tire rotation

When it comes to tires, it’s important to not neglect having them rotated regularly. All four of a vehicle’s tires never bear the same load, and the front tires end up taking on much more wear and tear than the rear tires on most vehicles. This uneven wear and tear can pose a serious risk…

Person considering buying a car

Your car may be a representation of what kind of a person you are, but don’t let that mentality get into your head next time you look for a new car. Many car owners feel good when they first make a new vehicle purchase, but they soon realize that it does not serve them how…

Hands holding an alarm clock showing time for Fast Oil Change Services in Buda, Kyle & San Marcos TX

Ever wonder how often you should be having your car’s oil changed? Or if it really matters? Maybe you think you can save some money in the long run by not taking it in for its oil changes as often. Who knows, you might even be able to squeeze an extra thousand miles out of…

Manual transmission clutch serviced at our auto transmission repair shop in San Marcos TX

Since its introduction in 1939, transmission has been a vital component of every vehicle. A vehicle’s transmission ensures that the vehicle can shift gears, and proper maintenance is required to guarantee its smooth operation. Ensuring that your cars’ transmission is properly oiled and serviced might cost a bit more up-front, but it will end up…

person checking the coolant in their vehicle

A car’s radiator coolant system works closely with the engine to keep your vehicle running at its best. If you don’t regularly flush and replace the coolant in your car, chances are it’s time for a change. This is because as a liquid circulates through your engine, it is exposed to heat. Over time, this…

person driving in the rain with a chipped windshield - Windshield & Auto Glass replacement or repair in Buda & Kyle Tx.

Most drivers see a cracked or chipped windshield as minor auto glass damage that may not need a repair. But despite how small or big the crack or chip is, you should never ignore it. A chipped windshield is not just a cosmetic imperfection. Chipped or cracked windshields can be a safety hazard to you…

A close-up of a speedbump in a parking garage.

Speed bumps are a safety measure designed to reduce driver speeds and protect pedestrians and bicyclists. Usually found on roads and parking lots, speed bumps are found in several locations including neighborhoods and school zones. While an excellent safety precaution, speed bumps can also be a nuisance. Every driver has encountered an unseen speed bump…

Empty fuel gauge

We all know that we can’t drive forever on empty, but how long is too long before you need to stop and refuel? Factors such as vehicle weight, altitude, and temperature can all affect your gas tank. Learning about things that can impact your empty drive distance will be paramount if you want to avoid…

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