An older truck with dimmed headlights

Owning a vehicle can mean independence in the ability to get around when and where you want. It’s also essential for getting to and from your place of employment, or for family outings and entertainment. Vehicle ownership also means that you need to stay on top of of vital maintenance and be aware of any…

Person steering car down tree lined road

It is hard to consider something that most people do everyday, like driving a car, as dangerous, but the reality is that a vehicle that is not one hundred percent working properly can make driving extremely dangerous. However, because modern day vehicles are such intricately built machines, it can be difficult to identify when some…

Car air conditioning vents

During the summer, your car’s air conditioner is a piece of really vital equipment, especially in Central Texas where temperatures soar during the summer months. A properly functioning air conditioner in your car makes those summer road trips much more bearable and fun. Luckily a car’s air conditioner doesn’t stop working instantly without some crucial…

Photo of RPM gauge on vehicle dashboard

Your vehicle’s transmission is a complex piece of equipment that is made up of multiple gears and shafts that takes power from the engine and utilizes and disperses it throughout the vehicle so that it can get you where you need to be. If something is wrong with your transmission, your vehicle cannot run properly….

Group photo of Reliable Automotive staff

For the fourth year in a row Reliable Automotive has been the recipient of a Best of Hays award (or two!). This year we were thrilled to be presented with the following awards: Best Auto Repair – Mechanical Best Transmission Repair Curious about Best of Hays or want to learn more about our services? Just…

Car heater

There is one problem that no one wants to be surprised by on a frigid morning, a broken car heater. What causes them to fail, how to fix them, and how to prevent them from breaking down? Well, heating units in cars function much the same as a home furnace system, but on a smaller…

coolant

As you use your vehicle to get you and your family safely to and from your obligations, it is constantly working, utilizing many different complex systems to operate properly. As your engine is running and fuel is being pumped to keep everything moving, your radiator has the ever important task of keeping the whole system…

Woman Jumping Her Car Battery

Our vehicles rely on some pretty complex technology to run properly. The nuts and bolts include digital sensors and wiring, but everything relies on one thing to get started: the battery. Your car battery is the source of energy that gets your vehicle running, so when your battery is not working properly, neither will your…

Engine light on in Car

When our cars are working properly, we typically do not even consider how it is working. We depend on our cars to get us to work, school, and social engagements everyday, making our vehicles such an important part of our daily lives. While we do depend on them, most people do not know much about…

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