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…

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…

Mechanic performing vehicle maintenance

When it comes to car maintenance and problem prevention, there are plenty of things you can do that can help. From tire realignment, to checking brakes and oil levels, maintaining your vehicle doesn’t always have to be a big project. But when it comes to problems that prevent your car from running right like engine…

Mechanic completes free brake check in San Marcos TX

Regular routine maintenance on a vehicle is the best insurance against expensive repairs. Everyone knows the importance of consistent oil changes, but one aspect of maintenance that is sometimes overlooked is getting your vehicle’s brakes inspected. It is recommended that vehicles undergo comprehensive brake checks once every six months. This is ideal since the brake…

An SUV exiting an auto shop after receiving a tune up.

Owning a vehicle means more than just getting in and driving everyday. Many people are not aware of the importance of proper maintenance when it comes to their automobiles. Seasoned drivers know that the oil must be changed every few thousand miles, and that regular tune ups are essential. New drivers may need reminders, and…

Tuesday, March 10th 2020, local auto shop Reliable Automotive held their first Car Care Clinic at their new location in Kyle, TX. The event was free to the public and offered anyone attending the opportunity to learn basic maintenance tips about their vehicle. Reliable Automotive Staff Among other topics, our certified mechanics taught attendees how…

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…

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,…

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…

Front of auto shop in Buda Texas

Brake repairs can be costly, but your brakes are an important part of safe driving. Luckily, you can take action to help your brakes last longer today, whether at home or on the road. Take Your Time Higher speeds increase brake activity, which can cause early wear on them over time. When you drive, try…

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…

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…

Driving a car on snow

Now that we are well into the fall months, it’s time to prepare for the colder months ahead! While snowfall might signify some of our favorite holiday traditions, winter weather also has certain implications when it comes to your driving. Yearly, around 75,000 people are injured in traffic accidents on snow or ice covered roads….

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…

Woman talking to mechanic outside Reliable Automotive

With our fast paced society forcing us to rely on personal vehicles daily in order to get to our jobs, social events, and take care of our families, it is important to maintain your vehicle as best as possible. When we start to notice issues with our cars, making time to get it checked out…

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…

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