Automobile Maintenance A Necessity

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Automobile Maintenance A Necessity

Owning a car is a great luxury but also comes with some important responsibilities. For example, if you own a vehicle, then it is vital to ensure that you have regular maintenance performed as needed. Otherwise, you may end up having to deal with more serious and expensive repairs and maintenance over time as a…

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Importance of a Coolant Flush

Coolant Flush

It’s not enough to add more water and anti-freeze to your radiator as the fluid evaporates off. Even draining and replacing your coolant regularly will only go so far in extending your car’s longevity, because only about half of the fluid drains out of the radiator. Your car’s cooling system should be flushed–cleaned by circulating…

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What Can an ASE Certified Technician Do For Me?

ASE Certified Technicians: What Are They? If your car is in need of a service or repair, it is a wise decision to go to a shop with ASE certified technicians on staff. These quality mechanics are the best of the best. They ensure that the job gets done right the first time. To become…

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Treat Your Car Like A Good Friend

You may feel like you know your car better than anyone else. After all you spend a lot of time in it. Like a good friend you know your car’s likes and dislikes how it will drive under certain conditions, what brand of gas to buy and so on. However there are times when that…

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Are Tune Ups A Thing Of The Past?

For many years, the tune up was the staple car of maintenance. However, modern car engines are vastly different than they were just 20 years ago. Car engines used to have many more parts that produced an arc. As the metal on these parts started to wear away, the performance of the car would start…

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Tire Trouble? Solutions for Slow Tire Leak

Tires are an integral part of your car.  Realizing that your tire has a slow leak does not necessarily mean you need to buy a new tire.  How do you know what the problem is?  Here are few items to check: Valve Stems The valve stem is the black rubber thing that sticks out of…

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Pre-Purchase Inspections – Why They Are Important

Buying a “New-To-You” car is exciting.  But before you get too emotionally attached, you should get a pre-purchase inspection done by a qualified mechanic PRIOR to committing to the purchase.  Why is this important? As-Is Condition When you purchase a pre-owned vehicle, chances are, you are receiving the car as-is.  This means that the moment…

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Why You Shouldn’t Top Off Your Gas Tank

When you fuel up, the gas pump automatically shuts off once it fills your gas tank.  At that point, should you stop or put another half a gallon in?  Does it make a difference either way? Environmental Concerns In much older cars, gas caps used to have holes in them so that the vapors caused…

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Flood-Damage: Your Questions Answered

Floodwaters swamped the Cypress & Houston areas yesterday, turning neighborhood streets and busy main streets into rivers. What should you do in the event that your vehicle has been flooded? Should you call your insurance company? Is your car ruined? Where should you take it? If your car was flooded, here’s what you should do:…

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Keep Your Car Cool Inside In the Summer

Warmer weather, longer days, road trips; there are a lot of things that make summer, well, summer.  Another, less amusing item that summer brings, is a steamy hot car interior.  Not only does this create an uncomfortable climate, it can be hazardous to your health and cause damage to your vehicle’s surfaces.  Here are a…

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