Treat Your Car Like A Good Friend

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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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Hear Something? Sounds That Could Mean Trouble

Every car makes noise.  Bumpy roads, rainy days, high traffic, a great song; these can all contribute to even noisier journeys behind the wheel.  When you notice a sound that your car doesn’t normally make, don’t panic.  Almost every abnormal noise seems to sound detrimental.  Here are the three most common sounds your car could…

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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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Your Check Engine Light: What It Means

Nothing can put a damper on a good day like seeing that little check engine light in your dashboard come on.  Is there something seriously wrong?  How much will it cost?  Should you pull over now?  Don’t worry our service advisors are here to help. First off, if your car doesn’t sound like there’s a…

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Safe City Driving

Living in the city of Houston is great!  Our city life has unique perks: tasty local restaurants, nightlife, constant activities and community events, just to name a few.  However, many cringe at the thought of driving through our city at night.  In general, city driving definitely has hazards different from any other driving environment. Check…

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