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Yearly Archives: 2021

What Is a Transmission Rebuild?

What Is a Transmission Rebuild?

When it comes to your car's gearbox, you can't understate its significance. As the device responsible for sending engine power to the wheels, it's easy to see how such a forceful motion may ultimately wear out the transmission's components. Repair, rebuild, or replacement are your alternatives if you're experiencing transmission issues. Examples of When a Fix Is Not Enough If the problem is minor, a simple fix may suffice. Repairs aren't the best choice in the following situations: The extent of the damage is excessive: If there are a multitude of parts that need to be removed and replaced, it may be more cost efficient and effective overall to replace the entire transmission rather than repair or rebuild it. You are servicing your transmission much too frequently: If you've had your transmission repaired many times in recent years, it's a warning that it may have issues that fixes can't cure. In such circumstances, the repairs ... read more

Understanding the Importance of Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Understanding the Importance of Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled maintenance is a necessary concept that all vehicle owners should know. It is critical to preserve your vehicle's overall value and ensure it is in good working condition. Maintenance schedules are usually broken down by the number of miles and can vary by manufacturer or vehicle model. Typically, the important miles to remember are 30,000, 60,000, 90,000, and sometimes 120,000. You need to do the minimum recommended maintenance to ensure your vehicle's warranty is in good standing in some circumstances.   You should always refer to your owner's manual for more details on the maintenance schedule specific to your car. It will usually list out the particular services needed at each mileage interval and more.    One of the most significant reasons to follow an auto maintenance schedule is to protect the resale value of your car, SUV, or truck. If you plan on reselling or trading in your vehicle in the future, completing its scheduled maintenance w ... read more

Are Your Wallets Hurting From Pumping Gas?

Are Your Wallets Hurting From Pumping Gas?

It seems like gas prices keep hiking up in Austin, TX, and it doesn't help that you constantly have to refuel. So is it your driving habits, your car, or the gasoline? What is hurting your wallet?  Well, it can be a combination of all three of those things. There are certain things you can do to help you extend the time between each fill-up. Here's what they are: Limit the use of AC or heating. The HVAC system is a massive part of your car that guzzles up your gasoline. Try to minimize the use of AC or heat whenever necessary.  Limit the things you carry in your car. Items that weigh a ton are not ideal for long-time storage in your vehicle if you want to better your gas mileage. We highly urge you to start removing those unnecessary items from your trunk and backseat. Give your tires some love. There's a lot of tire services that you need to get done to keep your tires in good shape. To ensure you get the correct MPG, please ensure your tires are correctly in ... read more

Safety Tips for Driving at Night

Safety Tips for Driving at Night

It's simply a known fact that driving at night is more dangerous than driving during the day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal accidents are proven 3x more likely at night. The main reason for this is that it's harder for people to see at night. And certain kinds of light, like bright LED's from other vehicles, can cause glares. There are other factors that add to the difficulty of driving at night. But to combat the problem, we've compiled four tips that could optimize your visibility and reduce the risks of driving in the evening. Clean Your Windshield - Dirty or cracked windshields can scatter light, hide obstacles on the road, and potentially increase the impacts of glare. To ensure your safety isn't compromised, try to wipe off the inside and outside of your windshields regularly. In addition, make sure you have working windshield wipers and enough wiper fluid. Use High Beams (When Possible) - Some people are too scared t ... read more

What Is a Catalytic Converter?

What Is a Catalytic Converter?

Catalytic converters are exhaust emission control devices that are often referred to as cats, and they are virtually in every car on the road. Some cars have as many as four. They are used usually with internal combustion engines and need to work at high temperatures to be effective. They are located underneath the vehicle near the exhaust outlet.    In order to help them warm up quickly to the temperatures at which they are most effective, they are located between the engine and muffler. There are different types of catalytic converters designed to be fitted to a variety of car models. They are vital for your car and its emissions control. They take toxins and convert them into carbon monoxide and water vapors. The catalytic converter is so important because of its ability to take pollutants and convert them into less dangerous gases.   Catalytic converters are designed to not only receive exhaust gases but to also change their chemical nature. This enables them to ... read more