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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Why Wheel Alignment is a Necessary Part of Vehicle Maintenance

If you're on a tight budget it can seem simple to cut corners on your car maintenance. Sure, you changed the oil and the filters. That should be good right? Well, it depends on your vehicle, but in most instances, no. Vehicles are complex machines and routine maintenance of all components should be expected. For instance, your vehicle's wheel alignment could be off, causing you to fight with the steering wheel to stay straight on the freeways of Texas. Here are a few ways to tell if you should have your wheel alignment fixed: Directional Drift Issues Even though you're driving down a street and there's no wind, your vehicle may try to drift off to the left or right. It'll feel like the steering is off. Usually this is because the angle of the wheel is off. It's also a sure indication when you're driving if you have to turn your steering wheel away from the center position to compensate when your car veers to one side. Sometimes directional shift happens after your vehicle has run over ... read more

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Wheel Alignment

Tips to Help Car & Truck Owners Understand When A/C Needs Repairs in Austin, TX

You may take your car or truck's air conditioning for granted until it breaks down during the hottest part of summer. Even though Austin has some nice weather year-round, the scorching months are ahead when you're going to rely heavily on your vehicle's air conditioning system. Does your vehicle have any of these signs? They could be an indication that it's time for a/c repair. Leaks or Puddles Inside/Outside the Car Are you finding small puddles of water on the floor mat of your car? This is unusual as it doesn't often rain in Austin. It could be your a/c is starting to break down. The a/c system should be draining outside of your vehicle when it's functioning properly. This moisture comes from the air as it's pulled through the unit, then expelled outside. The most common reason you'll see water puddled inside your car is from having a clogged drain hose. There may also be refrigerant leaks that can cause your a/c to stop working. If your unit has run out of refrigerant, then no air ... read more

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Auto A/C Repair