Bryan Auto Repair



Is Your Vehicle out of Alignment?

If you have noticed lately that your vehicle is not handling as well as it should or that you seem to be going through tires more quickly, these issues could be due to an alignment problem. Many people never realize their vehicle is out of alignment until they are informed by their auto repair mechanic. Your vehicle may need an alignment if you notice any of the following: Uneven wear on your vehicle’s tires Steering wheel that shakes when you reach a certain speed Vibration in the steering column Continually needing to correct steering to stay in a straight line A number of factors can contribute to knocking a vehicle out of alignment, including: Hitting a pothole Running over a curb Collision with another vehicle Hitting a speed bump at a speed that is too fast Although a vehicle that is out of alignment does not present an emergency situation, it is important to take your vehicle to an experienced College Station auto mechanic to have this situation corrected. Continui ... read more

How to Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

Given the escalating cost of gas around the state, many people are looking for ways to increase their fuel efficiency. There are actually many ways you can improve your vehicle’s gas mileage. One of the best ways to do so is to keep your vehicle in shape by taking it to an experienced auto mechanic. By keeping your vehicle in good working condition, you can save money not only on fuel but also on the cost of long-term maintenance. You can also improve fuel efficiency by ensuring your engine is properly tuned. Obtaining regular tune-ups for your vehicle can improve your “gas mileage by approximately 4%”. If your vehicle has spark plugs, it is also a good idea to consult your auto repair center about having them replaced as necessary. Other ways you can improve your fuel efficiency include having your air filters checked and replaced on a regular basis. You may be able to improve your vehicle’s gas mileage by up to 10% by replacing a clogged air filter. If you dr ... read more

How to Choose a Quality Auto Service Center

Whether you have noticed an odd noise coming from your vehicle, you have been involved in a collision, or you simply need some routine maintenance, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing an auto service center. First, find out whether the manager or owner is available for you to speak with prior to any repairs. If so, are they willing to give you a tour of the facility? There will typically be areas of an auto repair facility you will not be able to tour due to insurance restrictions, but you should be able to view them from the door or threshold. Take some time to talk to people who have actually done business with that auto repair facility. Online reviews can be fast and easy, but when you are looking for a quality auto repair facility, it is a good idea to ask for references that include work completed in the recent past for third-party clients who are unbiased. Doing your homework while choosing a reliable and professional mechanic can pay off with the peace of mind ... read more

Auto Repair Tips for Winter

Winter is just around the corner, and it is time to begin thinking about winter-auto-repair tasks for your vehicle. Even though the temperatures may not often drop below freezing in your local area, it is still a good idea to have your local mechanic take a look at your vehicle to ensure the following are in good order: Antifreeze-Be certain the level is full and the mixture is adjusted properly. Tire treads-Check the tread depth and ensure you have enough tread to allow for safe winter driving. Tire Pressure-During cold weather, tires lose pressure, so it is a good idea to add a little pressure from time to time. Tires that are properly inflated provide better contact with the road and will protect your wheels from potential damage. Windshield Wipers-Have your old wiper blades tested or replaced at your auto service center to ensure you are able to see clearly. Window Washing Fluid-You will likely use more fluid during the winter months. Keep in mind that only washer fluid should ... read more

Check your Brakes before Holiday Travel

The holiday season is almost upon us and with it will come plenty of out-of-town trips to visit the relatives. If you have noticed your brakes vibrating, grinding, or squealing when you come to a stop or if you are no longer receiving a firm response when the brake pedal is tapped, it could be time to bring your vehicle in to your nearest auto service center for a quick brake repair checkup before you hit the road for holiday travel. The last thing you want to do on the way to Grandma’s is break down. It is usually a good idea to have your brakes checked about every six months, even if you do not think there is a problem. But, if you have heard a noise recently that isn’t normal, it is a good idea to get your vehicle checked as a precaution. Remember, different sounds in your vehicle can indicate different problems. Whether it’s a high-pitched squeal or a grinding noise, your vehicle is trying to tell you something. Take the time to get your vehicle inspected now bef ... read more

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