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Check your brakes for the holiday season

As the holiday season approaches the out-of-town trips to visit family and friends begin to be arranged. With a majority of Americans taking to the streets for the annual holiday travel it is important to be prepared. One of the most over looked and neglected factors of holiday travel is the family car you will be driving in. Throughout the year, wear and tear wreak havoc on automobiles including trucks and SUVs. Before you set out on the open road with your precious cargo, it is important to have your car inspected and checked by a fleet service repair center that specializes in automobile care. When it comes to automobiles, one of the most important factors to check prior to a road trip is your car’s brakes. Over the years brakes and brake pads wear down. Think of brakes and their pads as a pair of tennis shoes. Once your shoes are laced up and you are running, the soles of your shoes begin to wear and become less supportive with every additional mile you run. Once you have wo ... read more

Are You Ignoring Problems with Your Vehicle?

No one looks forward to the idea of taking their vehicle into an auto repair center. Even so, as much as you may dislike the idea, you may not realize that you are likely courting trouble with poor vehicle maintenance habits. Stop and think for a minute about how you respond when you hear a strange noise in your vehicle? Do you immediately schedule a checkup with your mechanic or do you just ignore it? If you fail to follow the maintenance guidelines established in your vehicle owner’s manual and you ignore warning signs, you could face more trouble and greater expense in the future. The tips below can help you to ensure that you are taking care of your transportation in the best manner possible. First, make sure you are always on the lookout for potential stains on your drive where you park. It is not uncommon for many people to become accustomed to seeing stains on their driveway and simply dismiss them. In reality, those stains could indicate that there is a serious problem w ... read more

The Importance of Maintaining your Car’s Air Conditioning

Even though the summer season has ended and the cool fall weather is being ushered in, it is still important to keep your car maintenance up-to-date. One area of car care that tends to go under the radar during the fall months is an automobile’s air conditioning repair. Although you may not need to blast the air conditioner at a full speed, the AC is needed to help heat your car and clear any fogging that occurs on your window screens. Automobile air conditioning systems are complex and often require help from a reputable service and repair center. Air conditioning systems include control system, vacuum lines and the refrigerant system. Although there can be multiple reasons as to why the air conditioning does not work anymore, the most common reason is because the interior of the automobile will not cool to a comfortable temperature. Because the air conditioning system is complex, it is important to take it to a specialist. Automobile re ... read more

Keeping a Regular Maintenance Schedule for your Vehicle

Far too many people opt to only take their vehicles into their local College Station auto repair shop when there is a problem. It is important that you not wait until your vehicle is experiencing a problem before you schedule a visit to your mechanic. In fact, there are specific times when you should bring your vehicle in for regularly scheduled maintenance and service. Doing so will ensure that your vehicle remains in optimal operating condition. . Regular maintenance can also help to prevent more expensive problems from developing later on. Along with taking your vehicle in for regular oil changes, you also need to bring your vehicle in for preventive maintenance procedures. Based on the type of vehicle that you drive, along with the manufacturer suggested maintenance, you should typically bring your vehicle in to your College Station mechanic every three to six months to have the oil changed as well as have other fluid levels checked. E ... read more

Are You Ignoring Common Auto Maintenance Problems?

In today’s hectic world, you may not consider the thought of needing to take your vehicle in to be checked out at an auto service center. Even so, ignoring certain problems can lead to more serious problems down the road, and it could even leave you stranded by the side of the road. Learning to recognize indications of serious problems and knowing when you should take your vehicle in for a checkup by a qualified mechanic can ultimately help you to save time and money. One of the first indications that there could be a serious problem with your brakes occurs when your vehicle does not stop as it should. When stopping distances seem to increase, it results in longer braking distances. This can be a very serious matter that could result in an accident if it is not attended to properly and promptly. Your vehicle should be brought in to determine whether the brakes may need to be replaced. There may also be a problem with the brakes if it seems as though your vehicle is moving to the ... read more

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