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How Do I Know If I Need A Brake Repair?

How Do I Know If I Need A Brake Repair?

The brake system is a very important safety feature when it comes to driving on the road. Brakes should always be in top working condition to ensure that you will be able to safely slow down and stop your vehicle when needed. If you ever notice an issue with your brakes, we recommend having your vehicle inspected as soon as possible. At Dub's Garage in Corpus Christi, TX, we are the experts when it comes to all brake repairs and services. Our ASE certified technicians are highly experienced and can assist with any brake issue your vehicle may have. Brake problems are usually identified and repaired easily. The most common brake repair is new brake pads or rotor resurfacing. In order to determine the issue, our experts will perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle’s brake system to figure out the exact cause of the problem. Our shop has all of the latest tools and technology to properly handle your vehicle and get you back on the road safely.  Brake problem sy ... read more

Can a Blown Engine Be Fixed?

Can a Blown Engine Be Fixed?

Engine troubles are never pleasant to deal with, especially if you're told that your engine is blown. This can signify a number of different issues but typically means there has been a major failure within the engine that will require either a full-on replacement or some rebuilding. You could have a blown bottom end or a blown head gasket, which are the most common issues when referring to a blown engine. Can either of these problems be fixed, and are they worth fixing?  First, let's understand what a blown bottom end is within the engine. This occurs when the rotating assembly fails under really high RPM and actual broken-off parts from the assembly damage the engine block. If the damage is extensive, the engine block often can't be repaired and will need to be replaced.  Another engine problem that is often referred to as a blown engine to some is a timing belt snap or timing chain break. When this happens, it can cause severe damage to your engine's ... read more

Is it Safe to Drive When your Car is Shaking?

Is it Safe to Drive When your Car is Shaking?

A excessively shaking or vibrating car can be annoying and uncomfortable at times on the road. You may find that it only happens over certain speeds, or that it starts occurring all the time. If you're feeling your vehicle vibrate or shake excessively, don't ignore it. Understanding that an abnormal symptom is an indication of a problem can help you take better care of your vehicle and ensure your safety on the road. So, if you are feeling a vibrating or shaking sensation while driving, is it safe to drive your car?  Unfortunately, it is difficult to say whether or not your vehicle is safe without understanding the true cause of the issue. This is why is it so important to have your car inspected here at Dub's Garage at the first sign of trouble. The reason is, some causes may not be as vital to your safety as others. However, a problem with your vehicle's brakes is something that you would want to get taken care of quickly. Let's look at some of the pote ... read more

What are the Symptoms of Failing Car A/C?

What are the Symptoms of Failing Car A/C?

The Texas heat is starting to swell, and ensuring that your vehicle's air conditioning system is working at its best is important to your overall comfort on the road. Imagine getting back to your car after it has been parked in the sun all day in mid-July, only to find that your vehicle's A/C isn't working. It's a horrible thought, we know. So, what are some of the signs that your air conditioning is failing and how can you make sure that your vehicle has working A/C all throughout the warm months?  The air conditioning system in your vehicle works with many different components, and over time some of these components can being to fail or leak that vital refrigerant needed to make the air cool. Luckily, the air conditioning system is pretty straight forward for all makes and models of vehicles, so any issue with the system can be quickly repaired here at Dub's Garage.  The following signs can indicate that your car A/C system is starting to fail:  ... read more

Can Hitting Potholes Damage Your Vehicle?

Hitting a pothole in the road causes that instance cringe - it doesn't sound good and you worry that you might have damaged your vehicle. What is a pothole, anyway? A pothole is a hole in the road that is caused by water getting under the pavement and causing the soil to soften. This can causes pieces of the pavement to break apart easily. These potholes can vary in size and depth, with the larger potholes causing the most damage.  The question is - can hitting potholes damage your vehicle? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Driving at higher speeds and hitting a pothole can cause the most damage, especially to the suspension system. Let's look at some of the most common issues that hitting a pothole can cause for your vehicle: Tires - The tires receive a great amount of impact, especially because they actually travel in and out of the pothole. They typically take the biggest blow, and damage can include tire bulges, tears, tread separations, and more. A quick look at you ... read more

Auto Repair is Essential During the COVID-19 Crisis - Dub's Garage is Open!

Auto Repair is Essential During the COVID-19 Crisis - Dub's Garage is Open!

Here at Dub's Garage, we want our customers to know that we remain open following the "stay-at-home" order put into place by Nueces County. Auto care is an essential need in our community, especially for those who are relying on their vehicles to get to work, get ot the doctor's office, or get to the store to buy food and supplies.  Our vehicles need to stay reliable now more than ever, which is why our shop will stay open and ready to help when you might need it most. Whether you have an overdue maintenance item to take care of or you're experiencing some unexpected car trouble, give us a call here at Dub's Garage. You can have peace of mind knowing that we have also made the necessary adjustments to our vehicle handling and services to accommodate CDC regulations and to keep you safe.  Dub's Garage has implemented the following adjustments to safely continue serving you during the COVID-19 outbreak:  We will b ... read more

Seven Things to Keep in Your Glovebox this Summer

Seven Things to Keep in Your Glovebox this Summer

When you're hitting the road for a weekend trip to the beach, park, etc. this summer, you should make sure your vehicle's glovebox: Spare sunglasses - It's hard enough to focus on the road during long road trips, but when the blinding sun bears down on your all day through your windows, it can become miserable. Keep a backup pair of shades in your glove box, preferably polarized to help reduce glare. Hand wipes - Whether you're cleaning up germs, ice cream messes, or sticky children, having wipes handy is always a blessing. Sunscreen and lip balm - One thing you never want to be without during sunny summer days here in Texas is sunscreen. Keeping spare sunscreen and lip balm with SPF in them in your car will prevent you from having to stop at the gas station and pay an arm and a leg for them. Furthermore, be sure to put some on before getting in the car and star ... read more

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Go Green with your Vehicle!

Go Green with your Vehicle!

Is your vehicle harming the environment? Carbon emissions is a natural result of the combustion engine, but if your vehicle is spewing billowing clouds of purple smoke into the atmosphere every time you press the gas pedal, you have much bigger problems.But not to fear! Here are three ways Dub’s Garage will help you Go Green with your vehicle to reduce the harmful effects on our environment, keep Corpus Christi clean and healthy, and ensure your family is safe as you drive on the roads.First, have your gas cap tested. The seal inside can be come worn with time, meaning the gas cap can no longer provide a tight seal for your gas tank. On warm days, your gasoline may evaporate straight into the atmosphere! Not only is this harmful for the environment, but it costs you money. The next time you bring your vehicle into Dub’s Garage, ask us about this effect – our technicians will test your gas cap and make sure it is ... read more

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Coolant Levels and Transmission Leaks

Coolant Levels and Transmission Leaks

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for car owners to come into repair shops with severe leaks from around the front seal area of their transmission. The fluid pours out so fast you’d think the front seal popped out.Then, once the car sits and cools off, the leak goes away… until it heats up again.Would you believe the problem is being caused by low engine coolant in the radiator? It’s true. Here’s what happens:During normal driving, the transmission gets hot just like the engine. To cool the transmission, the fluid is directed through a cooler that sits inside the radiator.When the engine cooling system is working properly, the engine coolant passes over the transmission cooler in the radiator. This allows the heat from the transmission to transfer to the coolant, and then be carried away to the outside air.But if the engine coolant level is low, the coolant won’t immerse the transmission cooler properly. So the cool ... read more

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Avoid Auto Repair Scams

Avoid Auto Repair Scams

While most auto shops you’ll deal with are honest, reputable establishments, there are unfortunately a few bad apples out there that don’t treat their customers with the level of respect they deserve. If you’re concerned that you might be dealing with an unethical repair shop, here are a few red flags to look out for:Ask Questions! If a repair shop is ethical and qualified, like Dub’s Garage, they will want you to understand exactly what condition your vehicle is in and why it needs the repairs it does so that you can make informed, educated decisions. Service advisors should be able to answer your questions in simple, easy-to-understand language and avoid using confusing industry language.Look for quality technicians. If prices seem too good to be true, there’s usually a reason for that. Just like anything else, you get what you pay for in the auto repair world; inexperienced and ... read more

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