Yearly Archives: 2018

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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Rotating Your Tires

Rotating Your Tires

No matter what make or model your vehicle might be, it needs to be equipped with healthy tires in order to perform effectively. As such, keeping your tires in good shape should be a big part of your vehicle's maintenance plan and having your tires rotated regularly should be a cornerstone of that plan. The life of a tire improves by a factor of 20 pct. when regular rotation is conducted which will ensure you get your money's worth out of the tires. In addition to getting you more value out of your tires, regular rotation will also save you money at the pump as your ride will be smoother for longer and you'll be burning less fuel. As a rule of thumb, it's recommended that your tires be rotated every 6,000 miles or so. This can be expedited depending upon a variety of factors. A major source of tire wear is weight distribution. This is especially true for front-wheel drive vehicles as two tires are absorbing the bulk ... read more

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