Yearly Archives: 2020

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

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