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Indications of an Overheated Car

If you haven’t experienced an overheated car, then chances are you’ve seen one on the side of the road. It’s an elaborate scene—a car pulled off to the side, the hood propped up with smoke leaching from the engine, and a distressed car owner standing by waiting for a tow truck.Simply put, overheating can claim any victim, any time of day if you’re not too careful! Here are some warning signs of your car’s overheating from your local Corpus Christi Wheel Alignment shop:DashboardYour dash has a couple of indicators that tell you when your engine is close to overheating. The first one is the temperature gauge. One end is typically marked “C” for cold and “H” for hot. When your engine begins to overheat, the needle on the gauge will go toward the “H” side. The other indicator is a dashboard light that illuminates when the car overheats, and usually looks like a thermometer. If either of these situations pops up, be sure to pull over and let your car rest until you can get to a local Corpus ... read more

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Fluid Maintenance

Do I really have to change my fluid right now? Is my air filter really that bad? Can’t it wait just a little longer to visit my local Corpus Christi TX Auto Repair? If you’ve ever had to put off routine maintenance, then these thoughts have most likely crossed your mind.And to be quite honest, putting these minor repairs off most likely won’t result in any major damage…at least at first. Because every single mile you put off routine maintenance, the more damage occurs to your engine. In time, these small issues will turn into big headaches due to neglect. Here are a few tips from your local Corpus Christi TX Auto Repair properly maintaining your vehicle:Filters: These items keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently. Air, fuel, and transmission filter are the most common in any given vehicle and should be changed in regular intervals. These parts are fairly cheap and take no time at all to replace. Ignoring your car’s filters will lead to reduced gas mileage, as well as making ... read more

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Cooling System Maintenance

When it comes to your engine’s longevity, nothing is more crucial and your vehicle’s cooling system. When a car overheats, the damage that results is often severe enough to require a completely new engine. For the sake of your vehicle and your wallet, it’s important to take a few preventative measures to significantly increase the life of your engine. The cooling system is made up of a number of components, most of which are rubber hoses and seals that are susceptible to wear and corrosion. If any of these components breaks, it could lead to engine failure and a visit to your Corpus Christi Mechanic.Several signs point to a corroded or damaged coolant hose. If any hoses are inflexible or brittle, they should be changed immediately. A hose with bulges or kinks are also cause for alarm, and if they’re leaking, it will be accompanied by steam and a sweet smell.Many modern vehicles use special coolant hoses designed to navigate around the engine’s different components. This makes some part ... read more

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