Tag Archives: Cooling System Maintenance

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

Don’t Stall on Maintenance, or Your Car May Stall on You!

How many times do you see a stalled out car on the side of the road? You can usually spot one on a weekly basis. Depending on how much you drive, you could very well see a different car stalled out every day! Some might say that modern vehicles are the cause, but this is a problem that has been around since the introduction of the automobile, and with the increased number of drivers it stands to reason that there are more break downs.Some might say that a break down is just bad luck, but it’s more likely that vehicle neglect is the root of the problem. Rich White, a spokesperson for the National Car Care Council says, “Don’t blame your car. It can’t drive itself to the shop and ask for an oil change or new spark plugs.” With how important transportation is to us nowadays, it is surprising to see how often minor maintenance is overlooked.By simply having periodic check-ups on your car you do much more than just make sure you don’t break down. There is a domino effect anytime a car stall ... read more

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