Yearly Archives: 2022

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

A 30/60/90k maintenance schedule is used most often by automobile manufacturers. It specifies that certain mechanical items should be inspected, changed, or replaced every 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000. It's important to do oil changes and oil filter replacements more often than any other car maintenance service to keep your vehicle healthy and avoid costly or avoidable auto repairs. Here's Why It's Important The idea behind 30/60/90K maintenance is those minor problems can be dealt with along the way without causing further damage. By performing periodic maintenance on the car, you can avoid costly repairs in the future. Here are a few reasons why it's crucial to keep this recommended maintenance schedule: If you ignore scheduled maintenance, you may not be able to get warranty coverage. Preventing expensive repairs could save you thousands. In contrast, the cost of replacing a timing belt can easily exceed $2,000. Simultaneously, replacing a timing belt every ... read more

Why Isn't My Car A/C Blowing Cold Air?

Why Isn't My Car A/C Blowing Cold Air?

Taking a drive only to find that your A/C won't work on a warm day can be unbearable. You've tried turning it on and off, opened and closed your vents, and put it on blast to no avail. This can be annoying for both you and your passengers, and it can be dangerous on super hot summer days. So, why isn't your car A/C blowing cold air and how can you get it fixed? Let's explore some of the usual reasons behind a faulty A/C and how to repair them. The most common causes of a broken air conditioning system are Freon leaks or compressor problems. If your air is not getting as cold as it typically does, the problem is possibly a clogged filter, cooling fan issue, radiator problem, or it could simply be that you need to recharge your A/C. If you notice that only hot air is coming from your car A/C vents, this can indicate that you have a refrigerant leak or there is a problem in the condenser, the compressor, the cooling fan, or the electrical system of your car. An A/C recha ... read more

Everything to Know About Oil Leaks

Everything to Know About Oil Leaks

Most drivers often know that changing out your car's motor oil is the most important thing you can do to care for your vehicle. Nevertheless, many vehicle owners still delay their needed oil changes—and the results of it can be costly down the line.   The purpose of motor oil is to minimize friction within your engine so that the components can last longer. When you have high-quality, smooth-running oil, your engine will run seamlessly. Over time, the oil gets contaminated and loses its viscosity where an oil change is needed. If you miss an oil change, the engine components will wear down quicker, causing erosion and other mechanical failures.   Common Signs of Oil Leaks  Most people typically see an oil leak whenever they notice a puddle of greasy dark brown or black liquid under their vehicle. However, many modern cars today have a shield underneath, which catches the lubricant before falling to the ground. Unfortunately, this covering can make an oil l ... read more

How to Pass Your Vehicle State Inspection

How to Pass Your Vehicle State Inspection

Passing a state inspection is a must if you want to operate a safe and reliable vehicle. State inspections are required by law to ensure you and others around you are safe behind the wheel. When your car is up to standards, you are not putting other people on the road in danger. Today, we will go over what state inspectors look at when you take your car in for an inspection.  What Gets Inspected There are several parts of your car that are inspected and tested during a Texas state inspection. These components need to be in safe working condition and must not interfere with the vehicle's drivability. Below are some of the categories that need to be checked off: Lights Windshield Tires Brakes Steering Alignment Fluid Leaks Seat Belts and Other Safety Items (Airbags, Horn, etc.) Each of these items stand as essential to the safety and condition of your vehicle. If one of them does not pass inspection, the mechanic will mandate a repair or replacement to fix the problem ... read more