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Do You Know These 5 Signs of Brake Failure

Do You Know These 5 Signs of Brake Failure

When it comes to maintaining the safety of your vehicle, the brake system should be high priority. It is important to understand the signs of potential brake failure so that you can have the system checked out and repaired immediately. The safety of you and your passengers is something we take very seriously. Brakes functioning as designed means the difference between a serious accident and driving away unscathed. Here are some signs to look for that indicate your vehicle needs brake service. Squealing Your brakes are designed to emit a squealing or screeching sound to let you know that they need replacing. This is often the first sign of brake failure. This is the time to bring your vehicle to a qualified technician for brake system inspection, maintenance, and repair. Vibration Shaking, vibration or other abnormal motion from your steering wheel or vehicle as a whole when brakes are applied is a sign of possible warped rotors. Rotors are directly ... read more

Do You Need Diesel Fuel Injection Service?

Do You Need Diesel Fuel Injection Service?

The interest in diesel vehicles is gaining popularity in the US, with Texas being the leader in registered vehicles. Diesel vehicles are a proven player typically offering better fuel efficiency, great driving range, and superior performance. Not only that, clean diesel technology in today’s properly maintained vehicles emits near zero levels of emissions. However, you may have started experiencing any of the following: Rough IdleHard StartingLoss of PowerDecreased MileageIncreased Exhaust SmokeSlow Throttle Response   Diesel fuel deposits can form in many areas of the fuel system including: fuel lines, injector pump, injector nozzles, and combustion chamber causing any of the listed above along with drivability problems. Belden’s offers the BG Diesel Injection Service that will help: Increase Power and PerformanceIncrease Miles ... read more

Summer Heat and Your Car Do Not Mix

Summer Heat and Your Car Do Not Mix

The brutal Texas summer is fast approaching. For many of us, no amount of preparation can make us truly ready for the blistering south Texas heat. Something many of us often forget, however, is preparing our daily-driver vehicles to weather the summer. Your car or truck can be either a haven from the elements, or a torturous experience during your weekday commute. Thankfully, there are ways to ensure that your vehicle performs and functions as designed, even while Texas is cooking! Your vehicle needs fluids just like you do, and neglecting to change or fill them can have catastrophic results.Engine oil lubricates the components of your engine and also draws heat away. Dirty oil can be thick and gritty, damaging the precision-machined internals and doing a terrible job of cooling your engine. Running on old oil can result in costly repairs and flushes, changing your oil on time can save you and your wallet a lot of heartache. Coolant is essential to the ... read more

October Is Fall Car Care Month

October Is Fall Car Care Month

A Little Auto Care Goes A Long Way Basic auto care goes a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of a vehicle. Whether you do it yourself or visit a trusted professional technician, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 Fall Car Care Month maintenance procedures to help make sure your car is operating at its best before winter arrives. "Fall Car Care Month in October is the ideal time to give your car some extra attention before harsh winter weather sets in," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Taking a little time for auto care now can help you avoid the headaches of a costly emergency breakdown later." Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake, and transmission as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant. Check the hoses and belts to make sure they are not crack ... read more

Winter Special

Winter Special

Keep Your Car Cozy This Winter Winter is here and although most of us are staying warm and cozy at home, with the cold weather upon us, now is the time to start thinking about the maintenance of our vehicles. Without the heating systems in today's modern vehicles, we would all be miserable driving to our destinations. We take for granted the heat in our vehicle that keeps us as warm as our home does in the winter months. Without proper protection and maintenance, our vehicles would not be able to protect us from that cold weather. Here are some important facts to keep in mind: Of the utmost importance in the winter months is your radiator. It helps the engine stay at a proper temperature, regardless of the temperature outside. Always make sure your vehicle's coolant is filled properly, if not it can cause your engine to freeze during the worst of dipping temperatures ... read more

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