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Keeping Your Cool When Your Car Overheats

Keeping Your Cool When Your Car Overheats

No one expects their vehicle to overheat during their daily commute. It can happen at any time for a variety of reasons, but there are things you can do to effectively handle the situation and stay safe in the process. If your vehicle's engine is overheating, it's important to pull over as soon as it's safe to do so. Many times, the driver will not have the resources to do anything about it. In this situation, you should turn off your vehicle and make the call to have your vehicle towed to a reputable repair shop. Even one instance of an engine overheating may be severe enough to cause permanent engine damage. While we do not recommend it, you may be able to buy some time to get off the road by turning on the cabin heater, as this feature pulls its heat directly from the engine. This is a very short term and commonly known solution. Unfortunately, this is not always the solution to the current issue, as there are some overheating problems that are not mitigated by doing t ... read more

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: Incr ... 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