Yearly Archives: 2017

Beat the Summer Heat

Beat the Summer Heat

San Antonio was able to enjoy an unusually mild winter but the heat has come in quickly! Because of the extreme heat we have in San Antonio, it is important to take extra precautions with your vehicle. While there are a number of systems affected by the heat on your vehicle, this month we are focusing on four specific concerns. Keep your engine cool: Make sure the cooling system is flushed and the coolant replaced periodically as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Inspect hoses and drive belts for cracking, soft spots or other signs of poor condition. Worn parts are more susceptible to failure in hot conditions and should be replaced. Stay Cool: Exceptionally high temperatures can cause an uncomfortable ride. So take the time to get your vehicles air conditioning system serviced. Make sure it's operating at maximum efficiency. Let's face it, we all know the only thing worse than the Texas heat is getting into a car that's been sitti ... read more

Winter Car Care

Winter Car Care

Hi, Rusty Belden from our family at Belden's Automotive & Tires. With the start of 2017, most of us are busy getting organized and trying to stick with our New Year's resolutions. But have you ever prepared a New Year's resolution when it comes to caring for your car? Did you know that old man winter can affect your vehicles components? Here are some common questions we get asked that can be fixed by regularly maintaining you vehicle during the winter months. Why does it never fail, it's so cold outside, wind is blowing, and I head out to work and my vehicles battery is dead? Cold temperatures reduce a vehicle's battery power so it is important to keep the connections clean, tight and corrosion free. Batteries won't always give warning signs before they fail, so a good idea is to have your battery tested periodically. Gas tank half full or half empty during the winter months? Resolve to keep the gas tank at least half ful ... read more