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What We Look for When Inspecting Your Car

What We Look for When Inspecting Your Car

At least once a year it is important to bring your car in for a maintenance checkup and inspection to ensure everything is working as it should. Auto inspections are also a must when buying a used car, as it is quite common to find issues that were previously overlooked. Depending on where you live, you may also need to re-register your car every single year, which may require a mandatory auto inspection. Regardless of why your vehicle is in need of an auto inspection, it is helpful to know what the mechanics are looking for. You don’t have to know a whole lot about cars to know just how important a vehicle inspection is. There are many things that can go wrong with a car that you may not be aware of, which is where a good and trustworthy mechanic comes in. Here’s What Mechanics Are Looking For We strive to be as forthcoming and open with our customers as possibl ... read more

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5 Signs Your Car’s Suspension Needs to Be Repaired

5 Signs Your Car’s Suspension Needs to Be Repaired

Your vehicle’s suspension system is more important than you may realize. Suspension, also referred to as shocks, are what makes your car comfortable to drive. Overtime – and many miles – eventually the suspension will require some attention. Because your suspension is associated with smooth rides, many people overlook suspension repairs, thinking they are just a luxury. However, a faulty suspension can create serious issues for your vehicle if left untreated. For one, a bad suspension will make it difficult to control your vehicle, especially when turning. This is why it is important not to ignore any issues with your car, such as suspension. By taking good care of your vehicle and bringing it into our McKinney car shop whenever you notice something is amiss, you will have a much better chance of keeping your car running smoothly for many years to come. It’s no secret that your car is made up of ... read more

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Common AC Repairs

Common AC Repairs

With temperatures warming up here in Texas, it’s time to start thinking about your car’s air conditioning system. Air conditioning is an absolute must in Texas, especially during the hot summer days. In order to ensure you aren’t left without the cooling air that makes driving from point A to point B in the summer bearable, make sure your system is working properly. Many different things that can go wrong with your car’s central air conditioning system, but a few are more common than others. It is easy to take your car’s AC system for granted, that is until you encounter a problem or it all of a sudden stops working on a 100-degree day. While many AC problems are easy to fix, some are more complicated – and costly – than others. The first step to ensuring you aren’t left without AC this summer is to bring your car into our McKinney car shop for regular maintenance. Proper maintenance is the best way to keep everything in excellent working condition, including your ... read more

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How to Check Your Car’s Brake Pads

How to Check Your Car’s Brake Pads

A car’s brake pads are something many of us take for granted, but they happen to be one of the most important components of a given vehicle. While they may not be something you give much thought to, the brake pads are what stop your vehicle and keep you safe while driving. In the most basic sense, they are the friction material that is pressed against the disc that spin the wheels. Over time, they wear down and need to be replaced. We are often asked at what mile point or year must the brake pads be replaced, and unfortunately, there is no one uniform answer. When a car’s brake pads should be replaced will depend on a host of factors, including how often you drive, the types of roads you drive on, and the type of brake pads. In order to ensure your brake pads remain in excellent working condition, it is imperative you understand their function and know the signs that may indicate they are close to needing to be replaced. As a local McKinney car shop, it is our goal to help you keep ... read more

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Transmission Maintenance Tips

Transmission Maintenance Tips

Does your car have an automatic transmission? If so, it is important for you to stay on top of regular maintenance in order for it to remain in excellent working condition for many years to come. Even car owners that are diligent about maintaining various aspects of their vehicle often forget about the transmission, which could be a costly mistake. Sure, it is important for you to get your tires rotated every so often and make sure the oil and oil filter are changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, but what about the transmission? A car’s engine is often talked about and gets most of the credit for making your car run, but the transmission – along with the drivetrain – are actually what makes the car go. Because of this, they need to be taken care of and maintained on a regular basis. In doing so, you will keep the car running and prevent any serious transmission problems down the road. This is especially important as your car gets older and more issues arise. When you put a lot of mileag ... read more

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