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How to improve your car’s fuel efficiency

How to improve your car’s fuel efficiency

If you are like any normal person who drives a car, it is likely that you have experienced the frustration, trouble, and annoyance of spending too much money filling up your car with gas. Maybe you have found yourself visiting the gas station all too often and thinking to yourself, “didn’t I just fill up?”. Although the majority of the fault for frequent fill-ups lies within the maker of your car, the size of your car, and of course, how often you drive your car, what many car owners do not realize is that there are things that they themselves can do that will help improve their car’s fuel efficiency. #1 Make sure that your tires are properly inflated Check your tire pressure regularly, we would suggest at least once a month, and especially before you take your car on any long road trips. This helps to ensure better gas mileage and safety. Under-inflated tires require more energy from the car and in turn burn up more of your fuel. #2 Utilize your cruise contr ... read more

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Oil Changes for Mother’s Day?

Oil Changes for Mother’s Day?

May is the month that comes along in which we try and plan something special for our mothers. They have done it all for us growing up, so it’s important to us to take this one day to really try and make it special for them. The problem is trying to figure out what you can do to make this day special. Well, this year, when you get the flowers and the card, why not add a gift that is practical as well? Of course, moms love the cheesy and lovey-dovey stuff, but the ultimate gift this year will be taking care of your mom’s oil change. We all know how annoying it is to have to set aside time in our busy schedules to go and get an oil change, and the last thing you would want is your mom having to sit and wait by herself at a McKinney car shop on Mother’s Day, so why not do something truly special for mom and take care of getting her oil changed for her? Not only will this show your mom how much you care by th ... read more

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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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