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What’s That Noise? Auto Warning Signs

What’s That Noise? Auto Warning Signs

What's that noise? Auto warning signs are something that you should pay close attention to. After all, something that may seem like it's not much of a problem at first could turn in to a major headache in the very near future. With that in mind, keep your ears peeled...

How Long Could Your Car Battery Last?

How Long Could Your Car Battery Last?

Car batteries die eventually. They all do. But how long could your car battery last? That depends on a number of factors. What kind of battery do you have? Have you accidentally left any headlights or anything on? What kind of climate do you live in? Here in San...

Sunroof Vs. Moonroof: What’s The Difference?

Sunroof Vs. Moonroof: What’s The Difference?

Sunroof vs. moonroof: What’s the difference? Great question. You've probably heard dealers, family members, friends, ads, and all sorts of sources talk about a car's moonroof. Or a car's sunroof. To you, they both might just look like an opening in the ceiling of the...

How Tire Pressure Impacts Gas Mileage

How Tire Pressure Impacts Gas Mileage

No matter what gas prices are at the moment, it pays to optimize your fuel efficiency any way you can. Fortunately, one of the simplest ways to improve your gas mileage is to keep your tire pressure in check. How Does Tire Pressure Impact Gas Mileage? Imagine you’re...

What Do Spark Plugs Do Anyway?

What Do Spark Plugs Do Anyway?

Spark plugs are something every car owner has probably heard of. You've probably needed to get one replaced before as well. But what do they do? Why do you need them? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about spark plugs. What Spark Plugs Do Spark plugs...

Stay Safe On Winter Roads

Stay Safe On Winter Roads

San Antonio, Texas doesn't get a lot of of snow. For that reason, many drivers are tempted to forego winter tires. This is a big mistake. Even though the area rarely gets turned into a picturesque winter wonderland, icy roads aren't uncommon during the winter. In case...

How Bad Is That Cracked Windshield?

How Bad Is That Cracked Windshield?

Cracked windshields are an unfortunate part of life. Eventually, it happens to every driver. You might be driving down the street when a rock or other road debris strikes your windshield. Or, it could happen when you're not around. You might crank up your car and...

Steps For Warming Up Your Vehicle

Steps For Warming Up Your Vehicle

Are you warming up your car for several minutes before you take to the road? Many people allow their vehicles to run in cold weather in order to 'warm up' the engine. That's not really necessary with modern vehicles. You can save wear-and-tear on your engine and...

What To Do If Your Engine Doesn’t Start

What To Do If Your Engine Doesn’t Start

We've all been there. You try to start your car and - nothing. Soon, you come to that unfortunate realization that you're not going anywhere - not just yet anyway. Fortunately, you may not have to wait on a tow truck to get out of this jam. Here are a few...

Strange Exhaust Smell? Here’s What It Means

Strange Exhaust Smell? Here’s What It Means

It's a sentence you never want to utter when it comes to your car: What's that smell? If you're a parent, it's probably best to investigate the backseat for the culprit: old gym shorts, dirty soccer socks ... maybe a  moldering sandwich that's been forgotten? But if...

How To Buff Your Car

How To Buff Your Car

The temperatures are dropping, the weather's getting drab -- if not downright slushy -- and things just look a little grayer than they did in the spring and summer. That makes this the perfect time to buff your vehicle to a glossy shine. Our friends at Car &...

Why That Battery Might Keep Dying

Why That Battery Might Keep Dying

  If you had to ask your neighbor to jump start your vehicle this morning and it's the third time this week, you're probably wondering why your battery keeps dying. It's pretty clear at this point that you have an underlying issue, but there are several reasons...