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Clean Your Car's Tires Like a Pro

The tires are usually the dirtiest part of your car, and can make a clean vehicle still look a bit dirty if they're not cleaned properly. To ensure your tires are squeaky clean, be sure to clean them before anything else. If you're cleaning with soap and water, you should also use a different sponge when washing your car's tires. Experts even recommend using a bristled one to clear out as much dirt as possible.

Once your tires are clean, dry them with a microfiber towel. Then, you can wax them to prevent brake dust from coating…

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Clean Your Car's Tires Like a Pro

The tires are usually the dirtiest part of your car, and can make a clean vehicle still look a bit dirty if they're not cleaned properly. To ensure your tires are squeaky clean, be sure to clean them before anything else. If you're cleaning with soap and water, you should also use a different sponge when washing your car's tires. Experts even recommend using a bristled one to clear out as much dirt as possible.

Once your tires are clean, dry them with a microfiber towel. Then, you can wax them to prevent brake dust from coating…

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Get Your Vehicle in Shape for Spring Driving

There’s something about the first warm spring days that make us want to start cleaning our vehicles and getting them ready for drives and summer vacations. Often, the short and cold winter days put routine auto maintenance at the bottom of our to-do list. If you feel you’re over your head or just want a few pointers, stop by our auto service shop in Austin and let us help you out.

Spring auto cleaning and maintenance may include the following:

  • Check all hoses, clamps and belts and tighten if needed
  • Refill windshield & replace wiper blades
  • Change oil & filter…
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Tips to Check on Tire Pressure & Tread

When you’re driving around in Austin, you want to be sure you’re doing your due diligence when it comes to taking care of your tires. A few tire care tips from our car maintenance professionals will help you take care of the tire pressure and tread on your luxury vehicle.

Your tire pressure can be monitored with a tire gauge. If the PSI is too high, you run the risk of it popping. If it’s too low, it can be difficult to establish traction on the road. The ideal PSI for your tires is found on the…

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The Alternator Keeps Your Devices Powered

Modern vehicles come with all sorts of fancy gadgets and devices. LCD head-up displays, digital speedometers, Bluetooth connectivity, built-in GPS and navigation systems, all of these things are either standard options or readily available on new vehicles. While having these modern devices in our cars certainly makes for a more enjoyable driving experience, they have put an increasing demand on the part of the car that generates electricity for them, the alternator.

If your car is running, so is the alternator. 

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Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light Comes On

Your tires make it possible for your car to move from one place to another. The air pressure in your tires changes naturally with time and use, and the tire pressure light in your car should usually keep you aware of that. But tire pressure alone is not the only reason your tire pressure light is illuminated. Your safety may depend on it.

Temperature is one of the most important things that can affect both your tire pressure light and the actual tire pressure itself. 

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Yes, You Need to Know How to Jump Start a Car

Knowing how to jump start a car is a skill every vehicle owner should master. It's easy to inadvertently run down your battery. You'll save yourself time and money if you know how to jump start your car.

Start with the positive side. Clamp one cable on the positive side of the battery in the car that has a working cell. Next, secure that cable to the positive side of the dead battery. Affix the other cable to the negative side of the working battery. 

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DIY Headlight Cleaning Methods

When you notice that your vehicle’s headlight lenses appear cloudy, it’s time to clean them. The headlights take a lot of abuse at the front of the vehicle, but they’re one of the most forgotten parts when it comes to maintenance. You have a couple of options to try cleaning them yourself.

The first method is done with toothpaste on a warm damp cloth. Simply scrub the lenses with the solution and rinse with a clean damp cloth. You may need to repeat the process depending on how much debris has accumulated on the lenses. 

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Tire Maintenance Made Simple

Your vehicle’s tires take care of you. From helping you reliably travel the streets of Austin, TX, to keeping you safe on the road, it’s important to regularly inspect and maintain them.

Maintaining your tires starts with a simple tire gauge. Using the recommended PSI from your tire manufacturer, any gauge readings above or below recommendations will require you to make an adjustment. A properly inflated tire will grip the road better, maintain its structure, and provide better gas mileage. However, improper inflation could lead to a blowout due to structural failure or other causes. 

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