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What To Do For The Holidays in South Texas

December 20th, 2016

At Pueblo Tires & Service, we want to wish everyone happy holidays…and we’d like to suggest a few destinations for the family:Christmas Travel in McAllen TX

Hidalgo: Hidalgo’s Festival of Lights includes more than three million lights and 900 displays around town! Take a train, trolley or horse-drawn carriage ride starting at City Hall Plaza to take it all in.

Brownsville: Check out Green Christmas in the Park, at Resaca de Palma State Park. For more information, call the park at (956) 350-2920.

S Padre: Of course there’s so much to do at Padre Island, and you can check out the outdoor Art Festival with original art, food, and music.

San Antonio: If you want to head up I-35, the ...[more]

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October...Time for Vacationers!

October 14th, 2016
At Pueblo Tires and Service, we look forward to seeing the snowbirds every year!
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Reasons To Stay With The Same Mechanic

June 29th, 2016

For many drivers, finding a mechanic they can trust can be pretty tough. The auto repair field is notorious for scammers and shady operators, waiting to take auto repair in McAllen TXadvantage of drivers who don’t know any better. Considering that cars keep getting more and more sophisticated with every model year, there are some very good reason for staying with the same auto mechanic and auto repair shop:

·         ASE Certification: This is what separates the good shops from the so-so ones. Like we mentioned, every model year of vehicles is getting more complex. There’s more processing power in a 2015-model car or truck than the NASA computers in Houston that sent a m ...[more]

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October is Car Safety Month

June 29th, 2016
auto Repair brownsville, txYou might not know that October is Car Safety Month…so we thought we’d cover some auto repair and maintenance items and maybe touch on safe driving habits while we’re at it. At Pueblo Tires & Service, we want to make sure you stay safe!
  • Tires: Your safety is literally riding on your tires! Have you had a good look at them lately? Check for proper inflation, cracking or irregularities on the sidewall, uneven tread wear or low tread depth. Here’s an easy way to check your tread depth…take a penny and insert it into the tread grooves, Lincoln’s head down. If the tread doesn’t touch Abe’s head, your tread depth is below 2/32” and your tires need to be replaced right away. Now, insert a qu ...[more]
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NEWS FLASH: Summer’s Not Over (In Texas)

June 29th, 2016
auto repair in mcallen txEverywhere else in the country, people are looking forward to the days getting shorter and the days getting cooler. If you’re spent very much time in McAllen, TX, though, you know that we can stay pretty warm here all the way through Thanksgiving! Hot days and hot roads can take their toll on many systems on your car, and this is no time to slack off on your hot-weather auto repair and maintenance. 
 
  • Battery: Hot weather is actually more damaging to your car’s battery than cold temperatures. Heat can cause your battery’s fluid to evaporate, damaging the cells and impeding their ability to hold a charge. If your battery doesn’t have sealed cells, be sure to check the level of acid in the cells and replen ...[more]
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It’s Back to School Time – Is Your Car Ready?

June 29th, 2016
Auto Repair in Edinburg, TXBelieve it or not…it’s time for the kids to go back to school already. For parents in Edinburg, TX, that means making sure that their car, minivan, SUV or other kid-hauler is up to speed on auto repair and maintenance. Don’t forget, these all apply to a college-bound student’s car – make sure that your college-age kid knows how to check the essentials and stay abreast of maintenance and auto repair needs!
  • Brakes: Have you noticed your brakes feeling “soft” or “spongy?” Does the brake pedal go farther toward the floorboard than it used to? Are you hearing grinding or squealing noises fro the brakes, or is the Brake or ABS light on the dashboard lit up? Don’t put off this crucial auto repa ...[more]
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Summer Vacation Maintenance

June 29th, 2016

Auto Repair in Edinburg, TX

Summer’s going to be coming up, and it’s time to talk about auto repair in Edinburg, TX as part of your vacation pre-planning!

There’s a lot to take into account when you’re making vacation plans...where to go, what route to take, how long you want to spend out of town, where to stay, how to keep the kids occupied. One thing you can’t forget though, is maintenance so your car’s 100 percent roadworthy. If you’re planning on auto repair in Edinburg TX before your vacation, here are a few things to consider to make your trip trouble-free:

  • AC service -- Even the best AC system may need a recharge of refrigerant before hot weather comes around. As part of AC auto repair ...[more]
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Why Are Oil Changes So Important?

June 29th, 2016

Auto Repair in Mission, TX

You probably heard it from your dad first…”get your car in for an oil change!” In Mission, TX, oil changes are a big part of our business at Pueblo Tires & Service. But why are they so important?

There are two things to remember for an oil change in Mission, TX...one is that an internal combustion engine runs on thousands and thousands of little explosions, and the other is that an engine is full of metal parts that spin around and move back and forth or up and down, rubbing against each other constantly.

The explosions that take place in the cylinders and provide power also generate a great deal of carbon and acids, which make their way into the motor oil and contaminate it. The moving parts, on the other hand, rely on motor oil to kee ...[more]

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Spring Auto Repair Checklist

June 29th, 2016

Auto Repair in Brownsville, TX

The birds are chirping, the trees are in bloom...time to put winter behind us and get ready for spring and summer! Even in South Texas, winter can be hard on vehicles, so let’s do a quick rundown of spring maintenance items and auto repair in Brownsville, TX:

  • Check all fluids, including windshield washer solution, brake fluid, transmission fluid and antifreeze/coolant
  • Check all hoses and belts for condition and excess wear; replace if needed
  • Check all battery connections for corrosion and tightness
  • Check the battery and charging system for proper voltage and amperage
  • Inspect exhaust system for corrosion, damage, leaks and broken/disconnected ...[more]
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Hot Summers: Cool Cars

June 29th, 2016
AC Repair in McAllen, TXWe’re going to be in another hot Texas summer before long, and that means it’s time to think about A/C repair in McAllen, TX!
 
When it’s time for maintenance and A/C repair in McAllen, TX, there are a few things to remember. Automotive A/C systems are much more reliable and efficient than they were at one time, but they can still degrade over time, as seals and other connections dry out and shrink. Even late-model cars can develop leaks and other A/C problems over time, requiring a tune-up or A/C repair in McAllen, TX. 
 
At Pueblo Tires & Service, as part of routine A/C repair in McAllen, TX, we can perform services such as: 
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