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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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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April is National Car Care Month!

April 1st, 2016

You may not know it, but the Car Care Council has declared April as Car Care Month. They set aside October and April to heighten awareness of car maintenance, with National Car Care Monththe winter or hot weather coming along right after those months. Here are some things to be aware of…

·         Wipers: Even good-quality windshield wipers are only good for about a year before they start to wear out from normal use and the sun’s UV rays. If your wiper blades are starting to look cracked, chipped or are losing strips of rubber, go ahead and replace them.

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