New Year's Resolution: Take Better Care of your Car!

January 5th, 2017
Here's one New Year's resolution you really ought to keep!
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Summer Vacation Maintenance

June 29th, 2016

Auto Repair in McAllen, TX

We’re going to be in another hot South 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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Protect Your Automotive Investment

June 29th, 2016

The average age of a car on the roads in the United States is now 11.8 years. There are a few different ways to interpret that statistic. One is that cars are clearly Auto repair in Edinburg TXmade better today, with better machining, better build quality and engineering. That’s compared to vehicles from the 70s and 80s, when interior materials would oxidize and disintegrate, bodies and frames would rust and engines would wear prematurely.

The more likely reason for that higher average longevity, though, is that more people are reluctant to take on debt and car payments and are more inclined to get more miles out of their vehicles. Indeed, those cars from the 70s and 80s only had five-digit odometers, hinting at a service life of 100,000 miles and no more. Today, 200,000 is “the new 100,000&rdqu ...[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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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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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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