Pflugerville drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Texas come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Pflugerville area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS –...
Posted in Monitoring System
on December 09, 2018
In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Pflugerville. The timing belt’s important...
Posted in Timing Belt
on December 03, 2018
Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Pflugerville drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Pflugerville area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize,...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on November 25, 2018
Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Pflugerville on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are con...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on November 18, 2018
Did you know that most of the cars driving around Pflugerville, Texas, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Pflugerville area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wirin...
Posted in Dashboard
on November 11, 2018
If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower.
The technology to do just that has been around for a long t...
Posted in Following Recommended Intervals
on November 04, 2018
Repair or Replace? That’s a question Pflugerville drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 28, 2018
Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Pflugerville, Texas, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of...
Posted in Service Standards
on October 22, 2018
The price of gas in Texas has got people in Pflugerville talking. It seems that Pflugerville folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do t...
Posted in Fuel System
on October 18, 2018
There’s not much Pflugerville drivers can do about the price of gas in
Texas, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave sto...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on October 17, 2018