Category: Car Care Tips

Automotive Tips from Trevino’s Auto Mart: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often MCALLEN drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from TX freeway driving or lots [...]

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Getting from E to F (Fuel Gauge Problems)

Who thinks about their fuel gauge?  You probably don't… until it doesn't work any more.  Then you have to guess how much fuel is in your tank, and that's no way to live life on the road. Fuel gauges, like every other part in your vehicle, can fail.  And when yours stops working, you will [...]

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How to Get Better Gas Mileage in MCALLEN

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in MCALLEN can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get [...]

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A Stitch In Time Saves Nine – Oil Change Tip

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver in MCALLEN, TX noticed his [...]

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How Do I Check My Cars On Board Diagnostics?

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around MCALLEN, TX, 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 diagnostic scans by a trained technician in MCALLEN. These [...]

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When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing MCALLEN drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers in MCALLEN to remember [...]

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Improve Your Night Vision When Driving Used Cars in MCALLEN

Night driving a used car in MCALLEN is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside. Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't [...]

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Filter Air Inside Your Car’s Cabin in MCALLEN

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment? Foreign and domestic vehicle manufacturers haven't been [...]

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How should I place new tires on my car?

When MCALLEN drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems. If you can’t afford to replace [...]

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When do I need to replace my tire?

Heat isn't easy on vehicle tires, and as the seasons change, make sure yours are ready to take the heat. Let's talk first about inflation.  Heat causes air to expand, so heat alone can raise the pressure in your tires.  If you are driving on overinflated tires, they won't have as much contact with the [...]

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