Yearly Archives: 2018

Winter Vehicle Maintenance

At Goose Automotive in San Antonio, TX, we want to make sure that you and your family are kept safe on the road this winter and holiday season. While you may be in a rush to get on the road to spend time with family and loved ones, it is important to make sure that you vehicle is well maintained and prepared to drive in the winter season. The following winter vehicle maintenance tips will guide you on how to take care of your vehicle and be safe on the road through the colder months!   Have your vehicle inspected. The best way to catch an issue early on is to have your vehicle inspection by your local trusted mechanic here at Goose Automotive. Our experts will complete a full inspection of your vehicle to ensure that all components are working properly and that all is in order to ensure your safety while driving.   Change your windshield wipers. Since we are expecting quite a bit of rain this winter in Texas, it is important to make sure that your windshield wipers work pr ... read more

October is Fall Car Care Month

October is the beginning of Fall Car Care Month, the time of the year when it's time to start getting your vehicle prepared for the upcoming winter months. This month is also a great time to learn about proper vehicle maintenance and how taking care of your vehicle can end up saving you money through the years by helping you avoid costly repairs.   As the weather gets colder, there are certain measures we should take as vehicle owners to ensure our safety and comfort while driving in the winter. Head to your local auto repair shop for an inspection of vital parts that will make sure your vehicle is in top shape.    The Car Care Council recommends 10 Fall maintenance items that will help make sure that your vehicle is ready for winter:   Check fluids - Check the engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield wiper solvent, and coolant. Topping off fluids and making sure fluid and cavities are clean will ensure prop ... read more

How Often Should I Have My Vehicle Inspected?

When it comes to owning a vehicle, regular maintenance and service is one of those things that can sometimes be an inconvenience, but it important to save you money over time and to keep you safe on the road.  You may wonder, how often should I have my vehicle inspected? On a scheduled basis, we recommend that your vehicle is inspected during every oil change visit. This will typically be every 3-6 months, and is the perfect time to have an inspection since your vehicle is already at the shop. Most shops will already complete this service for you, letting you know of any issues that they notice while performing an oil change. However, if you notice something strange with your vehicle, like a lack of performance or a sudden strange noise or smell, you should have your vehicle inspected at the first time of a problem.  If you notice a telling sign of a problem with your vehicle or the check engine light has turned on, a vehicle inspection is due. Driving around when there is ... read more

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