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Goose Automotive - Colorado St
Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(210) 520-0608
Goose Automotive 2 - Bandera Rd
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
(210) 432-4000

Yearly Archives: 2021

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

You've read the owner's manual for your car, take it in for regular oil changes and never let the tire pressure get below the recommended PSI. One thing wasn't mentioned too heavily in the manual though, and that's transmission fluid maintenance. Why don't they talk about it? Newer vehicles have started opting out of adding transmission fluid and filter changes to the recommended maintenance. The reason why is most likely a mix of the manufacturer's trying to showcase low maintenance requirements on their vehicles and advances in transmission fluid quality and transmission machining. One other reason could be the change in fluids used. For the majority of vehicle history, the transmission fluid used was more or less universal amongst all passenger cars with specialty fluids only used in commercial applications. These days your car's manufacturer most likely uses a proprietary fluid that isn't compatible with others, and the company doesn't want cu ... read more

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

Most drivers ignore the importance of regular car tire checks for wear. We assume that what matters to our tires is simply the pressure. Tire tread maintenance is a great determinant of the lifespan of your car tires. Treads wear out for different reasons. The wear impacts negatively on the functionality of your vehicle, including reduced mileage. Although it is common for tires to wear and tear over time, sometimes this happens way too early. Below are a few of the reasons why your tires may wear prematurely thus not serve you long enough as expected: Driving patterns Our driving habits affect the lifespan of our tires. Some drivers are too rough on the road with certain driving maneuvers that impact the tires' longevity. These trends include; spinning tires, hard breaking, speeding, and fast accelerations. Misaligned tires A well-aligned axle reduces premature wear. Proper alignment ensures the wheels are well set mechanically, and they are parallel to each other and perpend ... read more

Symptoms That Indicate You May Need a Tune-Up

Symptoms That Indicate You May Need a Tune-Up

Whether you have a newer or older model vehicle, your car will require a tune-up. It's important to make a tune-up a part of your scheduled vehicle maintenance. Here's more about tune-ups and the symptoms that will help you determine if you need one. Difficulty Starting the Car Experiencing difficulty starting your car can be a result of different instances, including a problem with the fuel pump or a weak battery, but it can also mean there is a problem with the ignition. A tune-up can help with these problems, but you need a professional mechanic to determine the best course of action. Stalling If your car stalls occasionally or frequently, spark plugs and dirty connectors can be the culprit. You're experiencing stalling because fuel is not igniting properly. Make a note of what's going on when the car stalls, such as the type of weather or when you turn on your air conditioner. Write down this information and let your mechanic know. Rough Idling or Acceleration ... read more

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

It's a warm summer, and you are excited to take a long drive after a cold, dull winter. Then excess heat in the vehicle makes the drive unbearable. Such scenarios are everyday experiences for many drivers whose car overheats, and they are left to endure a very rough and uncomfortable ride. We are here to ensure you avoid such experiences. What makes your car to overheat? Cooling System Leaks Leaks in the cooling system trigger a vehicle to overheat, and if ignored, it might culminate in a costly repair. Leaks might be in the hoses, radiator, water pump, heater core, thermostat housing, freeze plugs, among other components in the cooling system. Any leaks should be dressed with urgency through certified mechanics' intervention to prevent further troubles with the cooling and heating system. A Faulty Thermostat The thermostat controls the amount of coolant allowed in the engine. If it is cool, the thermostat closes the entry to prevent additional coolant from entering the eng ... read more

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