Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How To Get Your Car Ready For Winter

It is always a good practice to take care of small car problems before they get bigger and end up being very costly. Here are some suggestions that will help you get ready for winter time. If you need help in getting these items taken care of , call your friends at A.A.A. Complete Auto Repair at (281) 564-7782  . We have several maintenance packages you can choose from and will greatly benefit your car in the long run.


1. To get your car or truck ready for winter, you're going to want to have all the fluids checked and topped off. You can do this yourself or take the car to a garage. Brake fluid, antifreeze, washer fluid (don't add water to the washer fluid tank as it could freeze), power steering fluid, etc. Check the manual for your vehicle for locations of each reservoir, and types of fluids you should be using.

2. Replace your windshield wiper blades. Again, you can do this yourself by referring to the car's manual for the right size blades. Check your tires, make sure the air pressure is right. If you haven't done so in awhile, have the tires rotated. If you have snow tires, you may want to can have them put on soon.

3. Check all your lights. Make sure brake lights, head lights, turn signals, fog lamps, and any other lights have good working bulbs and fuses.

4. It's also a good time to have an oil change and tune up done to your car - to keep it running smoothly through the winter. You don't want to get stuck out in the cold!

5. In case you do ever get stuck on the side of the road - this is the time to make sure you car emergency kit is updated. Everyone should have a small bag in the car with a flashlight with good batteries, pocket hand warmers, and a blanket. Check you car emergency essentials too - spare tire, jack, flares, tire iron, etc. and don't forget to call your friends at A & A Complete Auto Repair Houston at: (281) 564-7782  to get immediate assistance.

This article is from ( eHow.com ) and brought to you by A & A Complete Auto Repair Houston - Your One Stop Shop For All Your Car Needs.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Do bad shock absorbers and struts effect tires?

Bad struts or shocks will cause uneven wear on a tire due to the shock/struts inability to properly control the motion of the wheels under braking and over rough roads. There can also be alignment issues as a strut wears, which will cause uneven wear on the tires too.

If you are concerned about your car shocks or struts give us a call at:

832-867-3000 (24 hour)

Or visit us at:

A & A Complete Auto Repair
12160 Bissonnet St.
Houston, Texas 77099

A & A Complete Auto Repair is your One Stop Shop for All Your Car Needs serving all of Houston metro and surrounding areas.