SERGEANT CLUTCH
Certified Engine &
Transmission Repair Shop

(210) 239-1600 Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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6557 Walzem Rd
San Antonio, TX 78239

Blogs - Auto Repair, Automotive Service, Car Tips

Riding

Let’s protect those noggins and everything else!

Teach your child the rules of the road and practice riding the bike route to school with your child. If it’s been a minute since he rode a bike here are a few friendly reminders.

Always ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, and in a single file. Stop look and listen before crossing the street and always walk your...

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Safety

It’s back to school time again for most. Here are a few friendly reminders to make sure everyone stays safe!

Now is a great time to review your child’s path to school and some basic rules of the road.

Remind them to walk on the sidewalk if there is one available and if not, be sure to let them know they should be walking facing the traffic. This will help drivers see...

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AC

Your vehicles’ A/C system requires the use of a toxic gas we routinely call “Freon.” Decades ago, all vehicles used R12 Freon. More recently, a safer form came out called Freon R134a. Now, there is a much safer form called R1234yf. These gases cannot be mixed, so your technician needs to be aware of which Freon is used in your vehicle. It’s this gas that delivers the clod charge to the air...

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Long lasting

Most people buy a vehicle with the intent of keeping it for as long as possible. This is how you maximize enjoyment and minimize the cost of ownership. During the time of ownership, we discover that some cars we like a lot, and some not so much. But the common denominator is this…the better care a vehicle receives, the longer it will last!

The key is to do regular service and...

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Safe driving

Safe driving is primarily about being aware of your surroundings and being respectful of your vehicle's power and others who are sharing the road. It isn’t difficult, but it can make the difference in getting you and others to your destination safely. Unsafe driving puts everyone at risk.

Here are some tips to ensure you are practicing safe driving. Follow the three second rule

There'...

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Maintenance

Car dealerships make money when you buy their car, but they make a lot when you bring it in for service. Consider us your “dealership replacement.” We can do any job they can, and you’ll be able to save hundreds of dollars on any repair! Plus, we warranty our parts and labor for everything we do. Our goal is to give you peace of mind whenever you drive, so rest easy, drive safely, and count on...

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Maintenance

If you’re having a problem with your car, truck, or SUV, contact us right away and let us know what the issue is. We won’t diagnose your problem over the phone, but we can usually tell you if your car should be towed, or if it can be driven in for repair. Once here, we’ll do a thorough inspection, and provide an estimate of what the repair will cost. We’ll also make you aware of any other...

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Converter
It happens across America every day.

Someone enters their vehicle, on their way to work. They turn the key (or push the start button) and are surprised by THE LOUD SOUND OF AN OPEN EXHAUST PIPE RIGHT UNDER THEIR FEET! What’s going on ??

They’ve just become the victim of a catalytic converter thief. Next to the “grab and go” of the casual thief, it’s the number one item stolen from...

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Maintenance

The weather is warming up. Days are getting longer, and thoughts of outdoor activities are in the air. Now is the time to take care of any deferred maintenance, or any vehicle service that you’ve been putting off. We can help with a thorough inspection that will identify any areas that need attention. Plus, with suppliers running specials during this month, you’ll save money and be ready for...

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Maintenance

That’s right. Three out of four vehicles on the road right now have some need for service. That car in front of you…bad brakes. In the right lane next to you…it pulls to the left. That SUV behind you has bad wipers that don’t clear the windshield. Good thing it’s not raining.

Whether it is a part beginning to fail, or a lack of maintenance, these cars are operating on the very edge....

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