Blogs - Auto Repair, Automotive Service, Car Tips
We believe a well maintained vehicle runs better, lasts longer, has a higher resale value, and saves you money in the long run. Studies show that $1 spent on maintaining your vehicle will save between $17 and $22 on unnecessary repairs and replacement costs.
For more information please call Sergeant Clutch Certified Engine & Transmission Repair Shop at (210) 239-1600 .
It's a safe bet that anywhere you look on the roads, you are sure to find a pothole after this winter. 2020 was sure to end with a surprise, and the brutal winter entering 2021 was the icing on the cake for many! With record-breaking snow in some areas resulting in an unprecedented number of potholes appearing on roads and highways across the country, causing considerable damage and unexpected...Read more
Our vehicle's suspension system, otherwise known as shocks and struts, is something we often take for granted. Some people believe the suspension is mainly about having a smooth ride. Therefore these repairs aren't as necessary as other maintenance issues like oil changes or brakes. However, having bad suspension can affect your ability to control the vehicle, especially when stopping or...Read more
Your shock absorbers (or struts on most vehicles today) have a primary function: To help you maintain control of your vehicle. And even though you think of them as the reason your vehicle rides so nicely over bumps, it’s actually working hard to keep the suspension and steering controllable by the driver. If worn or damaged, control will be compromised, and the ride will be uncomfortable...Read more
We take care of our vehicles by keeping them clean and by providing the regular maintenance they need. As much as we do, however, we typically neglect one area that needs regular cleaning, but doesn’t get it. I’m talking about the underside of your car.
When new, the underside of your car is shiny, just like the outside, but over time and many miles, the dust, dirt and road debris...Read more
The modern charging system hasn't changed much in over 40 years. We're going to break this down into pretty basic concepts to just make sure we understand that's happening in our car.
The purpose of the battery is to act as a storage location for voltage. All electrical items in the car, such as the headlights, computers, radio, A/C blower fan, cigarette lighters ... everything draws...Read more
Gas prices fluctuate over time, and throughout the counties in the area we are seeing various ranging prices. For the better of everyone, here are five tips to improve your fuel economy and save money at the pump!
Check Tire Pressure: Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent.
Use the Right Motor Oil: Improve gas mileage by...Read more
Check lights and wipers for visibility. Make sure lights and wipers function properly so that you can see and be seen. Check the exterior and interior lights and replace any that are dimming, rapidly blinking or not functioning. Check wiper blades for signs of wear and replace if necessary.
Check tires for under inflation or excessive wear. Check...Read more