Tire Care You Can Do Yourself

Replacing a set of tires because of uneven wear when they’d otherwise still have a lot of life left in them can really add to your maintenance costs. Avoid paying extra with just a few quick tasks you can do as part of your car washing routine...

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Need To Be Repaired

The following are signs that you need to repair your brake pedal:

Low or No resistance

A good brake pedal should have some resistance when you step on it. If you feel your vehicle's brake pedal does not offer any resistance, you must have your brake pedal repaired. The leak in the brake lines could cause a lack of resistance.

Vibrations in the Brake Pedal

Any vibrations on the brake pedal mean that you have to replace the worn-out brake pads. It is the only way to keep your brakes working efficiently.

Squeaking Sounds

If you hear a squeaking…

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How to Care For Your Car Battery in Extreme Temperatures

Extreme heat and cold can wreak havoc on your car. Both can harm your battery, in particular. The team at Dallas Collision Center wants to help you keep your vehicle running year-round here in Dallas.

In extreme cold, your battery has to work much harder to turn over the engine. The cold makes it harder for the battery to produce that power. You should have your entire electrical system tested before winter. If you make a lot of frequent short trips, investing in a battery tester for at home is a good idea.

On the other hand, heat can kill…

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Why Use a Clay Bar When Detailing?

Our team at Dallas Collision Center wants you to know that clay bars can be used on any car regardless of the model and make. It doesn't matter whether you have a car, SUV, or truck. The purpose of a clay bar is to remove grime and dirt from the car. 

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Be Mindful of the Most Common Fluid Leaks

Damaged engine pistons or ruined transmission gears could mean a totaled vehicle. If the related fluids leak, then both the transmission and motor may be doomed quickly. When motor oil leaks out, running an engine for merely 15 minutes could destroy it.

Fluid leaks occur, and motor and transmission lubricants are not the only liquids at risk. Windshield washer, differential, power steering, and coolant might leak. A small pinhole in a radiator hose could lead to coolant leaking and an engine overheating. An overheated engine may end up totaled.

 

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An Intro to Synthetic Oil

When should you get an oil change? It depends. If your vehicle manufacturer's refill standards call for synthetic oil, you may be able to go 7,500 to 15,000 miles before requiring an oil change. Why? You can thank synthetic oil for that. Here's our Dallas Collision Center team's quick lesson on synthetic oil.

Made to Last

At the molecular level synthetic oil resembles any other oil. However, there is a twist. Oil, rubber and petroleum consist of special molecules called hydrocarbons. Long and chainlike, hydrocarbon molecules give these substances their viscous, slippery qualities

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Making Your Automotive Repairs Easier

At Dallas Collision Center, we never want you to put off your needed repairs or maintenance due to your busy schedule. Our team has created a range of services to help customers during their most challenging times. That is just the commitment to quality you can expect when working with us.

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