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Blown Gaskets Cause the Most Breakdowns

We all know common breakdown issues – spark plugs, batteries, bad oil, overheating. But, gaskets cause more breakdowns in Houston, Texas than all of these combined and may lead to them as well! Gaskets are really just a tough seal made of steel or copper layers and a rubber coating. These flexible objects keep liquids where they belong and keep air from invading or escaping where it shouldn’t.

Among the most important ones are your oil pan gasket, which keeps oil in the pan needed by the moving crankshaft. 

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Are There Signs of Brake Pad Damage to Your Vehicle?

Your brake pads are heroic performers, responsible for taking the brunt of the heat and pressure created during braking actions. Brake pads come in three basic varieties, including organic, sintered, and ceramic. All three of these brake-pad varieties are designed to be durable and tough, but like any other components, they are subject to occasional damage. In addition, they are also subject to gradual wear.

If the pads become too worn or if they suffer significant damage, their ability to stop the wheels, and therefore the vehicle, may become compromised. 

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When Should You Inspect Your Car Tires?

The tires on your car will give warning signs when there is trouble. When you only pay attention to the tires on your car when they go flat, you are missing a chance to actually extend the life of the tire and make your ride safer. The best time to check the tread on the tires is every time you are about to go out for a drive.

Things like nails and screws stuck in the tire need to be removed by a professional, because taking them out on your own could damage the tire. 

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