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Auto Repair You Shouldn’t Neglect

May 5th, 2016
Too often, at BCS Tires & Lifts, we see vehicles come in with problems that could easily have been avoided if drivers were just more diligent about routine maintenance. Here are a few examples:
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Questions You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask Your Auto Repair Tech

March 17th, 2016

Often, drivers are mystified by how their cars actually work. It’s to be expected. Even an older car is a complex machine with many sub-assemblies that all work together to move it down the road.Car questions? Ask them!

As a result, drivers tend to be a little intimidated by auto repair and often tend to not inform themselves by asking the necessary questions of a tech or a garage. Too often, that ends up being a big mistake. Here are some examples of the kinds of things you really should know before any auto repair work starts:

  • Does your shop work on any kind of vehicle? Of course, most shops can service a product from GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and the other leading makes. Some makes, however, require a lot more training and experience, ...[more]
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All I Want For Christmas Is…a Safe Vehicle!

December 10th, 2015
Once we cross over into adulthood, Christmas gifts get harder to pick out, and that only gets tougher as we get older. Instead of buying a kitchen gadget, a boring tie or slippers, a piece of exercise equipment or some other gift-for-grownups that’ll get used once and then put in the back of a closet, why not give someone the gift of safety this year?
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How To Update Your Auto Repair Routine

September 30th, 2015
Time has a way of sneaking up on everyone, and so does mileage on a vehicle. If you have a long commute or regularly put lengthy interstate trips on your car, you can easily rack up 15-18,000 miles a year. Even though today’s cars don’t need as much maintenance as cars from a generation ago, it’s still something you can’t neglect. Here’s a reminder of some important milestones for service on your vehicle: 
 
Monthly 
• Check tire inflation
• Check oil and transmission fluid levels
• Check all lights
• Check windshield washer fluid
 
Every 5,000 Miles
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Why Should I Get My Oil Changed at BCS Tires & Lifts

July 1st, 2015

Oil Change in College Station, TX

It’s pretty easy to overlook things like oil changes in College Station, TX. After all, everyone has other things to think about and stay on top of, and for a lot of routine auto maintenance and repair issues, we tend to think “out of sight, out of mind” and “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

The way that we should think, though, when it comes to oil changes in College Station, TX is “spend a little money now to save a lot of money later.”

That’s because motor oil is the lifeblood of any internal combustion engine. Think for a moment about the amount of metal-on-metal contact that goes on with an engine’s moving parts...lots of steel and aluminum parts moving up and dow ...[more]

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How Often Should I change the Oil in my Vehicle?

June 1st, 2015

Oil Change in College Station, TX

Used motor oil is nasty stuff. It’s full of fine particles of metal, carbon and other chemicals, and all the additives that help it do its job have been boiled out by being heated up and cooled down again hundreds of times over. The worst part, though, is that used motor oil isn’t as effective as fresh, clean oil is.

Motor oil is essential to your engine’s operation. Engines are built to extremely close tolerances, and oil provides the film of lubrication that reduces friction that builds up as moving parts spin around or slide against each other. Over time, though, it picks up the microscopic metal shavings that come from that friction...in addition, motor oil carries contaminants from the combustion process. Motor oil contains detergents, antioxidants, corrosion inhibito ...[more]

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4 Budget Friendly Ways to Improve Mom’s Ride

May 14th, 2015

So we all know that May is devoted to Mother’s Day. In honor of mothers everywhere, here are a few helpful suggestions for you to show mom just how much you care.  
 
1. Oil Change - Getting Mom’s car an oil change would be a nice way to help her get the most miles out of her car. Regular oil changes keep moving parts lubricated, reducing friction and heat buildup, and prevent deposits of sludge and gunk from building up on internal engine assemblies. 
 
2. Wiper Replacement - Even the best windshield wipers need to be replaced every 12 months or so. We’ll get a look at the wi ...[more]
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Keep Your Cool This Summer

June 17th, 2014

Before the blazing sun of summer leaves you sweating and feverishly rolling down the windows, consult a mechanic to inspect your air conditioning system for leaks, cracks or other malfunctions. There is no greater summertime discomfort than peeling yourself out of a scorching vehicle. Beat the heat with air conditioning repair. Like most auto repair an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of good. Never allow a tiny problem turn into a disaster; as a minor air conditioning repair is often relatively quick and inexpensive, while a larger fix may not be.

As the air conditioning system in a vehicle ages, constant check-ups and addressing small problems will save both time and money in the future. If the air conditioning system in a vehicle is not offering the cooling power it once did, there are several preventative measures which can be take ...[more]

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Preventive Auto Repair for the Road Ahead

April 17th, 2014

auto repair college station txKeeping your vehicle maintenance up-to-date is the most important tool to avoiding major auto repair. Expensive auto repair can be almost entirely prevented by taking these anticipatory steps of car maintenance while scheduling regular inspections with BCS Tire Pros.

Often it does not take a professional to detect a small problem with a vehicle, which may worsen over time if not properly addressed. Between servicing, be aware of your vehicle and the sounds it makes or check engine lights. Let BCS Tire Pros help you to become more knowledgeable about your vehicle.  Simple information such as knowing how to check your oil or spotting a leak could save a costly auto repair in the long run.

Replacing filters in your vehicle is a vital step to keeping y ...[more]

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