The Woodlands Auto Repair

Monthly Archives: March 2019

Your Well Trained Technician at Rusty's Garage

When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in The Woodlands, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the technician training Rusty's Garage professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much specialized knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. For example: Today there are four cylinder engines that generate more power than the 1980s-era V-8's. I mean a new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket's Ferrari in a race to 60 mph/100 kph. Our engines are more and more powerful and at the same time their fuel economy keeps inching up – even with steep The Woodlands gas prices. They are also amazingly reliable: Kudos to the automotive engineers. But the advances come at the price of simplicity. The moder ... read more

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Safety

What to Do in Case of an Accident in The Woodlands

What to Do in Case of an Accident in The Woodlands

Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in The Woodlands, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what The Woodlands drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident in The Woodlands is considered a crime - even if it's not your fault. And hit and run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your Texas driver's license or even jail time.Your jurisdiction may require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able. Warn other motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood. Call The Woodlands emergency services as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.You should always file a police report. It's tempting to skip this if e ... read more

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Automotive News

Don't Stack the Mat

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so they can function the way they are supposed to. Stacking mats in the driver's side footwell can make them sit up too high on the floor. That can, in turn, jam your accelerator pedal forward, causing your vehicle to unintentionally speed up; it may get stuck in that position. Same thing applies to the brake pedal. The mats can get caught underneath it and prevent you from stopping. Here are some other good practices when it comes to mats. It's best to get those designed for your vehicle. They are shaped to fit your specific car, truck, van or SUV. Ill-fitting mats can have the same untended consequences as stacked mats. Good mats will have either a Velcro-type fastener on the back of them or a h ... read more

Automotive Tips from Rusty's Garage: Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for The Woodlands drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) of tire tread is considered a safe amount of tread.Uneven tread wear can be a symptom of other problems, and simply replacing your tires will not prevent the same uneven wear from happening to the new tires. At Rusty's Garage in The Woodlands, we can inspect your tires for excessive or uneven wear. Unusual wear may lead to further inspection of steering, suspension or alignment problems. We can help with necessary repairs and with getting you the right tires for your needs.Give us a call.Rusty's Garage25143 MELDA RDThe Woodlands, Texas 773808324958270http://rustys-garage.com

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Tires and Wheels

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Rusty's Garage

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Rusty's Garage

Many The Woodlands car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass air flow sensor failure – and these babies can cost several hundred dollars to replace in The Woodlands.Change your vehicle air filter at Rusty's Garage when it's dirty. Your vehicle engine will thank you.Give us a call. Rusty's Garage25143 MELDA RDThe Woodlands, Texas 773808324958270http://rustys-garage.com    

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Maintenance
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