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We would like to ensure our customers that we are taking all the necessary precautions when working on their vehicles to ensure that they are disinfected after we perform service on them. We also offer to anyone who is stuck home because of shutting down schools or offices, that we can pick their vehicle up if leaving their house is a concern.

Now is a great time to take advantage of our availability and get your vehicle repaired or inspected should you be required to make an unexpected road trip. Please let us know how we can be of service. We are here for you now, and anytime you need us. You can check updated Coronavirus numbers by clicking here.

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We are COVID-19 Ready

We are COVID-19 Ready

It seems that all our news and information is inundated with the coronavirus. To stay true to ourselves, we feel it necessary to share what we at Rusty’s Garage is doing to help curb the current epidemic and keep you safe. We are monitoring the latest news and updates to ensure that we are well informed as to how to flatten the curve. We want to assure you that our team at Rusty’s Garage is monitored to ensure that every member is healthy, and by keeping up with the latest in technology, we are all electronic from start to finish.  What does all electronic mean to you and the coronavirus? Well, it means that as part of our effort in social distancing, we no longer have to touch the same surfaces. By way of cell phone and computer, we offer touch-free service and after-hours key drop. We have added additional safety measures such as increased surface cleaning schedules and a rigorous sanitizing checklist for car focusing on your steering wheel, dash, and door handles ... read more

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Covid-19 Press Release

Covid-19 Press Release

    Press Release  Rusty’s Garage offering 25 percent discount on auto repairs to healthcare workers, first responders and those offering critical care to the community during pandemic  Located just off of Sawdust road in The Woodlands, Rusty’s Garage will remain open as essential business service and will continue to adjust to circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic. The company has served area residents for more than 11 years.   Through the month of April, Rusty’s Garage is offering a 25 percent discount to all healthcare workers, first responders and those persons in the community who are providing critical services to area residents during the coronavirus pandemic.  Just show your ID or badge for the discount!  “Rusty’s Garage has been in business serving The Woodlands and surrounding areas since 2008 and has weathered many storms by ... read more

Top 10 FAQ About Auto Repair

Top 10 FAQ About Auto Repair

Does the idea of getting your car fixed give you anxiety? Here are some facts about auto repairs to help inform and put your mind at ease when choosing a repair method. Cars should be reasonably quiet when running. If you notice that your vehicle is noisy, it might be time to bring your vehicle in for a check-up. The sooner you get it checked out, the sooner you will know what it takes to get your car back up to snuff. Not all shops are created equal. Find a reliable shop by asking friends and family who they go to and what type of experience they are having. A mechanic should have up-to-date education and training under their belt.  Be wary of kiosks that read codes. Getting a code off your vehicle's computer is one step in the right direction. However, codes are general readings and may lead you on a wild goose chase where you spend your money on unnecessary parts that do not solve your problem. A qualified technician can look at code, listen to the problem, and deduce wh ... read more

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Romantic Destinations Within Driving Distance of Spring, TX

Romantic Destinations Within Driving Distance of Spring, TX

February is a time for lovers, but also a time to show love to family, friends, pets, and even our cars. Take some time this month to care for your car and it will help you care for the people you value the most. AND it will allow you to go on a romantic getaway while increasing the chances you’ll make it there without delay.  For your car, make sure to check: the oil, wiper blades, tire wear and tear, tire pressure, battery cables, air filters. You’ll also want to update your emergency kit to include things like any medication you’re taking and plenty of good snacks. Have jumper cables at the ready as well as flares to warn other motorists if you do break down. Plenty of bottled water is always good to have on hand. Here are some recommendations for romantic getaways within driving distance from Spring: Port Aransas (4 hours) Highlights: small tourist town, sandy beaches, really good food Galveston (1 hour 20 min) Highlights: small town charm with bigger ci ... read more

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Driving Habits You Should Leave Behind In 2019

Driving Habits You Should Leave Behind In 2019

Don’t let this happen to you. This is not the way you want to become a statistic. Everyone has bad driving habits, but some of them are worse than others and can put you in harm’s way. As we head into a new decade, this is a great time to release some bad habits and the ones that can hurt you are a great place to start.   Tailgating: When you don’t leave enough room between you and the other cars around you, you are asking for an accident to happen. There’s a reason there is a 3-4 second rule and that should be expanded upon when the weather conditions aren’t at their best.  Not using your turn signal: Not only is this rude, but it’s dangerous as well. If someone doesn’t know you’re coming over or turning in front of them, it can lead to them not giving you enough room for your transition or far worse.  Blind spots: When you don’t check your blind spots and simply just start to merge, you don’t know what ... read more

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Christmas Gifts for Car-Lovers

Christmas Gifts for Car-Lovers

We are a culture that loves our cars. That can definitely help us this holiday season when it comes to gift-giving for the car lovers in our lives. This list can be endless, but hopefully, we will give you a few ideas that will help you get ahead of the holiday gift-buying rush.  Detailing: Everybody loves a clean car, but most people don’t enjoy the process. Even if you know someone who does, it can be nice for them to not have to worry about getting into all the nooks and crannies themselves. This is also a great way to help them extend the life of their car’s paint. You will give them the gift of a new-car feel without having to buy them a new car!   Garbage can: It’s so easy to let trash build up in our cars. Help your car-loving person to stay ahead of the curve with a trash can for their vehicle. There are many options to choose from, but remember that any of them will help make a difference!  Car seat protectors: Most people tend to eat or ... read more

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Holiday Road-Trips: How to Stay Safe

Holiday Road-Trips: How to Stay Safe

When heading out this holiday season, there are many ways you can prepare ahead of time to stay safe. From proper auto maintenance, updating your emergency kit, and taking the time to plan out a route based on time-frame as well as who are your passengers can make or break your holiday plans. Take the time to prepare and you won’t be disappointed! Auto maintenance: Ongoing preventive maintenance helps in every area of owning a vehicle, but when it comes to holiday travel, it can keep you from breaking down or worse. Check all the fluids under the hood: oil, anti-freeze, power steering, brake fluid, windshield wiper fluid, etc. Check the air pressure, tread depth, and general wear and tear on your tires. This will help you get the most out of your gas mileage and will help your tires hug the ground beneath them. Don’t forget to check your windshield wipers, brakes, and all lights. Most of this information you can find in your owner’s manual.  Emergency kit: It&r ... read more

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Is Your Vehicle Thirsty? 5 Important Fluids Your Car Needs to Stay Hydrated

Is Your Vehicle Thirsty? 5 Important Fluids Your Car Needs to Stay Hydrated

There are some fluids that are critical to the performance and drivability of your vehicle. You never want your car thirsty because, just like humans, it means it’s already dehydrated. Let’s take a look at the top 5: Oil: This is what lubricates the moving parts of your engine. The best way to check your oil is to take it out for a short drive and then let it cool off for a few minutes. The dipstick for the oil is usually pretty easy to find. When you pull it out, wipe it off and then put it back in the make sure you can get an accurate read. The stick will be marked where the oil should be and if it’s low, you’ll want to add the right oil for your car. Check your owner’s manual to know for sure. If it is low, you’ll want to find out why. Also take a look at how dirty it is. If it’s low and/or dirty, it’s probably time for a change.  Radiator Fluid: This is the fluid that keeps your car running cool enough to keep you going. When i ... read more

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Back-to-School Safety Tips for Carpooling

Back-to-School Safety Tips for Carpooling

Back to school time is usually a pretty crazy time and can be full of chaos. The most important thing about this time of year is putting safety first. Carpooling can add to the chaos or when done well, it can create beautiful harmony. Here are some tips to help you lean toward the harmonious side of carpooling. Safety first: Everyone has to have their own space with a dedicated seatbelt. Absolutely no distracted driving. Don’t be afraid to ask the other parent/adult drivers to get a copy of their insurance. If you don’t know them well, ask them about their driving record. Ask your own kiddo about how they drive. You can replace a carpool driver, but you can’t replace your kiddo. Schedule: Create a schedule and make sure that all drivers are on board with it and know what to do if it has to change at any point. Inform your children of what they can expect. Make sure they know who is picking them up and when. The more you can stick to the schedule, the more harmonious ... read more

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The “What, Why, and How” of Preventive Maintenance

The “What, Why, and How” of Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is a great way to keep your vehicle in its best shape possible! Preventive maintenance will prolong your car’s life expectancy. Similar to your annual check-up with your doctor’s, preventive maintenance can help catch problems before they become too big. At Rusty’s Garage, we want your car working right all year long, which leads us to the importance of preventive maintenance.  What?  Preventative maintenance includes cleaning, inspection and possible replacements of parts, changing your spark plugs, repairs, rotating your tires, changing your windshield wipers, lubricating parts, adjustments, partial or complete overhauls, and changing your oil/fluids. Why? By implementing preventive maintenance into your auto care routine, you will greatly decrease the possibility of breaking down on the side of the road. This helps you plan ahead for many bigger auto repair needs. This is the number one way to extend the life out of your vehicle an ... read more

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