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Automotive Detective Work in FORT WORTH

Automotive Detective Work in FORT WORTH

There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in FORT WORTH. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when something goes wrong. As with human diagnoses, a specific symptom may be indicative of a number of problems, and figuring out the specific cause takes training and experience.Sometimes the diagnosis of your vehicle's trouble comes down to a matter of trial-and-error. This can be frustrating for FORT WORTH drivers because time and money are on the line. You may feel you should only be paying for repair work. Of course, you only want to pay for the right repair – and a proper diagnosis is part of getting it right. Like at the doctor's office — some of what you pay for is the doctor's time and effort to figur ... read more

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Diagnostics

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every FORT WORTH driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Multistate Transmissions will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Multistate Transmissions in FORT WORTH right away. Here are some symptoms for FORT WORTH drivers to watch for: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding brakes Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes If you are experiencing any of these, it's time to get your brakes checked. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Multistate Transmissions .There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor t ... read more

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Brakes

Keeping Your FORT WORTH Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Keeping Your FORT WORTH Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your FORT WORTH house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out common TX air particles like dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, exhaust gas, odors and even sparrows.These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.Not all FORT WORTH vehicles have cabin air filters. They are fairly new on the scene in TX. Last check, about 40 percent of new vehicles sold in FORT WORTH come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year. Cabin air filters make driving a lot more pleasant for people in FORT WORTH. Your vehicle can be a haven during our TX allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. Of course, like all filters, the cabin air filter even ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Lease or Buy?

Lease or Buy?

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for FORT WORTH drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays down the loan principal, and the finance charge.FORT WORTH drivers who lease finance the portion of the cost of the vehicle that's used up during the term of the lease. You'll pay some money up front: fees, security deposit, first month's payment and maybe a capital reduction. The monthly payments include a depreciation cost and a finance charge. When the lease is up, you return the vehicle to your local FORT WORTH area dealership. So how do FORT WORTH drivers decide?First, how much do you have for a down payment? A lease usually requires a smaller down payment.How much monthly payment can you afford? Again, lease payments will ... read more

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Automotive News
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