Maintenance Articles

the importance of tire pressure
How Important is Tire Pressure?
Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Friday March 15, 2019

If you drive regularly, keeping your car’s tires properly inflated is a critical safety measure. It’s a fact that cars drive better when their tires are properly inflated. Tires with the specified amount of air pressure also last longer and promote better fuel efficiency, sportier handling, and overall safety. The Dangers of Low Tire Pressure…

signs your suspension system is wearing out
5 Signs you Need to Replace the Suspension Parts on Your Vehicle
Driving Tips, Maintenance, Suspension Systems   •   Monday February 4, 2019

The whole purpose of your vehicle’s suspension system is to make your trip down the road more comfortable. It does this by absorbing and minimizing friction between the road’s surface and your vehicle’s tires, which reduces internal movement and ensures passenger comfort, all while providing steering stability and making for a safer ride. While vehicles…

car charging system
The Importance of a Properly Working Charging System and Strong Battery During Colder Weather
Battery Service, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Thursday January 3, 2019

If you’ve ever had to jump-start a car, you already know that the battery is a critical part of the charging system. What you might not know, though, is that it’s not solely responsible for keeping your car “charged up.” Your car has an entire charging system, and it includes the battery, alternator, voltage regulator…

How to Tell if you Have the Proper Amount of AntiFreeze
Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Tuesday November 27, 2018

Anti-freeze: it’s a critical component in your car’s cooling system. And it’s especially crucial during the cold winter months. While many people know what antifreeze is (and that it’s toxic to pets), not everyone understands what it does or how to check that their car has enough of it. Here’s what you need to know…

oxygen sensors
The Importance of Oxygen Sensors and How They Work
Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems   •   Monday October 15, 2018

Your car’s oxygen sensors may be responsible for your “check engine” light being on. Learn more about these tiny sensors here. Oxygen sensors are some of the most essential elements of your car. Developed in the late 1960s by the Robert Bosch company, the oxygen sensor measures the amount of oxygen in liquid or gas….

Catalytic Converter
Catalytic Converters: Their Purpose and Importance
Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems   •   Wednesday September 12, 2018

While there’s no doubt the invention of the automobile made the world a more convenient place, it also made it a more polluted one. When they run, automobiles spit out pollution that can blacken buildings and create poor air quality. No matter how convenient automobiles may be, this pollution harms the environment and decreases the…

transmission fluid
DeBroux Automotive Does Transmission Fluid and Filter Maintenance
Maintenance   •   Monday July 16, 2018

Warning Signs to Replace Transmission Fluid and Filter  One of the biggest indicators to needing transmission fluid and filter maintenance is your transmission starts slipping. You may be driving along when your car pops into another gear for no apparent reason. Additionally, you may notice your car struggling, lacking power or failing to accelerate like usual. If…

timing belt replacement
How Can You Avoid a Costly Timing Belt Replacement?
Maintenance   •   Tuesday June 5, 2018

Importance of Timing Belt The timing belt is the conductor of your car’s engine. It maintains the beat and rhythm of the pistons and valves. You cannot exaggerate its importance to a healthy vehicle. In more technical terms, this integral belt connects the engine camshaft and engine crankshaft, rotating them in sync. This allows the timing belt…

brake repair
Brakes Squeal? Time to Go in for a Brake Repair Right Away!
Maintenance   •   Monday May 14, 2018

When Should You Do Brake Repair on Your Car? Keep yourself, your family and other drivers on the road safe by making sure your brakes remain in top condition. Really no set schedule exists to have this critical safety feature checked by a mechanic. Brakes wear out more quickly, though, if you live in a city…

check the coolant
Keep You and Your Car Cool and Remember to Check the Coolant
Cooling System, Maintenance   •   Monday April 16, 2018

Check the Coolant to Avoid Engine Damage Did you forget to check the coolant in your vehicle again? Now, you find yourself standing on the side of the road while your car, truck or SUV blows off some steam. Ugh! Avoid this sad situation and have the cooling system in your car serviced regularly. It…