Maintenance Articles

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…

keep your car running forever
Keep Your Car Running Forever with Regular Care
Maintenance   •   Friday February 23, 2018

Keep Your Car Running Forever with Committed Care Seriously, when you stand in a dealership consider how you can keep your car running forever. How far and how long do you want to drive that new car, truck or SUV? Maybe it’s not 3 million miles or more like Gordon, who says his secret is driving a car…

strange car sounds
Troubleshoot Strange Car Sounds Coming from Your Vehicle
Maintenance   •   Wednesday January 17, 2018

Strange Car Sounds Signal Trip Needed for Repairs Any unusual sound emitted by your car, truck or SUV should get checked out by professional mechanics. Loud, frequent squeals, screeches, grinding, whining and knocking means your vehicle needs urgent care. Simply ignoring the noises and hoping they go away could make the problems even worse. Additionally,…

protect your battery against cold weather
Protect Your Battery Against Cold Weather This Winter
Battery Service, Maintenance   •   Tuesday December 26, 2017

Battery and electrical issues on your automobile often occur when the mercury dips to freezing. AAA’s Automotive Research Center finds a car battery typically loses about 60 percent of its strength at 0 degrees and 35 percent at 32 degrees. This means during frosty conditions, starting your car or truck will require twice as much…

automotive computer reflashing
Automotive Computer Reflashing Can Help You Avoid Costly Repairs
Computer Update, Maintenance   •   Sunday October 8, 2017

Your car won’t start, sputters when you hit the gas, gobbles up fuel, shakes when idling or experiences a variety of other problems. What’s going on? Bring it to DeBroux Automotive and let them perform an Automotive Computer Reflashing. What is Automotive Computer Reflashing? Also known as flashing, reprogramming, programming or reconfiguring, this specialty repair…