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The DeBroux Automotive team knows a thing or two about cars, trucks and classic cars. The team at our family-owned business is bursting with automotive news, repair stories and information they can’t wait to share. Check in regularly to learn maintenance and repair tips and tricks from its mechanics, the latest news circulating in automobile circles, and any ongoing special offers from DeBroux.
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Stop Idling That Car and Reap the Benefits
Driving Tips   •   Monday March 19, 2018

Stop Idling That Car! It’s true. Auto experts, including ones at the U.S. Environmental Protection and Department of Energy, recommend you should stop idling for more than 30 seconds, even in freezing weather. Instead, drive your car and you can warm up the engine twice as fast. We know this sounds contrary to popular belief. But…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Add Antifreeze or Coolant This Winter to Protect Your Car from Freezing
Cooling System   •   Monday December 11, 2017

Despite our balmy winter weather most days, vehicle owners should prepare to add antifreeze or coolant this winter. The last thing you want is an unexpected costly repair bill on top of your holiday spending. Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol, a toxic colorless, odorless and sweet liquid. If concentrated, the additive should be diluted to 50…

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Classic Car Repair Done Right at DeBroux Automotive
Classic Car Repair   •   Thursday November 9, 2017

Believe it or not, no widely held consensus exists in today’s world on the definition of a classic car. Is it a classic or just an old jalopy? Defining a Classic Car Even major car clubs agree to disagree. The Antique Automobile Club of America defines classic cars as “fine” or “unusual” domestic or foreign…