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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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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…

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Proper Mufflers on Today’s Vehicles
Mufflers & Exhaust Systems   •   Thursday August 23, 2018

Your car’s muffler: it reduces the noise coming from your exhaust system and keeps your car quiet and comfortable for passengers and the driver alike. When mufflers work correctly, we never think about them. When they work incorrectly, though, the car gets loud, inefficient, and demands attention. Today, we’re going to talk about the function…

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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,…