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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.
catalytic converter theft
Why is Catalytic Converter Theft on the Rise?
Driving Tips, Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems   •   Friday October 29, 2021

It might sound like an urban legend, but it’s not: catalytic converter theft is actually happening. The catalytic converter, which processes toxins into byproducts like water and carbon dioxide, is an important part of any vehicle.  Unfortunately, thieves all over the country are removing catalytic converters from parked cars. Since a car can’t function safely…

buying a used car
What to Look For When Buying a Used Car
Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Monday September 27, 2021

If you’re considering buying a used car, you know that there’s not much inventory, right now. Between supply chain pinches and worker shortages around the country, the market has narrowed considerably. Today, used car buyers are facing more competition –and more pressure– than ever.  As a result, it’s essential to do your due diligence. Before…

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How To Get Better Gas Mileage In a Truck
Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Monday August 30, 2021

You love your truck, but you don’t love how much it costs to fill up the tank these days. There’s no way around it: gas prices are rising and cruising around town in that 4-wheel drive can be a real pain in your wallet. Don’t worry, though: it’s not time to pull out the “for…

dealerships vs independent mechanics
Are Dealerships Better Than Independent Mechanics to Fix My Car?
Battery Service, Brakes, Classic Car Repair, Computer Update, Cooling System, Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems, Suspension Systems   •   Saturday July 24, 2021

When your car needs an oil change or routine service, where do you turn? If you’re like most car owners, you wonder whether to head to your local dealerships or an independent shop. Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many people aren’t sure where to go for their car repair needs. As it turns out,…

car wash
Is it Safe to Take Your Vehicle Through an Automatic Car Wash?
Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Tuesday June 29, 2021

You care about your car, and you want it to look its best at all times. Taking it through the car wash is just one of the ways you ensure that. But is the automatic car wash doing more harm than good? Can it damage your car’s paint job? Is every type of car wash…

check my tire pressure
How Often Should I Check My Tire Pressure?
Driving Tips, Maintenance, Suspension Systems, Tires   •   Tuesday May 25, 2021

When it comes to safe driving, tire pressure matters. According to AAA, low tire pressure can reduce your braking distances and make your car less responsive. This can be especially dangerous if you find that you must make an emergency stop or perform a sudden maneuver.  Most people know that a car’s tire pressure light…

windshield wiper fluid
What’s the Best Windshield Wiper Fluid to Use?
Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Monday April 26, 2021

We all know safe driving is important. Fortunately, being a safe driver is as easy as paying a bit of extra attention to your car, and conducting regular auto repair and maintenance. One of the best (and simplest) things you can do to keep your car running safe and strong is to check its windshield…

engine oil
Which Engine Oil is the Best For My Car?
Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Friday March 26, 2021

Engine oil is critical to keeping your car running well. Regular oil changes keep your engine in good shape and help avoid unnecessary wear and tear. But when your mechanic asks what kind of engine oil you want, you might not be sure how to answer.  In this post, we’ll discuss the different types of…

choosing a mechanic
5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Mechanic to Fix Your Car
Battery Service, Brakes, Classic Car Repair, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems, Suspension Systems, Tires   •   Thursday February 25, 2021

Choosing a mechanic: it’s a big decision, and it can be difficult to make. After all, there are dozens of auto shop options out there, and establishing a relationship with a new mechanic is a big deal.  Fortunately, our team has a few tips to make the process easier. Let’s dive in. 5 Questions to…

cold weather
How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Car in the South?
Battery Service, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Thursday January 28, 2021

Winter has arrived, and it’s been hitting Pensacola especially hard this year. The freezing and near-freezing temps are tough on people and cars alike – especially because we experience them so infrequently. Fortunately, avoiding car troubles is as easy as understanding the impact of cold weather, and knowing how to work around it.  Here are…