Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

September 13, 2020

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... More

Don't Stack the Mat

February 2, 2020

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... More

The Turn Signal Mystery (Turn Signal Problems)

January 20, 2020

Some problems are easy to diagnose on a vehicle; others aren't. Figuring out what's wrong with a malfunctioning turn signal sometimes fits into both categories. By the way, if your tempted to just leave your broken blinker broken, remember you can get a ticket for not using them, not to mention... More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

September 15, 2019

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... More

When You Hear the Crash in Austin: What to Do After an Accident

July 14, 2019

Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do... More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

December 2, 2018

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Austin drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong... More

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Austin Texas

October 28, 2018

When accidents occur in Austin, Texas, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Texas police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets,... More

Distracted Driving

March 25, 2018

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Austin Vehicle

May 17, 2017

Austin drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Texas come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Austin area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of sen... More