Monthly Archives: April 2020

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in LUCAS, TX

Every car in LUCAS, TX, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let's review each of these. One is common sense; you would be surprised how many vehicles are stolen in TX where the keys were left in the ignition with the doors unlocked. Always take your keys and lock the doors. In fact, in some places it's against the law to leave a vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition.And don't leave spare keys in the car or hide them outside – because a thief will find them. LUCAS drivers would be wise to park in well-lit areas that have a lot of foot traffic. If possible, park near the end of a row and nea ... read more

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Automotive News

Coolant Service at Craig's Car Care Inc

LUCAS residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of TX temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That's why vehicle manufacturer’s recommend different types of anti-freeze for our LUCAS, TX, vehicles.There are several different 'families' of anti-freeze available to us here in LUCAS. Your owner's manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at Craig's Car Care Inc will know the right kind for your vehicle.It's important to stay on top of this because coolant system failure is the most common mechanical ... read more

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Cooling System

Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in LUCAS

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in LUCAS. If you took an informal poll around LUCAS you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in LUCAS aren't aware that it needs periodic service.If you're younger than a certain age, you've probably never driven a vehicle without power steering. To get an idea of the difference; if you've ever cut a board with a hand saw, you know it's a lot of work. Using a power saw is easy-peasy by comparison.Without power steering, your arms have to do all the work to steer the wheels, and that's hard, especially around downtown LUCAS. That's why old cars had such big steering wheels: to get enough leverage to steer.Most vehicles in LUCAS have a hydraulic power steering system. The serpentine belt from the engine powers a pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid. This actuates a hydraulic c ... read more

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Steering

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Craig's Car Care Inc

All of us in LUCAS know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Craig's Car Care Inc technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your vehicle.Don't just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. LUCAS area drivers really do need to change their air filter when it gets dirty. You can check your owner's manual to see how often your air filter should need to be changed, but remember, if you live in an area in TX with poor air quality, or if you drive a lot or drive under harsh conditions in the LUCAS area, you may need to change that filter more often than is recommended.Changing an air filter isn't guesswork. If a filter's dirty, it needs to be replaced. Air filters aren't very expensive at Craig's Car ... read more

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