Monthly Archives: January 2020

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in LUCAS

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the combustion cycle.Your vehicle engine has cylinders in which a piston travels up and down. At the top of the cylinders are valves that open to bring in the air and fuel. And there are valves that open to let out the exhaust after the fuel has been burned. Call Craig's Car Care Inc at 972-941-6700 for answers about your timing belt, or drop by our LUCAS, TX, service center on 1005 W LUCAS RD. It's critical that the values be timed to open and close at precisely the right time in the combustion cycle, or the engine will run poorly or not at all.The timing belt is responsible for rotating the shafts tha ... read more

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Timing Belt

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in LUCAS?

There is a clear and vocal demand in LUCAS and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the TX market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on LUCAS area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. LUCAS auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest LUCAS dealership.LUCAS drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in LUCAS, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford and what will work for your lifestyle. Al ... read more

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Automotive News

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

Local LUCAS roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around LUCAS would have some basic items to work on your car: everything you need to change a tire, gloves, a couple quarts of oil, some antifreeze and water. A can of tire inflator is a great temporary fix for minor flats. You'll also want jumper cables or a booster box, flares, a flashlight and some basic hand tools.Now for your comfort and safety: a first aid kit, drinkable water, high calorie food (like energy bars), blankets, toilet paper, cell phone, towel, hat and boots. Keep some change for a pay phone, emergency cash and a credit card.People who live in areas with frequent severe weather or earthquakes may want to carry provisions for longer emergencies.For trips away from home, consider th ... read more

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Parts

Craig's Car Care Inc Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

TX service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some LUCAS drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Craig's Car Care Inc fuel system cleaning: Over time, the vehicle fuel system gets gum and varnish built up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that and cleans out the fuel injectors. Saves gas, by the way.Craig's Car Care Inc headlamp replacement: Halogen and standard headlamps gradually fade. It's usually good to change them every year or so.Craig's Car Care Inc inspections: LUCAS drivers get inspections for many reasons. Maybe they're going on a trip or just want to make sure their vehicle's ready for a TX summer or winter. Maybe they just bought a used vehicle and want to give it the once over. An inspection may reveal some things that are broken or are getting close to ... read more

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Maintenance

10 Services LUCAS Drivers Often Overlook

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over LUCAS. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten.Here is a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked by LUCAS residents. They're all very important and need appropriate attention. So here we go, in no particular order.1. Power Steering ServiceBe honest; have you ever thought of this on your own? Your power steering fluid gets dirty and builds-up moisture over time. Cleaning out your power steering system means that dirt and gum are removed and your power steering parts are protected from corrosion. Next time you're in for an oil change, ask your Craig's Car Care Inc service advisor if it's time for a ... read more

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Maintenance
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