Monthly Archives: November 2018

Need a New Battery? Call Craig's Car Care Inc Today

Hello LUCAS drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around LUCAS, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be replaced. This also speeds up wear on the alternator.Your Craig's Car Care Inc service advisor can help you determine the right vehicle replacement battery for the way you drive around LUCAS, as well as the TX climate and durability needs.Contact Craig's Car Care Inc for information on battery replacement.Give us a call. Craig's Car Care Inc 1005 W LUCAS RD LUCAS, TX 75002 972-941-6700 http://www.craigscarcare.com

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Automotive Tips from Craig's Car Care Inc: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. LUCAS drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensive maintenance services, but the cost at Craig's Car Care Inc to correct an engine damaged by a broken timing belt is much, much more.The timing belt has a tensioner to help maintain proper belt tension. The tensioner should be replaced along with the timing belt and any idler pulleys at the vehicle manufacturer’s specified service interval. Your Craig's Car Care Inc service advisor can help you with the timing belt.Give us a call.Craig's Car Care Inc1005 W LUCAS RDLUCAS, TX 75002972-941-6700http://www.craigscarcare.com

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LUCAS Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among LUCAS drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should LUCAS drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trips less than four miles/six kilometers around LUCAS?Are most of your trips less than 10 miles/16 kilometers in below-zero TX temps?Are most of your trips off-highway in TX?Do you drive often in dusty LUCAS areas?Do you regularly tow a trailer or carry heavy loads around LUCAS?Do you drive in very hot or very cold TX weather?Think about your typical week. Do you live by your nearest LUCAS on-ramp and enjoy a non-stop commute? Or, do you drive the neighborhood car pool in stop-and-go traffic on LUCAS surface streets? Let's suppose your owner's manual says the severe service oil change recommendation is 3,000 miles/5,000 kilometers and the standard recommendation is ... read more

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Maintenance

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In LUCAS

Every LUCAS car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. Now, most air filters purchased in LUCAS don't cost a lot to replace. It's just that TX people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Craig's Car Care Inc can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in LUCAS. Think about a dirty furnace filter in your LUCAS home. When it's all clogged up, enough clean air can't get through. In your vehicle, that means that your engine can't get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more gas to move your vehicle around LUCAS roads. Your vehicle actually needs about 12,000 times more air than fuel ... read more

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