Category Archives: Engine

Accelerating-Hud’s Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

To avoid unnecessary repairs try to accelerate slowly when you begin your drive.  The most wear to the engine and drive train occurs in the first ten to twenty minutes of operation.

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Check Your Power Steering-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Power steering fluid should be changed every three years or 50,000 miles.  You can check the level visually or follow the dipstick method, low power steering fluid may indicate a leak.

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Spark Plugs-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Although on board computer and electronic ignition has eliminated the need for a regular tune-up, the spark plugs still need to be changed.  It is recommended changing plugs every 30,000 or 40,000 miles to ensure good fuel mileage and engine … Continue reading

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Warning Signs Engine Oil-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Warning signs that you might have problems with your engine oil.  If you have thick globs on the dipstick when you check the oil it means you could be developing sludge.  This thick jelly-like substance can block oil-ways and lubrication … Continue reading

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Wash Your Engine-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Wash your engine every year or two.  A clean engine runs cooler than a dirty one.  Remember to protect sensitive engine components-including the air intake, distributor, and electrical parts-with plastic bags before getting started.  Use dish-washing components surfaces.  Rinse thoroughly, you … Continue reading

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Hoses-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

Check hoses under your hood every month or two this will help avoid the hassle of a broken hose while on the road.  An easy way to check is with the car cool and off , squeeze the hoses.  If … Continue reading

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Fuel Filters-Huds Auto Service-Auto Repair Lubbock

A clogged fuel filter will cause poor engine performance (hesitation and starting difficulties) and it may be a sight that there is corrosion in your gas tank.  It is a good idea to change your fuel filter once a year. … Continue reading

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