Serpentine Belt

Serpentine-Belt

Today’s Texas Auto article focuses on your serpentine belt. In some vehicles, power steering may have an electric drive and power brakes can be vacuum driven.

And, on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump (on some cars, the water pump is powered by the timing belt).

Your Texas Auto service technician can perform a visual inspection of the belt to see if it has any cracks that signal the belt could fail soon and will measure the amount of belt material to make sure there is enough.

Drivers should be aware that there’s a special, spring loaded pulley attached to the engine called the tensioner pulley and sometimes an extra pulley call the idler pulley. Their job is to make sure there’s a constant tension on the serpentine belt so that it doesn’t slip. The spring can become worn and no longer provide the necessary pressure to keep the belt tight. That’s why it’s often recommended that the tensioner, and the idler pulley if so equipped, be replaced at the same time as the serpentine belt.

All in all, the serpentine belt’s an important part for the function of your vehicle. And it’s not that expensive to replace at Texas Auto – so it’s good to do so before it fails.

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Serpentine Belt

Second location opening!

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Texas Auto is pleased to announce the opening of our second location in North Houston.  We have acquired the real estate that is currently Expo Motorcars! We are scheduled to open for business June 1st, 2016. We are currently working on building another amazing team of Sales Managers, Finance Managers, and Sales Associates. We are hiring experienced professionals only.  Competitive pay, full benefits, great atmosphere, and great working environment are all part of the reason for our employee’s and company’s success.

Please send resumes to Ross@TexasAuto.com or apply online at www.TexasAuto.com

Second location opening!

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Let’s talk about cabin air filters. There seems to be some confusion about them among that we should be able to clear up. Much of the confusion starts because cabin air filters are relatively new. Not all vehicles in have them, so some folks confuse their cabin air filter with the engine air filter.

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Every vehicle has an engine air filter that cleans the air going into the engine, but not all have a cabin air filter that cleans the air going into the passenger compartment. Easy to get mixed up.

The cabin air filter cleans out dust, pollen, spores and other pollutants. To give a point of comparison, a grain of sand is about 200 microns across. A cabin air filter can stop particles that are just 3 microns in size. It really does make the vehicle passenger cabin a much more pleasant environment.

When the cabin air filter gets dirty, just need to replace it. Your owner’s manual may have a recommended interval for changing it. If not we can inspect it at Texas Auto in . You know, it’s ironic that many and people who don’t realize they even have a cabin air filter first find out they do when it starts to get smelly.

Some vehicle cabin air filters are very easy to access when it’s time to replace them. Others, not so much. Your friendly and knowledgeable Texas Auto may have to get behind the dashboard and it takes some time.

A clean cabin air filter keeps out smog, allergens and other harmful pollutants. If it’s time, get it changed right away.

SERVICE HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8AM-6PM / SATURDAY 9AM-3PM 

CONTACT TEXAS AUTO SERVICE (281) 938-2059

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Cabin Air Filter Replacement