• Automotive Tips from Trinity Auto Haus: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

    Sunday 10 September 2017

    Repair or Replace? That’s a question Waco drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may not be able to be repaired. And sometimes there is internal damage revealed on inspection that indicates the tire should not be repaired. Run flat tires should not be re... read more

  • Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Waco Car Owners

    Monday 04 September 2017

    A generation ago, Waco drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Waco shop every year or two for repairs seemed to be a good reminder to keep the oil changed.For example, almost everyone in Waco used to take their vehicles in for regular tune-ups. Vehicles had mechanical ignition systems, wh... read more

  • The Economy of Maintenance for Waco Drivers

    Sunday 27 August 2017

    Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Waco drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like the inconvenience and uncertainty of vehicle repairs. But that payment has a detrimental effect on our budget and bank account.Edmunds.com is a g... read more

  • Transmission Care in Waco, TX

    Monday 21 August 2017

    Do you have any plans around Waco, TX, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stocked – ready to go.How about your tow vehicle? It has plenty of gas and you've even vacuumed it out, but is your auto maintenance up to date?Stop and think. You'll have some heavy traffic on your way out o... read more

  • It Is Time to Check Your Intervals

    Thursday 17 August 2017

    Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this reason, they give us guidelines to follow regarding how often to inspect the various parts and systems on our vehicles.Vehicular components are required to meet certain standards. The government mandates some of thes... read more

  • Distracted Driving

    Sunday 06 August 2017

    When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effectiveness at multi-tasking. Turns out, multi-tasking is almost a superpower. Think of fighter pilots: capable of maintaining their orientation in three dimensional space and performing specific and highly... read more

  • Busting Automotive Myths in Waco, TX

    Tuesday 01 August 2017

    Myths passed around our Waco, TX community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you hear around the Waco area, come over to Trinity Auto Haus. L... read more

  • Timing Belt Replacement in Waco

    Sunday 23 July 2017

    Today we want to talk to Waco drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though timing belt replacement is scheduled in the owner's manual, it's not the kind of thing that most Waco area auto owners remember because it's not well understood.Let's review what a timing belt does. As... read more

  • Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Waco

    Monday 17 July 2017

    Every Waco 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 Waco 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 Trinity Aut... read more

  • Differential Service at Trinity Auto Haus

    Monday 10 July 2017

    Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Waco, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Trinity Auto Haus service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at Trinity Auto Haus covers a lot of things, so let's first tal... read more

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