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How Do I Know If I Need A Wheel Alignment?

Wheel alignments are an important service. Proper aligned wheels are essentially to your ability to control your vehicle properly and to keep your car's direction straight. Although you've probably gotten a wheel alignment done in the past, you may not understand exactly when one is needed or how to tell that you are due.  Alignments are usually needed every couple of years or so, but it can all depend. Sometimes our vehicle's wheel alignment can be forced out of alignment much sooner than a regular alignment is needed. This can happen from a number of different things, such as hitting a curb or driving over a speed bump quickly.  If your vehicle is due for a wheel alignment, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:  Car veers to one side Trouble steering Uneven or excessive tire wear Squealing tires Steering wheel is crooked  As soon as you notice any of the signs above, don't hesitate to bring your vehicle into our trusted auto ... read more

Tips on Increasing the Overall Life of Your Vehicle

Cars are a huge investment, and one of the most important things we can do as vehicle owners to protect that investment is to take care of our cars. Whether you own an older vehicle or a newer car, there are certain steps that you can take in order to increase the lifespan of your car and keep it running at its best throughout the years.  Make sure to always be on time for maintenance, especially oil and filter changes. This will ensure that your car is always taken care of and will help you avoid major repairs along the way.    Be sure that your fluids are always in good condition. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the correct intervals regarding how often your different fluids need to be flushed out and replaced.    Drive safely and follow the speed limit. Try to avoid pressing down hard on the brakes and gas when driving. Driving safe will also help you avoid car collisions.    Keep your car clean and washed. Having a clea ... read more

How Much Damage Can Potholes Cause?

Potholes can’t always be avoided on the road, which is why it is important to understand the damage that driving over them can cause and the steps to take next. If you’re driving slowly and you hit a pothole, you are probably fine. However, if you’re driving on a faster speed limit road and hit a pothole, it is in your best interest to have the following components inspected by a trusted mechanic: Tires - tires can be damaged in a number of ways after hitting a pothole. It can cause the side of the tire to actually blow out due to the pressure on one side of the tire. If your TPMS light comes on after hitting a pothole, this is usually a sign of some sort of damage that will need to be looked at.  Wheels - damage to the wheels can occur from hitting a pothole quickly. If you notice that the wheel is cracked or bent, bring your vehicle into your trusted mechanic. If a damaged wheel is hitting the tire, it can cause damage over time.  Alignment - hitting a ... read more

Prepare Your Car for Summer

Driving our vehicles in the warmer weather can take a toll on their health, especially when going on long drives and road trips. In order to keep your vehicle reliable this summer, be sure to have your vehicle inspected and prepared for the heat.  Make sure your A/C is working properly. If it has been a while since your A/C has been checked, be sure to have it looked at by one of our expert mechanics. Getting stuck driving in the summer without a working air conditioning system can be unbearable.    Have the cooling system inspected by a trusted mechanic. The cooling system is what prevents your engine from overheating, and this system needs to be in top working condition with fluids in good shape to avoid unwanted breakdowns.    Be sure that your engine oil has been replaced on time and that you aren’t due for an oil change during your trip or long drive. If so, have it completed before you embark.    Double check that your windshield wi ... read more

Spring Vehicle Maintenance

Spring is a great time to take control of your vehicle’s maintenance. Driving in the winter weather can take a toll on our vehicles, causing wear and tear that can affect overall performance and fuel efficiency. Before your spring and summer road trip plans, be sure to come by our shop for a spring vehicle inspection. Here are the top spring maintenance items to keep your vehicle running smoothly into the summer! Read your vehicle’s owner’s manual and see if any recommended services are due Make sure you are current with your vehicle’s oil and filter change Have coolant levels, condition, and concentration checked Inspect belts & hoses for any wear and tear Test air conditioning and verify if it is working properly Check your tires - look at the overall condition, tread, and check tire pressure  Look at all lights, interior and exterior, to make sure they work properly including headlights, tail lights, and brake lights Change your windshield wi ... read more

Signs of a Dying Battery

A dead battery is apparent - you get into your vehicle and realize that it won’t start. You hear the ignition click, but it won’t start up. A typically car battery lasts between 3-4 years, depending on your vehicle and other factors. However, leaving an electrical component on for an extended period of time, like the lights or radio, can cause your battery to die prematurely.  A car battery can die due to a number of different reasons, whether from the battery itself or the charging and starting system. If you ever suspect an issue with your car battery, you can always take your battery into your local auto repair shop for testing to see how much life it has left.  Signs of a dying battery include:  Car starts up slow or takes multiple tries Problems with the radio Dim interior lights Failing power locks and/or windows Battery warning light is on As soon as you notice any of the issues above, you should have your vehicle inspected by your local trusted ... read more

How Often Should I Change My Windshield Wipers?

When it comes to our windshield wipers, the average car owner isn’t usually sure how often they need to be replaced. In reality, our windshield wipers need to be replaced pretty often, ranging from every 6 months to a year. Our windshield wipers have an important job in all types of weather conditions, including rain, snow, and dry weather. Even when the weather is warm and sunny, windshield wipers are often needed to clean our windshield for clear visibility.  In Texas, our weather is often extreme in the summer, getting very hot and dry. The heat of the summer will actually cause windshield wipers to dry out and become cracked. Then once the fall season rolls around, your windshield wipers are not very effective and will need to be changed. We recommend having your wipers changed once after the summer, and once after the winter. This will ensure that your wipers are in good working condition when you need them the most.  There are certain signs that you will notice ... read more

Child Safety

Child Safety Finding out you are pregnant can be one of the most amazing, shocking, overwhelming and wonderful experiences of your life. Once the initial shock wears off, so many other emotions can start to creep in. Some of those emotions can be fear and anxiety. Will my child be healthy? Will their bedding be safe? How do I choose the right pediatrician? Am I eating well for the child I am creating? Will I cover all my power outlets correctly? Will my vehicle be safe enough for my child? There are sooo many questions and SOOO many different (and varying) answers. At Trinity Auto Haus, our co-owners and fellow Waco, TX community members, Brian and Sarah Jesko have two children of their own and are familiar with all the feelings mentioned above (times TWO)! If you are an expectant parent or plan to be one someday, we want to help ease your mind with some of the information that we have on child safety and vehicles. What we do know is this... in today’s day and age, hospitals i ... read more

Wildlife Accidents

Wildlife Accidents Waco, Texas and it’s surrounding areas, such as Woodway, China Spring, Bellmead, Hewitt, Lorena, Lacy Lakeview or Robinson are all known for their warm southern hospitality, their delicious barbeque restaurants and their hot summer nights! Some may remember Waco as being the birthplace of Dr. Pepper or the home of the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Many people know Waco for it’s highly reputable Baylor University. Founded in 1849 by the Huaco Indians there is much more to Waco than its sizable amount of fun attractions. Many of the residents living in Waco, TX don’t realize how much more there is to our “little” big city. One interesting fact is that Waco is home to many natural wildlife inhabitants. With white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, armadillos and fox squirrels claiming Waco as their home, the drivers of Waco need to be cautious of these wildlife animals sharing the road with them. On any given day, you will pass a road-si ... read more

Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance Preventative maintenance is critical in maintaining a healthy vehicle. Just like a person's physical health, a vehicles health requires care and attention. A necessary step in keeping a healthy body is choosing a capable doctor whom you trust and respect. The same goes for your vehicle, but in place of a doctor, you will need to find an excellent auto repair shop that you can depend on for servicing your automobile honestly and efficiently. Taking care of your vehicle can save you thousands of dollars in future repairs and save you hours of wasted efforts in finding a reputable auto repair shop when in a time crunch. Some recommendations Trinity Auto Haus has for finding the perfect auto shop are: Look at reviews. In today's virtual and highly technical world of computers and smartphones, reviews can be found with the click of a button. What are customers saying about the auto repair shop? How many stars does the shop average? A great review source i ... read more

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