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10 Reasons Why Oil Change is Important

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We know vehicles and engines can be complex, but changing your oil on a consistent basis, which varies depending on the vehicle, is one of the most important auto maintenance procedure to have done on any automobile. Your engine needs oil to run smoothly and avoid developing complicated and possibly expensive issues in the future like engine repairs or even a full engine replacement. By getting your oil change regularly, you can keep your engine in good condition and provide the best protection ...
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Horizon Auto knows that while you’re driving down the highway on a sunny day with your windows down and the volume up on your radio, it’s easy to forget that you’re in a massive hunk of steel and glass racing at 60 miles an hour or more. Driving at that speed, if you suddenly need to stop, your vehicle could take almost the length of a football field to come to a complete stop – and that’s only if you’ve kept one of the most important safety systems in your vehicle taken care of: your car ...
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Tire Maintenance Tips & Myths

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The tires are the only thing between the vehicle and the road. When they are properly inflated and in good condition, the handling, stability and safety of the vehicle will be maximized. Conversely, when the tires are under inflated, worn out or damaged, all of the safety systems on the vehicle cannot overcome the loss of control that comes with a blow-out or hydroplaning situation. Air pressure in a tire is like oil in an engine; when it is low, the resulting internal damage is unseen until it ...
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Check Engine Light On? Let’s See What It's Telling You. When your car's "Check Engine" light comes on, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. But in many cases, it means at minimum that you'll be visiting the car dealer to locate the malfunction and get the light turned off. The Check Engine light — more formally known as the Malfunct...
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Horizon Auto Repair and Service Center

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Many auto repair shops have a bad reputation of ripping off their customers by charging more for maintenance on your vehicle. At Horizon Auto Center, we pride ourselves on our diligent work ethic and outstanding customer service. We are a local auto repair and mechanic shop in Rockwall, TX and have been part of the community for over 16 years. We always want to be honest with our customers, so we’d like to share a few tips on auto repair basics that you may not know about. The best way to avoi...
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Regular vehicle maintenance or preventive maintenance, can go a long way in making sure your vehicle runs at optimal condition. For example, no one truly enjoys the trips to a mechanic because our brake pads are worn down to the rotors or drums and we have to spend more time and dollars to repair the brake system. What little time it takes to make sure we do the "regular" things to our vehicle, makes the time well spent. The pay me now or pay me later cliché, in this case, is never more true. Th...
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Water Damaged Vehicles

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In the recent years, floods have become rampant in United States. For instance, in October 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey leading to a loss of more than 250,000 water damaged vehicles. In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston with reliable sources indicating that the hurricane might have destroyed close to half a million vehicles. Like fatal accidents, flood damage is an unfortunate event that causes irreparable damage that is quite costly to remediate. This is the reason...
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The Dangers of Not Doing Preventative Maintenance

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Your car is a finely tuned machine, and as such, it requires regular maintenance and occasional repairs in order to continue performing at its optimal level. Unfortunately, many people tend to ignore vehicle maintenance, and instead, only take their car in to be serviced after they notice a problem. The issue is that waiting too long to have your car maintained and repaired could potentially see you running into serious problems on the road. Even worse, not keeping your car properly maintained c...
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Car Oil and Filter Maintenance

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Most people are aware of the importance of changing their car’s oil. The oil acts as a lubricant for the engine, helping to reduce friction and keep the various moving parts working properly. However, many people tend to neglect the importance of their car’s oil filter. Just like with your engine oil, it is essential that you also change your oil filter occasionally in order to prevent potential engine damage and keep your car running its best. The Importance of Changing Your Engine Oil and O...
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Why You Should Change Your Cabin Air Filter

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Although it might not seem as important as your car’s oil filter or fuel filter, the cabin air filter still performs a vital function and is definitely not something you should ignore. The cabin air filter is designed to clean the air that enters the car’s interior via the HVAC system (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning). When the air filter is clean and functioning properly, it traps pollen, dust and other debris from entering the cabin. This can be especially important for people who ...
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