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Tips For Keeping Your Car Cabin Clean & Germ-free

Cleaning and maintaining a sanitized car is more important than ever with the current state of the country. Washing hands and disinfecting high-touched surfaces are two of the best ways to defend against spreading germs. Your car should also receive special treatment. It doesn’t take much for dust and dirt to accumulate every time you drive your vehicle. Frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, the steering wheel, the shift lever, and any buttons carry bacteria. Find a suitable area for a car wash that allows you to give your vehicle the bit of elbow grease it deserves. Below are a few suggestions to adapt to your next cleaning regimen to defend against spreading illness-causing germs:  According to the CDC, alcohol-based solutions that contain at least 70 percent of alcohol are effective against COVID-19. Household cleaners that kill coronaviruses on hard surfaces at home are suitable cleaning agents for your car’s insides without damaging its interior.  ... read more

A/C Tips for The Summer

Summer is here, and it feels like a sauna outside - the last thing you need is more hot air blasting from your car vents. Is your A/C ready to take on summer temperatures? It’s best to learn what you can do to help if your air conditioner can’t blow an icy chill to offset the sweltering heat.  Don’t rush to turn on “Max A/C” No one wants to wait for their A/C to get cold before they start their dive. It can be tempting to press the “Max A/C” button right away, but this isn’t the most effective. Temperatures inside your car can reach up to 200° degrees; this makes the air inside your vehicle warmer than outside. When the air is hotter inside your car, “Max A/C” works harder and takes longer to cool your vehicle down. It’s best to turn the fan on and set it to “outside” mode to force some of the hot air out. After a few minutes, turn on the A/C and set it to “recirculate&rdquo ... read more

The Importance of Cooling System Maintenance

The Importance of Cooling System Maintenance

Your vehicle's cooling system is a vital system that is responsible for ensuring that your engine runs at optimal temperature. The engine has so many working parts and works diligently while your vehicle runs, and consequently emits a ton of heat. The job of the cooling system is to keep your engine's temperature regulated and cool.  An overheating engine is never a good thing. Overheating can cause your engine to become damage, corroded, and can lead to engine failure. When the engine fails, your vehicle won't run and you'll be looking at some pretty extensive repairs. This is why ensuring the cooling system always works as its best is vital to the overall health fo your vehicle - and your wallet. An issue with the cooling system can be detrimental to the engine, which is why you should always value cooling system maintenance. Let's look at some of the most important cooling system maintenance items:  Ensure that your cooling system is regularly inspec ... read more

What are the Warnings Signs of Brake Problems?

When it comes to your car’s safety, brakes are one of the most important that need to be monitored. Although it may seem like a brake problem would be blatantly obvious, there are some signs of brake problems that you may not recognize immediately without understanding the true signs of brake problems.  We always recommend that brakes are inspected at least once a year to ensure that everything works properly. A problem with a major brake component, such as the brake line, can cause sudden brake failure and is definitely something that we all want to avoid. Regular brake maintenance will help you avoid these dangerous and scary situations and keep you safe on the road.  If you notice any of the following symptoms, bring your vehicle into our shop as soon as possible for a brake inspection:  Brake warning light is on Noticeable decrease in brake power Vibrating while braking Brake pedal feels spongy Brake pedal goes to the floor Brake pedal feels hard to pre ... read more

Measures We are Taking to Continue Serving You During COVID-19 Outbreak

Measures We are Taking to Continue Serving You During COVID-19 Outbreak

At Elite Auto Experts, we want you to know that we are constantly monitoring updates by the CDC regarding COVID-19 and are adjusting our services to accommodate our customers and keep everyone safe in the process. Our shop is remaining open during this time while keeping the health and safety of our staff members and customers a top priority.  Our shop is continuing to provide a clean and safe environment to serve you in. You can count on us at a time like this, especially if you need our help. Given Houston and Harris County’s emergency health declaration regarding COVID-19 and Elite Auto Experts' commitment to the safety of our customers and staff, we will begin implementing the following measures: We have reduced our hours of operation:  Monday-Friday: 9am- 5pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed   We are closing our waiting area to customers to protect our employees and everyone's health   Upon arrival we ask for you to call us at ... read more

Why Aren't My Windshield Wipers Working?

You're driving to work as you normally do when a random rainfall starts to pour down. You haven't seen rain in a while, but it doesn't phase you. However, you go to turn on your vehicle's windshield wipers and find that they don't work. This is the worst time for this to happen - especially because you can't see the road. Why aen't your windshield wipers working, and what can you do to fix it?  The good news is, the windshield wiper system is a simple one and any issue is relatively easy to fix. The wipers are powered through wiring that is regulared by a fuse. This will cause your wipers to move back and forth when you turn them on. If your windshield wipers aren't working as they should, here are some reasons why: Broken windshield wiper controls Blown fuse Faulty wiring Faulty motor Bad arm or pivot point If you do find yourself in the rain without working windshield wipers, don't push through it. Your ability to see the road accurately ... read more

Best Auto Body Shops in Houston, Katy and Cypress.

Best Auto Body Shops in Houston, Katy and Cypress.

Houston is a big city surrounded by mid-sized cities like Katy, Cypress, Sugarland and Spring. Each of these cities have an auto collision shop which people would swear by. Though Elite Auto Experts is Houston, Katy and Cypress' preferred Auto Repair and Collision Center, there are some honorable mentions which belong to this list. Often times businesses tend to shy away from competition and try to shut its competition down. At Elite Body Experts, we embrace our competition and recognize their talent. Here is a list of some of the auto body shops in the Houston, Katy and Cypress:Caliber Collision: Caliber Collision is a nationwide collision center with over 500 locations. They have been in business in Houston since 1997 and specialize in collision work. Address: 8008 Fry Rd, Cypress, TX 77433 Fogle Collision: Fogle Collision is a state-wide chain of auto collision centers located in Texas. Fogle collision ... read more

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What is a wheel alignment and do you really need one?

What is a wheel alignment and do you really need one?

Wheel Alignment near me in Houston, TX. One often forgets the role the wheels and tires of a car play when it comes to the safety of the car. Your car may come with a variety of safety features like Automatic Braking System (ABS), airbags and traction control devices, but if your wheels are not in proper shape, your car is going to be unsafe to drive. Without wheels and tires a car is practically useless, which is why one needs to keep their car's wheels and tires well-maintained. Generally, it is advised that you get a wheel alignment check at least once a year OR if you hit a major curb or pothole. You might have heard of the term wheel alignment but might not necessarily know what it means. 4 Wheel-alignment is a service done to align wheels in specific angles so that your car is stable and drives straight. It is a service that balances out the tires, making sure the load of the car is evenly distributed on all four tires instead of just ... read more

What to do in an event of a Car Collision?

 What to do in an event of a Car Collision?

So you are involved in an auto collision in Cypress, Tx. What next? Being involved in a car collision is a stressful situation. It could be a major or minor collision but most collisions involve speaking with the police to obtain a police report, dealing with the insurance company and exchanging contact information from the other party can be highly time-consuming, often leading to even more frustration. It comes as no surprise that an auto collision sets you back for the whole day, delaying you for the errands or events that you might have planned for the day. The implications of getting into a wreck are both financially and physically draining. Sometimes, when a damage looks minor, it is possible that there may be some underlying major damages that only a mechanic can see. To the untrained eye, it might just look like a dent or a smashed bumper, but to the mechanic, there can be several damages like a broken radiator, bro ... read more

Check engine light: When to head to the auto repair shop

Check engine light: When to head to the auto repair shop

Learn more about the most common possible reasons why your check engine light pops on.There’s nothing more unnerving than your check engine light coming up as you’re driving. The light might get activated without any other warning sign, and it might be hard to immediately understand what it is trying to tell you. If you are like most people, you probably aren’t too keen on taking the risk of driving around with a problem affecting your vehicle. In most cases, a trip to the auto repair shop will certainly be the best course of action in order to prevent issues and fix any possible problem.The check engine light can be confusing and somewhat frustrating for many people. The light comes with no other attached information, and it could represent a host of different issues. This is why it isn’t immediately easy to tell what the problem is.Oxygen sensor issuesCar ... read more

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