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Yearly Archives: 2020

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