Articles & Info from the Professional Mechanics
at Excalibur Auto Repair in Austin, Texas
How Your Vehicle A/C Works
Your vehicle’s air conditioner cools and dehumidifies your cabin’s air by circulating a chemical refrigerant through a series of mechanical components.
Dashboard Warning Lights
Your dashboard warning lights communicate information about your vehicle’s operation. Some lights are routine – letting you know everything is okay when you first start your engine. But some lights indicate a problem.
Vehicle Trouble Sounds
Is your vehicle making a strange or scary noise? Here are some of the most common noises, and what your vehicle might be trying to tell you…
Signs of Brake Trouble
Are Your Brakes Trying to Tell You Something? Stay alert for any of these warning signs that your brakes need to be inspected.
Car & Truck Service Items
Preventive maintenance helps extend the life of your vehicle. It is always better (and cheaper!) to replace components before they break or wear out.
The Colors of Diesel Exhaust
Well-running diesel vehicles do not produce visible smoke from their exhaust. If you see smoke coming out of your diesel exhaust, something is not right.
Understanding Your Engine Oil
Your vehicle’s engine parts operate under extreme heat with a lot of force. These metal parts must be kept lubricated to prevent damage, reduce friction, and maximize the life of your engine.
How Often Do I Need To Change My Oil?
The automotive industry historically suggests that average drivers with average vehicles and average driving conditions should change their conventional (petroleum-based) oil and filter every 3 months or 3,000 miles.
Conventional -vs- Synthetic Engine Oil
Synthetic engine oil is chemically engineered to form pure lubricants. There are no contaminants. Conventional engine oil is a petroleum product, refined from crude oil.
AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil
AMSOIL synthetic lubricants deliver exceptional protection and performance for your vehicles. They also provide remarkable environmental benefits.
ASE Certifications Matter
At Excalibur Auto Repair, we encourage (and support!) our technicians as they pursue and maintain Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications.
Extended Warranty Policies
We honor 99.99% of extended vehicle warranty and service contract policies. Even if you bought the policy from a dealer, it will probably still cover work done at Excalibur.