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03/26/2013
By: shannon811
J & M Auto Repair
I attended a Wedding in nearby Cleburne, I'm from Houston and my daughter attends college in San Antonio. We left the wedding and she encountered car trouble on I-35 at Alvarado. I hurried to get her and towed her to AutoZone, and my daughters alternator went out. Autozone recommended J&M, so I took it there for the emergency repair. When your on the road traveling and a visitor in a city, companies have the opportunity to take advantage of that situation. Not at J&M. they seem to truly care about your situation and were sympathetic. They were very professional, prioritized my vehicle due to my situation, charged me a low labor rate and didn't mark up the part. Its very refreshing to see a small company with old fashioned values of hard work, integrity, fair price for a vehicle repair, and an attitude of "whatever it takes" to get the job done. I highly recommend J&M Auto Repair. Jim R. Houston,
02/05/2017
By: Victor Z.
Southwest Auto Lube
I was driving by this establishment and boy am I glad I did!!! The head mechanic named Eddie knew exactly what he was doing and very particular with his work. Diego is good as well as they work great as a team!! Will be taking all my business here!!
Tips & Advices
Among the common scams pulled are needless repairs, where a garage charges you for work that isn't necessary. Another popular one is attracting customers through a cheap oil change or tire pressure check. Then, when you your car is being repaired, they give you a long list of other corrections they'd like to make, therefore boosting the total cost of your bill. The best way to combat these types of problems is getting a written estimate before work is done so you can see how much repairs are expected to cost. If the final bill is higher than the estimate projected, ask to specifically see the work. Make sure information is put in writing as well. If a problem remains, you can have proof that work was not done to your satisfaction.
For winter driving, features such as the defroster, heater and exhaust system are paramount. Look in your owner's manual for specific directions on how features should be checked and repaired. Many newer cars have a cabin air filter that can be replaced when needed, allowing warm air to continue to flow in. Also, check tires before winter driving, as they need to be at the proper pressure to perform well on snow and ice.
In the spring and summer, you want to be sure your air conditioner and cooling systems work correctly. Given the high temperatures, overheating is a common problem. Look over the system by ensuring there is enough coolant available. If it needs to be refilled, it is best to open the hood and add more to the car before it gets too warm out. Also, clean out fan ducts and other ventilation sources necessary for summertime driving.
Some fixes to your car can be done without paying a specialist. Issues like replacing oil and air filters are relatively simple, with instructions provided in the owner's manual on how to make these changes. The same goes for replacing broken windshield wipers or burnt-out headlights. Such issues should be repaired quickly to guarantee safety, but don't require a visit to a garage.
Yes. Not every type of auto repair work needs to be done by a certified mechanic. You can fix some of a vehicle's issues just by paying attention to how the automobile is running and having a basic understanding of auto repair. Look over the ways weather may impact your car and what preventative measures you can take to avoid having to take it into the shop.

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