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A Message About COVID-19 From ABR Houston

A Message About COVID-19 From ABR Houston

At ABR Houston, we are OPEN for business and available for all of your automotive needs! We have implemented various new service options, including contactless service, as well as ensuring that we have stepped our game up when it comes to sanitization.  We are offering a stress-free pick up and delivery vehicle service where we come and pick up your car, service it at our shop, then drop it back off to you! We can take care of everything over the phone including the following: Inspections Estimates Approvals Payments Everything! If you want to see an example, send us your cell number via PM. We'll text you a sample of our vehicle inspection, and estimate process. Its comprehensive and effortless! Dear Parents:    We know schools are closed next week and the kids are home. More than likely you will be home with them as most public events are closed as well. This seems like the perfect opportunity to have your vehicle serviced... or the pre ... read more

Why Do I Hear a Squeal When I Turn My Steering Wheel?

In modern cars today, the power steering system helps you as a driver to properly control your car and steer your wheels with ease. Power steering systems can have issues occur which need to be addresses quickly in order to protect your safety on the road. If you are hearing a squealing noise when you turn your wheel, there may be an issue with a component within the power steering system.  The common reasons for squealing when turning your steering wheel include the following:  Low power steering fluid, which can cause issues with a hydraulic power steering system. Usually this is caused by a leak.  A worn out power steering belt can cause a squealing noise because the belt can slip when the wheel is turned. A failing power steering pump can also be the cause of a squealing noise because the system isn't maintaining the proper fluid pressure.  The best way to understand why you hear squealing when you turn your steering wheel is to bring your vehicle into o ... read more

What are the Signs of a Failing Thermostat?

The thermostat in your vehicle has a very important job when it comes to the engine. It helps to regulate the flow of coolant that circulates through the engine to keep it lubricated and protected from excessive heat. The thermostat must open and close at the correct time in order for the engine to remain at the proper working temperature while driving. If the thermostat fails, coolant won't circulate through the engine and the engine will be at risk for overheating and damage.  If your thermostat is bad or failing, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:  Engine temperature gauge is reading high Engine temperature warning light is on Check engine light is on Engine temperature gauge is extremely low, meaning your engine is under heated which can occur when the thermostat is stuck open The temperature of the engine is changing erratically Coolant is leaking around the thermostat or underneath your vehicle If you notice any of the symptoms listed ... read more

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