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What is a Transmission Fluid Flush?

What is a Transmission Fluid Flush?

You've more than likely heard of the term or read it in your vehicles' maintenance recommendations - the transmission fluid flush. But what does a transmission fluid flush actually consist of, and is it important to your vehicle's overall health?  A transmission fluid flush is a service that is usually recommended every 80,000 km or so, or as recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer. This service is typically considered a preventative maintenance item, although it may be needed if you are having transmission problems.  A transmission flush is the process in which all of the fluid inside your transmission is removed, then the system is flushed out using a special machine to remove grime and sludge buildup. Then, new transmission fluid is added back in. The key benefits from this fluid flush is to boost your vehicle's overall performance and lifespan. It also protects your vehicle's transmission system by keeping it properly lubricate ... read more

Why is White Smoke Coming Out of My Car's Exhaust Pipe?

Why is White Smoke Coming Out of My Car's Exhaust Pipe?

We understand that seeing white smoke coming from your vehicle's exhaust pipe can be a cause for concern. It definitely doesn't seem to be normal and you haven't seen it happen before - so what does it indicate?  Your vehicle's exhaust pipe is where your vehicle's fumes are released. White smoke is not typical, however it doesn't necessarily always point to a major issue. Let's take a look at some of the common causes of white exhaust smoke and what steps you should take next.  Common causes for white exhaust smoke include:  Condensation - if it happens to be a cold day and you only see the "white" smoke upon vehicle start-up, you may just be seeing steam from condensation. If this is the case, the smoke will clear quickly and you won't have any other symptoms.    Coolant Leak - a coolant leak is a typical cause of white exhaust smoke. If there is a coolant leak, you may ... read more

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

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