QUALITY SERVICES

 

Problems that involve mechanical systems typically exhibit distinct sensations and sounds that act as indicators that a certain process isn’t working the way it is intended to. Every part of your vehicle must function properly to ensure safety. Your engine creates the power to go places, your steering system directs your car, and accessories like air conditioning and stereos make the trip more pleasant—but none of this matters if you can’t stop the car (brakes.) As soon as you recognize that something seems a bit “off” with your vehicle’s functionality, let us assess the issue and properly diagnose it.

 

299 Automotive, LLC offers a complete range of automotive services – from oil changes to engine replacements. We want you to be fully informed about any repair your vehicle needs and we’ll explain every service to you in detail. Here are a list of the most common car maintenance needs. If you think your car may need one of these services, call us today to make an appointment. Come see the difference...

DRIVEABILITY
PROBLEMS...
 

The term drivability can be broken down to two words "drive" and "able." Reverse these words for a clearer understanding—able to drive.

 

Engines are a true marvel consisting of high temperatures, hundreds of moving parts, electrical systems working alongside complicated mechanical systems. The irony with the owner and engine relationship is these systems are operating at thousands of repetitions per minute while we sit in a comfortable seat relaxing with very minimal effort.  However, it is important we do not forget about the hard work we demand from our engines on a daily basis.

  • Check engine light

  • Car stalls

  • Idle fluctuates, is rough or drops

  • Poor fuel economy

  • Engine hesitation or overheats

  • Ignition misfire

  • Carburetor

HVAC SERVICES...

Whether driving to work or preparing the family for the summer road trip, comfort is crucial. If you notice your car is not cooling down as it should, more than likely your air conditioning system needs service or repair. With our Texas summers don't wait for the sweat to start dripping slowly down your back while driving...

 

Your car is a complex machine and it demands a full diagnostic treatment and service. A full air conditioning service at 299  Automotive means a full inspection to make sure we get to the root of the problem and not simply treat the symptoms.

  • Poor Cooling Performance

  • Intermittent Heating & Cooling

  • Coolant/Refrigerant Leaks

  • Noisy or Rattling Compressor

  • Odor

 

 

STEERING AND SUSPENSION...

Balance, stability and smoothness – they’re what ensure a comfortable ride for you and your passengers, and your car’s steering and suspension are what make this possible. Steering and suspension are responsible for keeping your wheels firmly intact with the ground, and a major player in keeping your car from veering to one side or the road.

If your vehicle’s steering and suspension isn’t working properly, you’re in for a bumpy ride – literally. At the first sign of trouble, bring your car in for steering and suspension services. Symptoms of a faltering steering and suspension system include:

  • Noise when driving over bumps 

  • Vehicle bouncing

  • Hard turning

  • Uneven tire wear

  • Wandering wheels

 

 

ELECTRICAL
SYSTEMS...

Most mechanical functions are now dependent on electrical components. Your car is controlled by a complex arrangement of wires, sensors and computers working together. If communication along those wires is interrupted, it could have major consequences for several components of your vehicle.

 

Electrical systems are now more complicated, but more reliable and easier to diagnose and remedy with the proper equipment. You will receive a full system check, not just a recommendation for parts you may not need.  We check the basics before recommending a major repair. We care about your car and we respect your budget.

  • Battery

  • Alternator

  • Broken electrical wire

  • Blown fuse

  • Spark plugs (wires)

  • Solenoid

BRAKE REPAIRS...

Have you ever stopped suddenly and noticed your car was alarmingly slow to stop? Do you hear a high squeaking noise while pressing down the brake pedal?  It is easy to forget how often our brakes are being used on a daily basis. You may even question, how much wear is safe for your family.

 

We will notify you if you need either new brake pads, rotors or other brake system repairs or maintenance.  We know your loved ones accompany you while you travel, and we want to make sure your vehicle is ready to stop at a moment’s notice.

  • Spongy brakes

  • Hard braking

  • Shuddering

  • Grinding

 

 

EXHAUST SYSTEMS...

Your exhaust system is more than a muffler. It is a series of pipes that run under your car connecting to your muffler and catalytic converter. The exhaust system controls noise and funnels exhaust fumes away from passengers.

A poorly functioning exhaust system means lower fuel efficiency, decreased power, and could even lead to costly damage down the line. More importantly, the exhaust system’s primary function is to guide the poisonous gases produced in your engine away from you and your passengers and safely out the tailpipe. A malfunctioning exhaust system could mean that those toxic emissions are being piped into your vehicle, where they can do serious damage to your health. 

  • Vibration or rattling

  • Exhaust leaks 

  • Decreased power and acceleration

  • Decreased fuel efficiency

  • Overly noisy engine

 

 

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