2J's Automotive Blog
For many drivers the transmission can be a very intimidating piece of machinery. It has hundreds of different components that work together to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. We’ve all heard stories of mechanics telling people it would be cheaper to get a new car than to replace the transmission. As much… Read More
The brutal Texas summer is now behind us and the winter months have began. This is the perfect time to make sure your vehicle’s heating and A/C system is working, because if not you could suffer some very uncomfortable commutes in the months ahead.
You’ll know if your car’s heater isn’t working. Odds are you’re experiencing… Read More
At some point in your driving career you will experience some types of automotive problems. These problems may vary depending on if you drive a new car or used, car or truck, or even an automatic transmission compared to a manual. Engine vibrations may be something that occurs in older cars but the fact is… Read More
Determining what’s wrong with your car isn’t always easy. After years of driving the same car you start to get used to the handling and feel of it. Even though you may notice something isn’t as it should be it can be difficult finding out what is causing the problem, and that’s where we come… Read More
For many drivers determining what is wrong with your car can often prove to be a challenge. You know something is wrong because you can hear it or feel it every time you drive. However that doesn’t mean you know what is causing this problem to happen. In many cases this is the sentiment felt… Read More
We’ve all seen it before and at some point we’ve all ignored it before. The little glowing symbol in the dash that lets you know something may be wrong with your car. The ‘Check Engine’ light is there to remind you to get your car looked at before some kind of problem becomes much worse.
The… Read More
The automobile’s air conditioning carries a lot of value in the state of Texas. Our summer days are long and hot and driving around without functioning air conditioning can be unbearable. When something goes wrong with your A/C you’re likely to pick up on it relatively soon. It’s identifying the source of the problem and… Read More
The universal joint or U-joint is one of the lesser known components on the car. It shares similarities with the CV joint but it is still very different. It works as a flexible coupling for both ends of the driveshaft. A U-joint has a four-legged center cross with needle bearing cups on each end. One… Read More
A bad transmission can be a serious problem. Ignoring the problem is what can get you in trouble. Transmissions are expensive, complex pieces of machinery that keep your engine from working too hard. If the transmission goes out then your car will be inoperable and it’s going to cost a hefty amount to get it… Read More
As much as we might want to ignore the ‘Check Engine’ light in our dashboard we also know it’s not a good idea. For many it represents a countdown to an inevitable meeting with a mechanic that’s going to overcharge them with unnecessary services and repairs. In some cases that may be true, but at… Read More