Vehicle Maintenance

  • What It Means When We Say Ground Connection!

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    At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, we know that few problems are simultaneously as simple and confusing as a bad ground connection on your car, truck, or SUV. Here’s a look at some symptoms of a bad ground, and what you can do to correct it.

  • What Makes Up a Transmission - Hydraulic Components

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    Hydraulic power has a lot to do with how your transmission operates. There are some basic hydraulic components that keep your transmission running smoothly.

  • What Parts Operate A Turbocharger?

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    Turbochargers are intricate and precise components, but not all that complicated or difficult to understand. By knowing the parts of your car’s turbocharger and its functions, you’ll have a much better idea of how one works. Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX has exactly what you’re looking for.

  • What should you do if you blow a tire?

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    The best way to deal with a blown tire is to prevent it from happening in the first place. However, eventually, a flat tire is going to occur, and it’ll most likely be when you least need it. From Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, here’s what you need to do.

  • What To Do When Your Exhaust System is Exhausted

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    Whether you drive a Duramax, Cummins, or Powerstroke diesel pickup, you have an exhaust system that is prone to failure. When you have a leak that needs attention, Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX can help.

  • What to Know About Your Vehicle's Lights

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    All the lights on your vehicle have an important job to do. Brake lights, tail lights, blinkers, reverse lights, and headlights are a crucial part of driving. Lights make you visible, make things visible to you, and allow you to communicate with other drivers. All of a vehicle’s lights make driving easier and safer, and all of them are important...not to mention legally required.

  • What’s The Noise? Diagnosing Manual Transmission Issues

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    Sometimes it can be hard to tell if a transmission is working the way it should or not. Is it supposed to make that noise? Is that problem a symptom of the transmission or something else? Fortunately, Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX has the answers.

  • When and Why Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-up

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    Tune-ups are an important and frequently neglected aspect of automotive care. Most drivers don’t really consider the mechanical condition of their car, so long as nothing is wrong with it. However, if a vehicle is tuned-up and maintained correctly, many mechanical failures (and expenses) will be avoided altogether. So whne is the right time to get a tune-up?

  • When Do I Need A Heavy Duty Torque Converter?

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    If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy-duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, we can help you determine if your torque converter is right for the job you need to be done. 

  • When to Replace Your Differentials

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    At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, we know that maintenance and repair can go a long way toward keeping your trucks on the road. We also know that sometimes, things have to be replaced altogether. The rear end, or differential, isn’t a component that needs to be replaced often; but when it does, a new one will make your truck feel like new.

  • When To Run Diagnostics On Your Vehicle

    Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex, and as a result, computer diagnostic systems are becoming a necessity rather than a convenience. At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, our state of the art technology and trained technicians are ready to diagnose any transmission issue you may be experiencing with your car, truck, or SUV.

  • When Was The Last Time You Got Your Oil Changed?

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    At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX, we do our best to keep you on the road. A huge part of being able to do that is proper vehicle maintenance; when was the last time you changed your oil?

  • When Was The Last Time You Had Your Coolant Flushed On Your Fleet?

    Routine maintenance keeps your fleet trucks safe on the road and protects you against unplanned trips to your local automotive shop! One thing a lot of people forget about is to have their coolant flushed. Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX will help you make sure your fleet vehicle is properly flushed every time!

  • Where's that loud noise coming from?

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    Whether you drive a Porsche, Audi, BMW, Subaru, Land Rover, or other performance and luxury vehicles, your ball joints are an essential part of your car or SUVs performance and safety. From us at Dennis Road Automotive, here’s what to watch out for, to make sure your ball joints are in shape and ready to go. 

  • Why Are Oil Tests Important?

    mechanic holding oil stick over vehicle Changing the oil in big trucks and commercial vehicles is an expensive, but necessary, part of keeping your vehicles going. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to change your oil, but changing it too early can be a waste of time and money. Having your oil tested regularly helps us to hone in on exactly how often your oil needs to be changed, to optimize reliability and efficiency.
  • Why Do Engines Overheat?

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    An engine overheating can cause irreparable damage - preventing that from happening is crucial to keeping your car, truck, or SUV on the road. Here’s a rundown on the causes of engine overheating, from Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX.

  • Why Do Transmissions Break?

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    Transmissions are complex, and over time they will wear out and eventually break. Knowing what to look for will play a key role in preventing your transmission from failing prematurely. At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX we want to give you some insight on how your transmission works and how it can fail.

  • Why do vehicles burn oil?

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    When your car, truck, or SUV is burning oil, it can be frustrating and costly. There are numerous reasons an engine will burn oil - these range from an altogether worn out engine to a simple part replacement. At Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX we want to keep you informed, here's what you need to know about why your engine might be burning oil.

  • Why Does My Transmission Pop Out of Gear?

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    Manual transmissions are durable, reliable pieces of equipment. Still, sometimes problems arise. Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas has the answer to a question that plagues many manual transmissions; why does my transmission pop out of gear?

  • Why don’t my brake lights work?

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    If your brake lights are giving you trouble, it’s something you want to get fixed. It’s a safety hazard, and you might also get a ticket out of it. Why aren’t they working, and what can you do about it? Dennis Road Automotive in Dallas, TX has the answers.