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Southwest Auto
11353 Mathis Avenue
Dallas, TX 75229

(972) 488-2525

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How to Drive Safely Through Potholes Without Damaging Your Car

June 05, 2016
If you drive, especially in North Texas, you are aware of the prevalence of potholes and how much damage they can do to your vehicle. While driving along on a balmy spring day if you have experienced the shock of being jolted and jarred by driving into a giant pothole that was created due to harsh winter weather, you know pothole damage can be extensive and can come on without warning. Educate yourself so you’ll know how to avoid potholes and, when that’s not possible, how and when to seek pothole damage reimbursement.
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Important Steps To Take If You Are In a Car Accident

May 22, 2016

If you haven’t been involved in an automobile accident, you’re fortunate. Automobile accidents happen every day. In the United States, more than five million occur each year. It’s best to be prepared in case you become a statistic.

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Are Luxury Import Cars Worth The Money?

May 18, 2016
You can’t help noticing them on the road: those sleek, shiny, high-performance, high-dollar luxury vehicles coveted by many, yet owned by far fewer. These luxury brands include Mercedes-Benz, Saab, Audi, Volvo and BMW to name a few. They’re the best of the best and you’ll pay a premium for the pleasure of driving one. Are luxury import cars worth the money? The answer is not the same for every car buyer. Someone struggling to make ends meet may find it more prudent to purchase a reliable but less-luxurious vehicle. For those who can comfortably afford the payments, though, a high-end import is more than a luxury; it’s a smart investment. Here are a few of the  benefits of owning a luxury vehicle .

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Six Safe Driving Tips for The Unpredictable Texas Spring Weather

May 08, 2016

While Texans rarely battle snow or ice in the winter, the unpredictable Texas spring weather can cause problems. Wet roads can be as dangerous as icy roads. The combination of a slippery surface and bad visibility creates adverse driving conditions.  So it’s important to know how to drive in heavy rain or hail.

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Spring Car Care Inspection Tips: Your Routine Auto Maintenance​ ​

April 24, 2016
Winter takes a toll on your car. While Texans rarely have to deal with snow or ice, the low temperatures, wet conditions and salt on the road still cause problems for healthy autos. Due to these issues, most mechanics recommend routine auto maintenance for spring . By following these spring car care inspection tips, your ride will be ready for the road in no time.
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When It Comes To Auto Repair After an Accident: Don’t Believe Everything Your Insurance Co. Tells You

April 06, 2016

Once the dust has settled after a car accident, what do most drivers do? They call their insurance company so they can get their vehicle repaired. If you need auto repair after an accident, it’s smart to do your own research and choose who will repair your vehicle rather than following your insurer’s recommendation.

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Why It’s Important To Use An Auto Repair Shop With ASE Certified Technicians

March 27, 2016

When you go to any repair shop, you’ll likely see acronyms related to vehicle parts, repair procedures and the shop’s credentials. As a consumer, you don't need to worry about most of these abbreviations, but there’s one you should always look for: ASE. ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence. It’s important to use an auto repair shop that has ASE certified technicians because you can trust they’re up-to-date on the latest vehicle technologies.

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Why Do Texas Roads Get Slippery When it Rains?

March 13, 2016

You’ve undoubtedly seen the ominous warning signs on Texas roadways: Slippery when wet. If you’re smart, when you see these signs and it’s raining, snowing, drizzling or foggy outside, you automatically reduce your speed and pay closer attention to your driving. But have you ever asked yourself, “Why do Texas roads get slippery when it rains?” After all, asphalt is a coarse material. 

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5 Vehicle Components That Wear Out Even if You Don’t Drive a Lot

February 28, 2016

Many drivers believe that if they drive infrequently, their vehicle’s parts will last longer and require less frequent service. For some vehicle components, that’s true. Interior and exterior lights, for example, typically don’t fail if they’re not used. However, other vehicle components will wear out even if you keep your car parked most of the time. Read on for concrete examples illustrating why it’s important to have all parts of your car routinely checked.

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Have Your Air Filters Checked During a Routine Engine Oil Service

February 03, 2016

Even drivers who know very little about the inner workings of their vehicles usually know the basics of preventive maintenance. They know their oil should be replaced regularly, their tires should be inflated to the correct pressure and they should heed any warning lights that illuminate on their dashboards to alert them of potential problems. Beyond that cursory knowledge, many drivers have an “if it isn't broke, don’t fix it” mentality about their cars. Sooner or later, these drivers usually find out the hard way why that’s not always a smart mindset. One small and inexpensive item that ranks high on the neglected car-care list are the air filters.

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