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Southwest Auto
11353 Mathis Avenue
Dallas, TX 75229

(972) 488-2525

ASE Certified Technicians

How Your Shocks and Struts Affect Your Safety and Traction While Driving

June 28, 2015

Most drivers have a limited understanding of the components that keep their vehicles operating optimally. Sure, drivers know what tires do, why it’s important to keep the gas tank full and why regular oil changes are needed. And they’ve probably heard the names of the myriad of other vehicle components necessary for a safe, smooth ride, but may not know the role these parts play. One of the least understood car components are shocks and struts. Read on if you’ve ever wondered, “what are struts on a car?" or "what are shocks on a car?” 

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Should I Panic if the Check Engine Light Illuminates While I’m Driving?

June 14, 2015

Whether you’ve been driving for months or decades, and regardless of whether you drive a high-end European import or a beat-up decades-old domestic, you’ll experience it sooner or later: the illumination of your car’s check engine light. What should you do? How nervous should you be? Can you continue on to your destination safely or should you pull over immediately and seek help? Read on to learn more about the answer to this common question: “what does a check engine light mean?”

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Commuting Long Distances Is a Texas Way of Life: Make Sure Your Tires Will Get You There Safely

May 24, 2015

 

Texas is a large state, so we have a lot of ground to cover when we travel. And, since we like to do things in a sizable way, one thing we are big on is safety. Properly inflating the tires on your vehicle is one of the most important and easiest ways to help keep your family safe on the road. Whether it’s checking the car tire pressure for European cars or other models, this is one simple proactive thing you can do that will mean big benefits down the road. Make sure your tires will get you there safely.

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The Benefits of Replacing Your Car Battery Before It Dies

May 03, 2015

The one thing your car just can’t do without is a good working battery. There's nothing worse than finding yourself behind the wheel, running late and trying to crank the motor, only to discover your battery has bit the dust. For a driver, nothing compares to the benefits of replacing your car battery before it dies. However, many of us wait until it's too late, not realizing there are multiple factors that come into play to decrease the life of your battery.

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Consult a BMW Expert Before Accepting The Insurance Company's Repairs After An Accident

April 23, 2015

 

Most BMW owners are at least somewhat familiar with vehicle repair shops, since they visit one for routine maintenance and to fix problems that occasionally arise with their cars. Through the years, BMW owners get to know and trust the professionals at their local BMW repair shop.

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Southwest Auto Offers Solid Warranty Protection And Expert Service

April 12, 2015

 

When you buy expensive household appliances, furniture, electronics, cars and other big-ticket items, you typically buy with the peace of mind knowing your purchase is covered by a warranty. Imagine the shock you would feel if you purchased a $5,000 refrigerator, for example, paid to have it delivered and hooked up, then discovered six months later it was breaking down. Without a warranty on the fridge, you would be out of luck.

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Don’t Take Your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter RV to Any Repair Shop: This Precision Vehicle Demands Knowledgeable Expertise

April 07, 2015

For many people, the thought of taking to the open road and exploring the United States, North America or South America at their leisure is at the top of their bucket lists. Buying a recreational vehicle and exploring the world is appealing for myriad reasons. If you are traveling via recreational vehicle, you can set your own schedule and save tons of money on airfare and lodging. A recreational vehicle truly becomes your home away from home. You can decorate it to your liking and equip it with your prized possessions. You can travel when you want and where you want.

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A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Should Only be Serviced and Repaired by a Trusted Sprinter Specialist

March 29, 2015

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is one of the most unique and most recognizable vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. If you own one or several Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, you may have already discovered that not all repair shops that work on a Mercedes-Benz should be working on this specialized vehicle. Read on to learn why you should only trust your Sprinter with technicians who have been specially trained to service these unique vans.

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Southwest Auto Offers Car Repair Financing to Help You Maintain Your Investment

January 11, 2015

Car repairs can be a major drain on your wallet and always seem to come at the worst possible time. This may leave you wondering, “Where can I find a car repair shop in Dallas that does financing?” When you turn to Southwest Auto, you will receive the auto repair services you require with the financial assistance you need. We understand how difficult it can be to find the funds to repair your car and don’t want you to wait too long, causing more serious issues.

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Excess Oil Consumption is Just One of the Reasons it's Important to Have Your 2007+ Mini Cooper Serviced

January 04, 2015

One of the most important components to ensure your car operates well is the engine oil. Most people don’t realize it’s normal for cars to consume some amount of oil. Understanding the rate of engine oil consumption in a 2007 or newer Mini Cooper is essential to ensure you can identify when the amount exceeds what is considered average. When you have your vehicle serviced regularly, you decrease the risk of excess oil consumption.

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