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Southwest Auto
11353 Mathis Avenue
Dallas, TX 75229

(972) 488-2525

ASE Certified Technicians

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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The Advantages of Building a Relationship with an Independent European Repair Shop

December 06, 2015

If your child develops a fever, where do you take him or her for medical care? You probably head to a pediatrician who specializes in caring for children. If your dog needs to be trimmed for the summer, do you take him to your barber? No, you take him to a dog groomer who specializes in those specific services. When your BMW, Audi or Mercedes needs service or repair, where do you go? Surprisingly, many owners of European autos head to a local general repair shop rather than a European vehicle specialist. Read on to learn why that’s not a smart choice.

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Is it Time for an Oil Change? At Southwest Auto, We Not Only Offer the Best Service, We Offer the Best Prices

November 16, 2015

If you drive a high-end import vehicle, you’ve got impeccable taste in automobiles and you’re probably meticulous about keeping up with scheduled preventive maintenance. You’re well aware that not getting your oil change at the recommended interval could damage your import car, so you’re careful to take it in regularly for this important service.

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With Temperatures Rising, Make Sure Your Car Air Conditioner is Working Properly

July 15, 2015

If you’re a Texas homeowner, you probably schedule an AC checkup in the spring to make sure it's working properly as the temperatures begin to climb. There are few things worse than flipping on your home’s air-conditioner to gain relief from oven-like heat outside, only to find it will not turn on. Or, perhaps it turns on but blows hot air. One thing that’s as disconcerting as a broken home air conditioner is a broken car air conditioner. If you haven’t scheduled your vehicle’s summer air conditioning repair service, you should. The countdown to unbearable Texas heat is on, and no one enjoys sweating through their commute.

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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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