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    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
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Are You Ready For The Road?

An average of 13,000 Americans are killed between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, some as a result of unperformed vehicle maintenance, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each year, neglected maintenance leads to more than 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries and more than $2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses and property damage.

Most mechanical failures can be traced to neglected maintenance. For example, the U. S. Department of Transportation reports the leading cause of mechanical breakdown on our nation's highways is overheating, a condition that is easily avoidable. Other deficiencies that are simple to detect include low antifreeze/coolant, worn or loose drive belts and defective cooling system hoses.

Checking tire pressure and inflating a tire costs nothing, yet an average of 21 percent of cars inspected in check lanes during National Car Care Month have under inflated tires. This can lead to a blowout and a serious accident.

Fuel Saving Tips

Condition Effect MPG Penalty up to
Under inflated tires Increase rolling resistance 1-2mpg
Dirty air filter Causes excessively rich fuel/air mixture 2.0mpg
Worn spark plugs Cause inefficient combustion, wasted fuel 2.0mpg
Worn O2 sensor Unable to detect and adjust air/fuel mixture 3mpg
Dirty or substandard engine oil Increases internal engine friction 0.4mpg
Loose gas cap Allows fuel to evaporate 2.0mpg
Potential loss in fuel economy if all of the above were neglected
11.4mpg

The Car Care Council offers these fuel-saving tips:

  1. Vehicle gas caps -- About 17 percent of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or are missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.
  2. Under inflated tires -- When tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with the parking brake on and can cost a mile or two per gallon.
  3. Worn spark plugs -- A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in a lot of heat and electrical and chemical erosion. A dirty spark plug causes misfiring, which wastes fuel. Spark plugs need to be replaced as recommended by the manufacturer.
  4. Dirty air filters -- An air filter that is clogged with dirt, dust and bugs chokes off the air and creates a "rich" mixture -- too much gas being burned for the amount of air, which wastes gas and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent, saving about 20 cents a gallon.

Fuel-saving driving tips include:

  • Don't be an aggressive driver -- Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent on city streets, which results in 10 to 66 cents per gallon.
  • Avoid excessive idling -- Sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.
  • Observe the speed limit -- Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mpg driven over 60 will result in an additional 10 cents per gallon. To maintain a constant speed on the highway, cruise control is recommended.

WIPERS - In the 2001National Car Care Month vehicle check lanes, 21percent of participants had wipers that smeared, streaked or chattered across their windshields. Although climates vary, wipers generally need replacing every six months. An easy reminder is to change wiper blades in the spring and fall when you change your clock. Be sure the windshield washers are working properly, too, and keep the reservoir filled with solvent.

LIGHTING - Another important pre-trip check should be exterior and interior lighting. Vehicle check lanes revealed an overall failure rate of over 25 percent in the lighting category. The Car Care Council reminds motorists to check their lights monthly. Other suggestions from the Council include turning on headlights both day and night. This helps define your car's position on the road, and its distance from other drivers. When your vehicle's lighting is defective, other motorists may not get the message that you intend to stop or turn. The end result could be disastrous.

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre-trip checklist:

  • Check all fluids. There are several fluids, in addition to antifreeze, that require attention, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check hoses and belts. A belt that fails can affect the electrical system, air conditioning and power steering, as well as the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.
  • Check the tires. Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.

"While a last minute checkup is better than no checkup, motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility. A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps," said the Car Care Council's Executive Director, Rich White.

Not only can a pre-trip inspection help reduce chances of costly and possibly dangerous road trouble, it also provides an opportunity to have repairs made at home, with one's own technician who knows the vehicle. Especially important, it provides peace of mind. While no inspection can guarantee a car's performance, it's comforting to know proper precautions were taken.



What People Say About Us


  • -Zeeshan M.

    Quick oil and filter changes, tire repair as well as purchase new, body shop, family owned and operated. Owner works and available all the time. Reasonable charges.


  • -RJ R.

    Always the Best Service Ever!!!


  • -Rhonda W.

    Friendly, honest mechanics. I am glad my friend told me about them.


  • -UC U.

    Knowledgeable! Fair price! Great customer service!!


  • -Timothy R.

    These guys are great. They have helped me twice so far for my automotive needs. Friendly, knowledgable and fair repair prices. I highly recommend them and will be using them again. They appear to be always pretty busy. There is a reason why...They do do great work!


  • -Farook H.

    The people here are great at what they do. Through the great customer service, you can feel that you are leaving your car in good hands. Fully recommended for anybody.


  • -Ram K. B.

    The one and only trustworthy mechanic I've found. Expert in hybrid battery and other things. Very respectful and quick fix. I recommend A&B Car Experts for peaceful life for your car.


  • -Jona H.

    I recommend it. Service with a smile. Good work, honesty, fix it right the first time, and inexpensive. Oh yeah, they have good coffee too and candy.


  • -David M.

    Finally, an honest mechanic who does quality service asap. I finally found the automotive unicorn. My company fleet will be serviced here. Mr. White is a class act.


  • -Sarah C.

    I work around the corner from this place, so dropped car off during lunch for an oil change. The customer service is great! I paid exactly what I was quoted, and they had it done within a few hours (I told them I'd come back later for it, and it didn't need to be done ASAP!). They even offered me a plate of food while I waited to check out when I went to pick it up. I'll definitely be back.


  • -Emily D.

    Found this place on Google and after reading a few reviews, thought I'd give them a try. 100% satisfied!!! Love this place. Great prices. I was outta there in an hour. Honest, family operated, convenient and very laidback. Please give this place a try, you won't be disappointed.


  • -Alaweeya M.

    Very helpful, thorough, trustworthy, quality work, good prices, and I got a plate of food & coffee!!!


  • -Del S.

    Everyone knows how difficult it is to find an HONEST, and at the same time a PROFESSIONAL, mechanic. I sure found mine. I would not go anywhere else for sure!!!!


  • -Archibald S.

    Never dread going to a mechanic again. Do yourself a favor, do business with the experts.


  • -Megan K.

    My car was fixed in the range I felt comfortable paying. Quick and easy. Also, I ultimately paid $150.00 less then we expected.


  • -Rosie V.

    I'm so thankful that I found this place. Everybody is helpful, and they take care of your car with only what needs to be done, nothing more. Thank you!


  • -Clayton R.

    I recently had my radiator replaced at A&B. The service was excellent, and they were able to fix my car quickly and much cheaper than expected.


  • -Heather H.

    This is the fastest, most professional auto repair shop I have been to. And, unfortunately, I've been to quite a few. They went above and beyond to help me and quickly repair my vehicle. Thanks so much! I highly recommend them.


  • -Diane P.

    Professional, honest and truly experts in car repair - regardless of the make or model.


  • -Lilly K.

    Always upfront & honest about what needs to be done. The work is top quality & very fast. I appreciate their service very much & recommend them to all of my friends/family.


  • -Sheila B.

    Everyone is professional and experts in their job. Very reasonable.


  • -S.

    Very professional and good honest work. I've been bringing my personal vehicles here for years and am now bringing my work vehicles as well.


  • -Corey A.

    Had my truck towed to their shop Monday night, and my truck was repaired and ready to go Tuesday afternoon. Great customer service.


  • -Dale S.

    Brought my 2003 Ford Mustang in for power steering leak and loud screeching noise. They tried four different power steering pumps to replace it, but they didn't charge me extra. They actually gave me a discount for the inconvenience.


  • -Lisa F.

    These guys are so awesome! I refuse to go anywhere else to have my car fixed.


  • -Monad

    Had a very pleasant experience. AC was not blowing, so I was given an estimate to change the fan. When the problem was fixed, I was told the fan is fine, and it was another minor problem and was charged a lot less! Thank you for your honesty. Excellent business.


  • -Monther A.

    Honest mechanic. Will only fix what's bad and not over charge or fix something that doesn't need fixing.


  • -Jay B.

    Ashraf is the best. I needed a quote for two older model Camrys, and he helped me get a quick estimate for cheap! I would highly recommend this place to all of my friends and family for their auto repair needs.


  • -Dorthey H.

    I was a little nervous about going to a new shop, but once I got there the guys were super nice. They were upfront and honest. I will go back if I ever need service again.


  • -Jay K.

    Very honest reviews. I came from dealer who told me my Prius need brake replacement and oil leak. Ashraf inspected it very carefully and told me there is nothing wrong with my car and did not charge me anything. He taught me how to replace cabin air filter, and I did it myself to save lots of money by buying parts from Auto Zone. I trust Ashra, and I will bring all my cars.


  • -P. S. E.

    A&B has always been super helpful and friendly even on short notice in their late working hours. So far I have been there a few times. I believe the staff (today I worked with Ashraf) truly care about their business' reputation and in turn offer honest, fast, and good work. Also, the lobby is comfortable with snacks, couches and phone chargers.


  • -Joe A.

    Don't judge a book by its cover. A&B may look like a busy, overcrowded neighborhood repair garage. However, the true judging of this facility is not based on curb appeal, but on their ability to perform a multitude of complex repair issues including exceptional body repair. A&B may be a neighborhood repair facility, but their capabilities and customer-focused service raise them above other shops where you are just a number and an invoice.


  • -Chris C.

    Ashraf and his guys take care of me every time. I trust him 100% with his recommendations. A&B changed the tires on my Hyundai Sonata, and they've been great. They've fixed the A/C in my Hyundai after taking it to another garage where they only temporarily fixed the issue. Needless to say I go to Ashraf and his team. I've also serviced my mother's Ford Fusion Hybrid and my good old Astro Van. Thank you for the great service.


  • -Bill R.

    These guy were great every step of the way. My car was towed to them and it fixed itself on the way!! They didn't charge me anything and still gave me advice and local places to buy parts. They do the right thing every time! Thank you.


  • -Austin K.

    I enjoy doing my own car work, however sometimes things don't go quite right, and I end up needing someone more experienced. Such was the case when the bolt on my catalytic converter broke. As the bolt is pressed in, it was much more difficult to work with. After several hours of using a punch on the bolt, drilling, and using torches, I decided it was time to give up and call a professional. I showed up early next morning at A&B, a recommendation from a friend, and Ashraf got my car up and immediately started work on it. In less than an hour he was done. He had a great attitude, was easy to work with, and had a reasonable rate. I am very happy with A&B Car Experts.


  • -Saad T.

    I've known Ashraf for over five years, and he is as honest a person as I've ever met. He takes pride in his work and provides excellent automotive advice. He only performs what is necessary, and you never have to worry about the workmanship. High quality service from a high integrity individual...what more could you ask for?


  • -Jordan H.

    Joe was great. I called one afternoon, and he was able to see my car the next morning and was done about an hour later. He replaced the motor so the window would work again. I couldn't pick the car up until later that day, and they didn't mind me leaving it there until I could get there. I highly recommend him as he does his work efficiently and at a great price.


  • -Shani S.

    Joe is a doll. I am sure he doesn't want to be called that, being a mechanic and all, but it's the truth. These guys are friendly, helpful, and their prices are more than fair. Need a used tire? Go here first. Need some auto work? Go here - these guys won't steer you wrong! We were stranded in Round Rock with a flat tire, they were right around the corner, and we scored a tire for a Jeep for just $35 that was in awesome shape. Thanks, A&B!!!


  • -Jessie T.

    I was very impressed with the service I got at A&B. I went in for a routine oil change and tire rotation and was helped quickly. The service took about an hour. The best part was that I wasn't bullied into any extra services. I told them what I wanted, and they gave me just that. When a problem arose with my car, they took me into the garage to show me the problem, but let me decide how to handle it without pressuring me into one decision or the other. At $45, the oil change and tire rotation was a bit more expensive than going to Jiffy Lube or another chain mechanic, but getting honest and courteous treatment is worth it to me.


  • -Melissa R.

    These guys are great! I don't feel pressured or like I'm minutes away from burning a hole in my wallet. They really value your loyalty, which means they will be honest! I came in a few months ago just for an oil change. Little did I know, I had a plethora of other issues. There was a rat nest that caused issues with my engine, there was a nail in my tire, and I had a dying battery. All of these issues weren't really a surprise, but I'm glad A&B looked at it. They even patched my tire for free! Again, great service...I will be back again!


  • -Amm W.

    After several visits, I actually feel comfortable trusting these guys with my car. I'm not easily impressed, especially when it comes to auto repair shops, but I have to admit these guys know what they're doing. I find their prices very reasonable & their work is professional and honest. They do get really busy sometimes so try calling them before you show up. They've always managed to repair my car in a timely manner. I hope it stays like this because the location is also very convenient to me.


  • -Abe S.

    Excellent knowledge about cars, honest at a very reasonable price, you can't possibly have it any better. A friend of mine told me about this place and that I should check it out, so I took my son's 2006 Dodge Charger to have front end work and alignment. Friendly guys, honest, they showed me what was wrong with the car. So, I got the best type of parts, which are made by MOOG, and they have a life time warranty and their prices are good. I am extremely happy with the service I got and definitely will go back. I would recommend giving them a shot and trying it for yourself. I promise you will not regret it.


  • -Amy T.

    BEST AUTO CARE PLACE IN ROUND ROCK!!! Everytime I have an issue, I call around to get quotes & I always end up here. They have saved me so much money! Not to mention the quality of work is the same or even better than the bigger places. I have decided this is the only place I will take my car. The guys are very friendly & tell you if they find something else wrong, but without pressuring you. Very professional service!


  • -Zeeshan M.

    Quick oil and filter changes, tire repair as well as purchase new, body shop, family owned and operated. Owner works and available all the time. Reasonable charges.

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