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I got my car radiator fixed at Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting and I have to say the service was great and the price was right. The turn arou…
5181 N Highway 67Midlothian, TX 76065
When these guys quote a price and the actual repair turns out to be less, they pass that along to the customer. They are truthful and efficient; a rare commodity in the auto repair business.
1419 Crescent AveLewisville, TX 75057
I am very picky who works on my truck I went in and talk to these guys before I left it with them they they assured me they would fix my truck with a warranty which they did these guys are AWESOME !!!!!! !f you take your diesel to anyone else you're wasting your money these guys know what the…
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From Business: Firestone Complete Auto Care is a full-service auto maintenance and repair shop offering a large and affordable selection of tires, convenient hours & locations for car repair, tire replacement, brake services, auto tune ups, radiator repair, car batteries and more. We've been providing the right solutions since 1926, one …
302 Patterson StWaxahachie, TX 75165
We were passing through Waxahachie Texas on our way home from San Antonio Texas. Our car would not start after spending the night at the Super 8. I called them simply by looking up auto repair in the yellow pages. They took care of us as soon as we called that morning. They arranged for a to…
2417 W Oakdale RdIrving, TX 75060
Could not find anyone to repair a very rare center console in my 2005 Chevy SSR. Took it to DFW Cluster repair and they fixed it . Had 2 other cluster repair shops look at it and they said they couldn’t get parts. DFW IS VERY KNOWLEDABLE.
1800 W Highway 287 BusinessWaxahachie, TX 75165
From Business: We are proud to be your local Ford dealer and meet your service, new car sales and used car sales needs! We have all of the latest Ford trucks, Ford cars, Ford SUVs, Crossovers and Hybrids, from the best-selling F-150 and Super Duty trucks to our full car line, including Fiesta, Focus, C-MAX, Fusion, Taurus, and the world …
1530 W Highway 287 BypWaxahachie, TX 75165
Dewayne and crew were very up-front about pricing and time of service. Did not try to up-sell me on services I did not need. Jackie performed my Tacoma alignment with me watching. He knows his stuff and has the latest tools and equipment. Also did an oil change while I was there using my own oil…
405 N State Highway 342Red Oak, TX 75154
I have a 2007 Lexus (just out of warranty) that needed repair. The dealership was trying to charge me double the amount for the same repair. These guys are the real deal. I was treated like family and the genuinely care about your vehicle & customer service. Thank you Eagans Garage, you have…
Four tips for keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while you wait.
When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
i have built many old cars terry and his sons have helped me many times not just on exhaust but multiple things for 30 years i will always recommend him to be fair and do good work
Took it there with engine problems and was told the engine needed to be rebuilt. I paid 4000 dollars and rebuilt the engine twice each time the engine was worse. Now I'm out 4000 and a vehicle because they will not return my money. Please reach out to others and do not go to this shop Best Auto Care
Terry she's a good job, fair prices. Had Flowmaster exhaust done on 08 titan . 3 years ago, still working fine. New system from cats back, 300 dollars
This muffler shop is a big rip off!!!! Terry will give you used no good exhaust system that you will have to replace. I took my truck back to him and he got an attude and would not fix the exhaust right. I would not go to this muffler shop you will only end up replacing your exhaust about 4 or 5 months down the road. RIP OFF !!!!!!!!!!!!
after spending 3100 dollars at this shop in less than 2 months. The owner told me my 98 v6 camaro was too hard to work on and he couldn't figure out why it had broken down 10 times in one month.... Took it to featherstons in waxahachie and it took them one day to fix the problem. The owner of best auto care lied constantly after having my car for 2 weeks saying that his mechanic quit on him because of my car and that's why it was taking so long. I went up there and they were both eating at 2pm with friends inside the garage with the doors down...DO NOT TAKE YOUR CAR HERE.
This guy uses knock off mufflers on customers he thinks he can get away with it on. Make sure you are getting the name brand Part like Magna flow and Flow Master mufflers.if you are not careful you might end up with something that is very loud and unbearable to ride in.proceed with great caution. he gave me two knock off mufflers before he finally gave me the real deal.watch out man, just watch out.This is the real truth! !!!! after give me a knock off the first time you would have thought that he would not have try it again. Wrong, this guy had bad intentions from the very start.no matter what you've heard are what you read,this is the real truth!!!!!!!!!!!
This place is great! Im not from this area but my car broke down while in town. This place has the best prices on equipment and labor. Got quoted more than $800 for my timing belt elsewhere but these guys did a great job for hundreds less. Low overhead, little shop but Id rather support small business than Kuick Kars. This is where Im going from now on, Nice guys too, that always helps. Their not your typical jack up the price and screw you over mechanics, honest feeling.
Some people use their garages to keep their cars safe. Others use them to store boxes of books and home decorations. No matter how a garage is used, there is one key factor they all must have in common to protect the precious items within: A functional garage door.
There is no shortage of variety when it comes to choosing a garage door. Options include different materials, styles and lifting or opening methods, each with its own unique pros and cons.
When deciding on the right garage door, the first thing to consider is the style.
Garage Door Styles
The two most common styles of garage door include:
The benefits of swing-out doors are their classic look and the ability to keep the garage ceiling clear for added storage space. The major downside of this style is the amount of time it takes to manually lock, unlock, open, and close them. They can be manual or operated by a remote control.
Perhaps the most common and recognizable style is the roll-up garage door. These features are much easier to automate than their swinging counterparts, making them a preferred choice for many homeowners. However, ceiling space must be sacrificed to make room for the door when open. These are typically automatic, but manual models are also available.
Aside from these popular models, homeowners can choose between:
Once you've determined the style of garage door, you can move on to choosing the material. Some considerations you might keep in mind include:
If you're looking for something that will withstand the test of errant basketballs and driver's education students, a vinyl door might be your best bet. These doors are hard to dent or break and don't need much maintenance to keep up their appearance. They are usually built on steel frames with polyurethane insulation and come in a limited variety of colors.
Wood can stand up to plenty of the abuse a garage door may be subject to from time to time. They are also attractive doors with many color options. They can be painted or stained at the factory or on site. One of the biggest downsides to wood garage doors is the upkeep - they may need to be repainted or restained regularly to maintain the color.
Fiberglass doors can break with a strong impact but in general are pretty sturdy. Like vinyl doors, they are built on steel frames and insulated with polyurethane.
Wood composite doors have the same aesthetic advantages of wood doors but are less expensive. They usually have a wood frame and are filled with polyurethane insulation. Some may have fiberboard skins and are designed to closely mimic wood.
It doesn't take much to dent these doors, but they aren't very expensive and require little maintenance. However, they are subject to rust, especially in damper climates.
These doors can also easily dent but don't rust. They are also lightweight, which is ideal for larger garage doors, as more weight on such a large frame could put added stress on the lifting or opening mechanism.
Five basic designs of garage door openers are available to homeowners. Two are relatively recent developments, while the other three are fairly standard and have been around for decades.
One of the biggest advantages of the direct-drive opener is how silent it is. With the motor being the only moving part of this machine, it's said to be the quietest model available. This is one of the newest designs and was developed in Germany.
Another relatively recent design, this model is ideal for a homeowner who wants to keep the ceiling clear for storage. It is set up on the wall closest to the garage door as opposed to on the ceiling, like most garage door openers.
This opener is powered by a motor that rotates a threaded-steel rod on which a trolley rides. It is a relatively quick garage door opener, though most garage doors close at the same rate for safety reasons. Additionally, they are said to be the easiest to maintain, given that they don't involve many moving parts. However, these doors have a history of problems when the temperature quickly changes, and they are noisy. If there is an apartment or office above a garage, screw-driven openers may not be the best option.
These use a chain similar to that of a bicycle. The chain pulls a trolley connected to a bar that lifts the garage door. It can be noisy and cause vibrations, given the metal-to-metal contact, though more recent models are said to be a little bit better about this.
The function of belt-driven openers is the same as chain-driven openers. The only major difference is that instead of metal chains, these door openers are built with a belt made of fiberglass, steel-reinforced rubber, or polyurethane. This brings down the noise level but increases the price.
As with most things mechanical, garage doors may begin to develop problems after a few years of use. Many typical problems are easily identified and, with the right knowledge or help from a professional, aren't too difficult to fix.
Transmitter or Remote Won't Work
The first thing you should check in this instance is the transmitter battery. Dead batteries are often the culprit, though there are other causes seen as well. If the batteries are in good shape, take a look at the cables and tracks to make sure they are clear, clean, and sturdy.
Door Doesn't Close All the Way
If you notice a gap at the bottom of your garage door after closing it, try resetting the close limit. Your door might be set to close at a higher point than the ground. It might also be set too low, and when the door reaches the ground, the sensor reacts in the same way it would if an object was obstructing its path: by retreating upward.
Door Shakes When Opening
This could be caused by debris on the tracks or wheels. Clean these first to see if this is the problem. If not, the springs might be stretched unevenly or worn out.
Door Squeaks When Opening
The rollers are most likely dry and need to be lubricated.
Door Closes Faster Than Usual
A quickly closing garage door could easily become a safety hazard. The problem is usually springs that are too stretched out. They should be replaced by a professional. Working with these large springs can be difficult, and they can quickly turn into dangerous, fast-moving metal whips.
Door Makes a Strange Sound at the Same Point Every Time It's Used
This might mean your tracks are either dented, falling, or otherwise misaligned. This is not just annoying; it's dangerous. Misaligned or damaged tracks can cause the door to cease working or to fall off its tracks. If your door seems to be working fine overall, feel free to inspect the issue further. But if your door is stuck, slanted, or looks unstable, call a professional who will have the right tools to fix the problem.
Door Sticks When Opening or Closing
If you begin to notice this around a change in seasons, check the lubricant on the tracks. Weather patterns will affect lubricant's effectiveness. Dirt or debris on the tracks could also be the cause; make sure they're clear and clean. If the tracks look fine, make sure the doors are hung evenly.
It's not uncommon for a garage door to have a problem or two every once in awhile. But, if the same issue keeps coming up or one cause has led to a variety of problems, it might be time to consider replacing your door altogether.
For someone who's familiar with tackling tough home improvement projects, installing a garage door might be a viable do-it-yourself project. It'll likely take the better part of a Saturday, and it's not a bad idea to ask for help, especially when taking off the old door.
But if you're even a little bit wary of taking on such a large task, reaching out to a professional would probably be a smart move. On average, a new garage door installation will cost around $1,000. Most homeowners end up paying somewhere between $740 and $1,400, including the installation and the door itself.
Likewise, a custom garage door could be a project that an experienced wood or metal worker can take on with the right materials, tools, and knowledge. However, for the amateur DIY-er, contacting a professional might be the best way to go. If you are unfamiliar with the project, the weight alone could prove to be an issue. Depending on the size, it could weigh as much as 200 pounds, though some smaller or uninsulated ones could be less than 100 pounds.
To keep your garage door functional for as long as possible, try to inspect it every so often to ensure everything is working properly. A problem that goes too long without attention can only get worse and wind up costing you more to repair or replace the door.
About once a month, carefully observe the door as you open and close it. If you hear or see anything unusual, take a closer look at it. The regular motion could easily loosen up some of the hardware, so take a few minutes to tighten everything up. Also, be sure that tracks, tires, and other moving parts are properly lubricated.
If your door is painted, make sure it isn't chipped or peeling. Deteriorating paint on a wooden door could let moisture in, which leads to warped doors, while a steel door could rust if water gets in.