Ask an Auto Mechanic in Pasadena, Texas

Ask the Auto Mechanics at Bayway CDJR

Having Trouble with Your Car?  Speak to a Factory-Trained Mechanic Today!

If you've ever had questions or concerns about your car, you can trust that you're not alone. Becoming an automotive expert is a tough task, which is why Bayway Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is here to help you answer all the questions you may have.  Our team of factory-trained service technicians at our state-of-the-art facility in Pasadena, TX, is qualified to help answer all your most important questions.

Why Trust the Auto Repair Experts in Pasadena, TX?

Before you start firing away with questions for our service team to answer, you need to know why you can trust the auto repair experts at Bayway CDJR. Considering we offer one of the biggest selections of new vehicles in the entire city, you can be sure that our service team is equipped to manage and make every repair for all makes and models.

Not only that but our experienced service team is trained to deliver top-level customer service to ensure you know what's happening to your vehicle after it breaks down. But to make things easier for you and make you feel more part of the process, our team invites you to ask the auto mechanics at Bayway CDJR any questions you have.  We'll do our best to answer them and give you peace of mind that your vehicle is in the right hands here at our facility in Pasadena, TX.

Ask Our Mechanics - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We get asked a ton of questions because our customers trust our service professionals when it comes to getting the right answers.  If you or someone you know has any questions about automotive repair or the service processes at Bayway CDJR, please let them know to contact us. We're also proud to offer simple solutions to some of the most common automotive flaws that may help you diagnose and repair the problem yourself.

To help you get started, we've compiled a list of some of the most popular questions that our service team often gets asked via phone or email.  If you have a question that you'd like answered, please contact us right away, and we'll be sure to reward you with a prompt and friendly response.

You Ask, We Answer - Popular Service & Repair FAQ

Why won't my car start?

There are several potential reasons why your car won't start.  It could be because your battery is dead, which usually results in a 'no click, no start'.  But it could also be because you have bad spark plugs, crude oil corrupting your engine, or a faulty alternator that's improperly harnessing the necessary amperage to get your engine to turn over.

Why isn't my key fob working?

Key fobs are battery-powered, hand-held digital keys that operate with the push of a button. If your key fob isn't working - or suddenly stops working - it's most likely because the battery is dead.  In most cases, you might be able to change the battery, but for more advanced key fobs that require a specialized tool, simply bring it in to our shop, and we'll replace it just as quickly as you came in.

How do I jump-start my car?

Jump starting your car seems dangerous if you don't know what you're doing, but we're here to reassure you that it's a routine service anyone can learn.  The first step is making sure you - or another friendly driver on the roads in Pasadena - have a set of jumper cables.  To hook up the cables properly, you need to position the car with a good battery close to your dead battery.  Refer to your owner's manual for proper cable hook-up instructions and let your car recharge by letting the engine run with cables attached for at least 5 to 10 minutes.

What are some helpful tips for maintaining my tires?

Tire maintenance and care are very important, and there are a few helpful tips that you can use to ensure your tires last longer, including:

  • Rotate your tires to avoid uneven wear and tear
  • Swap out your all-season tires for winter tires during the colder weather months
  • Keep your tires properly inflated with the correct PSI
  • Inspect tire tread depth a few times annually, checking for bald spots and ruptured side walls

How do I drain and replace old fluid under my hood?

Under the hood of your car lives a serpentine network of tubes, hoses, and fluid reservoirs. You don't have to be an expert to drain and replace your old engine fluids, but you do need to know which ones are the most vital and important to the overall health of your vehicle.  For instance, your coolant and windshield wiper fluid can be drained and refilled by you at home.  But for other fluids like your motor oil, brake fluid, and power steering fluid, we recommend scheduling a service appointment to have those professionally flushed and replenished.

What are some tips for maintaining my car during the winter?

Winter maintenance is crucial.  Even for drivers in California, you can never be too prepared for inclement weather that comes rushing in at any moment.  To help outlast the frigid winter weather conditions this season, our team encourages you to take advantage of the following three winter service tips, including:

  • Get an oil change and replace the oil filter
  • Rotate your tires or swap your all-season tires out for winter tires
  • Pack an emergency car kit, including items like food, water, and warm clothes

What do I do if my tire pressure light comes on?

Your tire pressure warning light gets triggered when the system detects low air pressure in one or all your tires.  If you see this light pop up on your dashboard, it serves as an immediate sign that you must refill your tires with air right away.  Most gas stations and convenience stores offer free air - or compressed air at a small fee - that you can use to fill up with your tires at any time during the day or night.

Contact Us to Learn More

For more information about the importance of routine auto service and to reach out to our service department with any additional questions, please don't hesitate to call or contact us online at Bayway CDJR today!  We look forward to hearing from you!