Tips for Safe Driving

What is a Safe Driving Distance? Driving safely should always be your top priority when you're behind the wheel, especially during rush hour traffic when there is no shortage of distractions and little breathing room on the road. One of the most critical aspects of safe driving is maintaining a safe following distance to ensure

The Different Types of Car Batteries

The Five Types of Car Batteries and How to Choose the Right One There are many different types of car batteries available on the market, but how can you tell which one is best for your vehicle? Your decision will ultimately be influenced by factors such as engine size, battery technology, cold cranking amps (CCA),

How To Know When To Replace Brake Pads

How Brake Pads Work Your brakes are arguably the most critical safety feature on your vehicle. Without them, you would be unable to control your car or truck. Keeping them in good working order will help to ensure you can always control your speed and bring your vehicle to a stop whenever necessary. Austin's Pro

When You Need To Call a Tow Truck

Do You Need a Tow Truck? Modern cars are very reliable and will typically keep running for many years with little maintenance. However, sometimes you will find yourself stranded with a non-working vehicle. While you may want to avoid needing to pay for a tow truck, calling one may be necessary. The following are four

What’s the Difference Between Automatic and Manual Transmissions?

Automatic and Manual Transmissions It may sound like a silly question, but do you know the difference between an automatic and manual transmission? The surface-level answer is obvious: one changes gears automatically and the other manually. However, most people know little more than that. Understanding how your transmission works can help you better maintain it,

When To Use a Credit Card for Auto Repairs

Credit Cards and Auto Repairs Your car likely is one of your most significant assets. Paying for auto repair and maintenance can get expensive, especially during lean times. However, many owners are nervous about the possibility of using credit cards and other debt to pay for maintenance. However, it may be a smart financial decision

What Is a Tune-Up?

Tune-Ups Explained You may have heard that cars and trucks sometimes need tune-ups. However, if you are like most drivers, you have no idea what this is or what is involved. Learning a little more about this process can help you decide if and when your vehicle should bring your car to Austin’s Pro Max

The 4 Most Popular Cars in History

The Most Popular Cars If you like cars and/or trucks, you likely have some models that you love. Perhaps there is a particular brand you keep coming back to or a specific car you idolize. You aren’t alone. People love their vehicles, and many have strong opinions. Of course, tastes are subjective, and everyone likes

Are Performance Brake Pads Worth It?

Should You Get Performance Brake Pads? As you likely know, your car or truck’s brakes use pads to generate and absorb friction against the rotors. These consumable items play a central role in slowing and controlling your vehicle. The experts at Austin’s Pro Max recommend changing your brake pads from time to time as they