Shop Talk

Welcome to Shop Talk, where our Sun Auto Service Automotive Experts discuss and answer the most frequently asked questions from our customers across Nevada and Texas. Here you’ll learn why routine maintenance is an integral part of caring for your vehicle to knowing when your vehicle is due for repairs—all in an effort to educate our customers and demonstrate why Sun Auto Service is the one you can trust for all your automotive repairs and maintenance.

Naturally, you may still have questions regarding your vehicle. Please don’t hesitate to call your nearest Sun Auto Service where our friendly, knowledgeable Service Advisors are always available to answer any questions you may have.

How To Avoid Distracted Driving

Anything that can deter your attention from driving can be defined as distracted driving. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 80% of accidents and 16% of highway deaths are the result of unfocused drivers. So how can we learn to avoid distracted driving and common interferences behind the wheel? Read More

Make Sure Your AC is Working Correctly

In the midst of the sweltering heat of the summer, there’s nothing you rely on more than your car’s air conditioning to keep you comfortable on the road. While outside temperatures may reach as high as 110 degrees, the ambient temperature inside your vehicle may surge to temps around 170 degrees or more when exposed to direct sunlight. Having your air conditioner functioning to its maximum potential is a must to keep you cool. Read More

Knock, Knock! It’s Your Engine

Knock, knock jokes may be funny but it’s certainly no laughing matter when the knocking is coming from your engine. A knock or pinging sound could be indicative of a few things but one thing is for sure, the engine may be struggling to operate efficiently. Read on to find out the answer to the question you may be asking, “Why does my engine knock or ping?” and what you can do to prevent it. Read More

Going on a Road Trip? Take Care of Your Battery

Trips that are close enough to home but far enough away to relax, make great road trips. While you’re making your “to-do” list of travel essentials, be sure to add battery maintenance to your list before you hit the road. Making sure your battery is in the right condition will ensure a much smoother ride for you and your passengers. Read More

At the Head of Auto Repair in Henderson, Nevada

Outside of the hustle and bustle that Las Vegas is known for is the beautiful, mountainous city of Henderson, Nevada. Today, we’re meeting with Robert Head who’s the head of our location on South Stephanie Street in Henderson. He shares his fondness of the automotive service industry and how he got his start at such a young age. Read More

The Different Belts & Hoses In Your Car

The belts and hoses that your vehicle is equipped with are essential parts vital to the function of your engine’s cooling, charging, and air conditioning systems. Here, we discuss the task of each belt and hose and how to identify when replacement is necessary. Read More

Filters & Fuels In Your Car Engine

The engine is the most powerful component of your vehicle and works hard to move your vehicle from place to place. Keeping your engine in peak condition with routine maintenance such as frequent oil changes is always a good idea but what else can you do to ensure your engine maintains its power? Read More

My Car Won't Start: Is it the Starter, Alternator, or Battery?

Usually when your car doesn’t start right up, you may immediately suspect that the battery has died. This isn’t necessarily true considering there are several different parts that are involved in starting your vehicle. To help you determine whether the starter, alternator, or indeed the battery are at fault, let’s take a look at each of their roles and what could occur to indicate which element has failed. Read More

Can I Drive On Snow Tires Year Round?

In the spring it’s often difficult to know if the weather is going to be in the seventies and sunny or wintery weather with snowfall. As it gets warmer and the months go from spring to summer, you may wonder when you should replace your snow tires for summer and fall months, or if driving on your snow tires throughout the year is acceptable. Read More

Get to Know Your Automotive Team in Georgetown Texas

Vehicle owners in central Texas should look no further for auto care than Sun Auto Service in Georgetown, Texas. Let us introduce our Store Manager, Wes Russell, just one of our many automotive experts with 15 years’ experience in the automotive field, starting at just fourteen detailing cars at an auto auction in Las Vegas. Read More