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Catalytic Converter Theft. Fast and Professional Replacement in College Station TX

Catalytic Converter Theft. Fast and Professional Replacement in College Station TX

Theft / Stolen We Can Help   If you’re the unfortunate victim of catalytic converter theft near College Station TX, call or text  Gladney Automotive Solutions to replace your stolen exhaust parts fast.       The precious metals housed in catalytic converters make all vehicles that have them equipped a target for thieves. Over time, the car’s emission management has evolved and as a result moved the location of the catalytic converter further under the vehicle. This is unfortunately an easy location for thieves to get underneath the vehicle and cut the catalytic converter away.   In recent years, due to the supply chain shortages after the effects of the pandemic, catalytic converter theft has risen dramatically. A recent bust on the US west coast charged ... read more

Automotive Wheel Repair at Absolute Wheel Tech's

Automotive Wheel Repair at Absolute Wheel Tech's

Automotive Wheel Repair Gone are days of dodgy repair jobs and limited paint choices. Now with multi-finish options and custom colors, your wheels can become truly unique and be repaired efficiently using the most advanced processes. Your Wheels are the ultimate center piece for your car. You want to keep them in the best condition for car shows, family events and for higher resale value. With a host of techniques out there, it’s hard to understand where to begin. Why do I need good wheels?   When you drive along, passersby admire cars by their wheels. Making yours stand out will ensure that others will admire your vehicle and style. Plus, having healthy alloy wheels is vital for your safety. As damaged wheels do not rotate evenly, they can leak air out of the tires and even tiny cracks can lead to wheel buckling and serious accidents. It is essential that you have good condition wheels when driving. How do Alloy Wheels Get ... read more

European Vehicle Diagnostic, Service and Repair

European Vehicle Diagnostic, Service and Repair

European Vehicle Diagnostic, Service and RepairThe experience and tooling required by a specialist.   Your European vehicle needs to be a smooth running, elegant and easy to use. Sometimes it can cause you upset and needs repairing. Keeping your European vehicle on the road in the US shouldn’t be hard. Which is why the right team of technicians with the right skill set need to investigate and fix your issue in the shortest timeframe.   At Gladney Automotive Solutions we have one of the few trained technicians in most of the major European vehicle brands including BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Audi, and Porsche. Firstly, why does my European Car need servicing?   EU vehicles require servicing and regular inspections to make sure they run safely and do not break down. With each brand having their own service ... read more

What is ADAS, and how do I know my systems are calibrated after repair?

What is ADAS, and how do I know my systems are calibrated after repair?

What is ADAS, and how do I know my systems are calibrated after repair? How Repair Shops Need to Handle this New Technology ADAS is now part of almost every car and truck sold today. With the aftermarket repair industry inundated with types of repairs that didn’t exist 20 years ago, it’s a new segment that needs to be treated carefully.   Without the correct calibration equipment, technical knowhow and qualified technicians, the re-calibration of ADAS devices may not be performed correctly. Luckily at Gladney Automotive Solutions, we have a new separate re-calibration center that can handle all kinds of specialist tasks. Let’s explore different ADAS modules and how Gladney Automotive Solutions has the tools and experience to fix them ... read more

Tesla Car Maintenance:

Tesla Car Maintenance:

Tesla Car Maintenance:  Gladney Automotive Solutions in College Station TX has you covered Tesla is one of the most famous automotive brands that produce consumer electric vehicles ranging from SUVs to pickup trucks. They have established their dominance in the domain of electric cars and have already sold more than 200,000 units, with hundreds of thousands of others already pre-booked. Electric vehicles are based on new technology and are entirely different from fuel cars. Fuel vehicles are much more common, and their repair and maintenance are much easier and cost-friendly.   Consumers who drive electric vehicles are always looking out for automotive repair facilities with a team of experts who are entirely familiar with the technology and design of EVs. Well, the search for all such consumers is now over for College Station. Whether it is Tesla Model X or S, Tesla Model 3, Model Y or the Tesla Roadster, Gladney Automotive So ... read more

Rivian Trucks: Pros, Cons and Maintenance Tips

Rivian Trucks: Pros, Cons and Maintenance Tips

Rivian Trucks: Pros, Cons and Maintenance Tips Rivian is emerging as a potential competitor to Ford F-150 Lightning and Tesla Cybertruck. Recently, Rivian introduced its R1S consumer electric SUV, which is the perfect package for any family. A few things that you must know before opting to buy Rivian R1S are: Price: The launch edition was priced at $90,000, but it was not the base model. The base model, named the Explore Model by the company, starts from $72,500. This price is arguable, but there are only a few family cars that provide ample space and luxury. The cherry on top is that it will be eligible for the Tax Credit in the upcoming months.   Pros: This electric SUV should be on your list's top if you a fan of the following features:   Quick acceleration: The SUV goes from 0-60mph in mere 3.1 seconds. This gets all that adrenaline pumping through your veins. This figure becomes all the more i ... read more

GMC Hummer EV Truck and SUV: Features and Maintenance

GMC Hummer EV Truck and SUV: Features and Maintenance

GMC Hummer EV Truck and SUV: Features and Maintenance GMC has announced its entry into consumer EVs by introducing Hummer EV trucks and SUVs. People have already shown so much interest in both vehicles that it has overwhelmed the company. There have been 100,000 pre-bookings of the vehicles, and the company has delivered only around 750 of those. One of them has already been sold at 2.5 times the original price, at about $250,000, at an auction. Here are some of the features and maintenance options that might interest the readers:   Price: The three-motor version of the vehicle enters the market at a price tag of $106,645. At the same time, the base model with 625hp and 250 miles of range will come at $86,645. This might seem like a huge price tag, but the features we discuss net will blow your mind.                                 &nbs ... read more

The Chip shortage and additional options for automotive repairers sourcing replacement parts.

The Chip shortage and additional options for automotive repairers sourcing replacement parts.

What the Chip Shortage Means   Your car needs repairing but what do you do? In days of old a repair facility will diagnose and find the problem. If a replacement part is required, they will order it from any number of suppliers that manufacture vehicle modules. But in times of the pandemic and the global supply chain shortages - this is no longer an easy task.    The chip supply is still catching up with demand and car makers are looking at means to reduce their reliance on semiconductors. Either by re-designing vehicles to have fewer modules, or by warning customers that if they want their car, they can have it without some features.   Major car features including park assist, advanced driver assist, and infotainment extras may be excluded from the vehicle - even when their VIN and order from the factory has them included. This means auto repair shops need to do some detective work to understand what features their customers' cars have.   Ever ... read more

HOW SECURE ARE YOUR BRAKES?

HOW SECURE ARE YOUR BRAKES?

You've probably heard countless times that brakes maintenance is a must. Yet, many drivers put it off time and time again.    Excuses abound. Lack of time and high repair costs are the most popular. But there is one really dangerous pretext that stands out from the rest - thinking that brake service is only necessary when performance declines or a warning light comes on.   Overconfidence, the main enemy of road safety   In the last 30 years, automakers have invested millions in improving car safety. As part of this effort, modern cars now feature a variety of warning indicators in the instrument cluster. The brake warning light and the brake (pad) wear indicator are two of them. The problem with these indicators is that many people misunderstand their true purpose.   Contrary to popular belief, brake system warning indicators are not there to remind you to have your brakes serviced. These ... read more

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EV Charging and Tips for 2022

The recent surge in gas prices has fueled the demand for electric vehicles. As you might know, the President has set a goal for half of all new car sales to be electric, fuel cell, or hybrid electric vehicles by 2030, so the EV revolution is going to happen sooner rather than later.  If you’ve already purchased an EV or are about to, congratulations on saying goodbye to the gas pump. Here are a few tips for 2022 to help you get used to your new charging life. EV Credits You’ve just splashed out for an EV in a market where new cars are in short supply and buyers are getting overcharged on the sticker price. The good news is that you’ve heard that the government is offering rebates of up to $7,500 for EV purchases and you want to get some of your money back. Not so fast! It’s not an instant rebate. If you haven’t filed the credit this tax season, you’ll have to wait for the next one. Oh, and if you make more than $135,000 (or $200,000 filin ... read more

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