Unlike our neighboring city Dallas, we do not have a light rail system here in Fort Worth. Residents are more dependent on their vehicles to get around town. Whether you are driving to work every day, taking the kids to the Fort Worth Zoo, or making a trip to Dallas, we understand how important your vehicle is to you.
Our technicians and mechanics report that these are the top 4 most common questions asked at our Fort Worth auto service center.
The price normally comes down to a choice between conventional or synthetic oil. The type of oil depends on your driving conditions. Conventional oil works best for drivers who travel on flat terrain in regular traffic with no extreme weather. Synthetic oil is engineered to contain fewer impurities and outperform conventional oil in some situations. Some newer cars are designed specifically to take synthetic oil. It costs two to four times as much as conventional oil.
So when is synthetic worth the extra cost? It’s best for certain environmental conditions, such as hilly or mountainous terrain, extreme temperatures, or dusty areas. If your driving routine involves heavy loads, start and stop traffic, or many small trips daily, synthetic oil is also the better choice.
Every 3 months or 3,000 miles is the standard duration between oil changes, but there are many exceptions to the rule. Newer model cars can go anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 miles on one change. Engines using only synthetic oil can sometimes go as long as 15,000 miles before needing a change. If your car is using conventional motor oil instead of synthetic, we also recommend a periodic engine flush to help fight sludge build-up. When in doubt, check your car’s manual for recommended oil change intervals, or check your car’s oil with a dipstick.
An annual 20-point inspection is required to pass a Texas state inspection. The inspection covers a few, broad areas. For basic safety and functionality your car’s horn, windshield wipers, mirror, steering, seat belts, brakes, tires and wheel assembly are inspected. Your car’s lighting systems, including beam indicator, tail lights, brake lights, license plate light, rear red reflectors, turn signal lights and headlights are also inspected.
Other points of the inspection include checking your serial number or VIN, inspecting the gas caps on more recent car models, and approving the shade of your window tinting. Depending on which Texas county your car is registered in, you may also need to pass an emissions inspection.
Your car’s manual will have a full list of services and recommended intervals in months or miles. Staying up to date on these services will keep your car running in peak condition. These are the frequencies of the most popular services:
Of course if your car’s performance is noticeably degraded, you should have the problem examined immediately.
Kwik Kar is proud to serve the entire Fort Worth, Texas area. Our convenient location at 2820 Cleburne Road near Cleburne Rd and Berry St. next door to the Fiesta Supermart is easy to get to from anywhere in the city and provides a full range of auto services; all completed by our certified mechanics.
We can diagnose the problem, make any necessary auto repairs, and get your vehicle back on the road in no time.
At Kwik Kar, we perform a variety of auto repair services that include everything from a routine oil change and Texas State inspections, to more complicated transmission repairs and belt replacements. Our top 3 most common car maintenance services at the Fort Worth auto service center are oil changes, state inspections and engine flushes.
One of our biggest points of pride is our ability to deliver fast and effective oil changes. Your vehicle should receive this service every three months or every 3,000 miles.
Unfortunately, many auto shops use an oil change as a way to kill time and turn a routine maintenance service into a lengthy ordeal for the customer.
At Kwik Kar, we understand that our location is just a pit stop on your busy day. Whether you drive a standard vehicle or have a diesel engine, we will be able to perform a fast and efficient oil change that keeps your vehicle running smoothly for at least another 3,000 miles.
If you can trust us to maintain your car, we want to be the ones who fix it when it goes on the fritz. Our Fort Worth location brings your vehicle’s maintenance and repair needs all in one place.
Honesty is one of the most important values we have at Kwik Kar. So, you are guaranteed a quality inspection of your vehicle that doesn’t come with attached unnecessary repairs. We will only fix what you require, and are happy to help you with further repairs and services should they arise.
Some of the repairs our technicians can perform include the following:
We are masters of our craft and have the experience and resources to fix any vehicle that comes our way.