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.

Safety First with Kids & Pets

When you’re traveling with kids and pets on the road, keeping them safe is paramount. Yet, having this precious cargo in the car can create risk for all due to the added distraction. Distractions from little passengers, including crying babies, or excited pets darting from one side of the vehicle to the other, prove very risky for drivers. Here’s what you can do to prepare for your next ride, with your two and four-legged children, so that everyone stays safe on the road. Read More

What is a Fan Clutch?

Your car’s engine generates a substantial amount of heat which requires the assistance of engine cooling fans. While the vehicle is in motion at a lower speed or at an idle, an engine cooling fan draws air through the radiator. The fan clutch is one of the most essential components in the operation of cooling fans and greatly contributes to the overall operation of the engine. Read More

Stop! What Are the Different Types of Brakes?

You know that brakes are one of the most important safety features that your vehicle is equipped with. Yet, what you may not know is that there are a few types of brakes that aid in taking your vehicle from 65 MPH on the highway to a complete stop. In fact, there are different types of brakes between vehicles and within the brake systems. Disc, drum, anti-lock, and emergency brakes, oh my! With so many types of brakes and brake systems, knowing the different kinds of brakes, brake systems, and their function will help make you feel confident the next time your car or truck needs brakes. Read More

Check Yourself Before You Damage Your Car

At Sun Auto Service we’re constantly asked by vehicle owners how they can keep their car or truck on the road longer. In addition to the recommendation of scheduled maintenance, we encourage our customers to check their driving habits. Here’s a list of things that you may be doing to hurt your car and how it may affect it in the long run. Read More

What is a CVT?

If you’ve been car shopping recently, you may have heard the term CVT transmission and wondered what it is. For years, general knowledge has told us that there are only two types of transmissions: automatic and manual. By the end of this article, you’ll understand the difference between automatic, and continuously variable transmissions and how they function. Read More

Store Spotlight: Repair and Maintenance in Cedar Park, Texas

Many employees with Sun Auto Service possess a longevity within the industry and maintain their professionalism and knowledge through frequent training and education provided by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Strong companies require strong leadership and our location in beautiful Cedar Park, Texas is no exception. We sat down with Store Manager, Alan Smith to discuss what he enjoys most about working in the automotive field and how he and his team keep up on the vast changes that accompany modern vehicles. Read More

Anti-Lock Brakes Vs. Power Brakes

Being able to move your vehicle from point A to point B is important but so is the ability to stop moving, and that’s where your brakes come in to play. Most vehicles today are equipped with anti-lock (ABS) brake systems and power, better known as conventional brakes, are becoming a thing of the past. Read More

5 Car Care Myths

Myths are defined as widely held but false belief or data. Myths often include stories we were told as children such as old wives tales and other such urban legends but little data is provided to confirm their validity. There are even myths when it comes to taking care of your car. You may believe certain things are good for your car, when in fact, you could be causing damage or spending money unnecessarily. We’ve dispelled the five most common myths when it comes to car care: Read More

How Sun Auto Service Inspects Transmissions

To be an expert in anything you must possess a comprehensive and superior level of knowledge and skill in the subject and that’s exactly what you’ll find in the technicians at Sun Auto Service. Repairing or maintaining a transmission begins with the right tools, expertise, and knowledge. Read More

Time For An Oil Change?

When it’s time for an oil change for your vehicle, knowing the best type of oil for your car is key. Engine oil is vital in keeping your vehicle running. Oil is the lifeblood for your vehicle and can affect the life of your engine, maintenance schedules, fuel economy, and so much more. That’s why it’s important to choose the right motor oil for your car, truck, or SUV. Read More