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A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Dallas

Your browser does not support video When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Dallas motorists remember to get our oil changed. But Chris Murphy’s Automotive services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service … Continue reading

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Watching Your Check Engine Light

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Dallas, Texas carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969? New cars sold in the Dallas area have as many as … Continue reading

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Tracking True In Texas: Wheel Alignment In Rowlett

Wheel alignment is often overlooked by busy Rowlett and Mesquite motorists until serious tire damage has been done. One wheel can be knocked out of alignment by hitting a curb or pothole on a Dallas interstate or surface street. When … Continue reading

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Power Steering Service At Chris Murphy’s Automotive In Dallas

Many Dallas auto owners have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically, electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering for a few years now. An electric motor directly provides the power assist … Continue reading

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Odometer Rollback On Your Dallas Texas Auto

How do Dallas auto owners know if an odometer is telling the truth? Well, back in ’86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Texas consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Texas seller must certify the mileage reported is … Continue reading

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Diesel Maintenance For Texas

At Chris Murphy’s Automotive we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV’s. But our Texas friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance … Continue reading

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Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance For Dallas Drivers

Hello, Dallas car owners. Let’s talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank … Continue reading

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Battery Basics For Dallas

It’s important for Dallas motorists to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Texas weather. Most Dallas drivers think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries … Continue reading

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Chris Murphy’s Automotive: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Your browser does not support video Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your car engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let’s go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on … Continue reading

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Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

No matter how well they’re made, cars are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall … Continue reading

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