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Ball Joints

  Automotive ball joints are a part of the suspension system in a vehicle. They connect the wheel assembly to the steering knuckle and allow for movement and rotation of the wheel while also supporting the weight of the vehicle. Typically, there are two ball joints per wheel in a vehicle: an upper ball joint and a lower ball joint. They are usually made of durable materials such as steel or aluminum and have a ball-shaped stud that fits into a socket. The ball joint is then fastened with a nut and a cotter pin to ensure that it stays securely in place. Ball joints are an important part of a vehicle's suspension system because they help to provide stability and control while driving. If a ball joint becomes worn or damaged, it can cause the vehicle to vibrate or shake, and can also cause a loss of control or steering. Over time, ball joints can become loose or worn out, which can cause uneven tire wear, steering problems, and suspension noise. Regular maintenance and inspection of b
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How To Change Your Oil

Oil changes are something that many drivers neglect, the reason you are instructed to change it every 3,000 miles is because ALL combustion engines consume oil. The average vehicle with @80,000 miles on it can consume 1-3 quarts in 3,000 miles of driving time, even with no leaks. Oil breaks down and burns then turns black, once it turns black it thickens and no longer properly lubricates your bearings, which is vital to a properly running vehicle. To change your oil refer to user manual to get the proper weight and amount required. You will need to purchase the proper amount of oil and the oil filter that goes to your vehicle (they are not universal). The tools you will need for this job are: oil filter tool, lint free rag, drain bucket, jack, jack-stands (or a set of ramps), and the appropriate sized wrench for the oil drain plug. Remove the filler cap, this allows the oil to drain faster and helps you remember to refill it. Lift and support your vehicle with properly located jack

Flooded Vehicles

Driving through high water can be devastating to your vehicle, it can damage electronics, engine, transmission, differential, and interior. Fixing the damage a flood has done to a vehicle can often be costly and very time consuming.  Wards Mobile Mechanic  recommends not attempting to start your vehicle until it has been assessed by a mechanic. When the electronics get wet it can cause them to short circuit. Water acts like a conductor and can cross your power and ground, it can short out computers (BCM, ECM, PCM), modules, electric motors (window, sunroof, electric seat, etc.), relays, starters, alternators, or your battery. In the event that your interior becomes wet it is not a good idea to let it stay wet very long, it can quickly mildew, rust the floorboards, and evaporating water can penetrate any surviving electronics or interior parts not already affected. Use a shop-vac to remove as much water as possible from the carpet, seats, door panels, center console, glove compart

Houstons Catastrophic Flooding From Harvey

As the rain pours down on Houston and our neighbors we continue to keep everyone in our thoughts. Torrential rains are continuing to displace people all over the area, people are losing everything they have ever known, homes, vehicles, clothing, pets, photographs, and in some cases their lives.   Wards Mobile Mechanic  will continue to monitor the flood and roadway conditions and provide assistance to areas we can reach as the water levels here recede. Please do not drive in high water, if you don't know, don't go. There have already been reports of a person dying in a flooded vehicle. If you find yourself stuck in high water you can call one of five numbers for the Houston command center of the US Coast Guard if you're in danger and need rescue: 281-464-4851, 281-464-4852, 281-464-4853, 281-464-4854 and 281-464-4855. Stay Safe Houston. Wards Mobile Mechanic Spring, TX 281-939-8533 E-mail Us

Locked Out?

Lock your keys in your car? Give us a call and we can get you back in your vehicle in no time at all! More affordable than breaking a window, calling a locksmith or calling a tow truck. In most cases we can have you back behind the wheel in less than a minute! Our lock out service starts at $30, save us in your phone just in case! Wards Mobile Mechanic Spring, TX 281-939-8533 E-mail Us

Get Your Bike Ready For The Warm Weather Right Around The Corner

Did you let your motorcycle sit all winter and now it won't start? Your carburetor is most likely gummed up, we can rebuild your carbs starting at $100 each, that includes removal, disassemble, cleaning, polish all the jets, necessary part replacement, re-installation, synchronization as needed and fine tune to perfection. We also repair fuel injected motorcycles, call us for a free quote! We can get you back on the road just in time for spring! Wards Mobile Mechanic Spring, TX 281-939-8533 E-mail Us

Brakes

 If you are hearing a squeak or squeal it is most likely because your brake pads and/or brake shoes are worn down, as they are designed to do. This is the best time to get your brakes checked as at this time you probably only need new brake pads or shoes. If  you are hearing a loud grinding noise when you are braking you have warn your brake pads down to the metal backing of the pads or shoes and have probably started to grind into your brake rotors or drums. In most cases you will now have to replace your pads and rotors or shoes and drums. If you do not get it repaired now you will end up having to replace you calipers and/or wheel cylinders and bleed your brake system because after your metal backing wears down it will spit out the backing and start to stop your vehicle with the calipers pistons. or you will lose all of your brakes do to it pouring out all of your brake fluid from behind you calipers piston which is bad so give US a call or text and get a free quote before it's