Toyota is one of the most well-known and respected brands in the automotive industry. Did you know the company was originally called “Toyoda”? Or that the Corolla is the best-selling car in the World? They also hold more patents than any other company, are leaders in green technology, and have a huge research and development budget… investing in the future, Toyota spends $9 billion on R&D every year. That’s more than $1 million per hour spent researching and developing concepts, ideas, and designs that will continue to shape the way we think about and drive our vehicles in the future! Victory Lane Automotive is a trusted Toyota repair shop in the Universal City, Schertz, Cibolo, and San Antonio area, boasting a team of ASE-Certified Technicians with years of experience working on all models of Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs. Computer codes and diagnostics, brakes, a/c, alignments… we provide ... read more
Don’t wait for a rainy day to find that you’re due for windshield wipers!! The most obvious indication that it’s time to have your wipers replaced is if in inclement weather they are NOT able to remove rain completely. Another sign you’re due for new wipers is if they’re leaving streaks/smears behind. Keep an ear out for noisy wipers as well. Remember your windshield is what’s keeping you from seeing outside of your vehicle. With a dirty windshield, especially through rain, you’re prone to accidents and putting yourself and others in harm’s way. We recommend inspecting your windshield wipers every 6-12 months. Give us a call at (210) 658-8325 and have our ASE certified technicians keep you safe on the road!
Are you hearing a squeaking or squealing sound whenever you apply the brakes? Depending on how often and when you’re hearing the squeaking/squealing, this could be a sign that it’s time to service your brakes. It’s not uncommon to hear a squeaking or squealing noise when you first start up your vehicle or after a shift in weather/temperatures- like rain, snow, or humidity (we know humidity far too well here in Texas). This is a result of moisture and dirt being scraped off the surface of the rotors by the brakes pads whenever you apply the brakes. Once your brake pads and rotors are at work and heat up, and the noise stops you’re in the clear but we still advice to have your brakes inspected once a year! A constant squeaking or squealing, or an increase in noise may be your vehicle telling you it’s time to inspect your brake system to see what’s going on and also, it may be time to replace parts in your brake system. Here at Victory Lane we d ... read more
Does your vehicle veer or pull to the right/left? Does your steering wheel sit cockeyed? Does your vehicle vibrate? Did you recently replace the tires? If you answered yes to any of these, we recommend checking your vehicle’s alignment! Your vehicle has preset angles to specify the manufacturer’s ideal measurements, positioning your tires to align with one another and to the road-- when misaligned (meaning one or more wheels are pointing in different directions) your vehicle will not maneuver smoothly! Alignment issues may arise naturally as a result of car parts aging and normal wear and tear on the vehicle. Other leading causes maybe- impact from hitting a curb/pothole, or from an accident. Items that affect the alignment are tires, Ball Joint(s), Tie Rod(s), Control Arm(s), Bushings, Idler Arm, Pitman Arm, Center Link, Gear Box, Rack & Pinion Steering, Struts, and Shocks. A correct alignment improves drivability, prevents ... read more