EXCEL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Auto Mechanic and Collision Services

  • General
  • ABS System Repair
  • Brake Pads
  • Maintenance
  • Scheduled Services
  • Frame Inspection
  • Frame Repair
  • Oxygen Sensor Replacement
  • Precision Color Matched Paint
  • Serpentine Belt Replacement
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Wheel Bearing Replacement

  • Body
  • Body Panel Repair
  • Frame Inspection
  • Frame Repair
  • Precision Color Matched Paint
  • Window Repair
  • Window Replacement

  • Cooling / Heating
  • A/C Repair
  • Heating Repair
  • Radiator Maintenance
  • Radiator Replacement
  • System Maintenance
  • System Repair
  • Thermostat Replacement
  • Water Pump Replacement

  • Suspension / Alignment
  • 2 Wheel Alignment
  • 4 Wheel Alignment
  • Suspension Repair
  • Wheel Bearing Replacement

  • Engine
  • Fuel Pump Replacement
  • Functionality Problems
  • Performance Problems

  • Transmission
  • Transmission Repair
  • Transmission Maintenance
  • Fluid Service

  • Electrical
  • Alternator Replacement
  • Spark Plug Replacement
  • Starter Replacement
  • Troubleshooting

  • Check Engine Light
  • CEL Diagnostics
  • Scan and Repair

  • Oil Change
  • Engine Oil
  • Oil Filter

  • State Inspection
  • Certified State Inspection
  • On-Site Repairs

  • Fluid Service
  • Brake Fluid
  • Engine Oil
  • Coolant
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Are Car Repairs Tax Deductible?

by Nicole Arata

April 8, 2018

Tax Deductions for Auto Repair

According to RepairPal, if you use your car for business - even just part of the time - the government may pick up some of the tab for your auto repair during the tax season.

What counts as a business vehicle?

If you use your own car, pickup truck, or SUV to travel between two business destinations, it can be considered a business vehicle. Business destinations can be your office or other regular business location, the places where your clients are located, paces where you pick up inventory, or temporary work sites. If you're not sure if your uses qualify, check with a tax professional.

Commuting from your home to work does not count, nor does use of work equipment vehicles like moving trucks or dump trucks.

You can learn more about tax deductible auto repair by clicking here or by clicking the button below.

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Excel Auto Tech is RepairPal Certified

by Ivonne Tostado

March 27, 2018

Excel is RepairPal Certified

Houston area automotive repair shop Excel Auto Tech has earned their RepairPal certification. This honor is awarded to mechanic shops that provide quality repairs at a fair price. Millions turn to RepairPal.com to find a qualified shop who will not only fix your car or truck, but who also treats their customers with honesty and respect. RepairPal offers consumers verified reviews and detailed information so they can make a smart choice when searching for a mechanic.

Excel Auto Tech has proudly served the Houston area since 2001, and they pride themselves on customer service. Owner Jay Meir runs his shop according to a simple philosophy – quality comes second only to honesty. They use cutting edge technology to diagnose and repair complex auto problems on many different types of vehicles. Customers rely on Excel Auto Tech and their certified technicians to repair their car quickly and at a good price.

For a shop to become RepairPal Certified, they must be more than just a repair shop, they need to also care about their customers. RepairPal Certified mechanic shops are also trained in the latest technologies, warranty their work, and commit to honest pricing. They offer consumers an estimator tool so they have an idea of what repairs should cost to avoid being overcharged.

RepairPal offers customers all of the information they need to find a qualified repair shop in their area. Consumers have the ability to search for a nearby auto mechanic and read verified reviews from customers. RepairPal also provides information about the services offered, contact information and store hours. Their Fair Price Estimator™ tool ensures customers will get the right price for their services. RepairPal Certified mechanic shops provide transparent pricing, and honor the estimates earned from the RepairPal site.

Customers at Excel Auto Tech know that they are being fairly served. Excel Auto Tech is family owned, and they believe in earning their clients’ trust through honest workmanship. Customers come to Jay for everything from recurring auto services like oil changes to the serious repairs required after an auto collision. If needed, Excel Auto Tech offers auto repair financing so customers can get the work done that they need without breaking the bank.

Excel Auto Tech’s repair mechanics are among the best trained in the business. They hold various certificates from multiple licensing boards, including the Carquest Technical Institute and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. They are also certified to perform state inspections, and work hard to provide exceptional repairs. The team understands the importance of maintaining Excel Automotive Technology’s good reputation and strive to meet Jay’s high standards.

Earning their RepairPal certification proves that Excel Auto Technology provides their customers with quality services they can trust. They have a 5 star rating and customers rave about the superior service they receive. Clients talk about how quickly their repairs were performed, and that they experienced great, friendly service. It is Excel Auto Tech’s mission to surpass their customer’s expectations, and their reviews show that this is a trustworthy, skilled repair shop.

Visit Jay and his team of repair technicians at their Galleria location. They’ve called their current store home since 2006, and have built up their clientele through hard work and dedication to quality. The shop is open Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 6:00pm and are closed on the weekends. They can repair everything your car could possibly need, from upholstery to alignment, and will perform their work for a fair price. On the Excel Auto Tech website, you can find information on things like replacing your wiper blades and what to do if you find yourself driving through rising flood waters. Contact Excel Auto Tech today for all of your auto repair needs.

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Lifetime BG Protection Plan

by Ivonne Tostado

January 27, 2018

BG Protection Plan from Excel

We added a new Bg Protection Plan section to the Resources tab. There you can learn about all the quality automotive service programs BG Products offers to help keep your vehicle on the road.

We have teamed up with BG Products to tackle battery services, BG 44K®, brake services, climate control services, cooling system services, drive line services, engine oil services, and many others. To learn more about the BG Services we offer at Excel Automotive Technology search for us at BG Product's find a shop.

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The New RepairPal Service Estimator

by Ivonne Tostado

December 8, 2017

Excel Current Promo Ends January 3, 2018

Where to get your vehicle repaired is no easy decision. Excel is the shop you can trust. We now have a brand new RepairPal Service Estimator on the home page. Simply fill out the form with your vehicle's information and you will have access to all RepairPal has to offer.

After you use the new Estimator feel free to give us a call, contact us via the website, or bring your vehicle by the shop. Excel is the quality shop you can trust. We offer a variety of automotive services that can help you get back on the road and driving in no time.

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We've Extended Our Promotion Until January 3rd, 2018!

by Ivonne Tostado

December 1, 2017

Excel Current Promo Ends January 3, 2018

Check out our Extended Promotion

Receive 10% off your total up to $30 when you get your vehicle serviced or worked on at Excel Automotive Technology. The offer now expires December 3rd, 2018 so you still have time to bring your vehicle by Excel Automotive Technology today and receive your premium discount.

Take advantage of this great offer today and get your vehicle back on the road for the holidays!

Bosch Service Credit Card from Credit First National Association

by Ivonne Tostado

June 1, 2017

CFNA Bosch Service Credit Card

DEFERRED INTEREST IF PAID IN FULL WITHIN 6 MONTHS*

$299 Minimum purchase required. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full within 6 months or if you make a late payment.

The Bosch Service Credit Card will take the stress out of paying for auto repairs and maintenance. With flexible plans and top notch customer service, Credit First National Association will work with you to finance your automotive, collision, and maintenance expenses. Together, CFNA and Excel will get you back on the road in no time.

Take advantage of this great offer from Credit First National Association today!

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Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2017

Jay's Rides and the 2017 MS 150

by Ivonne Tostado

June 1, 2017

Jays Rides

Jay Meir is an active bicyclist, and has dedicated his biking skills to raising funds for the 2017 BP MS 150. It’s a 180 mile bike ride from Houston to Austin that takes place over 2 days in April. Jay is spending a lot of time riding, getting his body prepared for the intense trip.

Jay completes specific tours around the city of Houston to train. His favorite ride is The Planetary Urban Tour, which is just under 25 miles long. Jay hit his highest average speed on that ride, moving as fast as 18.8 MPH. He completed the tour in 1 hour and 19 minutes. The BP MS 150 raises millions each year for multiple sclerosis research and to provide support and hope to those who suffer from MS. Jay’s goal is to hit the $3000 mark, and he’s getting close. He’s raised $1785 so far, but he needs your generous assistance to make it the rest of the way. Jay is training hard, and your tax-deductible donation will help make a difference in the life of someone with MS.

Please take a few minutes, and make a donation to Jay’s BP MS 150 fund. You’ll be giving to a great cause, and become a part of something amazing. Jay is riding for MS, and you can make all those miles a little easier.

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15% OFF Power Steering Fluid Flush

by Ivonne Tostado

January 20, 2017

You may ask what is a power steering flush? Well, this pump pressurizes the power steering fluid which is then carried by a line to a power steering gear box, or a rack and pinion. The steering gear, or rack and pinion, uses this high pressure fluid to help with the motion created by you turning the steering wheel, making it much easier to turn the wheels.

The general rule of thumb that states the power steering fluid should be replaced every two years or after running the vehicle for 24,000 miles. A licensed mechanic will recommend that the power steering fluid be changed if it looks light brown when he or she is doing a vehicle inspection.

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Support Jay For The 2017 MS 150

by Ivonne Tostado

January 9, 2017

The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society, South Central Chapter. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America, with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers, and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. The fundraising goal for the 2017 BP MS 150 is $16 million dollars to bring hope to many who are affected by multiple sclerosis.

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

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The Problems Surrounding a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Engine

by Ivonne Tostado

October 12, 2016

GDI Fuel Economy

Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) improves fuel economy and aids drivability through the rev range. Gasoline is injected at a high pressure into the engine’s combustion chamber. GDI results in a more complete combustion and cooler cylinder temperatures that enable a higher compression ratio which leads to greater efficiency and power. The GDI engines are mostly found in luxury and mainstream vehicles, however, these engines are having reliability problems.

According to Bosch direct injection can return a 15% gain in fuel economy and boost low-end torque by as much as 50%. The issue with the GDI engines lies in the intake ports and across intake valves as deposits build up and effect fuel performance. The GDI, also known as Petrol Direct Injection must be maintained regularly to prevent the deposits from building up and avoid expensive repairs.

The lean high pressure fuel mixture deposits build rapidly and bake onto intake valves and ports over time. Since the fuel does not travel to the intake ports or across intake valves the deposits build up. If your engine stumbles more than it used to, or suddenly the engine lacks power you should have it checked out by your auto repair shot.

According to AutoGuide.com the rumblings noise of your engine could be blackened buildup on the backsides of intake valves which is a major problem and something that could be disastrous for motorists if they do not maintain the engines performance. The carbon buildup can result in all kinds of problems for the auto owner from drivability woes to misfires, turbocharger issues, and even catalytic converter damage.

If your engine is a GDI, make sure to have your mechanic take a look to assist in preventing major engine problems which could be much more expensive than a regular maintenance program. Check out our Fall GDI special as our offer expires. November 21st. Schedule your GDI engine inspection today.

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Replacing Your Wiper Blades

by Ivonne Tostado

September 6, 2016

Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

With hurricane season still in full effect the weather can easily turn a sunny day into a downpour of terrential Texas rain showers. It's important to keep you and your family protected by making sure your wiper blades are in good condition for enhanced visibility.

"Auto mechanics say periodically changing out your old blades for new ones allows the windshield wiper to effectively remove debris, rain and snow, therefore increasing your safety when you drive."

"But how often should your replace windshield wiper blades?"

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Happy Labor Day!

September 5, 2017

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

by Ivonne Tostado

July 22, 2016

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

"Many motorists are unaware their vehicle has a cabin air filter, much less where the filter is or how to replace it. Yet cabin air filters have been included in many vehicles since the mid-1980s, and are used in more than 90 percent of newer cars and trucks."

"One of the reasons for this lack of knowledge is that cabin air filters are hidden behind the glove box or under the base of the windshield. They are out of sight — and usually hard to find unless you know exactly where to look. Some hybrid vehicles even have a separate cabin air filter for the hybrid battery cooling system in the back of the passenger compartment."

"The filter’s location, replacement procedure and recommended service interval can usually be found in most vehicle owner’s manuals. But many motorists never open the pages of their owner’s manuals so they remain unaware of these filters."

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When Should You Replace Your Cabin Air Filter on Your Car?

by Ivonne Tostado

July 15, 2016

Ever wonder when you should replace your cabin air filter? A cabin air filter is a common feature on most modern cars. It cleans the air that enters your vehicle through the HVAC system. Before the air is cooled or heated, it passes through the cabin filter to remove irritants like dust, pollen, and other allergens.

The cabin filter keeps your car smelling nice and free of particles that you don’t want inside your vehicle.

Recommended replacement schedules vary by vehicle, and the environment and climate also affect how often the cabin filter needs changing. People who spend a lot of time driving through city traffic and heavy urban smog will need to switch out their filter more often. One way to know your cabin filter needs to be changed is a persistent, unpleasant odor in your vehicle. Generally speaking, you’ll want to change your cabin filter every 12,000 – 15,000 miles.

The method of changing your cabin filter is different for each car, and you’ll usually find the details in your owner’s manual. Often, the filter is behind the glove box, which you can take out by releasing it from its fasteners. On other vehicles, the cabin filter is easier to reach, and will be under the hood.

A dirty filter will be filled with contaminants like dust, grime and even insects and leaves. A fresh filter will do a better job of cleaning the air coming into your car, making for a more pleasant interior experience. There are different types of filters available, with a wide price range. Some filters come with activated carbon which not only traps dust but odors and emission as well.

If you’re in doubt about changing your cabin filter, ask your mechanic. A knowledgeable technician will tell you how your environment affects your cabin filter’s life span, and what you can expect from your vehicle. Ask to see the filter before it’s changed to see if it’s really necessary. Change your filter regularly to keep the air inside your car as comfortable as possible

Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2016

Credit First National Association

The Bosch Service Credit Card offered by Credit First National Association, the leader in auto repair and maintenance financing.

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All About Excel

Visit the about pages to learn all about Jay's shop and what makes Excel stand out.

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