The Great Spark Plug Confusion

There is a lot of misinformation about spark plugs on the internet. We have been looking at much of it and are amazed by how inaccurate most of it is. When to Change Them The best advice about spark plugs that we can provide is that you should change them on your manufacturer's schedule. Here's […]

How Bad Is It? Answers to Your Car Questions

We have a new topic for our blog – How Bad Is It?  We’re answering those tricky questions that you wonder about and don’t know who to ask.  To drive with the check engine light on? Kinda Bad. The “check engine” light can come on for any number of reasons, from a loose gas cap […]

Five Tips: Be Good to Your A/C so Your A/C will be Good to You

Air conditioning during Houston’s summer is a necessity for most of us, and it is one of the most expensive systems to repair.  So literally an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Tip 1: Act Fast When Your A/C Isn't Cooling Most importantly don't postpone repairs to your A/C system once you […]

Now Entering Tire Blow-out Season

Summer is when the outside temperature is the hottest, and when motorists are driving farther, and faster, in more heavily loaded vehicles. The combination can push a neglected or injured tire beyond its breaking point. Under inflation is the easiest way to kill a tire. After all, air is what allows a tire to carry […]

Battery Basics

With all the gadgets we have on cars today, batteries are essential to meeting those needs. More than just cranking the engine, today’s batteries provide power to other electrical components even when the engine isn’t running.  And the battery acts as a voltage stabilizer for the entire electrical system. Batteries (12 Volt) fall into two […]

Oil Changes Both Vital & Dangerous!

Oil changes are the easiest job on the car and the most dangerous.  Putting the wrong oil in your vehicle can be a very costly error. Car manufacturers across the board have been shifting to a full synthetic as an oil standard.   High performance engines such as BMWs, Mercedes, Mini Coopers, and Audis moved to […]

If Cars Could Speak: a Vehicle Bill of Rights

Editor’s note: This was provided to us by one of our top technicians. If cars could speak, they might yearn for their own Bill of Rights. Certainly, they were built by their manufacturers according to certain unalterable laws of physics. If you take care of your car, it will take care of you, providing you […]

Be prepared and avoid being stranded!

In cooler months, it’s important to monitor your tire pressure, check your battery health, and check the coolant level in your radiator. Read our blog: “Batteries, Tires, and Radiators, Oh My!” This way you will be prepared and avoid being stranded!

Batteries, tires, and radiators–oh my!

Unless, we’re Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we don’t worry about lions, tigers, and bears, but in Houston as colder weather arrives, batteries, tires, and radiators can leave us stranded–oh my! This is a good month to bring your car into the shop just to be sure that you are ready for the colder […]

Brake Tip

Our oldest daughter called us at home. “Mom, my brake light is on.” Our 28 year old daughter was calling me from Newport, Florida. . “What do I do?” Now, my daughter is no dummy. “Pull over, and I’ll tell you how to check the brake fluid.” I explained to her that the brake light […]