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NSABA Meeting on September 10 at 9:00 a.m.

The North Shepherd Area Business Association will meet at the offices of Courtney & Sne Patel, Houston City Living, at 2211 34th Street. We are getting ready for our Business […]

North Shepherd Area Business Association will meet in June

The North Shepherd Area Business Association known as NSABA meets on Tuesday, June 4 at 9:00 a.m. NSABA is an association of business owners, school principals, and church leaders in […]

May 20-26: Come see the “missing man” honor table for our armed forces

In Observance of Memorial Day, Adolf Hoepfl Garage is honoring our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Marines whether they are veterans, military who sacrificed their lives, innocent civilians or servicemen and […]


Who is a true Garageman?

For those of us who have been in this industry awhile, we have noticed that there are certain qualities that become typical characteristics of Garagemen. I want to try to […]

Why the rush? City Rush to Regulate Auto Repair will Inconvenience Consumers

Houston Rushes to Bury Auto Repair Shops in Red Tape In the interest of protecting the consumer, the City of Houston is rushing to enact an ordinance to regulate the […]

Can You Always Trust the Dealership?

Last week, we had a regular customer call us very concerned about her Asian model car. This was a 1996 vehicle with over 193,000 miles. The owner was on a […]

When it comes to your transmission don’t be penny wise and pound foolish

Cut away of a transmission Transmission Repair is Complex One of the most expensive and complex systems in every vehicle is the transmission. To replace one, it is not uncommon […]



The Blessing Cafe and Hotel First Tale. A new customer towed a pick-up truck to our shop and said he believed his water pump had broken. It was a mid-90s […]


Changing Your Oil is Like Brushing Your Teeth

Wow! It’s been quite a while! But we’re baaaccckkk! None of us like going to the dentist out of fear of getting a bad report card from our dentist. Many […]