Buying a used car or truck is a great way to save money, but sometimes you end up paying for other people’s poor maintenance and driving habits. To avoid potential issues with purchasing a used car, it is essential that…Read More
When is it time to replace your vehicle’s brakes?
The best way to save money on brake repairs and replacements is to get them fixed before damage occurs. If you didn’t know, there’s actually a variety of symptoms to let you know when it’s time for new brakes. However,…Read More
Holiday Road Trip Vehicle Safety Maintenance
Driving in Houston is pretty straight-forward. Everything is flat, it rarely snows and the most dangerous things Houstonians usually have to worry about on the road are rain and unexpected traffic back-ups at Shipley’s Donuts. But during the holidays, a…Read More
How to Avoid a Used Car Headache in 3 Steps
For most car buyers, used cars are a practical option when it’s time to upgrade or replace their old vehicle. While most major dealerships and used car specialty stores like CarMax have trustworthy used vehicle programs, buyers should still take…Read More
Why doesn’t my car’s air conditioning work?
When it comes to summer driving in Houston, air conditioning is a necessity. It’s easy to take it for granted until you don’t have it. The last thing you want as a Houston driver is to be stuck in traffic…Read More
Reasons a Vehicle Won’t Pass the Texas State Vehicle Inspection
As you may know already, every year your vehicle must pass an annual inspection to renew your vehicle registration. However, what many don’t know is what all is covered in the inspection. In order to pass the inspection, your vehicle…Read More
Why is My ABS Light On?
The anti-lock braking system, more commonly known as the ABS, is designed to keep your vehicle’s tires from locking up when applying pressure to the brakes. It is possible to drive your vehicle without ABS, however, we highly recommend not…Read More
Things to Check When Buying a Used Car: Part 1 – Before You Turn on The Car
Knowing what things to check when buying a used car can be the difference between purchasing a clunker in disguise and purchasing a car that will serve you for years to come. While it may be tempting to purchase a…Read More
Why and When to Replace Headlights
How long do headlights last on average? The standard response to the question about when to replace headlights is there is no standard response to the question. Headlights go out for a myriad of reasons. One must take into account…Read More
Top Symptoms of 5 Common Brake Problems
What are your car’s brakes are trying to tell you when they squeak, shake, and go spongy? Because of the important role your brakes play in keeping you and other drivers safe on the road, even common brake problems can…Read More
Addressing Pothole Damage to Your Car
Worried about potential pothole damage to your car? Unfortunately, pothole damage is just one of the joys that come with living in and around Houston, aka pothole center of the universe. We’ve all been there: You’re driving along the road…Read More
How Often Should Brake Fluid be Changed?
It can be hard to get a straight answer to the question, “How often should brake fluid be changed?” A quick search of the Internet will reveal that recommendations often differ widely; car manufacturers will recommend that you change your…Read More
How Does Car Air Conditioning Work?
Chances are that if you live in Texas, you are very familiar with air conditioning… but have you ever stopped to wonder, “How does car air conditioning work?” The fact is that a car’s air conditioning system doesn’t operate in…Read More
Dealing with a Cracked Serpentine Belt
Whether you know what a cracked serpentine belt is when you see one or you have no idea what a serpentine belt is at all—cracked or otherwise—just hearing the phrase “cracked serpentine belt” is sure to make any car owner…Read More
What Color Should Transmission Fluid Be?
What color should transmission fluid be? Well, typically, new transmission fluid is dyed a translucent red color. However, there is more to this red fluid than first meets the eye. Knowing what to look for in your transmission fluid can…Read More
What is Included in a Tune-Up?
If your vehicle is not performing the way it should, then you might be wondering, “What is included in a tune-up, and does my vehicle need one?” Regular vehicle maintenance is one of the best ways to protect your investment…Read More
What is a Tie Rod on a Car?
What is a tie rod on a car, and how can you tell if it’s broken? A vehicle’s steering and suspension systems help provide a safe and comfortable ride. Multiple parts are responsible for a car’s steering and suspension, with…Read More
Your Guide to Texas Emissions Testing
Texas emissions testing is not required for every vehicle on the road. This guide answers the most frequently asked questions regarding Texas emission testing, including which vehicles need Texas emissions testing, how much does Texas emissions testing costs, and where…Read More
Car Key Stuck in Ignition? We Can Help.
Car key stuck in the ignition? Don’t use brute-force to attempt to remove it, as this could cause damage to other components. Take a deep breath and skim through the list below to get answers to why you can’t remove…Read More
3 Common Symptoms of Low Transmission Fluid in Automobiles
It’s important to understand the symptoms of low transmission fluid in automobiles. Why? Because if you’re able to answer the question, “How do you know if your car needs transmission fluid?” confidently, then you can potentially avoid some pretty expensive…Read More