How can I drive my car for over 200,000 miles? #1

A lot of people in Texas have older vehicles. They’re good commuters, grocery-getters or toy-haulers. They enjoy that fact that they’re paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their vehicles for 200,000 miles or more – as long as it’s economical to do so. There are plenty of people in Humble whose vehicles are running …


The Silver Statesmen Barber Shop Quartet

Thought you might find it interesting to hear this amazing barber shop quartet The Silver Statesmen. They are an all male a cappella 4-part harmony chorus with an extensive repertoire, including contemporary, Broadway, gospel, folk, and light jazz music. My droid video just does not do them justice! They entertained at the Atascocita Hi-Neighbor Luncheon and have two Christmas concerts coming …


Cabin Air Filter From Beckwith’s Car Care

Example of a cabin air filter

What is a cabin air filter? Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it’s 3. Most of us think of the engine’s air filter, but this is entirely different. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it …


That Car Lady Check List

Graphic of a check list

Back when we all purchased our fuel from full service stations these simple items were checked by a smiling young man while he topped off your tank. Those stations are hard to find these days, so if you don’t have a repair shop that will do this for you then download this simple check list. It is a great way …


Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

Here is an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday – and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace. The do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do not actually harm their vehicle with the wrong type …


New Vehicle Warranties

Do you own a Texas vehicle with a warranty? Many dealers and manufacturers suggest that you need to get your maintenance services at a dealership in order to keep your warranty. That simply isn’t true! You can handle many items your self or have your vehicle serviced at your trusted, local service center without affecting your warranty. A federal law, …


Road Trip Inspections

woman in red convertible on a road trip in Humble Texas

North Americans love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than the road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now you can’t always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined …


Cold Weather Battery Alert

Humble TX Battery

Those of you who know me are probably getting tired of hearing about your car battery. The cooler weather here in Humble TX has alot of vehicles coming in on a wrecker, just because their battery is not strong enough. The average life of a battery in Texas is only 33 months. So if your battery is 3 years or …


Shock absorbers and struts.

Humble TX Shocks and Struts

Let’s talk shocks and struts. Shock absorbers and struts last a long time and wear out pretty slowly for most SUVs and other autos in the Houston area. They’re easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road; and …