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 …


Road Trip for Early October, Fair on the Square

Huntsville Texas Fair On The Square

Grab your sunglasses and your favorite tunes! It is time to climb in the car and head to one of my favorite cities, Huntsville, Texas. This quick venture is an easy day trip that requires no advance planning. Huntsville is a really short drive from most Houston area locations and this weekend is a great time to head that way …


Is it bad to top off your tank?


Is it bad to top off your tank? Yes. Ok, I am done. Just take my word for it, you don’t want to top off your tank. Well fine, I can give you some reasons. Actually the newest, most shocking reason that I just ran across is because topping off your tank can cause CANCER! For years we have know …


4 Simple Things To Help Keep Your Old Car Running Great

Checking brake fluid level in car.

Cars don’t break as much as they used to and that is great news because we can keep them a lot longer with less worries than ever before. Here are four simple things that you can do to help keep your old car running for a really long time and avoid costly repairs. Back when there were still full service gas …


Why Does Heat Hurt My Car Battery?

The report today from That Car Lady at Beckwith’s Car Care is on car batteries and why they die and how we can keep them lasting longer. Almost all of us have climbed into our car to find that it simply won’t start, and the most common problem is that the car battery is dead.  Oddly enough, most batteries here …