• Stuck! (Vehicle Door Issues)
    This may have happened to you.  You drive somewhere and get out of your vehicle only to try closing the door and it just won't stay closed!  What a helpless feeling.  You can't lock it;...
    Published on: Dec 13, 2020
  • Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)
    If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be.  Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride.&...
    Published on: Dec 06, 2020
  • What Is an EGR Valve? (EGR Valve Service)
    If you've ever felt your vehicle hesitate, go, then hesitate again, you might think there's something wrong with the transmission.  After all, it's not moving smoothly  down the road.  ...
    Published on: Nov 29, 2020
  • The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)
    There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle.  A lot of us are quick to blame the battery.  But it may instead be your alternator that'...
    Published on: Nov 22, 2020
  • Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)
    In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally.  Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of re...
    Published on: Nov 08, 2020
  • Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)
    When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color.  Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees.  When those leaves get wet, you'd be surp...
    Published on: Nov 01, 2020
  • The Flat Fix that Fits (Tire Repairs)
    Can you think of anyone who likes getting a flat tire?  Of course not.  But when one of your tires winds up with a flat or leak, whether it be from things like hitting a curb, running over a...
    Published on: Oct 25, 2020
  • Give it the Boot (Ball Joint Boot Replacement)
    Your vehicle may be wearing boots right now and you might not even know it.  They're called ball joint boots.  They're actually protective, flexible things that protect parts of your suspens...
    Published on: Oct 18, 2020
  • How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)
    There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature.  You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either...
    Published on: Oct 11, 2020
  • Out with the Old (Vehicle Parts that Wear Out)
    Some drivers don't pay any attention to their vehicles until something breaks.  Others take them into their service repair facility for maintenance even before a problem develops.  Still, ev...
    Published on: Oct 04, 2020
  • Power Failure (Broken Power Seat)
    Know anyone who doesn't love a power seat in an SUV, a car, truck or van? They're convenient and precise in their adjustments.  But when they break, oh, what a pain.  Not only is it inconven...
    Published on: Sep 27, 2020
  • Sniffing Out a Problem
    Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that nee...
    Published on: Sep 20, 2020
  • The Red Menace (How to Deal with Rust)
    Rust.  It's worse if you drive in places that use salt on the roads in winter, or if you spend time driving near a body of salt water.  But any vehicle has to deal with rust after years on t...
    Published on: Sep 13, 2020
  • That Squeal is Telling You Something (What Causes Squealing While Steering)
    If you hear a squealing noise when you turn your vehicle, it's trying to tell you something is wrong.  After all, it never made that noise before, right?  The sound  you hear may becomi...
    Published on: Sep 06, 2020
  • See the Light (Automatic High Beam Dimmers)
    It's happened to all of us.  We're driving down a highway at night and over a crest appears a car with its high beams blazing.  You are momentarily blinded, hoping the other driver will swit...
    Published on: Aug 30, 2020
  • Move it or Lose It (Dormant Vehicles)
    When it comes to your vehicle, driving it too much can cause some issues.  But what about not driving a vehicle enough? That has consequences as well. Here are a few things that can happen if a ...
    Published on: Aug 23, 2020
  • No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)
    Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine?  It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter. Just like your kitchen sink strainer fil...
    Published on: Aug 16, 2020
  • Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)
    You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house.  But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it.  It goes into things like insur...
    Published on: Aug 09, 2020
  • Busting Automotive Myths in Humble, TX
    Myths passed around our Humble, TX community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automoti...
    Published on: Aug 02, 2020
  • Light's Out! Trouble Ahead (Exterior Light Bulb Service)
    Whether or not your exterior light bulbs are all working probably is not at the top of your list when you think about your vehicle.  But those exterior lights are more important than you think, a...
    Published on: Jul 26, 2020
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