• Beware of Potholes! (Avoiding Pothole Damage)
    You may live in a region where roads become pockmarked with craters known better as potholes.  They're caused by moisture seeping through a compromised road surface that can freeze, expand and li...
    Published on: Sep 19, 2021
  • What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)
    You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information.  There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you...
    Published on: Sep 12, 2021
  • Breathe New Life into Your Engine (MAF sensor replacement)
    If you’ve noticed your vehicle is hard to start, stalling, or has lost power, the culprit may be a part with an odd name: the MAF sensor.  You may have never even heard of a MAF sensor, but...
    Published on: Aug 29, 2021
  • The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)
    You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on.  Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it.  Well, the problem may h...
    Published on: Aug 22, 2021
  • I NEED All Wheel Drive (Pros and Cons of AWD)
    So winter has arrived and you don't feel confident in how your 2-wheel drive vehicle does in the snow and ice.  You envy all those people with all-wheel-drive (AWD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) cars, ...
    Published on: Aug 15, 2021
  • The Neglected Windshield (Windshield Care)
    You look at it every day, yet you don't really see it.  We're talking about your vehicle's windshield, and if you're not seeing it at all, that's probably a good sign.  The fact is that unle...
    Published on: Aug 08, 2021
  • Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)
    There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet.  They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles. That CV stands for constant...
    Published on: Aug 01, 2021
  • How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Humble
    There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Humble can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over tim...
    Published on: Jul 25, 2021
  • When Are Your Tires Worn Out?
      Hey Humble area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our TX streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Humble area, there are...
    Published on: Jul 18, 2021
  • A Honking Big Jam (Stuck Horn)
    At one time or another, most drivers honk their horn at someone who might be texting at a stoplight or not paying attention when they're driving.  But what happens when you tap on your horn and a...
    Published on: Jul 11, 2021
  • The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)
    If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you.  No, really, it is.  So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repai...
    Published on: Jul 04, 2021
  • Gas Smell! (What Causes Gasoline Odors)
    If you've ever walked into your garage and noticed it smelled like gasoline, pay attention. Gasoline can be dangerous, both from the health problems fumes can cause and the fire danger gasoline presen...
    Published on: Jun 27, 2021
  • Getting from E to F (Fuel Gauge Problems)
    Who thinks about their fuel gauge?  You probably don't… until it doesn't work any more.  Then you have to guess how much fuel is in your tank, and that's no way to live life on the ro...
    Published on: Jun 20, 2021
  • A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)
    We've all been there.  You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands.  So you decide you'll use the parking brake. ...
    Published on: Jun 13, 2021
  • Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)
    Vehicle emission testing has become ubiquitous in North America and for a good reason.  Clean air quality is important for the environment and all of us.  Since vehicle emissions are among t...
    Published on: Jun 06, 2021
  • Weather Station on Wheels (Vehicle Sensor Maintenance)
    You probably never thought about it, but your vehicle is like a rolling weather station.  It can check the outside temperature, let you know when the roads are slippery and help you deal with rai...
    Published on: May 30, 2021
  • Tire Maintenance in Humble
    With the recent focus in the Humble area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Humble drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make the...
    Published on: May 23, 2021
  • Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)
    If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks.  They're the things that help to keep you...
    Published on: May 16, 2021
  • It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)
    If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to ...
    Published on: May 09, 2021
  • How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)
    Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car.  Your SUV's air conditioning system needs ...
    Published on: May 02, 2021
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