• A Not-So-Straight Story (Vehicle Pulls to One Side)
    A vehicle should travel straight down a straight road with the steering wheel centered.  But time and travel can take their toll and soon you may find your vehicle pulling to the left or right.&n...
    Published on: Apr 25, 2021
  • Wired! (Battery Cable Service)
    Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery.  On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting.  But while it may be the battery itsel...
    Published on: Apr 18, 2021
  • If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)
    When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll ...
    Published on: Apr 11, 2021
  • No Fountain of Youth (Aging Tires)
    Can you think of anyone who enjoys aging?  Wrinkles where you don't want them, gray hair, eyes that won't focus any more, no stamina.  Believe it or not, your tires age, too, and they don't...
    Published on: Apr 04, 2021
  • In the Hot Seat (Repair and Maintenance of Seat Heaters)
    It's chilly outside. You flip on that switch that looks like a picture of a seat with little heat waves rising from it.  You expect soon you'll feel that warmth but… wait! It's not getting...
    Published on: Mar 28, 2021
  • In a Fog (Fogged Windows in Cold Weather)
    It's bad enough in cold weather when ice and snow block your visibility.  Add to that fog on the inside of your windows and you could be driving blind.  So here are a few tips on how to keep...
    Published on: Mar 21, 2021
  • Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Humble
    Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Humble, TX, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a ...
    Published on: Mar 14, 2021
  • Smooth Shifting in Humble, TX: Transmission Service
    So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgott...
    Published on: Mar 07, 2021
  • Conventional or Synthetic? (Switching to Synthetic Oil)
    If you keep up on technology trends, then you may be intrigued about synthetic motor oil.  It was introduced in the 1960s when Mobil came up with it.  Mobil's oil was different from conventi...
    Published on: Feb 28, 2021
  • The Best Book that's Not a Best-Seller
    Sometimes the movie is better than the book, sometimes it's the other way around.  But when it comes to your vehicle, the best book of all is the owner's manual. The plot is simple: Owner wants l...
    Published on: Feb 21, 2021
  • Straight Ahead (Wheel Alignment)
    If every road was straight and smooth, we wouldn't have to worry much about wheel alignment. But they're not, so we do.  Hitting potholes or driving on rough pavement can knock your vehicle out o...
    Published on: Feb 14, 2021
  • A "Mounting" Problem (Motor Mounts)
    You know how heavy your engine and transmission are, so you can imagine how tough the parts that hold them onto your vehicle's sub-frame must be.  Not only must they support the weight, they also...
    Published on: Feb 07, 2021
  • The Truth about Tire Pressure (Tire Inflation)
    Most light vehicles (under 10,000 pounds/4,500 kg) in North America sold from 2008 model year on have a feature that many people are confused about.  It's the tire pressure monitoring system (TPM...
    Published on: Jan 31, 2021
  • Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)
    If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehi...
    Published on: Jan 24, 2021
  • A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)
    As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad.&nbs...
    Published on: Jan 17, 2021
  • Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)
    If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids.  And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects ...
    Published on: Jan 10, 2021
  • Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)
    Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy.  That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiato...
    Published on: Jan 03, 2021
  • Don't Start with That (Bad Starter Motor)
    We've all heard that expression, "That's a non starter." When it comes to your vehicle, that's not music to a driver's ears. That sickening sound when you start the ignition and instead of hearing the...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2021
  • Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)
    Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself.  There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a ...
    Published on: Dec 27, 2020
  • The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)
    You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home.  You put your key in the ignition and… oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic.  The...
    Published on: Dec 20, 2020
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