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How Do Brakes Work?

Most of the time drivers don’t think about the systems that make cars work.  We just want to drive from one place to the other safely and comfortably. This month is Brake Safety Awareness Month, so we thought you might want just a bit more information about how your brakes work. The Flow of Brake […]

Road Trip to the Mercedes Benz Plant

We were on a road trip last week and went to the only Mercedes Benz plant in the United States.  Located in Tuskaloosa, Alabama, the plant produces the Class C vehicles including the high-performance AMG line and all their SUVs.  All the Class C cars are sold within the United States and over 72% of […]

Why Are Ignition Coils So Important?

When you turn the key and all things go well, the engine starts right up. In the background a whole series of things happen to get your car started.  Your car’s brain (Electronic Control Module) directs the ignition coils to deliver power to your spark plugs. The gap in your spark plugs literally causes a spark […]

Adolf Hoepfl Renovation Underway!

We are so excited!  For over two years we’ve been planning the renovation of our service bays and now it’s finally begun.  While the original historic two-story building on the site stays, the 5,000 square foot service bays will be replaced with an 8,000 square foot bright red building.  We expect the renovation to take […]

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The Great Spark Plug Confusion

There is a lot of misinformation about spark plugs on the internet. We have been looking at much of it and are amazed by how inaccurate most of it is. When to Change Them The best advice about spark plugs that we can provide is that you should change them on your manufacturer's schedule. Here's […]

Car Emergency Kit – Keep It Handy

Having an emergency kit in your car is really smart.  It doesn't take up a lot of room in your trunk and can be very valuable in an emergency.  We have some suggestions for you on the items we keep in our vehicles.  In addition to the items listed below, take your cell phone even on […]

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The Good That Makes America Great!

We have long been students of the history of our country and one of our favorite holidays is Independence Day.  The signers of the Declaration of Independence had the vision and foresight to imagine not only the structure our country needed in their time but also create a plan that lives on 242 years later.  […]

How Bad Is It? Answers to Your Car Questions

We have a new topic for our blog – How Bad Is It?  We’re answering those tricky questions that you wonder about and don’t know who to ask.  To drive with the check engine light on? Kinda Bad. The “check engine” light can come on for any number of reasons, from a loose gas cap […]

Five Tips: Be Good to Your A/C so Your A/C will be Good to You

Air conditioning during Houston’s summer is a necessity for most of us, and it is one of the most expensive systems to repair.  So literally an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Tip 1: Act Fast When Your A/C Isn't Cooling Most importantly don't postpone repairs to your A/C system once you […]

We Just Earned the Blue Seal of Excellence!

And we’re so excited!  What does that mean for our customers and friends?  The Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition is earned through voluntary testing and certification for automotive repair and service professionals by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service. Eligibility […]

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