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Rain Brings Memories of Flood

It’s been raining off and on all day today. This reminds me of how I used to worry every time it rained. Will the shop flood? Our business is not in a flood plain, but it’s situated at a low spot where Shepherd’s inlets clog easily. We had them cleaned out about seven months ago, […]

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How We Helped the Tallest Man I Have Ever Met with his Broken Spark Plug

Seven foot two inch customer brought in his wife’s Ford Expedition with a seriously bad problem. He had a broken spark plug in his motor. How did this happen, you ask? Another shop was performing a standard tune-up and broke plug number four in the back where it’s hard to reach. It was an accident, […]

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Car Talk’s Garage Buried by Snow

Recent record snow falls in the East coast reminded me of my one and only snow experience. It’s a car story. On December 8, 2003, I was stranded in Cambridge, Mass. by a record snowfall brought in by a Nor’easter. It cancelled 335 flights, one of which was my ride home. With Logan Airport shut […]

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Mom, is my Car Safe to Drive?

Our oldest daughter called this week. “Mom, my brake light is on.” Our 23 year old daughter was calling me from Newport, Florida. She was heading to St. Augustine for a little sight-seeing and was driving a rental car, a Nissan Sentra to be exact. “What do I do?” Now, my daughter is no dummy. […]

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One Thing Always Leads to Another

Three years ago, a customer named Lorine came in to have her car worked on, and we started chatting. She told me about a great cafe inside a historic hotel in Blessing, Texas. The hotel was established in 1906 when the town of Blessing was a major train stop. She went on and on about […]

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Auto Repair in Garden Oaks. Save money with Air Check Texas

Adolf Hoepfl Garage Helps Garden Oaks Resident Recently, an elderly Garden Oaks resident visited our shop. She had seen our picture in the St. Rose Catholic Church bulletin and decided to give us a try. Her gas gauge did not read correctly on her Chevrolet pick-up. Our testing and inspection revealed a fuel sending unit […]

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A TALE OF TWO CUSTOMERS

The Blessing Cafe and Hotel First Tale. A new customer towed a pick-up truck to our shop and said he believed his water pump had broken. It was a mid-90s Ford. The first thing our technician noticed was that the radiator was full of rust and had no water, and the second thing he noticed […]

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