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Now Entering Tire Blow-out Season

Summer is when the outside temperature is the hottest, and when motorists are driving farther, and faster, in more heavily loaded vehicles. The combination can push a neglected or injured tire beyond its breaking point. Under inflation is the easiest way to kill a tire. After all, air is what allows a tire to carry […]

Memorial Day History and Things To Do

For most of us, Memorial Day is the kickoff of summer.  During our celebration of summer, we would like to suggest that we also give a moment to those who have fought and died in the service of our county.  We also thought you might like to hear a bit of history about the day along […]

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Battery Basics

With all the gadgets we have on cars today, batteries are essential to meeting those needs. More than just cranking the engine, today’s batteries provide power to other electrical components even when the engine isn’t running.  And the battery acts as a voltage stabilizer for the entire electrical system. Batteries (12 Volt) fall into two […]

The Beginning of Adolf Hoepfl & Son Garage

In 1946 when Shepherd was a dirt road and 43rd Street was the edge of the city, Adolf Hoepfl & Son Garage opened for business.  The story actually begins in the early 1940’s.  Since there were not automotive training programs in Texas, Adolf had to travel to Kansas City, Missouri for training.  He was one […]

Ready for a Road Trip?

Planning a road trip for Memorial Day or summer vacation?  We have some tips for making sure your trusty car will breeze through those miles.  A little time spent on getting your car checked out can save your vacation.  Thanks to our friends at the Car Care Council for the list of items to check […]

Focusing on Blogging

Welcome to Adolf Hoepfl's blog.  We have some exciting plans for our garage and will be updating our posts regularly.  We are dedicated to sharing information with you about caring for your vehicles, ideas for saving money, and answering your questions.  Adolf Hoepfl has been in business since 1946 so we have some interesting historical notes that we will […]

Keeping Your Employees Engaged in the Business

  Keeping Your Employees Engaged in the Business by Kathryn van der Pol   This Article was published in ASA Houston Shop Talk February 2018 Newsletter.   As a business leader, are you happy with your current staff? Do you have any trouble finding qualified technicians or service advisors to work for you? Do you […]

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Advice For Flood Services

We are sorry for all clients, friends, employees, and our family who have experienced loss. Our prayers are with you and we will be here if you need us. Here are some important reminders about taking care of your car: 1. If the vehicle died in flood water, under NO circumstances attempt to restart. If […]

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Technicians require Kaizen

Technicians require Kaizen By Kathryn van der Pol Last month I wrote how we enjoy looking at classic cars, but not necessarily driving them. Modern cars are far more comfortable, especially when it comes to air conditioning, and they actually stop pretty quick compared to cars of the past. You don’t feel like you’re driving […]

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Urgent Read This: Save The Texas Safety Inspection Program

Here is a letter that Kathryn and Sybren mailed to the governor of Texas   Dear Governor Abbott, My name is Kathryn van der Pol and my family owns one of the longest operating repair shops in Houston, Texas. Our business was established in 1946 and we have been doing safety inspections for a long time. […]

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