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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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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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Classic cars are Great to Look at, but be Glad We Don’t Drive Them Anymore

Common Car $ense By Kathryn & Sybren van der Pol Classic Cars are Great to Look at, but be Glad We Don’t Drive Them Anymore This past weekend was our 7th Annual Oldie & Goodie Car Show. We had over 25 cars and the public really enjoyed seeing the wide variety of cars and trucks. […]

Driverless trucks treading our highways soon

  A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not […]

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