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 […]

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. […]

Young Adult Drivers? Sign Up For Helpful Car Clinic!

Most parents would like their young adult drivers to be as in-formed as possible for car owner-ship. There is no better way to start than to sign them up for a two hour class on car ownership and maintenance at Adolf Hoepfl Garage on August 2Adolf’s Garage, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. What is […]


Why We Should Celebrate July 8th

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among these Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. These immortal words defining American liberty are what we should celebrate, but should our celebration be July 4? George III Coat of […]

Should I Buy My Own Parts

Recently, a major network ran a news story encouraging their viewers to buy their own auto parts and bring them to the shop for installation.  This started a dialogue with our staff and I would like to share some of our thoughts with you. A couple Sundays ago, Click 2 Houston’s Bill Spencer ran an […]

Oil Changes Both Vital & Dangerous!

Oil changes are the easiest job on the car and the most dangerous.  Putting the wrong oil in your vehicle can be a very costly error. Car manufacturers across the board have been shifting to a full synthetic as an oil standard.   High performance engines such as BMWs, Mercedes, Mini Coopers, and Audis moved to […]

Car Tip : Flood Damaged Cars

If your car flooded while it was parked, don't start it! Check the air filter first and make sure it is dry. Otherwise the air intake system will suck up water straight into your engine and lock it up. We can fix flooded vehicles and work with insurance companies. If your car is flooded, please […]

If Cars Could Speak: a Vehicle Bill of Rights

Editor’s note: This was provided to us by one of our top technicians. If cars could speak, they might yearn for their own Bill of Rights. Certainly, they were built by their manufacturers according to certain unalterable laws of physics. If you take care of your car, it will take care of you, providing you […]

Celebrating 10 Years as Small Business Owners

When I left teaching 10 years ago, I had been a classroom teacher for 24 years. I had majored in Latin and Greek at Rice University. I started teaching while I was still a student. For much of that time, I taught Latin and Western Civilization. Towards the end of my teaching years, I added […]