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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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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.  […]

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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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 […]

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