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Top Truck Accessories for 2017

April 6th, 2017

At BIGTEX Tires & Offroad in Humble, TX, you probably know that we handle a lot of truck accessories along with wheels and tires. These are some of the products and services we’re proud to carry, and we expect to see them become pretty popular in 2017!Truck accessories in Humble, TX

Lift kits: Everyone loves seeing a 4 x 4 truck with oversize tires…but if you’re going that route, it really helps to have a lift kit to get plenty of ground clearance for your wheel wells and undercarriage. At BIGTEX Tires & Offroad, we carry lift kits that range from mild to radical, all custom designed for your truck’s make and model. Engineered for per ...[more]

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Thinking About A Lift Kit?

November 26th, 2016

You might remember the days when guys would stuff spacers into their suspensions or between the body and frame and call it a “lift kit”…and then would have Lift Kits in Humble TXno end of problems with handling, braking and drivetrain issues. Well, thankfully, those days are pretty much over.

If you’re considering putting a lift kit on your vehicle, ask yourself what your goal is with it, and what you intend to use the vehicle for. Do you expect a lot of off-road use like rock crawling or mud bogs, or do you just want a little extra clearance for bigger tires and the occasional off-pavement excursion?

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Go with reputable manufacturers for complete lift kits engineered to a specific year/make/model of truck or SUV. The suspension and drivetrain design ...[more]
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Make Your Ride Stand Out!

October 21st, 2016

There are lots of ways to make your ride stand out from the crowd…some subtle and some outrageous…some very cool and some very cheesy. At BIGTEX Tire Truck Accessories in Humble TX& Offroad in Humble, TX, we can get you set up with some great accessories for your truck!

--Wheels and tires are a great way to make any truck custom. Whether you’ve got a sports truck that seldom gets off the pavement or a tough 4 x 4 that loves the dirt and mud, we’ve got wheels and tires from top manufacturers, for pretty much any make and model of truck or SUV.

--Light bars have come a long way in the last several years. The advent of LED technology means you can now have a great-looking, aerodynamic light bar for your truck that will light up the night like a flamethrower and last for the lifetime of the truck. ...[more]

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Fall Is In The Air -- Is Your Vehicle Ready?

October 2nd, 2016

There’s a snap in the air, the leaves are going to start falling soon and the days are getting shorter. It’s autumn and before you know it, it’ll be winter. Is your Auto Maintenance in Humble TXvehicle ready? Here’s a quick checklist.

Wipers: Even good quality windshield wipers are only good for about a year. If your wipers are starting to show signs of cracking, drying out or chipping, go ahead and replace them.

Lights: Are all your lights working? Taillights, blinkers, brake lights? How about the plastic lenses over your headlights – are they oxidized and foggy? You might want to consider a headlight restoration.

Battery and charging system: Winter weather slows down the chemical reaction in your battery which actually allows it to ...[more]

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What's That Puddle Under My Vehicle?

August 24th, 2016

You pull out of a parking space and notice a puddle of…something…that’s spread out under where you were just parked. What is it?Oil Leaks in Humble TX

Here’s a quick rundown of things that can leak and leave that puddle.

--Water: Your air conditioner has a drip tube to drain off the condensate that forms while the A/C is running. This is completely normal and nothing to worry about.

--Antifreeze: For years, antifreeze was dyed green to make it easy to identify. Newer formulations may be dyed pink, orange or yellow, but antifreeze will always have the same sweet, pungent odor.

--Transmission fluid: Automatic transmission fluid has always been dyed magenta and usually has a slightly sweet smell.

-- Motor oil: Motor oil is honey-colored and slippery, and may be darker (lik ...[more]

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A Brief Glossary of Auto Repair Terms

July 31st, 2016

If you're not familiar with automotive jargon and terminology, things can get confusing pretty quickly when technicians start throwing terms around. At BIGTEX Automotive Terms in Humble TXTires and Offroad, we try to be pretty direct with our customers to avoid confusion, so here's a quick rundown of some automotive terms and what they mean. 

Air Filter: It's essential to keep pollen, dust and other fine particulates out of your fuel system. The air filter uses a pleated paper or fabric element to trap these small bits before they can make it into your engine and cause problems. A clogged air filter, on the other hand, can impede air flow and hurt performance and fuel economy. 

A/C Compressor: Like a refrigerat ...[more]

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4 Most Important Maintenance Items

June 17th, 2016

Everyone's trying to get more out of a dollar today, including their automotive dollars.  At BIGTEX Tires & Offroad, we'd like to suggest some of the best ways to Auto Repair in Humble TXdo that. By staying on top of these four important vehicle maintenance items, you will save money in the long run. 

Your engine relies on motor oil for lubrication -- without a film of oil between moving parts, the engine would quickly seize as parts overheat to a point where they actually weld to each other. Oil picks up carbon, acids, metal shavings and other contaminants, however, and starts to lose its lubricating properties over time. If left too long, sludge deposits and carbon can start to accumulate on moving parts, shortening engine life. Depending on your vehicle and the type of oil you use the distance suggested between ...[more]

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Spring is the Season for Change

May 23rd, 2016
by: Cody Wallis
 
 
As the weather changes and the world is energized to get out and do something, you can start with a simple change:  changing the fluids in your vehicle. It’s fast.  It’s easy.  It’s not expensive, and it is the single most important thing you can do to maintain your car or truck. 
 
A quick run down of the fluids in your vehicle are Oil, Coolant, Transmission Fluid, Brake Fluid, Power Steering, and Washer Fluid. To maintain your vehicle’s proper functions, you want to make sure you are changing the oil, and flushing out or replacing the coolant and transmission fluid. Washer fluid should be checked and topp ...[more]
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Do You Know What This Month Is?

April 15th, 2016

Bet you didn’t know that April is Car Care Month! The Car Care Council promotes two months every year for car care awareness: April, and Fall Car Care Month Auto Repair in Humble TXin October. Car Care Month serves as a useful reminder to drivers to keep up on routine maintenance items that can keep their cars on the road a lot longer, as well as addressing any nagging problems that might need attention. Here are a few bullet points:

Check the fluids. Oil should be checked with every fill-up of the gas tank and changed (using the correct grade) according to manufacturer’s recommended intervals. Brake, power steering, automatic transmission, coolant and windshield washer fluids all need to be checked regularly, and coolant and ATF need t ...[more]

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Do You Ask the Right Questions?

March 26th, 2016

car-repair-servicesby: Cody Wallis

Your mechanic or auto repair technician should possess the same qualities that you expect from your doctor and dentist; namely trust and reliability. Car owners have a lot at stake when seeking vehicle maintenance and repairs, it's very important to find the right auto repair technician. There are three categories of inquiries you should make about his business: the skill level of the workers, the price of the work being done and, finally, the policies and extra services. Let's take a look at the some recommended questions.

Does your service center specialize in a particular type of car or a ...[more]

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