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!
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]
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 no 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]
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 & 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]
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 vehicle 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]
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?
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]
If you're not familiar with automotive jargon and terminology, things can get confusing pretty quickly when technicians start throwing terms around. At BIGTEX Tires 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]
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 do 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]
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 in 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]
by: 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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