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]

  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Are All-Season Tires Really All-Season?

October 30th, 2015
We frequently get questions about all-season tires when consumers are trying to make the right purchasing decision for  a set of new tires. As the title of the blog asks…”are all-season tires really all-season?”
 
The answer is: it that depends on what part of the country you’re living in.
 
All-season tires are a compromise from the very start. They’re designed for a forgiving ride, low noise, decent handling and good road manners. Maybe not as much as what a good set of grand touring tires can deliver, but pretty respectable…and also with an aggressive tread pattern which 
...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101

How Do Potholes Damage Your Vehicle?

March 5th, 2015
by: Cody Wallis
 
 
It’s peak pothole season out there and no one is immune to their sneaky destruction. We’ve all hit them at some point, and every time it happens, you see it only a second before it gets you, often too late to miss it. These little road hazards lay in wait, with their dips, bumps, and sharp toothy edges, just waiting to ruin your day. They can cause a sudden jolt all the way up to a blown tire.  And, I hate to report, they aren’t disappearing any time soon. Potholes are every tire’s sworn enemies. Many of us are passionate about potholes, as we have personally sacrificed many hubcaps to them over the years. 
 
The way that potholes ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101

Why Should You Lift Your Ride?

January 8th, 2015

lift kit humble txby: Cody Wallis

 

Vehicle customization is the ultimate form of expression and what better way to show an adventurous, fun personality than a lift kit from Bigtex Tires and Offroad. Equipping a vehicle with this type of transformation is a careful process, one technicians of Bigtex Tire and Offroad have perfected to an art form. First you must determine if having a lift kit is a feature that would benefit the vehicle of choosing. There are two primary reasons to obtaining a lift kit: style and performance. Whether you want to show off that daring edge or you need the customization for more functional purposes (off road travel or racing) will greatly affect the type of lift kit you should purchase.

...[more]

  Tags: tires, lift kits, car tires
  Posted in: Tires 101

Do Your Homework on Tire Safety

May 31st, 2014
We see it all the time…people tend to not think about their tires until something goes wrong. Sometimes, this can mean sitting on the side of the road waiting for help, and other times it can mean more serious consequences. Here are a few things to remember for tire safety as the summer winds down and back-to-school season starts.

Check your tire pressure regularly. This one is really important. Your car’s tires will lose air through the valve over time, and an underinflated tire will hurt fuel economy due to added rolling resistance. Low tires also affect handling and will generate enough heat that they can shor ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101

What Makes All-Season Tires So Great?

April 21st, 2014

So your closet has a pair of flip-flops for the summer, a pair of heavy boots for the winter, and a comfortable pair of sneakers for most of the rest of the year. If you live in a climate that doesn’t have harsh winters, you might just be able to wear those sneakers year-round...and all-season tires are the equivalent of your comfortable sneakers.

So what makes all-season tires so special?

Winter tires are excellent for severe conditions like heavy snow and even ice. They feature specially-designed tread patterns and “sipes”, hundreds of tiny slits which offer biting edges for traction in snow. This means shorter stopping distances, better handling and better control in winter weather. Wi ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101