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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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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Auto Repair for Holiday Travel

December 8th, 2015

auto repair tires humble txWhether traveling across country, or simply taking a trip across town, let BIGTEX Tires and Offroad assist in all auto repair and tire services this holiday season. Sustaining a properly maintained vehicle has numerous benefits during all seasons of the year, but particular caution should be taken during months during inclement weather. Consider this point of reference to ensure safe travel and vehicle reliability in Humble, TX with BIGTEX Tires and Offroad.

First, ensure the vehicle’s first line of defense is fully intact and well maintained by regularly checking tire pressure and replacing tires regularly. When tires become worn or warped, vehicle safety is greatly decreased and ...[more]

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Oil Changes for Mother’s Day

May 13th, 2015
by: Cody Wallis
 
 
When you were growing up, your Mother gave you the world!  So, what better way to show her how much you care about her than the gift of vehicle maintenance. Skip the cheesy cards and give the Mother in your life a gift that is not only practical, but one she can enjoy for 3,000–5,000 miles. Transform that forgettable bouquet of flowers into a memorable oil change with sentimental value that truly shows how much you care about her safety and the longevity of her vehicle. This is a thoughtful gift any Mother will use and make her feel like a queen while doing an everyday task such as having an oil change. 
 
Preventative main ...[more]
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April: National Car Care Month

April 10th, 2015
by: Cody Wallis
 
 
April is National Car Care Month and there is no better time to break free from the chains of winter to start your journey to a dependable, road ready vehicle. Routine maintenance can seem overwhelming and with a never ending cycle of checks and replacements, sometimes it is hard to remember where one project ends and the next one begins. Knowledge is power and whether you are a mechanic or soccer mom every vehicle owner should have at least passing knowledge about their vehicle.
 
Allowing your vehicle to fall into disrepair during the winter months is nearly inevitable. Spending time working on a vehicle durin ...[more]
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Preparing for Summer Holiday Travel

July 1st, 2014
by: Cody Wallis
 
 
Before you hit the road this summer let us assist you in making yourself aware of a few important inspections and checks you can make to prepare yourself for those long, hot road trips. With a quick pre-trip vehicle check-up it is easy to determine how road-ready a vehicle is before experiencing problems on vacation or during travels. Conducting a vehicle inspection before leaving will help to avoid troublesome repairs and prevent potential safety hazards that result from a break down far from home. While some complications are not foreseeable, using the upmost caution and preparation will help to protect your vehicle and its occupants. 
 
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Tips for Safe Summer Driving

June 27th, 2014

Summer Drivingby: Cody Wallis

 

Summer driving brings about road trips, family vacations, and trips to the beach. For most drivers the worries of weather and road hazards are many months away, and motorists hit the road in large numbers. Even though summer driving may not present as many challenges as other times of the year, there are many important safety tips and maintenance tips to keep in mind to have the safest, worry free summer:

1. Road Construction- Summertime means orange cones and areas of road construction for many drivers. Be aware of road con ...[more]

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