Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Houston man or woman if they’ve taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now,

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Keeping Your Car Young in Houston

As Houston consumers, we live in a disposable society. It’s amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast in TX, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when

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Speak Up: Talking with Your Lucas Auto Care Service Advisor

About 80% of the vehicles on Houston roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren’t performing as well as they could be – thousands right here in TX. Some of the maintenance issues

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Trip Inspection at Lucas Auto Care in Houston

Houston area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now

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Lucas Auto Care Alternator Replacement Service in Houston

Your vehicle alternator doesn’t get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it’s all about the alternator.  Driving around Houston is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and

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Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Houston

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There’s a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle’s engine — so why not one for the air

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Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your TX Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Houston knows this makes sense. Some of us in the Houston area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I’m not talkin’ what you see in the mirror. Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a

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Lucas Auto Care Service for Your Exhaust System

Your vehicle’s exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the

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Houston Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Houston driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Houston residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or

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Diesel Maintenance for TX

At Lucas Auto Care we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV’s. But our TX friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know

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