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Steps to Take Up To And Including Engine Repair

If your car is having engine trouble and does not run properly, it may be time to take your car in for engine repair. It is very important to choose an ASE certified technician that is skilled and experienced with repairing the type of engine you have. Since the engine is the life force of […]

Fuel Injection Service Keeps Your Vehicle Efficient

If your vehicle is a couple years old you may have noticed that, even though you are not driving more, you have to fill up more frequently than you used to. Perhaps your car doesn’t have that “jump” that it used to when you hit the accelerator. Or, like many people, you may not have […]

Why You Shouldn’t Top Off Your Gas Tank

When you fuel up, the gas pump automatically shuts off once it fills your gas tank.  At that point, should you stop or put another half a gallon in?  Does it make a difference either way? Environmental Concerns In much older cars, gas caps used to have holes in them so that the vapors caused […]

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Q&A: What is the Primary Cause of Tire Damage?

A car without tires… Well, you can finish that sentence. We rely on this facet of our car 100%, and when they aren’t functioning properly, the result is inconvenient and costly. In the name of pre…

Q&A: What Really Causes Sludge in Engine Oil?

Is Your Vehicle Exposed?
“Sludge” is what happens when the engine oil in your vehicle congeals and thickens. As your car’s engine is exposed to continuous wear, it begins to break down. This is…

Q&A: What Do Brake Calipers Do?

We Count on Them To Work
Our expectations of our vehicle’s brakes are pretty simple: We count on them to work. But the behind-the-scenes function responsible for this important part of every car te…

Q&A: What Do Brake Pads Do?

Are You Grateful For Your Brake Pads?
We’ve all got a lot of gratefulness for our brakes. They’re the function that keep us — and the rest of the road — safe when we’re in our vehicles. But a…

Q&A: What Happens When My Brake Line Needs to Be Replaced?

Are Your Brakes Reliable
A brake system without a functioning brake line is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the peanut butter. It simply doesn’t work.

You might laugh at the anal…

Spring Maintenance Checklist: Radiator Flush

Spring To Do List
Springtime is about to make its debut! And as we welcome a new season to 2015, it’s a good time to think about what attention your vehicle might need. When devising this kind of l…

FAQ: How Should I Prepare My Car for Winter?

The official start of winter is just around the corner, but the chilly temperatures have already joined us this year. Ensure that your car is ready to function safely and reliably this season and wint…

Q&A: What Should I Do if My Car Starts to Overheat?

Go-To Guide For When A Car’s Engine Overheats
Virtually every driver is faced with an overheated engine at least once in their lifetime. If your temperature gauge on the dashboard begins creeping t…

Should You Use Synthetic Motor Oil in Your Vehicle?

When your vehicle is due for its next oil change, you’re often faced with a familiar question: Synthetic or conventional? There are pros and cons to each option, so it’s important to know the fact…

How to Make Sure Your Car’s Battery Has a Good Electrical Connection

Insure Your Battery is in Top Tier Condition
Most of us have experienced a dead battery before… And everyone would agree that it’s an inconvenience we could all do without.

Even if your vehicl…

Auto Questions Answered: How Often Should Brakes be Inspected?

Avoid Costly Repairs
We put a lot of faith into our vehicle’s brakes. And for good reason – they’re the function that helps us during those unexpected stops, that keeps us safe around sharp turns…

Auto Questions Answered: How Often Should My Tires Be Rotated?

Simple Maintenance Measures
Tires take a beating. We rely on them, rain or shine, to take us from one place to another safely and efficiently. We count on them to work reliably. And we always expect…

Auto Questions Answered: Do I Have to Change My Car’s Oil Filter Every Oil Change?

Maximize Your Car’s Efficiency
Oil filters are inexpensive but vital. They keep solid debris and buildup from entering into your vehicle’s engine so that your oil can do what it does best: Keep y…

Auto Questions Answered: What is Preventative Maintenance?

Avoid Major Repair
Preventative maintenance is one of those phrases that defies a price tag. For the small investment that it costs, car owners get something much greater: long-term savings and a lon…

How Do Driving Conditions Impact Your Oil Change Schedule?

Top Tier Condition
Oil changes tend to be a contentious issue; some religiously service their car every 1,500 miles, while others drive for thousands of miles before addressing its needs. The team at…

The Meaning Behind the “Check Engine” Light

Is Your Check Engine Light On?
We’ve all been there before: you hop into the driver’s seat, buckle your seatbelt, put the key in the ignition, and are greeted by the blaring “Check Engine” li…

The Top 4 Signs of Brake Wear

As drivers, we often have a way of second-guessing ourselves. Are we being too cautious? Not cautious enough? While the team at Louetta Automotive always subscribes to the “safety first” mantra, t…

Does Your Car Need A Tune-Up?

Cars are a lot like people. Just like an annual check-up is a good idea to ensure good health, a tune-up is a smart way to keep your car on the road for as long as possible. The frequency this “doct…

How to Avoid Costly Auto Repairs

Auto repairs aren’t just an inconvenience; they can be a financial burden. And when unexpected issues arise, they become a source of stress. Limit the risk of costly vehicle repairs and follow these…

Just How Does Brake Repair Work?

Specialized Maintenance
Brakes are one of the most important functions of a car… And, as any vehicle owners can appreciate, they are something that we rely on for a safe drive each and every time w…

What You Need to Know Before Your Next Oil Change

Due For An Oil Change?
It’s that time of year again! You take a peek at the mileage sticker on your front window, look down at the dashboard, and realize that your car is due for an oil change. If…

How Can My Car Technician Make My Life Easier?

Is Your Car in Good Hands?
We’re all familiar with the feeling – there simply aren’t enough hours in the day, and too often life feels like a race against the clock as we struggle to check appoin…

How Seriously Do You Take Your Brakes?

Are Your Brakes Reliable?
It’s an honest question. Do you settle into the driver’s seat each morning thinking “Whew! I’m glad I know I’m in good hands,” or do you tend to get into the car…

Are You Getting the Best Deal on Your Car Repair?

Safety Comes First
Oftentimes, it can feel like “vehicle” and “budget” are two words that never belong in the same sentence. Life is expensive, and costly maintenance and repair measures can…

Who Can You Count on for Auto Repair?

Trust
It’s such a vital part of any relationship. And at Louetta Automotive, it’s a value that we take very seriously.

Every car owner is dependent upon their vehicle. They rely on it to get f…

4 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

You’re ready for summertime. Visions of warm, sunny days have kept you going through the chilly winter and the rainy springtime… And, at long last, those visions are becoming a reality. But nothin…

Why Brake Problems Should Never Be Ignored

Do You Expect An Instant Response From Your Brakes?
When you ask someone to do something, it’s often unreasonable to expect an immediate response. And while not everything in life will always have…

Give Your Brakes A Break

Don’t Take Your Brakes For Granted
Signs line roadsides across the country: Brake for cyclists! Slow down ahead! Children at play! Reduce speed for wildlife!

As a vehicle driver, the ability to…

Don’t Procrastinate With Your Car!

It Does Pay To Put Things Off
Remember that pinprick of a hole in your favorite shirt that you ignored until it grew into something unwearable? Or that funny feeling in your tooth that you forgot abo…

Do You Trust Your Technician?

Trust.
It’s such a vital component of any relationship, and at Louetta Automotive, we strongly believe that every car owner should have the peace of mind that they’re in good hands with their tec…

Why You Need to Pump the Breaks (But Really!)

Brakes Are Vital
For car owners, applying the brakes is a natural response – One that almost feels as automatic as blinking or breathing. If a car pulls out in front of us, we hit the brakes. A child…

5 Tips to Avoid Costly Car Repairs

With over 15 years of experience in the car repair industry, Louetta Automotive has seen it all. We’ve put our heads together to create the ultimate preventative list, one that will keep your car on…

Get That Oil Changed! Why You Shouldn’t Wait

Don’t Put Off Getting Your Oil Changed
We have expectations. When you sit down, buckle your seatbelt, and slip your key into the ignition, you’re doing so with the assumption that you’re car is…

Taking Care of Your Elderly Vehicle – Tips for Cars Over 200k

Some things only grow better with age – and at Louetta Automotive, we think that this mantra can also apply to cars. If you’ve got an oldie but a goodie, then we have the resources to ensure that yo…

Don’t Let That Insurance Bill Get You Down – How to Save on Car Insurance

For some car owners, opening an insurance bill can seem like the opening scene of a horror movie. They take one look at the cost and – boom! – drop to the floor.

If you’ve been a victim of exorbi…

What’s That Smell? Warnings That It’s Time to Call Your Auto Repair Shop

We’ve all been there before. All of the sudden, we begin to notice that our car seems to have phantom following it around… And it doesn’t smell good!

Below, we’ll demystify those not-so-nic…

Spring Shower Safety: Be Careful on the Road!

The bright Texas sun can be replaced by a torrential downpour in a matter of moments. These driving tips will keep you safe on the road… Rain or shine!
 Easy on the Brakes
Avoid pumping the brake…

Spring Cleaning Checklist: Don’t Forget Your Car!

Something about the beautiful weather seems to spark productivity around the house. But while completing all of those home improvement projects might be time-consuming, don’t forget one of the m…

Be Diligent About Changing Your Car’s Oil and Filter

Modern cars are more durable than even before, and simple maintenance can help your vehicle last for hundreds of thousands of miles. However, diligence is important, and the most basic element of car…

Check the Tire Tread Depth and Tire Pressure

Tire Care Important During the Cold
The frigid environment of the winter puts a lot of stress upon the various components of your vehicle. In order to minimize the amount of wear and tear, it is esse…

The Importance of Your Car’s Battery

Car maintenance requires a lot of time and attention, which explains why it is easy to get caught up with minor aspects and forget about one of the most important parts of your car, its battery.
Car…

Angie’s List Award

Louetta Automotive Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Louetta Automotive has earned the service industry…

Winter Auto Repair

Frigid winter weather can be rough on your vehicle. There are a few things you can ask your technician at Louetta Automotive to do to prevent problems with your auto before winter blows into town.
Ti…

Winter Driving Tip: Check Your Brakes

The brakes on your car are important throughout the year, but they’re particularly vital when cold weather arrives. The roads are already going to be slick, so it’s important to have brakes that a…

Restore your MPG!

Saving you money at the pump.
With the price of gas steadily increasing and no end in sight, maximizing fuel economy has become a number one concern among vehicle owners. Your car’s gas mileage was…

Cooling System Service

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When the coolant in your car is depleted of buffering ingredients, it becomes extremely corrosive, literally eating holes in cooling system components. B…

Climate Control Service

Benefits:
After this service you’ll notice: 

Quieter compressor operation
Extended compressor life
Sanitized air
Helps eliminate order

Problem:
Condensation in your vehicle’s air con…

The Myths and Facts about Automotive Businesses

Louetta Automotive opened its first location in 1999 with the desire to have a place we would feel comfortable bringing our own vehicles and referring friends and family. In this industry, we believ…

Prepare Your Tires For the Holidays

Checking your tires periodically and when you have a long distance trip planned is strongly recommended to ensure safety on the road for you and your car.

Keeping Up With Your Tires
Your tires sho…

Don’t Let Your Car Ruin Your Holidays

Busy During the Holidays
The holidays are meant to be a magical time, but in the rush of running from store to store looking for the perfect gifts and chasing across town for families’ and friends’ e…

Don’t Avoid Your Car Trouble

Ignoring Car Problems

It can be easy to ignore noises, smells and other issues with your vehicle. You also might put off having your car looked at, because you can’t really afford to spend a lot of…

Tips For Avoiding Flat Tires

As a driver, you want to ensure that your car is well maintained. Since your car runs on tires, you should have your tires rotated at least once every 12,000 miles and have a technician make sure…

Don’t Miss Your Oil Change

Why are Oil Changes Important?
Do you tend to postpone having your vehicle’s oil changed? If so, the lifespan of the engine could be gradually decreasing with each missed oil change interval. Altho…

Charging System Failure

Mornings are typically stressful, but imagine getting up early for work, walking out to the car, putting the key in the ignition… and then nothing. The car will not start! Your car’s battery is de…

Don’t Breakdown During Winter

Coping with a breakdown is tough enough, but most people will agree that a breakdown is worse in the winter. Cold temperatures are harder on your body and can be hard on your auto’s engine. Breaking…

9 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Chillier Weather

According to the Car Care Council, winterizing your vehicle is important in order to keep your car moving during the colder months.  Although, the weather in Texas does not drastically drop, it is al…

Quality Transmission Repair

The Role of Your Car’s Transmission
A transmission is one of the most specialized components of a vehicle. The sole purpose of a car’s transmission is to transfer the engine’s power to the wheels…

How To Know If You Have a Blown Head Gasket

What is a Head Gasket?
The head gasket is one of the most important items on any car. It is a thin piece of rubber material that sits between the engine block and the cylinder head. This gasket sea…

Drivetrains: A Major Car Component

A car’s force is commonly believed to come from what’s under the hood, but all of that is futile if the engine’s torque doesn’t reach the drive wheels.  That very vital function depends wholl…

Car Battery Problem Signs

A car battery is one of those essential parts of the car that must be kept in good working order. Until it stops working, a battery often goes unnoticed. However, there are some warning signs of pote…

Replace Your Belts and Hoses Regularly

If you drive a car on a regular basis, then you know how important it is to keep the fluids checked and make sure the battery is charged. Did you also know that checking the belts and hoses are ju…

Louetta Automotive Teams Up with HAFL Football!

Louetta Automotive has recently teamed up with HAFL Football to create a remarkable fundraising opportunity for our community!
How will this partnership work?
Louetta Automotive provided the kids of…

Brake! Don’t Break!

Without the brakes on your car, you would not be able to stop the vehicle. There are several things that can go wrong with your brake system, and it is important to know what to look for before the br…

Summer Heat Causing Car Troubles in Texas

The temperatures have risen all across Texas, and we still have some time left before summer bids its final adieu. While this certainly means vacation, day-trips and time spent out in the sun, it also…

Wheel bearings: What are they?

Wheel bearings are a vital component of a vehicle’s suspension setup. A wheel bearing’s primary purpose is to enable the wheel to rotate as the car moves along. Not only does a faulty wheel bearin…

Don’t Forget To Get Your Oil Changed

If you want your car’s engine to last as long as possible, then you must change the motor oil on a routine basis. Fresh motor oil contains special additives that help to protect the internal parts o…

Normal Life of a Car Battery

The worst thing that can happen to you when you are running late to work or driving in the dark late at night, is for your car to stop working. There are many reasons why a car battery might quit work…

Prolong Your Transmission with Regular BG Transmission Flushes

Why Are Regular Transmission Flushes So Important?
Whether or not your vehicle is used regularly, your transmission needs maintenance. When the vehicle is rarely used, transmission fluid rests for lo…

Car Fluids- Maintenance and Importance

Maintaining the fluid levels in your car is of the utmost importance. In order to keep your vehicle running in tiptop shape with no mechanical issues, you will want to check your fluid levels regularl…

Shocks & Struts – Problems To Look For

The shocks and struts are two of the most underrated parts on a car. Most drivers do not even pay any attention to the suspension system until there is a problem. Without any shocks or struts, you…

Louetta Automotive Teams Up with CFSA Football

Louetta Automotive has partnered up with CFSA Football to create a wonderful fundraising opportunity for our community!

How will it work?
Each CFSA Football Player who is registered and will be pl…

Spark Plugs – Small but Mighty

Spark plugs, although small, are a crucial part of keeping your vehicle in optimal running condition. The purpose of the spark plug is to deliver electric spark to ignite the fuel and air mixture…

Treating Our Female Customers with Respect

We’ve all heard horror stories about unethical automotive repair shops taking advantage of customers by overcharging them, under the assumption that a customer who doesn’t have the specialized k…

Your Check Engine Light – Don’t Ignore It!

When the “check engine” light comes on in your vehicle, it could indicate a range of problems and that should not be ignored. Reasons for this light can range from a sensor code needing resetting…

Summer Maintenance Checklist

Summer is a popular time for road trips and summer fun, but the hot season is also a rough time for your car. With proper maintenance, a car is more likely to survive the harsh summer weather. Thi…

Sending Your Child Off To College – Automotive Tips To Remember

Sending your child off to college can be a busy and stressful time. However, if you are sending your child out of state or long-distance with a car, it is important to make sure the vehicle is in…

Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

Now that summer’s finally here, many teens will be hitting the road for vacations, trips to the pool, and visits with friends. Unfortunately, summer is statistically the most dangerous time to dri…

Damaged Tire – Repair or Replace?

Suddenly discovering that you have a flat tire usually means having to decide to do one of two things: replace the tire or have it repaired. Most of the time, this decision is a very difficult one to…

What To Do If Your Car Overheats

So, you’re driving down the road, and you suddenly notice that your car is overheating. Like practically anyone else who’s not familiar with diagnosing car problems, you probably have no idea what to…

Improve Fuel Efficiency

Every summer, millions of motorists will take road trips to various areas around the country. With the rising cost of fuel, it is essential that you take all of the necessary steps to get the opti…

Do your brakes grind and groan?

It might start as a soft squeal only noticeable when you pull up to a drive-through window and escalate into a bothersome grinding and groaning whenever you brake at a light. This racket is not mi…

Car Giving You Not So Good Vibrations?

There are a number of reasons why your car may be vibrating when it is being operated at high speeds. Most of the time the cause of the vibration is due to something that is associated with the ti…

Headlights Dim?

Don’t Jeopardize Your Safety!
Have you noticed that your headlights are dimmer than normal? If so, you are jeopardizing your safety by driving around with less than adequate illumination. A properly…

Is your car’s air conditioning just not cutting it?

There are a few common things that happen to cars as they continue to run. Their gas gets low, oil needs to be changed, tires need to be filled up, and air conditioning needs to be recharged. So, if y…

Extending the Life of Your Tires: Seven Excellent Tips

To extend the life of your tires, check out the following tips:
Tip 1. Rotate and Balance

Your tires should be rotated and balanced every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. If you do an oil change every 3,000…

Is Your Car Storm Ready?

There are few parts of the country where drivers never have to deal with rain, and coastal Texas is not one of them. Much of the secret to driving in hard rain is behavioral–slow down, stop if vi…

Protect Your Tires from Pothole Damage

The highways and byways of East Texas are notorious for developing gigantic potholes that can do some serious damage to cars.

While these road hazards usually start cropping up in the beginning of…

Your Second Largest Investment

Not everyone will be able to purchase a home in their lifetime, but rates of vehicle ownership are quite high with over 250 million vehicles registered for personal use in the United States alone….

Why Choose ASE Certified Technicians?

The US National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is the top certifying body for technicians in the United States today. Also called ASE, when you come across a technician who has been certi…

Oil Changes — How Often?

All machines require proper maintenance in order to keep running efficiently, and this is certainly true for cars. One essential piece of maintenance for all vehicles with internal combustion engi…

Maintaining and Repairing Your Car’s Engine

If you properly maintain your vehicle, it should last for several years to come. Here are some tips to help prolong the life of your engine.
Oil Changes
Motor oil is the most important fluid that fl…

Brake Repair Keeps You Safe

Since the brake system of your automobile helps you bring the car to a stop as quickly as possible, maintaining properly working brakes is very important to your safety on the road. The following sign…

Benefits of Early Bird/Night Drop Off

 
Accommodations Made For Customers
At Louetta Automotive, we’re committed to making it as easy as possible for our valued customers to get their vehicle serviced or repaired. The Early Bird/N…

Louetta Automotive Voted in “Best of the Northwest”

The readers have spoken and the results are in! Houston Community Newspapers is pleased to present the results of our annual “Readers’ Choice” awards for 2012. Voting was conducted March 6-April…

Automobile Maintenance A Necessity

Owning a car is a great luxury but also comes with some important responsibilities. For example, if you own a vehicle, then it is vital to ensure that you have regular maintenance performed as needed….

Reliability At It’s Best!

The reliability of a vehicle depends on how well the vehicle is maintained. Regular oil changes will keep the car working better and running smoother. The clean oil will lubricate the moving parts in…

Is Your Car Giving You The Blues?

When a car seems “sick,” it can give its owner the blues.

Whether your lights flicker, tires screech, wipers scrape, or fumes pour out of the vents, the best place to come for quick and efficient v…

Put A Stop To The Screeching!

Screeching Sound Loud or Faint
If you hear screeching every time you step on your brakes, then here is what you need to understand: That screeching (whether loud or faint) is coming from your brake p…

Fuel Injection Services Promise Smooth Spring and Summer Traveling

Invest In Fuel Ejection Services
Are you ready to start planning some exciting spring and summer travel adventures by car? Then now is the time to consider getting your vehicle roadworthy by investin…

Oil Changes – An Affordable Necessity!

Routinely changing the oil of any vehicle can ensure that the vehicle remains in excellent condition for a very long time. By changing the oil once every several thousand miles, a person can help thei…

Importance of a Coolant Flush

It’s not enough to add more water and anti-freeze to your radiator as the fluid evaporates off. Even draining and replacing your coolant regularly will only go so far in extending your car’s longevity…

Keep Your Car Running

As the spring temperatures begin to rise, your car will need to be prepared for the increased heat. Here some of the critical components to put on your checklist.
Hoses
Old and deteriorated car hose…

5-Star Customer Service at Louetta Automotive Is Our Aim

Our attention to five-star customer service is what brings customers like you to Louetta Automotive in the first place and also keeps you coming back. We know you have other options to choose from whe…

What Can an ASE Certified Technician Do For Me?

ASE Certified Technicians: What Are They?
If your car is in need of a service or repair, it is a wise decision to go to a shop with ASE certified technicians on staff. These quality mechanics are the…

“Bumping” the Curb: Importance of a Good Alignment

Properly Aligned Vehicle
Every driver knows the meaning of the proverbial “curb bump” when parking their car. These scrapes, no matter how small, can have a negative impact on many aspects of a vehic…

Importance of Computer Diagnostics During Car Repair

When it comes to being a car owner, one of the most frustrating things that tends to happen over time is that of having a dashboard light illuminate with no real indication as to what may be causing t…

How Often Is Tire Rotation Necessary?

When it comes to rotating your tires, the decision to do it or not is totally up to you. Some people say that we should rotate our tires at least every 6,000 miles, and others say that we should do it…

What Does Exhaust Smoke Mean For Your Car?

In well-working, well-functioning cars, exhaust is barely visible. Exhaust smoke that is clearly visible from a distance is a sign there could be something wrong with your car, especially if the smoke…

How To Extend The Life of Your Car Battery

Many car owners underestimate the importance of their car battery. Neglecting the car battery may lead to being stranded in a parking lot. Although most car batteries are generally advertised as being…

Why Won’t My Car Start?

Remember your first car? The first time you turned the key and felt the engine hum. Your car was more than the sum of its parts. It was a key to endless exploration and adventure. We still feel that w…

How to Change a Flat Tire

At some point during your life, you are bound to hear and feel that rumbling, rough sound of a flat tire.  If you’re lucky, your insurance will have a roadside assistance plan, or you might have a…

Want to Make Your Car Last Longer? Don’t Get In A Wreck

It’s common sense to know that a car that has not been wrecked will generally last longer.  Improved life stems from a number of things that can be altered in an accident: weakened parts, low quali…

The Importance of Regular Car Maintenance

Any kind of car trouble can be frustrating.  It never happens when it’s convenient; more often when you’re in a hurry, far from your trusted mechanic or headed out of town.  Avoiding a breakdown…

How Your Car Brakes Work

Your brakes are THE MOST IMPORTANT safety feature of your vehicle.  Understanding how they work, and what to look for (or listen for) can help prevent problems and costly repairs.
How Brakes Work
I…

Dashboard Warning Lights – Part III

Part III of this series will cover 4 additional dashboard warning lights and the action necessary to correct it.

While every manufacturer may have slight variations here are 4 of the most commo…

Dashboard Warning Lights – Part II

Previously we posted an article concerning your vehicle’s dashboard warning lights; and how important this communication between you and your vehicle is.  The meaning behind each warning light ca…

Dashboard Warning Lights – Part I

For almost as long as the car has been around the dashboard, more specifically, the instrument panel has been the primary way for a vehicle to communicate back to its driver. As a driver you may not b…

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Oil Change

Most people grew up being told to get their vehicle’s oil changed every 3,000 miles. A lot of people don’t understand why this is necessary, leading many people to skip oil changes. Unfortunately,…

Regular Maintenance Can Improve Your Gas Mileage

With the current economy, many drivers are looking for effective ways to save money. Fortunately, there are several effective ways that drivers can save money at the pump.
Minimize Your Use of the Br…

Cheap Tires Can Cost You

When you go shoe shopping, what do you look for? Can you sacrifice quality for cost and/or looks? Does the durability matter as long as they fit? Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes o…

Ten Signs of Transmission Trouble

Your transmission can take a lot of abuse over the years.  After a while, it is bound to start having some problems. Transmission repairs can be expensive, so it’s worthwhile to pay attention to anyt…

Treat Your Car Like A Good Friend

You may feel like you know your car better than anyone else. After all you spend a lot of time in it. Like a good friend you know your car’s likes and dislikes how it will drive under certain condit…

The Ultimate Chick Cars of All Time

Recently, CarTalk held a contest for the “Ultimate Chick Cars of All Time”. Readers responded with their nominations, the results were tabulated, and here they are!

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Are Tune Ups A Thing Of The Past?

For many years, the tune up was the staple car of maintenance. However, modern car engines are vastly different than they were just 20 years ago. Car engines used to have many more parts that produced…

The Ultimate Guy Cars of All Time

Recently, CarTalk held a contest for the “Ultimate Guy Cars of All Time”.  Readers responded with their nominations, the results were tabulated, and here they are!

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Hear Something? Sounds That Could Mean Trouble

Every car makes noise.  Bumpy roads, rainy days, high traffic, a great song; these can all contribute to even noisier journeys behind the wheel.  When you notice a sound that your car doesn’t norm…

Tire Trouble? Solutions for Slow Tire Leak

Tires are an integral part of your car.  Realizing that your tire has a slow leak does not necessarily mean you need to buy a new tire.  How do you know what the problem is?  Here are few items to…

Pre-Purchase Inspections – Why They Are Important

Buying a “New-To-You” car is exciting.  But before you get too emotionally attached, you should get a pre-purchase inspection done by a qualified mechanic PRIOR to committing to the purchase.  W…

Flood-Damage: Your Questions Answered

Floodwaters swamped the Cypress & Houston areas yesterday, turning neighborhood streets and busy main streets into rivers. What should you do in the event that your vehicle has been flooded? Shoul…

Keep Your Car Cool Inside In the Summer

Warmer weather, longer days, road trips; there are a lot of things that make summer, well, summer.  Another, less amusing item that summer brings, is a steamy hot car interior.  Not only does this c…

Your Check Engine Light: What It Means

Nothing can put a damper on a good day like seeing that little check engine light in your dashboard come on.  Is there something seriously wrong?  How much will it cost?  Should you pull over now?…

Safe City Driving

Living in the city of Houston is great!  Our city life has unique perks: tasty local restaurants, nightlife, constant activities and community events, just to name a few.  However, many cringe at th…

Be A Better Car Owner!

Buying a new(er) car is exciting!  That new car smell, showing off to your friends, learning all the new technology that came with it, standing by the curb and admiring it; all things that come with…

What To Do When Your Brakes Are Squealing

Brake squealing is a very common problem car owners face.  This can affect not only your car but also give you headaches when you drive.  Most of the time brake squealing is caused by brake pad wear…

How & Why To Check Your Coolant

The Houston area experiences extreme temperatures. We are in a severe duty area which means manufacturers realize severe heat requires crucial maintenance. It is very important to make sure that your…

Gas Saving Tip: Avoid Excessive Idling

Everyone does it.  The reasons are many: wanting to get into a cool car during summer, waiting on someone outside a home or store, sitting in a traffic jam, etc.  However, with gas prices continuing…

Save Money, Stay Fuel Efficient!

With record gas prices expected sooner rather than later, everyone is starting to dread pulling up to the gas station. As Americans drive more and more during the spring and summer months (exactly the…

BG Products

Louetta Automotive proudly offers BG fluids and products. BG creates top of the line automotive fluids and automotive maintenance service products. These include completely synthetic engine oils, powe…

Car Maintenance Is Better Than Repair

There is a saying precaution is better than a good cure. The meaning is simple. Why wait till something goes wrong and scramble to fix it when you can simply avoid something going wrong to being with?…

Don’t Forget Your Transmission

Have you ever pressed your gas pedal and.nothing? You double check everything. Car is on? Check. Car in gear? Check. Emergency Brake off? Check. Still nothing. So you think about recent service you ma…

Don’t Drive On Empty!

We’ve all acknowledged the fact that gas prices are steep, and they probably won’t come down any time soon. With that pinch on your wallet, especially when traveling longer distances, it may be tempti…

What To Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle

So you’ve bought a used car in the Houston TX area. How do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the Houston area sell cars for different reasons. Thin…

Proper Fluids For Your Vehicle

Cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace.
Oil Changes
A number of new oil weights ha…

Summer Tip: Get Your AC Checked!

Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it’s high time you get your air conditioner checked. It’s real easy to take…

Gas Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel!

Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Houston area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand, you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don’t have enough ai…

Prepare Your Car For Spring

Spring is finally here!  After the winter, there are some things you can do to help get your car ready:

Check Your Tires – Weather changes can increase or decrease your tire pressure.  Get it ch…