7 Summer Driving Mistakes

Summer is here. That means summer road trips, heading to barbecues, and in Texas — driving in the heat. With all that comes a few Summer driving mistakes. While they may seem harmless, some of the Summer driving mistakes could lead to costly repairs and tickets. Both are things that could easily ruin your Summer. And after we've spent so much of 2020 and 2021 inside, we all deserve to have a fun Summer! Summer Driving Mistakes 1) Not Checking Your Vehicle's Fluid Levels Your engine fluids keep your engine running by lubricating and cooling off the various parts and removing the heat. Unfortunately, while they are working hard as lubricating and cooling agents, the Texas heat takes its toll on all fluids. If these fluid levels dip because of leakage, their cooling abilities do as well, which can lead to an overheated vehicle. Now is a great time to check all of your car's fluid levels. That list includes: Transmission Fluid Brake Fluid Coolant Motor Oil Power-Steering Fluid [...]

By |2021-06-18T12:07:16-06:00June 18th, 2021|Car Tips, Houston Texas|0 Comments

Texas Road Trip Spots

With warmer weather, school almost out for summer, and restrictions lifting — it's time to hit the road. But, Houston, you don't have to drive too far to see some spectacular and unique Texas Road Trip Stops. With diverse cities, incredible natural wonders, and unique attractions, Texas has a lot to share. So forget the Western National Parks and East Coast Parkways, and let's have a little fun traveling the Lone Star State. Must-See Texas Road Trip Spots At a little over 260,000 square miles, Texas has a lot of land to explore. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, get your car ready, hit the road, and check out these fantastic Texas attractions. Route 66 Texas Road Trip The famous Route 66 stretches 178 miles through Texas' Panhandle, and it has some sites worth stopping at! Not only can you cruise this historic route, but you'll also get a chance to see the Cadillac Ranch and the Glenrio Ghost Town (on the TX/NM border). Or [...]

By |2021-05-10T12:43:31-06:00May 10th, 2021|Houston Texas, Road Trips|0 Comments

3 Common Texas Car Problems

If you don't know much about cars, or even if you do, you may have never considered the impact that weather can have on your car's health. You must think about the climate when thinking about how to care for your vehicle correctly and avoid common Texas car problems. There are some simple things to be aware of that can keep your car running smoothly and extend its lifespan, even in the Texas heat. Common Texas Car Problems and How to Avoid Them 1. Car Batteries Do Not Last as Long A common Texas car problem is, shorter battery lives. Many people worry about car batteries in cold climates, but heat can be just as bad, if not worse, for your car battery. The hot temperatures can dry up fluids, causing corrosion to build upon your battery, leaving you stranded on the side of the road, waiting for a tow truck. In fact, AAA received over a million calls for battery issues in the warmer months of 2018. Car [...]

By |2021-03-19T11:41:38-06:00March 19th, 2021|Auto Care, Houston Texas|0 Comments

We’re Open! COVID-19 & Northwest Auto Center of Houston

Update on March 31, 2020 Like many businesses across the nation, we are adjusting our hours to accommodate these uncertain times. Moving forward, we will be open and available by appointment only. This will give us the needed time to handle needed sanitation measures and social distancing requirements. To make an appointment, please call us at (281) 894-8880. We are dedicated to the Houston community, still using our 30+ years of service to offer the services you need at prices you can afford. We appreciate the community’s support. Stay safe and strong. - Northwest Auto Center of Houston Family Update on March 20, 2020 To all our Family, Friends & Clients, We want everyone to know that during this difficult time, we're here and we will be open as long as possible, (unless we are mandated to close). If you need us or if we can be of service, (even something as simple as an oil change). We're here to help! As we have for over the last 30 years, we offer scheduled maintenance, brake [...]

By |2020-03-31T13:39:21-06:00March 20th, 2020|Auto Care, Houston Texas|0 Comments

2019 Summer Events in Houston, TX

Summer officially starts on June 21st this year, but the summer mood is already setting in! While you’re enjoying the Springtime weather, you might be thinking about all of the events that start in the summer. We’re sure that you want to make the most of the season, so let’s take a look at some Summer events in Houston you shouldn’t miss out on. Everything from concerts, exhibitions, movies, and festivals – let’s go! 2019 Summer Events in Houston, TX The Texas, Tacos, and Music Festival When: Sunday, June 8, 2019 Where: 130 Spring School Road, Spring, TX 77373 Who doesn’t like tacos, tequila, and music? This festival has live music stages (featuring the Los Lonely Boys, The Suffers and more), tequila tastings, live mariachi bands, artisan vendors, and Luche Libre wrestling. Hosted at Preservation Park in Spring, TX this festival has it all. It goes from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am and has a $15 entrance fee. Pride Houston Parade When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 Where: Downtown Houston Celebrate Houston’s diversity and LGBTQ [...]

By |2019-05-31T15:36:12-06:00May 31st, 2019|Houston Texas|0 Comments

Spring Events in Houston, TX

Houston is considered the most populated city in Texas and is full of community events for the surrounding community and visiting tourists. With the excitement of a bustling city and quieter areas, like city parks, there are plenty of things to do in Houston year round. However, with warmer months upon us, here is a list of Spring Events in Houston, TX that the whole family can enjoy. 10 Spring Events in Houston, TX 1. Southeast Texas Fair (March 21 – March 31) Combining entertainment, food, livestock, and carnival rides, the South Texas State Fair & Rodeo is one of the big spring events in Houston that's open to the whole family. Located in Beaumont, the fair’s entrance fee ranges from $4-$8, depending on the day. One of the main attractions is the YMBL Championship Rodeo starting at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 23rd. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association exhibit the U.S.’s top cowboys and cowgirls. Additionally, the fair also provides an opportunity for local artists to show their [...]

By |2019-03-07T11:59:28-06:00March 7th, 2019|Houston Texas|0 Comments
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