2016 Ford Super Duty is previewed at State Fair of Texas
The State Fair of Texas is the state’s largest and most influential auto show with more than a million attendees checking out what’s new in cars and — especially — in trucks; and Ford took the opportunity last week to take the wraps off of its 2016 Super Duty... Read more
VW debacle will resonate for years; what to do if you own a VW diesel
If you don’t own a VW with a diesel engine or just hate the auto manufacturers so much that another recall doesn’t even phase, you may want to stop reading right now.  If you are still reading,  I suspect that you have read or heard about the debacle that... Read more
Two large recalls for Volkswagen and Discount Tire (trucks and SUVs)
Attention — two recalls announced this week could have an impact on your vehicle safety.  One is for about 80,000 truck and SUV tires.  The second is for more than 420,000 Volkswagens from a range of product lines. Tires The Discount Tire recall affects the company’s ‘Pathfinder’* branded tires... Read more
Rising Texas temperatures?  Up north travel in GMC Yukon Denali is perfect fit
What does a self-respecting Texan do when the heat index is in the 115 degree range?  Step one for many is to rekindle relationships with family and friends who live up north.  That doesn’t mean giving up on trailering a boat, fishing for some different species or living the... Read more
Galveston and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited prove powerful combo
Galveston, TX, is unique.  For anglers it offers great fishing experiences.  For historians, there is an unending wealth of information.  The food choices are rich and plentiful, as are the hotels and lodging alternatives. When spending a few days there, you can expect to run out of time before... Read more
Extensive Ram recalls may affect you
As you may already know, FCA (formerly Fiat Chrysler) has been hit with the highest punishment ever for transgressions that the NHTSA considered the worst ever for a vehicle manufacturer.  I personally believe that some of the huge fines and other actions are punitive since top FCA management is... Read more
Ford offers new top-of-the-line F-150 for 2016
It seems like only yesterday that Ford introduced its ground-braking aluminum-bodied F-150, but with 2016 model year creeping up they have taken the wraps off a new Limited edition that will supersede even the King Ranch and Platinum in luxury. The Ford F-150 Limited has virtually all of the... Read more
GM teases with 2016 Chevy Silverado
It’s not a lot, but it is something. Today the powers-that-be at General Motors have given us a first look at the updated Chevy Silverado for 2016. Not as extensive an overhaul as the completely redesigned 2014 model, but some distinctive changes do refresh the look, especially of the... Read more