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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
Toyota Land Cruiser is great choice for towing
If you have ever felt as though your head was going to explode when you reviewed the specs for a new tow vehicle, the Toyota Land Cruiser might just be the best choice for you.  You can get this sport vehicle one way, and that’s fine since it has... Read more
Your F-150 does what?
Think galactic warfare and solving a gigantic mystery. A team from Ford, 343 Industries and Galpin Auto Sports did, and came up with a truck that they claim is “so awesome that it could have been designed by (Halo’s) Master Chief, himself. The F-150 in question is a one-off... Read more