Important recall: 1.39 million Ford vehicles
I thought I had gotten away with a new recall-less week, but no luck. This time the the recalls affect more than 900,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs for a potential problem with the torque sensor in the steering column in 2008 to 2011 vehicles.  Also on the... Read more
Another week of huge GM recalls: is your vehicle listed here?
There has to be a better way…or maybe not.   General Motors continues to parcel out recall notices with a new bunch (2.42-million vehicles) today and 2.7-million late last week.  I suspect there is a strategy here since GM has its new first-ever tsar for global quality, a new... Read more
2014Toyota Texas Bass Classic combines world-record bass haul with truckmaker’s corporate committment
Lake Fork has a reputation that other inland lakes envy.  Bass are plentiful and can be HUGE. The setting is extraordinary and locals live to fish.   It is no wonder that the 2014 Toyota Texas Bass Classic returned there this year to the joy of the 50 professional... Read more
Monday recall parade: Buick LaCrosse, Chevy Malibu, Ford Escape, Chrysler minivans
I hate starting my week (as I’m sure you do) with the reports of major recalls, but here is the latest list.  If you own own one of the vehicles listed here, contact your dealer or go to the manufacturer’s website for instructions.  You will only receive a notification... Read more
Get Smart: new features can make you a safer driver
Yes, I know.  Every time I talk about the innovative electronic features that auto and truck makers are putting into their vehicles, you tell me that you are already smartest, safest drivers out there.  But, if a new vehicle is in your future — especially a new truck —... Read more
2015 GMC Canyon offers features for mid-size family truck and added safety
We haven’t driven GMC’s new mid-size Canyon yet. Its introduction isn’t scheduled until fall, but I suspect there will be a range of new features designed to set this truck apart from the pack. There will, after all, be it’s stablemate, the Chevy Colorado, as well as Toyota’s Tacoma... Read more
As Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks neighborhood lakes, it’s the time to load up the minivan
I know. I know. You think a minivan is so uncool. But, if you have a gang of kids that you are taking out to one of the neighborhood lakes stocked by the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, maybe a a vehicle like the 2014 Chrysler Town &... Read more
Black Package edition brings stealth vibe to 2014 Ram Heavy Duty trucks
If you want to look dangerous when you are behind the wheel, the people at Ram are making it easy for you.  The Black Package, which was successfully brought to market on the 1500-level pickups, is now available for the 2500 and 3500 level vehicles.  The reason: customer response... Read more