Ford unveils 2017 Super Duty
It’s always a red-letter day when Ford takes the cover off a new truck. Historically they like to do it in Texas where they know it will be fully appreciated, and this year was no exception. This is a heavy-duty truck that is breaking a lot of the rules.... Read more
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum, a mighty magic carpet, is SUV of Texas
The Ford Explorer defined the SUV category more than two decades ago, and has led the pack ever since, but there has never been a top-of-the-line entry before. Enter the 2016 Explorer Platinum, awarded SUV of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association Truck Rodeo. The Explorer unseated seven-year... Read more
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
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
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
2016 F-150 offers Pro Trailer Backup Assist System
No matter how often you do it, backing up your pickup to connect with a boat trailer is no fun. Ford recognizes that and, for the 2016 F-150 they are going to offer a backup system that allows you to steer your trailer by turning a knob left or... Read more
Recalls again bedevil a range of brands and models
Seems like it’s that time again.  Numerous vehicle manufacturers are recalling vehicles — many late model varieties — due to problems.  Some are familiar with expanded coverage, while others are new. Acura/Honda — Honda this week announced a global recall for some vehicles for a defect in the radar... Read more