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The Houston Chronicle’s “Best of the Best” Automotive Shop for 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ABR Houston Voted The Houston Chronicle's "Best of the Best" Automotive Shop for 2023 Houston, TX - July 20th, 2023 - ABR Houston, A premier European auto repair shop in The Woodlands, is proud to announce its well-deserved title as "Houston's Best of the Best for 2023" in the automotive services category. This prestigious recognition comes as a result of ABR Houston's unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch automotive solutions and exceptional customer experiences. The accolade was awarded by the discerning readers and patrons of the Houston Chronicle, which annually conducts an extensive survey to identify and celebrate the most outstanding businesses across various industries in the Houston Read More...

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What Is A Cabin Filter & What Does It Do

When it comes to maintaining a vehicle, many car owners tend to overlook the importance of the cabin air filter. While the engine air filter is often given priority due to its crucial role in ensuring engine performance and longevity, the cabin air filter is equally important in maintaining the overall health and comfort of the vehicle's occupants. Depending on where you live, maybe even more important! What is a Cabin Air Filter? A cabin air filter is a vital component of the vehicle's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. It is responsible for filtering out dust, pollen, and other airborne contaminants that enter the vehicle through the HVAC Read More...

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How one oil leak can cause big issues

An oil filter housing leak is a common problem that many European car owners face. The housing is located on the engine block and holds the oil filter. It's responsible for directing the flow of oil through the filter. It (usually) has coolant passages through it to help cool the oil and/or warm up the coolant. When this component begins to leak it can cause a number of issues; including oil contamination of the cooling system, or coolant in the oil. In this blog post, we will explore why an oil filter housing leak can lead to these problems and what you can do to prevent them. Contamination of the Read More...

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What Do The Colored Dots On Tires Mean?

When it comes to buying new tires, there are a lot of choices to make. This also could be an expensive investment. One of the most confusing things about tires is the colored dots that can be found on the sidewalls. These dots can be different colors, and they can be located in different places on the tire. So, what do these dots mean? In general, the colored dots on tires are used by tire manufacturers to help match the tires to the wheels during the manufacturing process. However, they can also be used by tire installers to help balance the tires once they are mounted on the vehicle. GENERALLY, Read More...

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Automotive Battery Technology Has Improved

What You Need To Know About Automotive Batteries Automotive battery technology has evolved significantly over the years, from lead-acid batteries to Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries, and now to Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. With this change in technology also comes at a cost, complexity and new understanding on what is what with your electrical system in your vehicle. Lead-Acid Batteries: Lead-acid batteries have been the standard in the automotive industry for decades. These batteries are reliable and affordable but have some significant drawbacks, including being heavy and having a shorter lifespan. They also require regular maintenance to prevent corrosion and maintain their performance. They have acid that must be vented correctly Read More...

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Know the correct synthetic oil for your BMW

Synthetic oil and the *correct* synthetic oil is a big misconception. Just because some oil change/lube shop/independent shop says they gave you synthetic oil for your car, doesn't mean they gave you the correct synthetic. So lets break this down for the German/European cars. We have multiple "flavors" that I'll elaborate on. There are some heavy grey areas in some years and models on what oil goes in what engine- so we're not going to focus on viscosity (which is ****super**** important) but rather, the types of oil (but I'll give you a suggestion on viscosity- you'll see a pattern quickly) All of the following oils are considered "low SAPS". Read More...

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Maintenance and Service Schedules

Maintenance and Service Schedules for Different Vehicles Maintenance and service schedules are crucial for the longevity and performance of modern cars and SUVs. Regular maintenance and inspections can prevent costly repairs and ensure your vehicle runs smoothly for years to come. In this blog post, we'll outline the essential maintenance tasks that will help you get the most out of your vehicle during its lifetime under your ownership. Oil Changes: Oil changes are one of the most critical maintenance tasks, and one of the cheapest ways to maintain your vehicle. We recommend performing an oil service every 7,500 miles or 6 months, whatever occurs first. We only recommend synthetic oil Read More...

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Vehicle Safety Features and Ratings

When it comes to purchasing a new vehicle, one of the top concerns for many consumers is safety. With advances in technology and engineering, modern vehicles are equipped with a variety of safety features designed to protect drivers, passengers, and other road users in the event of an accident. There are two main organizations that rate vehicle safety: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Both organizations perform extensive crash testing and evaluate various safety features to determine the overall safety of a vehicle. Here are some of the most common safety features found in modern vehicles and their importance in maintaining Read More...

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Driving during a winter storm is a situation that most of us may try to avoid. However, if you are already on your way and a winter storm hits and you have no choice but to drive through it, the following winter storm driving safety tips can come in handy. If you have some flexibility when it comes to when you need to drive through winter storm prone areas, be sure to look up weather conditions through major passes or highways along the way. This will help you better understand the conditions you will hit and inform you to make a better decision if driving through a snowstorm can be Read More...

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An Auto Shop Spring Tx is giving away free brake pads in exchange for the Marines’ “Toys for Tots” program! ABR Houston is teaming up with the U.S Marine Corps to make Christmas merrier for the less fortunate children here in the Houston community. Giving children toys for Christmas first started in England in the early nineteenth century. A University of Toledo study shows us that children who play in environments with even a few toys tend to display sustained levels of cognition, perception, imagination, attention, and motor coordination. A child shows deeper and sophisticated play as they become more creative with each toy they have. Isn’t it heartwarming to Read More...

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