Long gone are the days of stereotyped husband-wife arguments over directions. “Why don’t you just turn around and go to that gas station to ASK for directions!” has been replaced with, “Oh, just give me the phone, I’ll ask Siri or Google Maps.” Plus, stand-alone GPS systems purchased separately and installed in the car are a…

As Houstonians, we’re used to the heat. From mid-March all the way through December, temperatures consistently range from 80-100 degrees, with plenty of rain and floods thrown in for good measure. But when winter finally arrives in Houston, it can become bitterly cold. Even without snow, the shift to colder weather has serious implications for…

We rely on our vehicles for everything: commuting to work, running errands, dropping the kids off at school (or maybe hoping it will hold up to the challenges of a new teenage driver), family road trips, etc. Wouldn’t it be great if you could extend the life of your car, truck, or SUV to keep…

Monitoring and replenishing fluids is one of the simplest and easiest maintenance checks you can do to keep your car, van or truck running smoothly. Each one serves a particular purpose, and needs to be checked and, in most cases, changed throughout the life of your vehicle. If you’ve never looked under the hood, now’s…

The catalytic converter is connected to your vehicle’s engine and tailpipe (or “exhaust pipe”). This large, oblong metal box secured beneath the vehicle is designed to convert the pollutant gases generated by your vehicle’s engine – including carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (or VOCs) and nitrogen oxides, into significantly less-pollutant gases that safer for the…

Sometimes, taking care of your car or truck leaves your wallet a little lighter than you’d like. Fortunately, there are several inexpensive ways to improve the look and operation of your vehicle. Simple cosmetic improvements will make the interior and exterior of your car look showroom-ready. While regular do-it-yourself maintenance will keep your car running…

Listen up, drivers: Your windshields are about to become a lot less sticky and allow for a lot more visibility. The Texas inspection sticker, a Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) requirement for decades, will disappear from vehicles starting this year. Dillon’s Automotive’s experience with car inspections Katy, Texas services knows how important TxDPS stickers…

Texas weather can be unpredictable during any season, and inclement winters can be particularly hazardous on both drivers and their vehicles. Whether you are taking a long road trip or running last-minute errands around town, keeping your car properly serviced and preparing for potential driving hazards can help to keep your family safe this holiday…

We’ve all been there. That feeling of anxiety as you pull up to your local Katy, TX gas station, see a free space by a pump and realize, you have no absolutely no idea which side of the car the gas tank is on. Gas Tank Location If you’ve ever driven a rental car or…

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