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…

Several problems can arise during a family road trip, from flat tires to minor fender benders. A car emergency kit can help you handle both minor and major roadside emergencies. Since every family is different, it is important to customize your emergency kit to suit the unique needs of each family member. Doing so makes…

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…

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are about 240 million passenger vehicles on U.S. roads. The average age of those vehicles is 10.8 years. The average age of a tire at replacement is 3.7 years, and about 40 percent of the time, a motorist buys just one or two tires. But…

Most car geeks, including us here at Dillon’s Automotive, will tell you they prefer driving manual transmissions. It’s just more exciting, it gives the driver more control and when done correctly, it makes the car perform better. But over the past few decades, more and more people are flocking to automatic transmissions. In 1987, 29…

First of all, this isn’t a very common problem, so you shouldn’t worry. But since brake failures do happen in cars, let’s talk about how to handle the situation should it ever happen to you. Keep Calm Remember to not panic when it comes to a mid-drive brake failure. Training yourself to breathe deeply from…

There you are in the drive-through of Starbucks, about to start your morning with a cup of coffee. Suddenly, the ominous glow of your check engine light pops on. Before you drive straight to your local Katy mechanic, remember that this indicator doesn’t always mean the worst possible scenario. There are many reasons why this…

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