Wow! We are at week 8 of supporting our local restaurants in the Houston area! We are so pleased to be a part of this initiative to help support local business during these unprecedented times. This week we were treated to lunch by Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrarese from the Hotel Granduca - Ristorante Cavour! He served an amazing lasagna lunch to our staff. Thank you Chef for the delicious food! Check out Hotel Granduca for all their amazing amenities! Keep supporting local! Thank you Houston
Maintaining your car or truck will make it more efficient. It works the way it was designed to and that means it uses less fuel: And you save money. To help organize our discussion, let’s think of things that rob us of fuel economy in two ways: increased friction and inefficient fuel combustion. Friction. Anything that increases friction increases drag or load on the engine. It must work harder to overcome the drag – and that takes more fuel. The first thing that comes to mind is engine oil. Low oil means there’s not enough to fully lubricate the engine so there’s more friction. The wrong viscosity and grade of oil can also adversely affect fuel economy. Dirty oil won’t lubricate as well as clean oil. The same principles apply to transmission fluid. Getting your oil changed and transmission serviced on schedule will reduce friction and save money. Consider upgrading to synthetic oils in your dif ... read more
We loved week #6 so much we brought back Chef Danny Trace for week #7! Thank you Chef for bringing your delicious food back for more! Go check out his fabulous restaurant Osso and Kristalla at 1515 Texas Avenue in Houston. Thank you Chef for feeding us so well!
Week 6 of our Restaurant Challenge had a bit of a Cajun flare to it! Chef Danny Trace brought his outdoor kitchen to our shop and cooked up a fantastic lunch! He had a huge pot of Shrimp Etouffee going for all of our staff, a few of our clients, the President of our local Chamber of Commerce- Frances Castaneda Dyess. Thank you Chef Danny for feeding us so well! Next week, he will be back with a surprise menu. We can't wait!
Houston drivers need to be concerned about wheel alignments for two primary reasons: safety and money. When your wheels are out of alignment, they can pull to one side, maybe pretty hard. A moment of inattention could put you into on-coming traffic on a busy street in Houston or completely off the road. And a bad alignment will chew up your tires very quickly. We had one guy in our Houston auto service center who said his wheels were a little out of alignment before a family vacation, but he didn't think it was that bad. So he didn't take care of it before he left. A couple of long days of highway driving and his front tires were worn down to the cords. He had to take a half day out of his mountain vacation to find a rural town in Texas big enough to have a tire center for replacements. All four wheels are supposed to be lined up and point in the same direction. Sometimes one or more goes out of alignment and is pulling against the rest of the team. In addition to e ... read more
This week's lunch was catered by the awesome people at Chick-Fil-A! Becky Chin with Chick-Fil-A Wayside location provided excellent service for our staff. Today they came through with hot, tasty and filling sandwiches, salads, chips and cookies! Thank you Chick-Fil-A Wayside off the Gulf Freeway for providing our staff a fantastic midweek meal! We appreciate it
Kacal's is back at it! There was a hiccup with week #3 but we were back for week 4 with a vengeance! This week's lunch was a perfect blend of Tex Mex cuisine and Cinco de Mayo! Laurenzo's El Tiempo Cantina provided lunches today to the staff at Kacal's and it was perfect! Thank you El Tiempo Cantina for the delicious lunch you provided, everyone enjoyed it immensely! Check out El Tiempo Cantina on their website or Facebook! Help Support local Houston restaurants, participate in supporting local businesses!
A big thank you to Mandola's Deli's for providing a fantastic lunch today for Kacal's Auto and Truck Service staff! Our hungry staff couldn't wait to enjoy the great food that Mandola's provided today. Thank you Joseph Mandola for feeding our staff so well we appreciate you coming out today. Please accept our challenge and support your local restaurants and call your order in! Check them out online or on Facebook!
During these unprecedented times, Kacal's is helping where we can. What better way to do this but by supporting our local restaurants and caterers! Here at Kacal’s Auto and Truck Service we plan on having our staff fed weekly by a local business. We consider these local businesses our neighbors, friends and customers. While standing together we all know we are all in this together. We challenge other essential businesses that are open and able to generate some revenue and help support those less fortunate. Join Kacal's Auto and Truck Service in the #RestaurantChallenge! This week lunch delivery was provided by Levi Goode and Goode Co. Restaurants! Thank you Levi for feeding our staff so well! We appreciate what you are doing to serve our community! Check out their website or visit them on ... read more
Question I was driving one day, and my car started sputtering and then the engine finally quit, and I couldn’t get it started. I was towed to a shop and found out I had to replace my fuel pump. What could I have done to have saved my fuel pump? Answer This is a tough one because there isn’t any maintenance recommended for fuel pumps. They’re inside the fuel tank and you really can’t get to them without removing the tank. But you can do some things to make their job easier, so they last a little longer. A lot of vehicles are equipped with a fuel filter on their gas line. This filters out dirt and rust from the gas tank before it gets to the engine. Replacing a clogged fuel filter as recommended reduces the strain on your fuel pump. Newer vehicles have their fuel filter inside the fuel tank, so it cannot be changed. A good tip is to not run the fuel tank too low – this can cause fuel starvation that excessively ... read more