Does Honda or Toyota Offer Better Standard Safety Features?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda, Technology, Tips and Tricks, Toyota on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 10:08 PM
car on a highway with computer code graphics surrounding it

Many car manufacturers are offering ever better driver assistance features in their new vehicles. This technology can do everything from notify a driver that there is someone in their blind spot while they are driving on the highway, to stopping automatically if a pedestrian is detected in a crosswalk. Even better, more and more of these safety suites are coming standard on new vehicles. In this blog we are going to check out two heavy-hitters in the driver assistance market and pit Honda Sensing vs Toyota Safety Sense. While individual vehicles will offer different sets of features, we can share some general information about these two systems. Read the rest of this entry »

When was the first car racing accident?

By Product Expert | Posted in Chevrolet on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 9:45 PM
Buick Bug race car

Car racing is fun, but it can also be a very dangerous sport. While drivers have extensive safety equipment in each vehicle to try to keep them safe in the event of an accident, still accidents happen on the race track. But when was the first car racing accident? We assume that the earliest accidents haven’t been recorded (probably the first time two people on a street had cars they would have tried to race…) but we do have access to the first ever filmed car racing accident that happened in 1919. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you need two license plates in Texas? Learn more about licenses here

By Product Expert | Posted in Texas, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 9:07 PM
old Texas license plate on a wall

In our blog about vehicle problems that are illegal to drive with in Texas, we mentioned that an unreadable license plate is something that can get you pulled over, but do you know the rest of the Texas license plate laws? Make sure you are driving legally, and with up-to-date registration by following these rules. Read the rest of this entry »

When and Where Should You Trick or Treat?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Tips and Tricks on Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 7:29 PM
children trick or treating, only legs visible

Fall is upon us and Halloween is right around the corner. Do you have your costume yet? While there is still time figure out how you and/or your family are going to dress for the day, it’s good to start planning ahead now. Where do you want to go? How can you stay visible when you go out? In this blog we are exploring some Austin TX trick-or-treat times 2018, some of the best places to go, and what to be aware of this Halloween. Read the rest of this entry »

Find the perfect Halloween outfit this year in Travis County

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 9:07 PM
children trick-or-treating in costume

Fall weather and Halloween are right around the corner. That means that pumpkins, ghosts, and skeletons are appearing in almost every grocery store, and that Halloween shops are appearing in many places, including Austin! So where can you get a Halloween costume in Austin TX? There are options ranging from big box Halloween stores, to your local mom and pop stores with high-end accessories and costuming. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t want to get pulled over? Make sure your car is in good condition

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 9:17 PM
car driving at night, bright headlights

What vehicle problems are illegal to drive with in Texas?

We’ve all been there: someone flashes their lights at you, or honks, and afterward you can’t tell if they are jerks, or trying to let you know that something is wrong with your vehicle. There are some things that a driver can’t notice easily, but that can get you pulled over and get you a ticket. What vehicle problems are illegal to drive with in Texas? Check it out below. Read the rest of this entry »

Drive safe this autumn with these tips and tricks

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 8:34 AM
car driving in the fall

We’ve written before about basic fall car care tips, and how you can get your vehicle ready for winter, but there is more to having a safe fall driving experience than just having a reliable car that isn’t making any of those weird noises. There are some specific driving challenges that can begin to appear around this time of year. Here are a few common fall driving problems and solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

How can you tell if a car has been in a wreck and been repaired?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks, Used Cars on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 10:30 PM
man looking under the hood of a car

Maybe it seems too good to be true: a beautiful used car, at the right price. The only trick is, you don’t have access to a vehicle history, and you don’t know for sure why the asking price is so low. How can you tell if a car has been in a wreck and been repaired? Here are a few signs of a past car accident on a used car that you can check yourself. Remember, many cars can be repaired after an accident and be a great value, but as a car buyer you should be informed of that before you sign on the dotted line. Read the rest of this entry »

What is the best car for students and teens?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 8:31 PM
young woman behind the wheel of a vehicle

In past years, when a student or learning driver was looking for a new car the thought was that they should get the most beaten-up and destroyed vehicle that still ran. They wouldn’t be able to break it, right? And if the worst should happen and they did flip it, well, it was really affordable anyway. However, that thinking has changed thanks to the arrival of new technology, especially safety features. So what is the best car for students and teens today? Here are five things to keep in mind when shopping for that first car. Read the rest of this entry »

What Car Color Is Most Likely to Get Pulled Over?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at 8:03 PM
cars in dealership parking lot

Is it paranoia, or are there actually colors more likely to get pulled over than others? Take a look below at what car color is most likely to get pulled over. The answer might surprise you! Read the rest of this entry »