Celebrate Independence Day for free around Austin!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 7:50 PM
Free 4th of July Fireworks and Festivals around Austin TX

Sometimes it can be hard for families on a budget to find fun activities on a holiday that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Fortunately, with free 4th of July fireworks and festivals around Austin TX, parents and kids alike can have a great time celebrating Independence Day without breaking the bank. Check them out below! Read the rest of this entry »

Shoes or no shoes, that is the question! Is it legal to drive without them?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Texas, Tips and Tricks on Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 9:35 PM
Is it illegal to drive barefoot in Texas?

There are plenty of things to stay aware of while driving, ranging from what documents you should always keep in the car to how long you can go between tire rotations. However, there is one question you may have asked only once or twice: can I go barefoot while driving? There are advantages and disadvantages to driving without shoes on, but is it illegal to drive barefoot in Texas? Find out below. Read the rest of this entry »

Pros and cons of hatchbacks vs sedans

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 6:05 PM
Should you get a sedan or a hatchback?

When it comes to cars, there are a few basic body styles. A coupe is a two-door model, usually with a traditional trunk, while a sedan is a four-door option. A hatchback is a model that, instead of a trunk, comes with a high back end and an extra rear door that opens into a large cargo area. In this blog post we are going to answer the question “Should you get a sedan or a hatchback?” and explore some pros and cons of both of these body styles. Read the rest of this entry »

What do car segments really mean?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks, Used Cars on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 9:02 PM
What is the difference between a compact vs midsize car?

When you are looking for a used car, as an individual or a family, it’s valuable to know whether a compact car, a midsize car, or even something larger is the best option. Names for different vehicles can vary wildly, and one person’s full-size car is another’s large car. Keep reading to learn what is the difference between a compact vs midsize car, and other information about what car segments really mean to drivers and families. Read the rest of this entry »

Feeling the heat? Grab in ice cream treat in Austin

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 3:54 PM
Best Ice Cream Shops in Austin TX

Summer is almost upon us, and all the blistering heat that that entails. While some families may want to head to a water park or an air conditioned mall to beat the heat, there is another time honored tradition: ice cream! Whether you want your delicious cold confection traditional, dairy-free, or produced with SCIENCE, this blog has a list of some of the best ice cream shops in Austin TX. Keep reading to find your match. Read the rest of this entry »

What is the difference between gasoline and diesel engines?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 10:08 PM
Gas vs diesel engine advantages

Gasoline engines are some of the most common on the road in the United States, but diesel engines are beginning to be in the news more and more. Granted, a lot of the time that is because diesel engines from specific companies have been blasted for their lack of compliance with U.S. emissions regulations. By what is the difference between gasoline and diesel engines? Learn a few gas vs diesel advantages, and why emissions matter, below. Read the rest of this entry »

How does depreciation change the value of a car?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Finance, Tips and Tricks, Used Cars on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 8:49 PM
how do used cars depreciate

We’ve all heard of the term depreciation. It applies to property, assets, and of course cars, but how does depreciation change the value of a car? Does it work differently than with a house? Is a car a sound financial investment? We will answer all these questions and more right here. Read the rest of this entry »

How do you figure out what are the best used vehicles?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks, Used Cars on Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
What is the best used car?

Opinions on what is the best used car vary wildly. Is it long-term dependability of a brand that make a used car a good bet, or is it the general aesthetics (like what kind of grille it has) that really seal the deal? Every car shopper will have his or her own opinion, but sometimes the experts also weight in. In a recent inaugural “Best Used Cars Awards”, the CarGurus website named the top vehicles in seven categories. Keep reading to see which vehicles earned the top spots. Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend With These Unique Ideas in Austin

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Texas on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 8:24 PM
Memorial Day Weekend Events 2017 around Austin TX

Looking for something fun to do at the end of May? While we should all take the time to honor the men and women who have served our nations military on Memorial Day itself, there are also tons of other Memorial Day Weekend events 2017 around Austin TX that can be fun for couples, singles, or the whole family. Checkout our top picks below. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the difference between rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 3:06 PM
Is rear-wheel or front-wheel drive better?

While there are clear advantages to all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive (especially if you enjoy off-roading adventures or live with challenging weather conditions), but it’s harder to figure out what’s the difference between rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. Is rear-wheel or front-wheel drive better? Why is front-wheel drive more common? Keep reading to find out! Read the rest of this entry »