What’s the difference between Chevy and GMC brands?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Chevrolet, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 7:31 PM
Comparison image showing the grilles of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra

When you go looking for a truck or crossover vehicle, you may come across plenty of Chevrolet and GMC models. Both of these brands exist under the umbrella of GM (General Motors) along with Buick and Cadillac. Moreover, if you compare similar models in these two brands (for example, the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra light-duty, full-size trucks) then the mechanical similarities are huge. Are they really the same vehicle with different branding? What’s the difference between Chevy and GMC brands? Learn more in this blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween Events 2017 for Kids and Parents in Austin TX

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 7:49 PM
Halloween Events 2017 for Kids and Parents in Austin TX

Looking for something fun to do this October? This selection of Halloween events 2017 for kids and parents in Austin TX may offer exactly what you are looking for. From one-shot events to opportunities that happen all month, one of the events below is bound to pique your interest this holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

What car companies are supporting Hurricane Harvey relief?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community, Texas on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 2:47 PM

After a huge natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey, many companies large and small pitch in to help communities get back on their feet. Some of the largest companies in the nation are in the auto industry, and these businesses and brands are also chipping in to help Houston recover from the extensive flooding and damage left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. What car companies are supporting Hurricane Harvey relief? Most companies with a large presence in the USA are chipping in to help Houston. Read the rest of this entry »

Basic Fall Car Care Tips

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 8:07 PM
How should I get my car ready for winter?

While here in Austin we aren’t going to get the intense ice and snow you can see in the northern part of the country, fall still marks the changing of the seasons, and the slow transition into winter. Regular car maintenance can be important all the time, but when it changes from summer to fall is a great time to take a little more care. Following a few basic fall car care tips is a great way to extend the life of your vehicle, If you are wondering “How should I get my car ready for winter?”, check out our overview below. Read the rest of this entry »

Can you get a car loan with a credit score of 600 or below?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Finance on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 8:07 PM
Can you get a car loan with a credit score of 600 or below?

Getting a car loan can be both useful and necessary if you have a low credit score. Vehicles are an important transportation need in many areas, and getting a car loan can sometimes help improve a person’s credit score if a regular payment history is shared with one of the credit evaluation agencies. But sometimes it can be challenging to get financing for a new or used car when your credit score isn’t that good. Can you get a car loan with a credit score of 600 or below? That depends on where you go. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the advantages of traffic circles?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 10:16 PM
How should you drive in a roundabout

Roundabouts, also called traffic circles, aren’t that common in Austin TX. However, these circular intersections are becoming more and more popular. According to one study, roundabouts decreased traffic delays by 20 percent. In a study of intersections that had changed from a traditional stop light to a roundabout, the traffic circle reduced the overall number of collisions by an estimated 37 percent, and dropped fatal collisions by up to 90 percent. That’s a huge drop in driving accidents! But how should you drive in a roundabout? We have step by step instructions. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the best places to park for Austin Oktoberfest?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 9:28 PM
What are the best places to park for Austin Oktoberfest?

The Austin Oktoberfest (or AustOberfest) on September 30, 2017, promises to be a great event filled with food, drinks, German dancing and music, and plenty of beer steins. However, in order to enjoy the event, you’re going to have to get to it. What are the best places to park for Austin Oktoberfest? We have a few ideas for you below. Read the rest of this entry »

Engine, and motor, and battery, oh my! Hybrid Powertrains 101

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology on Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 5:47 PM
How does a hybrid engine work?

Electric and hybrid cars are all the rage these days. More and more manufacturers are starting to produce them and there are multiple different types. But how does a hybrid engine work? The science and technology that goes into an hybrid vehicle is fairly interesting, and looking at it can give you a better idea of what is available in the automotive market today (and what it might mean for car buyers). Read the rest of this entry »

What can make your car shake? High speed and low speed suggestions

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 8:16 PM
What can make your car shake?

While there are plenty of warning signs for many car problems (weird noises, weirder smells, dashboard warning lights) one of the most disturbing signs of something going wrong is shaking. Whether it happens at high speeds or low speeds, this is a pretty clear sign that something is out of wack. But what can make your car shake? There can be a lot of causes, but the most common issues have to do with your tires or brakes. Keep reading for a better idea of some problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Has your key fob stopped working? Try replacing the battery

By blogsadmin | Posted in Technology, Tips and Tricks on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 3:11 PM
How do you replace the battery in a car key fob?

One of the great advantages of modern cars is the keyless entry that is available thanks to key fobs. Whether your vehicle has automatic unlocking doors and pushbutton start, or you can just lock the doors from a few feet away, key fobs can be a huge benefit. But sometimes when these lovely devices stop working, it can be a huge hassle (and expensive to get one replaced). However, if you have been using the same key for a long time, you may not have an issue with the hardware, it may just be running out of power. But how do you replace the battery in a car key fob? Read the rest of this entry »