Is my transmission going bad?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 4:23 PM
A mechanic toils away on an old drivetrain.

How to tell if your transmission is going bad

Like any automotive-related failure, your transmission will give off some warning signs that it is failing or starting to go bad. The longer you wait to address the issue, the more damage you may incur and the more money you’ll have to spend to get it fixed. That being said, there are a few different signs that your transmission is going bad. Learn more below! Read the rest of this entry »

Tips to make your tires last longer

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, June 26th, 2020 at 1:44 PM
man and woman looking at tires

How can I make my tires last longer?

If you’ve ever had to purchase new tires before, you probably already know that they can get pretty expensive. Tires can range in durability and quality, but regardless, a new set of tires might be a bit taxing on your wallet. With that in mind, it probably makes sense to do everything in your power to conserve them as long as possible. Check out some tips below for making your tires last longer! Read the rest of this entry »

How to change your cabin air filter

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 5:55 PM
man changing cabin air filter

Over the time you own your vehicle, you’ll undoubtedly have to bring it in every now and then for a service appointment. It’s a sad fact of life that putting on miles will cause your vehicle to go through a little wear and tear, so keeping it maintained and serviced correctly is essential. One service that will need to be done is replacing the cabin air filters. Fortunately, this is something you can do yourself and it only takes a few minutes. It’s not that expensive, but it can be an easy way to save a quick 30 or 40 bucks, depending on how much your auto shop charges. Take a look at how to change your cabin air filter below! Read the rest of this entry »

Compact sedans vs midsize sedans

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 5:29 PM
generic silver sedan driving on the road in the summer

Should I drive a compact sedan or a midsize sedan?

Drivers seeking a new car must consider more than just the basics of interior amenities and style. There are multiple classes of cars, the two most common being compact sedans and midsize sedans. As the names suggest, compact sedans are smaller while midsize sedans are a little bigger. Take a look below at some of the differences between the two! Read the rest of this entry »

How to check your tire pressure

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 4:19 PM
man checking tire pressure

Driving a vehicle on tires that are improperly inflated can cause some issues. You may experience poor fuel efficiency or poor traction, but those are the less serious issues. Improperly inflated tires can also cause uneven wear and could lead to you possibly blowing a tire. It’s best to check your tire pressure at least once or twice a month. If you’ve never done so before, now is a great time to start! Take a look at the video below to learn how to check your tire pressure. It’s quick and easy! Read the rest of this entry »

Why drive a vehicle under 100,000 miles?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 3:06 PM
A row of used trucks

Benefits of driving a low mileage pre-owned vehicle

Drivers often find that new vehicles aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. When you need to upgrade your current driving situation to something new, that doesn’t mean you must fork up a ton of money to get one. In fact, you can get a pre-owned vehicle with the same quality as a new vehicle for a much lower price. Take a look at the benefits of driving a low-mileage pre-owned vehicle here on our blog! Read the rest of this entry »

Does Texas have trade-in tax benefits on used vehicles?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Texas, Used Cars on Sunday, May 31st, 2020 at 7:50 PM
A woman writes out her taxes with many calculations

Trade-In Tax Policy in the Lone Star State

Trading in your old vehicle when you buy a new ride at a dealership not only cuts money off the purchase price; it can also save you more by lowering taxes. Whether or not car buyers get incentives on used vehicles depends on state tax laws. What is the policy on trade-in tax discounts in Texas?

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What are the best car-related LEGO® models?

By Product Expert | Posted in Just for Fun on Monday, May 25th, 2020 at 6:34 PM
Two lego drivers discuss their lego cars which are parked behind them

Top LEGO® Car Kits

Any LEGO® fan knows that the variety of detailed, collectible kits sold by the company are not just toys, but also double as difficult puzzles and exquisite models. LEGO® products span many different genres, one of which is automotive. Whether you’re celebrating your own vehicular passion or kickstarting it in the mind of a child, LEGO® car models are an excellent amenity.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite LEGO® car kits below. Many are in-depth and extensive products, lovingly detailed with working components and small touches found on the full-sized cars they imitate. They also vary in price, with some running over $100 and others less than $20.

Happy building, and don’t forget to hit us up if you happen to be in the market for a real-life automobile in the Austin area!

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What are the best used cars for driving in Texas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Texas, Tips and Tricks, Used Cars on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 8:58 PM
A blue 2019 Ford F-150 pulls a big camper through a ranch.

When choosing a vehicle for use in the Lone Star state, it’s important to take into account the climate as well as the sheer size of the place. That size results in a variety of terrain throughout, much of which is untamed desert. What vehicles are best suited for taking on such an environ?

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Where can I find used Toyota vehicles in Austin, TX?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Toyota, Used Cars on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at 8:54 PM
A green 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser drives along rugged earth with a Toyota logo in the upper lefthand corner.

Toyota vehicles are some of the most sought-after used models around. This reputation can be chalked up to their well-known reliability and enduring quality. It doesn’t hurt that Toyota simply tends to produce excellent rides.

Where can one find a generous selection of pre-owned Toyota models in Austin?

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