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Why does my car smell weird?

Friday, February 8th, 2019
A man and woman plug their nose due to a bad smell in a vehicle interior.

Bad Car Smells That Mean Trouble

If you smell something unpleasant in your car, don’t ignore it; it usually means there’s a larger issue at hand. Hanging up one of those little trees from the mirror might help you avoid the truth for a while, but eventually you’re going to need to face it. Plus, it could even be a health or safety hazard. Read on to find out our recommended course of action for various unwelcome odors. (more…)

What are the best restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Austin TX?

Monday, February 4th, 2019
A close-up image of many red rose blossoms clustered together.

Best Romantic Restaurants in Austin

Just like every year, Valentine’s Day is approaching faster than a five-year-old can polish off a bag of candy hearts. That means it’s time to show that special someone in your life how you feel about them. If you’re wondering where to go in Austin to have a sure-fire Valentine’s Day success, look no further than this handy list of the top five romantic restaurants in town. (more…)

Tips for Winter Driving in Texas

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
A car tire on a snow covered road driving in the winter. Text says "safe winter driving tips."

The Winter Freeze

Although here in Texas we’re known more for hot temperatures than cold, that doesn’t mean it’s all sunshine and no rain. In the winter the occasional freeze is all the more dangerous due to its rarity, and the lack of knowledge most of us have in how to deal with driving in these unfamiliar conditions.

When the rough weather hits, most Texans either stay at home in fear or drive dangerously. Luckily, there’s a happy medium that can be found if you know how to deal with the patches of ice. Here are some tips recommended by the Texas Department of Insurance for a safe driving experience. (more…)

Take whole family out this New Year’s Eve in Austin

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
sparkler or light show on a black background

This New Year’s Eve there will be plenty of fun activities for adults, but what about the little ones in your life? We’ve focused in on three family-friendly New Year’s Eve 2018 activities in Austin TX that can offer great fun at a reasonable time. (more…)

Car accessories that can make good Christmas presents

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
woman in a red car with her head out the window

Christmas is right around the corner, which means that the shopping frenzy is in full swing. Do you have the gifts you need for the important people in your life? If the person who has everything also has a car, truck or crossover, then you still have options for a great gift. The best Christmas gifts for people with older cars may not always be the most romantic, but they made be practical and very welcome. Here are some of our ideas below. (more…)

Do I need to make a police report in Austin TX?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
SUV and car in an accident

We’ve talked before about what to do if you see a car accident, but what about if you are in one? While you will probably want to call the police after a major car accident so that traffic can be stopped and people can be helped safely, what about after a tiny fender bender? When should you file a police report for a car accident? (more…)

Celebrate Turkey Day with a 5k or 5-mile Race!

Friday, October 19th, 2018
people running, legs only

When we think of November, Thanksgiving and men with beards are two of the first things that come to mind. However, this month is also a great time to put on your running shoes and hit the pavement for a great cause. There are many 5k races in our city this November, including several Austin Turkey Trots on Thanksgiving 2018. Find your race and hit the ground running before loading up on turkey and deliciousness. (more…)

Where Can You Eat in Austin TX on Thanksgiving 2018 Without a Reservation?

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
woman buring turkey for Thanksgiving

There are plenty of great restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day, but many require a reservation well in advance. So what if you are leaving it to the last minute (or just want to keep your options open)? Where can you eat in Austin TX on Thanksgiving 2018 without a reservation? These Austin restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2018 offer not only great food at competitive prices (we focused on places offering a good meal for less than $60) but either don’t require or frankly won’t take a reservation. Bear in mind that “no reservation” may still mean standing in line for a while, but that’s just the price a person pays for venturing out of the house on Turkey Day.

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When and Where Should You Trick or Treat?

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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. (more…)

Find the perfect Halloween outfit this year in Travis County

Friday, September 21st, 2018
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. (more…)