Archive for the ‘Texas’ Category

What are the most common causes of car accidents in Texas?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Side view of two cars that collided with one another and their crumpled front ends.

Common Reasons for Car Accidents in Texas

An accident doesn’t just happen without a cause. Ideally, if every person follows the rules, there won’t be an incident, thanks to the way our traffic laws and systems are set up (although it’s also important to keep your vehicle in top condition to avoid mechanical failure). To avoid being in an accident, you should know the dangers- the common reasons that accidents occur. Additionally, always practice defensive driving as other people might not follow the rules as well as you do. Let’s take a look at the most common reason one car smashes into something it’s not supposed to in Texas.  (more…)

Cut-your-own Christmas tree farms near Austin TX

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Christmas trees at a farm

Winter has arrived, and it is a great time of the year to start up on the Christmas decorations and enjoy activities like ice skating. While you can get a Christmas tree at many pop-up lots and store parking lots in our area, there is another option: going out to a farm to cut your own tree. This can net you not only a great tree, but can also be a fun experience for the whole family. We’ve found a few cut-your-own Christmas tree farms near Austin TX and have little write-ups for each of them below. (more…)

Window tinting on vehicles in Texas

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
man putting tint on side window of car

Window tinting can serve many purposes. For some drivers it’s a way to reduce sun glare for driving comfort during the hot Texas summer, or to minimize a medical condition like migraines. For others, it looks cool and helps maintain more privacy. But is it legal to have tinted windows in Texas? (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…)

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

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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. (more…)

Labor Day Weekend 2018 Festivals in Austin TX

Monday, August 20th, 2018
crowds at a concert

Austin is known for its festivals and fun, and what better time to celebrate than Labor Day Weekend? With these events you can say “So long!” to summer and hello to fall in premium style. We have a few Labor Day Weekend 2018 Festivals in Austin TX listed below, and have found a handful of other fun things to do that weekend that are sure to make you smile. Let us know in the comments if you have other can’t-miss suggestions.  (more…)

Enjoy 4th of July fireworks safely (and legally!)

Monday, June 25th, 2018
what fireworks are legal in Austin TX? Fireworks background

The 4th of July is right around the corner, which means that ’tis the season to have fun with fireworks ranging from tiny firecrackers to big boomers. But what fireworks are legal in Austin TX? Be safe (and don’t get in trouble!) this year by choosing fireworks types that are okay to use even in the city. For larger displays, you will need a permit, have a space that would be safe for the fireworks to be set off, and  have a professional doing your fireworks. Fortunately, there are plenty of small, fun things you can have that do not require a permit, and won’t get you a citation. (more…)

Summer car temperatures and cooking adventures

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
generic silver sedan driving on the road in the summer

As it starts to get hot out there this spring and summer in the Austin TX area, you may be looking for ways to prepare your car for hot weather. Or maybe, when you are wincing every time you touch your steering wheel, you just want to know if it’s going to burn your hands. So, realistically, how hot can it get in your car in the summer in Texas? And can you actually cook an egg in there if you want to? (more…)

Is your water breaking the bank? Here are some reasons why

Friday, May 25th, 2018
water bill too high? Question with blurred house exterior background

There are plenty of reasons that your water bill may skyrocket. We are into summer, after all, and that means that keeping any kind of garden or plant alive may require more water. You may even be washing your own car, which can add a water cost. If you are wondering “Why is my water bill so high in Austin TX?” here are a few other common reasons your water bill might go up, and also one big local one. (more…)

Texas speed limits (and why we should try to follow them)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
overhead view of a highway intersection with the lights blurred from exposure

Sometimes when you are driving on the highway, it may seem like no one is following the posted speed limit. You may ask yourself why even try? However, in most areas the posted speed limit is set based on what is considered safe for drivers and pedestrians, when all factors are considered. In this blog, we are going to look at what is the maximum speed limit in Texas and explore a few other questions about how speed limits are chosen. (more…)