Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category
How to Determine Tire Size for Your Vehicle
It’s not often that we drivers have to change our vehicle’s tires, so when the time comes to get some new ones, it can be a bit intimidating. However, it’s important not to dilly-dally and to get those tires changed promptly, as driving on worn tire can be both dangerous and damaging to your vehicle.
Part of purchasing new tires, if you want to take matters more into your own hands, is finding out what size tires your vehicle needs. We’re going to help you find the answer to that commonly asked question: “what size tires will fit my car?” (more…)
Meaning of Sedan Vs. Convertible
Vehicle classifications can get confusing. It seems like all sorts of names are batted around to describe the latest rides, with new ones coming out all the time. What once seemed like a simple matter of describing a vehicle’s body style has now become more complex and seemingly contradictory.
But through it all, some terms have remained common, such as “sedan” and “convertible.” What do these two descriptors mean, and can a sedan be a convertible? (more…)
Common Truck Starting Problems and Solutions
There’s not much worse than that moment when you just can’t get your truck to start. Whether your key isn’t turning in the ignition, the engine won’t crank, or it just keeps revving but never starts, we’ve got some suggestions that can help you figure out what’s wrong and get your vehicle going again. (more…)
Selling a Vehicle Without a Title of Ownership
A vehicle title is the most important document in a car sale, as it is the certificate which confirms the car’s ownership status. There are a variety of reasons, however, that you may not have a title for a vehicle in your possession, and you may still want to sell it.
If this is the case, you’re likely wondering: is it legal to sell a car without a title in Texas? (more…)
How to Sell a Car That’s Not in Your Own Name
For whatever reason, you might find yourself in possession of a car that’s not titled in your own name. Is it possible (and legal) to sell the vehicle in this situation? Let’s take a look. (more…)
Mother’s Day 2019 Activities in Austin TX
Like everything in the future, Mother’s Day 2019 is drawing closer with every passing moment. If you’re looking for a good way to show mom how much she means to you this year, we’ve got some suggestions. Read on to see a few of the Mother’s Day events in Austin that we’re most excited for. (more…)
The Lowdown on Vehicle History Reports
If you’re shopping for a used car, you may have heard mention of a “vehicle history report,” and wondered just what that is. No, it’s not a high school essay on the origin of moving transport. A vehicle history report is a near-essential element of purchasing a used car. (more…)
Insurance Options for Salvaged Vehicles
You might find a great used car at a cheap price, only to discover that it was, in the past, totaled. This results in the vehicle being awarded (wink wink) what’s called a “salvage title.” In Texas, cars get a salvage title if the repair costs (not including repainting) are more than the vehicle’s Blue Book value before the accident. But will you be able to get insurance on such a specimen? (more…)
What CARFAX isn’t Telling You
When buying a used car, a highly recommended step is to get a vehicle history report. Ideally, this report lets you know all pertinent information regarding the past lives of the vehicle and whether or not it’s going to fall apart the moment you get it off the dealer’s lot.
The most common vehicle report service is CARFAX. Generally, a used-vehicle dealer will pay for a CARFAX report on the vehicle you’re considering, but you have to ask for it. We’re going to see if CARFAX is a fully reliable source for vehicle history. But first, lets look at what CARFAX does and how it does it. (more…)
Though typically individuals wait to buy a car until after they have a driver’s license, a variety of situations may arise where someone wants to buy a car despite not having a valid license. This could range from reasons such as buying the car as a gift, to buying it for an employee to drive, or buying only for use on one’s personal property.
If you’re planning to do this yourself, you’re probably wondering: is it legal to buy a car without a driver’s license in Texas? (more…)