Video tips for cleaning your interior and exterior car windows

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 8:05 AM
woman cleaning exterior window of a car, seen from inside the car

We’ve written an entire blog about how often you should wash your car, and even some tips and tricks for keeping the seats in good condition, but today we wanted to share a few really useful videos we found about cleaning car windows. Keeping your windows clean is an important part of staying safe on the road, and whether you are picking up bugs and gunk on the outside, or that oily residue on the inside, it’s important to occasionally give that glass a good scrubbing. So what’s the best way to clean your windows without streaking or unpleasantness? Check it out. Read the rest of this entry »

Does your car give you warning signs that you need to change the oil?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 8:48 AM
oil being poured into an engine from a red container

Oil changes are on our list of necessary preventative car maintenance. You should change your oil when you hit certain mileage milestones. That is about 3,000-5,000 miles for your standard gasoline-powered passenger car and up to 10,000 miles or more for some vehicles. But are there signs you should get your oil changed, or can a car keep going indefinitely? Let’s just say if you notice any of the issues below, you should get to the shop! Read the rest of this entry »

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

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 11:11 PM
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. Read the rest of this entry »

Car accessories that can make good Christmas presents

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Tips and Tricks, Used Cars on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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. Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Co-Pilot360 To Be Standard By 2020

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford, Technology, Tips and Tricks on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 8:13 PM
"Ford Driver Assistance Features" over a blurred image of the Ford Edge

While Honda and Toyota have been offering fairly extensive driver assistance safety features on their vehicles for a few years, other brands are just getting into the game. Nissan is planning to make Nissan Safety Shield a standard feature on most new Nissan vehicles by 2021, while Ford introduced a new suite of safety systems for 2019 that it plans to make standard by 2020. But what features come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360? And what models are currently available with this feature? Read the rest of this entry »

Does Nissan offer driver assistance features?

By Product Expert | Posted in Nissan, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 8:27 PM
Driver Assistance Features on the 2019 Nissan Maxima

We have already written about two of the classic heavy-hitters when it comes to driver assistance features: Honda and Toyota. While these two brands have been offering advanced crash-prevention safety features for years, most brands are starting to get on the bandwagon, including Nissan with the Safety Shield 360. But what features are in the Nissan Safety Shield 360 system and what Nissan models have this feature? Keep reading to find out. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Fresh Christmas Tree

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 10:20 PM
tree attached to the top of a car

‘Tis the season for finding and setting up your holiday decorations! Whether you grabbed all your holiday decorations during Black Friday sales, or are heading off to a farm to cut-your-own Christmas tree with the family, it’s smart to figure out your game plan before you start the journey. In this blog, we wanted to share a few useful videos we found about how to find and deal with live Christmas trees. From finding the perfect tree, to getting it home on your car, to setting it up at home, these videos may answer all your questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Cut-your-own Christmas tree farms near Austin TX

By Product Expert | Posted in Texas, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 10:00 PM
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. Read the rest of this entry »

Ways to tell that your tires need to be changed

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 8:00 AM
person pointing at tire tread indicators with their finger

We’ve written in the past about how often you need to rotate your tires, and even the difference between all-season tires, winter tires and summer tires, but in this blog we wanted to look at a basic question: when should you replace your tires? There are a few ways to tell that your tires need to be changed. If you notice a lot of slipping when you drive, that may be a red flag that your tires aren’t holding onto the road, but most other ways to check if your tires are okay go back to one thing: measuring your remaining tire tread. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the difference between summer tires and all-season tires?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 8:31 PM
man and woman looking at the tread on a tire in a store

Winter tires vs summer tires vs all-season tires

We’ve talked before about the importance of getting quality tires of the right size when the tires on your current vehicle are up for replacement, but now that the seasons are changing we wanted to focus on a different question: do you need to put winter tires on your vehicle? Or for that matter, what’s the difference between summer tires and all-season tires? We’re going to look at winter tires vs summer tires vs all-season tires to see what actually separates these options. Read the rest of this entry »