What are the best pubs in Austin, Texas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQs, Just for Fun, Texas on Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 5:00 AM
An assortment of beers sitting on a bar

The Best Pubs in Austin, TX

A good pub is a treasure. The inexpensive comfort food, the perfect beer selection, and the laid-back atmosphere all combine into something greater than the sum of its parts. Austin is a big city, and it can be hard to know where all the best spots are. So, we decided to do the research for you and figure out which pubs the locals think are the best.

Here are the best pubs in Austin, TX. Read the rest of this entry »

Will Toyota bring back the FJ Cruiser?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Toyota on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 3:33 PM
A green 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser drives along rugged earth with a Toyota logo in the upper lefthand corner.

Back in 2014, the acclaimed Toyota FJ Cruiser was given one final special edition and then discontinued, an action that struck straight to the heart of its often-fervent fanbase. This rugged, off-road oriented small SUV paid homage to the adventurous powers of the famed Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. It provided its niche market with exactly what they were yearning for (perhaps without even realizing it). And then it was all taken away.

To this day, Toyota execs report getting continuous requests for the return of the FJ Cruiser. There have been many hopeful rumors circulating and fading for years. Is it just wishful thinking? Or will Toyota truly bring back the FJ Cruiser? Read the rest of this entry »

Are car wash tokens universal?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Tips and Tricks on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 6:13 PM
A car smushes through a car wash as a yellow bar sprays down on top of it.

Token Cross Acceptance: Where it works and where it doesn’t

Many car washes these days take tokens instead of actual quarters. While these little trinkets can be kind of fun to have, sometimes you end up with extras for a car wash that you’re not going to be returning to. At times like these, you might be wondering if you can use those same tokens elsewhere. Are car wash tokens universal? Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I buy a used car with working A/C near Austin, Texas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Texas, Used Cars on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 5:00 AM
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Third Coast Auto sells used vehicles with working A/C near Austin, TX

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Texas gets hot. When you’re car shopping, there’s nothing worse than finding the exact car you want, in the right color, with great mileage, just to find out that the A/C is busted.

We’re here to let you know that at Third Coast Auto, you can buy a used vehicle with working A/C near Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

What are some Fall 2019 events happening near Austin, Texas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Just for Fun, Texas on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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What’s going on this fall near Austin, TX?

Austin is a diverse, bustling city. With such an eclectic group of people, it makes sense that the autumn events list is as long as it is disparate. We’ve sorted through some of the coolest stuff going on this October and November so you don’t have to.

Without further ado, here are some fall 2019 events happening near Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the 2019 Requirements to Drive for Uber or Lyft in Austin, Texas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Texas, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 9:27 PM
A view of the Austin, TX skyline with a blue size behind.

Can I drive my car for Uber or Lyft in Austin, Texas?

At this point, most of us have used Uber or Lyft, or at the very least heard of them. It seems like a pretty sweet gig, just driving your car around in your free time and getting paid for it. You get to learn more about the neat places all around Austin and meet some cool people. Plus, both Uber and Lyft have good protection plans for their drivers.

The question, then, is what 2019 requirements does my car have to meet to drive for Uber or Lyft in Austin? Read the rest of this entry »

What should I do if my car dies while driving?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Safety, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 4:25 PM
A man in a yellow shirt pushes a green car up a countryside road.

It can be a pretty frightening moment when your car starts having trouble out on the street. But in general, any serious incidents can be avoided if you stay calm (which can be easier said than done) and follow clear steps like the ones below. Read on to find out what to do if your car dies while you’re out on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

How can I prevent carbon build-up in my direct injection engine?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 4:09 PM
A mechanic holds a clipboard and looks under the hood of a car, presumably at a carbon-soaked direct injection engine.

Causes and Prevention of Direct Injection Carbon Build Up

A direct injection engine brings many benefits- higher fuel efficiency, more power from smaller engines, and fewer emissions. Unfortunately, they also reintroduce an old automotive problem- the threat of carbon build-up. Carbon build-up can cause a variety of serious problems, including making an engine misfire.

So what does the owner of a direct injection engine do when faced with the threat of carbon build-up? Is it just a fate we must accept? Nay! Read on to find out the causes and prevention strategies for the issue of direct injection carbon deposits. Read the rest of this entry »

What can cause a warped cylinder head?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Safety, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 4:16 PM

Having a misshapen cylinder head can lead to some pretty big problems in your vehicle. Like, really big- it could damage your engine so much that the whole mechanism needs to be replaced. Instead of dealing with that, the best path to take is to prevent your cylinder head from ever getting harmed in the first place.

In order to prevent a cylinder head from warping, you need to know: what causes a warped cylinder head, and what should I do to prevent it? Read the rest of this entry »

Why is my steering wheel hard to turn?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Tips and Tricks on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 3:40 PM
A bummed-out looking woman holds up a cardboard sign with the word, "Help!" written on it.

Steering is a pretty important part of the driving experience. Unless you’re simply going in a straight line from one spot to the next, it’s pretty safe to say you’re going to be using your steering wheel. So when that steering wheel starts being difficult to move, it can be pretty inconvenient, not to mention frightening.

What are the reasons for this? Why does a steering wheel get stiff? Read the rest of this entry »