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Avoid getting stranded!

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Q&A, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 3:16 PM
Avoid getting stranded!

Is towing insurance worth it?

We recently had someone ask us a question about towing insurance. The individual was wondering, “is towing insurance worth it?” Luckily, we know of someone that dealt with this very question only a few days ago. The short answer is, yes, towing insurance is worth it. Check out the story below!

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Stay focused when behind the wheel!

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Q&A, Safety, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 4:20 PM
Stay focused when behind the wheel!

Is it illegal to text and drive in Texas?

In today’s day and age, it is rare to see someone without a cell phone. Sometimes, it seems like even little kiddos know how to operate a cell phone better than adults! While this technology is meant to be good and help us stay connected to family and friends that live far away, sometimes it can be a hindrance. People can now call you at 4 am with a problem that needs to be fixed immediately. Individuals can also now expect you to respond instantly to their text or email. This begs the question if you are on the road, is it illegal to text and drive in Texas? The short answer is yes. Keep reading as we learn a little more about the texting and driving law in Texas!

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Get the right insurance policy for you!

By Product Expert | Posted in Q&A, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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What are the different types of insurance I can get for my vehicle?

As you are thinking about purchasing a vehicle, have you thought about insurance yet? Do you know what policy would best fit your needs? Did you know that there are many different types of insurance as well? Maybe you have been thinking, “what are the different types of insurance I can get for my vehicle?” Keep reading as we explore the different kinds of insurance and what they cover.

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Find a used vehicle that is safe!

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Q&A, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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What driver-assist features should I look for on a used vehicle?

Many of the newer vehicles that you will find on the road today have some great driver-assist features. Some of these features help a driver know when it is not safe to change lanes while others help the driver keep a safe and consistent speed. If you are thinking about purchasing a new-to-you vehicle, keep reading as we answer the question, “what driver-assist features should I look for on a used vehicle?” (more...)

Don’t get caught in bad weather with faulty windshield wipers!

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Q&A, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 2:20 PM
Close up of a windshield wiper and rain on the windshield

How do I change my windshield wipers myself?

You are driving through some rainy weather. You turn on your windshield wipers and they begin to go back and forth on your windshield, but you still cannot see through your windshield. Now what? It is time to replace your windshield wipers. It can be expensive and inconvenient taking your vehicle in for a relatively easy fix. Are you wondering, “how do I change my windshield wipers myself?” Keep reading below! (more...)

Determining how much your truck can carry and tow

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, How does it work?, Safety, Tips and Tricks on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 3:08 PM
Pickup truck driving next to grassy mountain

Does towing capacity include payload?

Whether you are towing a large trailer for work or for a weekend project, two things you need to know as a truck owner are towing capacity and payload. To break it down simply, the towing capacity is how much a truck can tow, and the payload is how much the truck can carry inside. Does towing capacity include payload? The short answer is no, towing capacity does not include payload, but the two do affect each other. Keep reading to see what we mean. (more...)

Keeping your vehicle on the straight and narrow

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, How does it work?, Q&A, Safety, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, November 13th, 2019 at 6:19 PM
Keeping your vehicle on the straight and narrow

Why does my vehicle pull to one side?

You are going down the street and you are holding your steering wheel straight when you notice that your vehicle is drifting to the right or to the left. You hold the steering wheel at an angle, and everything seems to be better. However, it really is not. Have you been asking for a while now, “why does my vehicle pull to one side?” There are a couple of reasons your vehicle could be pulling. It might be because a tire on that side does not have enough air in it, or it might be because your vehicle needs an alignment. Keep reading as we discuss possible reasons that your vehicle is pulling one way or the other. (more...)

Continue to get around even if your vehicle is in the shop!

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, How does it work?, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 5:53 PM
Vehicles Lined Up

Where can I rent a vehicle in Houston?

Do you have a trip coming up? Maybe you have some planned maintenance on your vehicle coming up, and you need to plan ahead for how you are going to get around while your vehicle is being worked on. Have you been wondering, “where can I rent a vehicle in Houston?” You have come to the right place! At Coast to Coast Rent-A-Car in Houston, which is located in the same building as Coast to Coast Motors, we can get you into a rental car for a very reasonable price. Keep reading to learn more. (more...)

Tire Maintenance

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, How does it work?, Q&A, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 3:30 PM
Tire Maintenance

How do I rotate my tires myself?

Tires are an essential part of your vehicle. While you need the engine to get power to your tires, you need tires to actually do the work of getting you from point a to point b. That is why rotating your tires every few thousand miles is important. How do I rotate my tires myself you are asking? Great question! (more...)

Keep your engine running smoothly 

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Q&A, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 3:28 PM
Oil Being Poured

How to change the oil in my car

Oil is an essential part of a vehicle. It lubricates the various moving parts and keeps the engine running smoothly. If you do not change your oil every 3,000-5,000 miles, the oil will turn into muck and can cause bigger problems. Keep reading below for a step-but step guide of how to change the oil in my car.  (more...)