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Archive for January, 2019

What You Should Know About Texas’ Unattended Motor Vehicle Law

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Police Car Lights

Texans set on escaping the winter chill may need to get creative with their commute. Texas’ Unattended Motor Vehicle law strictly prohibits leaving a running vehicle unattended, so warming your vehicle before you travel might land you in trouble with law enforcement under certain circumstances. Breaking this law is considered a Class C misdemeanor and can get you a ticket of up to $500. Keep reading to learn about the Unattended Motor Vehicle law and whether or not it’s illegal to warm up your vehicle in Texas. (more...)

The Dangers of Leaving Your Vehicle Running while Refueling

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 5:47 PM
Refueling Vehicle at Gas Pump

With the winter months bringing cold weather across the United States, it can be tempting to leave that engine running while refueling so you can return to a toasty warm vehicle. Maybe you came across one of those “TURN OFF ENGINE” signs at the pump and wondered if the sternness is really necessary. If this is you, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn why you shouldn’t leave your car running while pumping gas. (more...)

How To Limit Driver Distractions For Safer Road Travel

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, January 24th, 2019 at 8:51 PM
Woman in a hat driving a car

In today’s world of constant connection, sitting behind the wheel of a car with little access to a cell phone can prove difficult for many drivers. Calls, texts, music, and GPS services are a large draw and one of the reasons that cell phone use is one of the largest causes of distracted driving. Are you interested in kicking the habit? Find our top 5 tips and tricks for reducing distractions while driving below. (more...)

What car should I buy to drive Uber or Lyft?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ on Friday, January 19th, 2019 at 8:47 PM
Pedestrian using the Uber app

Are you considering driving for a ride share company like Uber or Lyft? While any reliable and clean vehicle should be fine to get you started, some choices may be better than others when it comes to fuel economy, overall price or passenger capacity. Find some of our suggestions for the best vehicles for ride-share drivers below. (more...)

Coast to Coast Motors Offers Car Rental in OKC and Houston

By Product Expert | Posted in About Us, FAQ on Wednesday, January 17th, 2019 at 8:26 PM
Vehicles lined up on a dealership lot

Are you looking to rent a car, truck, or an SUV in the Houston or Oklahoma City areas? The Coast to Coast Motors group has what you’re looking for! Two of our dealership locations now offer vehicle rentals for vacations, business trips, etc. (more...)

What is the difference between towing capacity and payload?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ on Thursday, January 11th, 2019 at 9:34 PM
Pickup truck parked on a small path on a hill

Occasionally, we hear people using the terms towing capacity and payload capacity interchangeably. While both are a measure of how much weight a vehicle can accommodate, they aren’t the same and understanding what the differences are is important for the safety of your passengers and cargo. We explain towing capacity vs payload capacity below. (more...)