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Determining how much your truck can carry and tow

Friday, November 15th, 2019
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

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
Truck on country road

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!

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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…)

The Moving Parts of a Vehicle

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Various Vehicle Parts

What is a differential and how does it work?

Have you ever given much thought about what it takes for your vehicle to go around a corner? Power has to get to your tires, and they have to move at different speeds so that one tires does not slip. However, both tires are on an axle. So how does this work? Introducing the differential. What is a differential and how does it work? In short, it is the reason why when you go around a corner the outside tire is able to spin faster than the inside tire. Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

Tire Maintenance

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Close up of vehicle wheel

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…)

Buy here pay here car dealership in Houston, TX

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Line of Various Vehicles in Car Lot

3 FAQs about buy here pay here dealerships

Have you heard the phrase, “buy here pay here” followed by the two words, “car dealership?” Have you always wondered what that meant? Maybe you are familiar with the phrase, but you need a refresher? You have come to the right place. Continue reading to get answers to 3 FAQs about buy here pay here dealerships. (more…)

Can I change my car’s headlights myself?

Monday, September 17th, 2018
mechanics working on a car

While some car maintenance tasks are best left to the professionals, some can easily be done at home for less money. Save a trip to your local service center and learn more about 3 easy DIY car maintenance tasks below. (more…)

What Does it Mean When the Check Engine Light Comes On?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
check engine light on dashboard

Your car is important to you and, if you are like most people, you rely on it almost every day. This being said, it is important to take care of your car and take precaution when it tries to tell you that something is wrong. One of the most common warning signs that your car gives you when something might be wrong is the check engine light.

The check engine light found on the dashboard of a car can have a variety of reasons that it may come on. Some of the fixes might be something easy and inexpensive that you can do yourself and some may require a trip to the mechanic. (more…)

Is it Illegal to Ride in the Bed of a Pickup Truck in Texas?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
2018 Ford F-150 full view

In the state of Texas, it is completely legal for adults to ride in the back of a pickup truck. This is a common sight in smaller towns all over while the weather is nice. Some people might not think twice about it, but if the thought has crossed your mind on if it is legal, you can rest easy.

Although it is legal and may seem convenient, it can still be very dangerous. Passengers riding in the back of a truck bed do not have seatbelts to keep them contained in case of an accident. Even minor things such as hitting debris in the road could cause injury to passengers in the bed of a truck.

For more information on the laws about riding in the back of a pickup truck, continue reading.  (more…)

See the difference between these two drive systems

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
white pickup truck driving on the countryside

AWD vs 4WD 

Most drivers know that having an advanced drive system can make a huge difference in how your vehicle handles. It can help a lot in adverse weather, off-roading or a variety of other situations that may require a more firm grip on the road. However, a common cause of confusion for many drivers is that some vehicles have all-wheel drive, and some vehicles have four-wheel drive. So what is the difference? Which of these drive systems is right for you? Find out in this AWD vs 4WD comparison.  (more…)