Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
How to find the best insurance rates for used vehicles
Purchasing a new vehicle is an exciting time! However, before purchasing that new vehicle, you should think about how you are going to keep yourself covered if you are involved in an accident. Keep reading below on how to find the best insurance rates for used vehicles. (more…)
How to change your turn signal bulb
You are at a stop sign about to make a turn. You turn on your blinker and all of a sudden you hear an incredibly fast clicking sound. Your first thought is that something under the hood of your car must be off, so you keep ongoing. However, when you make anther turn, the clicking sound comes back. What is going on? One of your turn signal bulbs is out! Keep reading as we delve into how to change your turn signal bulb! (more…)
What paperwork should always be in my vehicle?
There is a lot of paperwork that goes along with having a vehicle. Some of it includes the title, insurance, a receipt for the sale, and many more! Some items always need to be in your vehicle in case of an emergency. However, some of it can be left at home. What paperwork should always be in my vehicle? The short answer is your driver’s license, proof of registration, proof of insurance, owner’s manual, and pen and paper. Keep reading as we delve into each of these items. (more…)
What to look for when test driving a used vehicle
You have decided that you want to purchase a used vehicle. Congratulations! This is an overwhelming, but exciting time. You know that it is necessary to take a used vehicle for a test drive before purchasing it, but you do not know exactly what to look for. You have come to the right place. Keep reading our guide about what to look for when test driving a used vehicle! (more…)
Serious car shoppers know that a successful used vehicle purchase starts with a little groundwork before even setting foot at the dealership. A little due diligence once you land on a particular model is also recommended to be sure you don’t walk away with a lemon. We have listed 3 of our must-do tasks before buying a used car below to help with the process. (more…)