Most car owners have heard that cars need waxing, but may not know why, or how often it should be done. Contrary to popular belief, waxing is not just a cosmetic process to make your car look better; it’s an important part of your car’s maintenance and should be done regularly to protect your car’s exterior.
You may have heard that Texas has changed its vehicle inspection and registration system. There’s some confusion among vehicle owners as to what the new system entails, but the new streamlined process means big savings for the state, which means savings for all Texas taxpayers in the long run. With this new system, you’ll no longer have to worry about the hassle of having two stickers with two different expiration dates, or about having your inspection sticker stolen.
Even if you’re not going far, it’s a good idea to make sure your car is ready to face the punishment the Texas sun can dish out. Luckily, there are a few easy steps you can take to keep your car and family safe and get the most for your gas dollar.
It happens to all of us eventually: a tire goes flat while you’re on the road. Even if you have a roadside assistance service, you should know how to change a tire in case of an emergency.
You should know the location of your spare tire and jack. If you’re not sure where in your car these tools are located, check your car’s owner’s manual.
We’ve talked before about keeping an emergency kit in your car, but what about tools? Every driver should have at least a few tools in their car that they, and/or any Good Samaritan who might stop by to help, can use for quick repairs or just to get you to the nearest available mechanic. A good set of tools can easily be stored in a sturdy tool box in your trunk so you won’t have to worry about keeping track of them.