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How to Prevent a Tire Blowout

Not everyone can say they’ve had a blowout, but those who have can say it’s a miserable experience. Good tire maintenance can often prevent tire blowouts. Stop in at Lone Star Chevrolet in Houston, TX and let us check over your vehicle and give you some tire maintenance tips.

Here are some tips to help prevent a tire blowout:

  • Monitor tire pressure to ensure it’s at the correct pressure for your vehicle.
  • Make sure car and tires are aligned correctly. 
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Why is it Necessary to Rotate Your Tires?

Tire rotations are important because your set of tires will not operate properly through all weather conditions without being rotated. Once you get a new pair, you will need to make adjustments to your alignment and ensure that they are rotated properly. The tires will be a crucial part of how your vehicle operates in hazardous conditions and they play a big role in keeping everyone who is riding in the car safe from harm.

You will want to schedule a check-up appointment for your vehicle so that any maintenance can be performed. 

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Prepare Your Car for Warmer Weather Ahead

Now that winter is officially over and we are now getting into spring, and with summer just around the corner, there has never been a better time to consider scheduling your vehicle for the appropriate required maintenance. We can help you out with that here at Lone Star Chevrolet in Houston, TX!

Millions of drivers put on additional miles over the winter, and that makes spring the perfect time to do routine maintenance. This helps your car or truck recover from the added use in the winter, and to prepare it for whatever the upcoming warmer weather has in store…

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The Effects of Coolant on Your Transmission

Every car manufacturer ensures their cars perform at optimum transmission levels before they launch them. However, the responsibility of keeping the vehicle in good condition is left to the car owner. Considering all cars come with an owner’s manual, it goes without saying that the owner is expected to follow the recommended maintenance schedules at all times. However, every now and then you will have a belt that is cracking or a hose that is leaking. These two are critical engine accessories that must be serviced or replaced lest the cause more harm to the car.

 

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What is the Difference Between a Compact Temporary and a Full-Size Spare Tire?

It’s important to keep your vehicle equipped with a spare tire. You have a couple of options for your passenger vehicle. One is a full-size spare, which is just another regularly sized tire. The other alternative is a compact temporary, sometimes called a donut.

A compact temporary is only intended to be used with passenger cars because it isn’t large enough to hold an SUV or pickup truck. It’s also only to be used as an emergency fix to get you off the road and to a service station. 

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Why Use the Dealer's Online Service App?

It can be very challenging to find time to get to the dealership to have your car serviced. Most people are busy working and have little time to do anything else. The online scheduling app at the dealership just freed up even more of your valuable time.

Getting the time to sit in the waiting room at the dealership for a simple oil change can be challenging for many. 

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Are You Changing Your Oil Too Often?

If you're changing your oil every 3,000 miles, it's probably too much. You may be wondering how so. Fair enough, that's a question we get all the time at Lone Star Chevrolet in Houston, TX. Due to the improvements in vehicle engines and the advances in oil technology, most cars don't need their oil changed until 7,500 miles. Most cars that are under 20 years old should only need it about every 5,000 miles if you're uncertain.

The best place to find out how often to change your oil is your owner…

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How to Handle Food While Traveling

Sometimes when holidays are near, we are stressed about how we are going to transport foods from home to a specific destination. Holidays should be fun and stress-free with no issues at all. However, sometimes the stress is inevitable. We at Lone Star Chevrolet in Houston, TX believe in informing our potential clients of some safe traveling food tips.

  • In case you want to transport cold foods, you can make use of your old newspapers. Once you have packed the food thoroughly and packed it in a wooden box, make sure you surround the box with newspapers and some ice…
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Safety Starts With Fresh Wiper Fluid

A clean windshield is just as important as having any part on your vehicle maintained, such as brakes, headlights, or turn signals. Those mechanical parts play a vital role with the operation and safety of your vehicle, and so does having a clean windshield.

Have you ever seen a really dirty windshield while driving in Houston, and wonder how the driver is able to see clearly? That driver’s vision is impaired. A dirty, smeared, or otherwise unclean windshield reduces visibility and puts the driver at risk as well as everyone else on the road.

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How to Cope with the Realization of a Lease End

After several years of driving your car, you face the harsh reality that your lease is just about to end. It is quite frustrating especially when you realize that you have become accustomed to its features and its course of performance. We, here at Lone Star Chevrolet, are here for that purpose. Below are several options to consider when faced with this dilemma.

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