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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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How to Know When to Change Your Car's Fluids

Changing your vehicle’s fluids is a must. Without doing so, it’s more than probable – more like a guarantee – that your vehicle will break down.

Here are a few of the fluids most important to the welfare of your vehicle, how often you should change them, and more.

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Dashboard Warning Lights


Vehicles today have warning lights as opposed to the gauges cars in the past had to warn the driver when there is a possible problem. This is an advantage since they can detect problems in areas that gauges were not meant to detect. The sensors connected to the dashboard information can detect simple problems like a door not closed right or something more important such as the check engine light. Our service department at Lone Star Chevrolet in Houston can help address the warning light issue and list the most common check engine problems include:
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Faulty Gas Cap: can result…
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Some Information Regarding Tire Maintenance


Maintaining a vehicle involves a lot of things. One of the things that are included in vehicle maintenance is tire rotation. Tires can wear over time, and tire rotation is one of the things that may help tires last longer.

A car's tires wear differently in different areas of a car. The front tires of a car deal with a different kind of stress than its rear tires. The front tires deal with the stress of turning, which could cause tire wear. Also, front tires often deal with the weight of a car's engine. Tire rotation is the…
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Why Your Family Needs a New Chevrolet Traverse

Do you have a growing family? Then you need a vehicle with enough space to accommodate the whole household! That is where the Chevrolet Traverse comes in handy. Now available at Lone Star Chevrolet, this mid-size Chevy SUV is built to satisfy all of your loved ones. Just check out some of these highlights from the 2018 model!

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