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Cruise into 2018 with the Chevrolet Cruze

The Chevrolet Cruze continues to lead the pack in the market of compact cars. Exhibiting the ideal mix of premium styling and technological features, this 2018 vehicle is sure to impress even the most discerning drivers.

The Cruze offers available built-in 4G Wi-Fi, ensuring that drivers and passengers will remain connected both on and off of the road. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability connect smartphone users to useful navigation tools, music services, calendars, and more. 

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Cleaning Your Tires: Does it Help to Extend Their Use?

If you are familiar with automobile care, then you understand how tires are the lifeblood of your vehicle's performance on the road. However, tires degrade faster than most other car parts since they are always in contact with the road. Road conditions can vary depending on a particular region, but the fact remains that any terrain will eventually erode your tires. This process can be slowed down exponentially if your tires are washed and cleaned regularly.

When your wheels need washing, make sure that you read the label of any product that you use before spraying it on the…

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How to Drive in the Rain

Many people dread driving in the rain, especially in the nighttime hours when rain and headlights can cause quite a glare on the road in front of you. If you are someone who doesn't like driving in the rain, fear not, we here at Lone Star Chevrolet have some tips that can help increase your safety when it is raining and you have to travel somewhere.

  • Use your windshield wipers to whisk away rain no matter how lightly it is raining. A mist can obstruct your view if you are not careful.
  • Keep your headlights on at all times…
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Does My Fuel System Need Service?

If you are like many car owners in the country, you may find yourself wondering if your fuel system is in need of service. Cleaning a fuel system oftentimes is recommended by auto repair shops and dealers.

Noting that fuel system cleaning is recommended by shops and dealers, many automobile owners do not obtain this service. Perhaps one reason why is that this type of service oftentimes is not listed on the manufacturer's maintenance schedule. 

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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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