Brownsville Herald: Automotive

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Automotive

Top Story

Show Your Vehicle A Little Love

(NAPSI)—Your car doesn’t ask for much. It’s always there for you, getting you where you need to go. A little extra care this Valentine’s Day-or any day-in the form of an oil change, tune-up and basic service can be a great gift for the one who keeps you going.

  • icon Updated: January 10

Recent Headlines

Thursday 01/03/2019
Decoding Your VIN
Updated: January 05, 2019 - 2:42 am

(NAPSI)—When cars are sold, recalled, stolen or involved in accidents, you may hear references to the VIN; that is, the Vehicle Identification Number. Many data registries use the VIN to record details of the vehicle’s history. Before you buy a used car, do a VIN lookup to get the vehicle history report and find records of its previous owners, accidents and repairs. You can also find out if the manufacturer has ever issued a recall of the vehicle and whether those repairs were made.

Tuesday 12/18/2018
Don't Make These Mistakes after A Collision
Posted: December 18, 2018

(NewsUSA) - In the U.S. alone, there are 10 million car accidents every year, and the tense moments following a car accident, even a minor one, can be scary and stressful for everyone involved.

Thursday 12/13/2018
Forget The Halls...Deck The Driveway
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—The sales associate at Park Place Lexus in Plano, Tex., remembers clearly the look on the woman’s face when she opened the front door. The associate—holding a beautifully wrapped gift box containing a set of keys—visited the woman’s house to deliver a shiny, new Lexus.

Tuesday 12/11/2018
A Dozen Great Gifts For The Gearheads On Your List
Updated: December 19, 2018 - 2:41 am

(NAPSI)—You can be known for having a gift for giving when you celebrate the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion—and even no occasion at all—by showing you appreciate the recipients’ special interests.

Thursday 11/29/2018
Six-Point Vehicle Check: A Gift That Keeps On Giving
Updated: December 01, 2018 - 3:04 am

(NAPSI)—A six-point vehicle check is a gift that will keep on giving, both in better vehicle performance and fewer unexpected repairs, says the Car Care Council.

Dangerous Airbags Affect Millions Of Drivers
Updated: December 01, 2018 - 3:04 am

(NAPSI)—Roughly 37 million vehicles—across all makes and models—have dangerous, recalled airbags that need to be replaced immediately and they’re FREE.

Wednesday 11/21/2018
Defensive Driving Tips
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—These five tips can help you be prepared for the perils of the road.

Monday 11/19/2018
Keep Your Car On The Road To Safety And Savings
Updated: November 21, 2018 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—When the weather turns cooler, it’s a hot idea to prepare your car for hazardous conditions.

Thursday 01/03/2019
Decoding Your VIN

(NAPSI)—When cars are sold, recalled, stolen or involved in accidents, you may hear references to the VIN; that is, the Vehicle Identification Number. Many data registries use the VIN to record details of the vehicle’s history. Before you buy a used car, do a VIN lookup to get the vehicle history report and find records of its previous owners, accidents and repairs. You can also find out if the manufacturer has ever issued a recall of the vehicle and whether those repairs were made.

Tuesday 12/18/2018
Don't Make These Mistakes after A Collision

(NewsUSA) - In the U.S. alone, there are 10 million car accidents every year, and the tense moments following a car accident, even a minor one, can be scary and stressful for everyone involved.

Thursday 12/13/2018
Forget The Halls...Deck The Driveway

(NAPSI)—The sales associate at Park Place Lexus in Plano, Tex., remembers clearly the look on the woman’s face when she opened the front door. The associate—holding a beautifully wrapped gift box containing a set of keys—visited the woman’s house to deliver a shiny, new Lexus.

Tuesday 12/11/2018
A Dozen Great Gifts For The Gearheads On Your List

(NAPSI)—You can be known for having a gift for giving when you celebrate the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion—and even no occasion at all—by showing you appreciate the recipients’ special interests.

Thursday 11/29/2018
Six-Point Vehicle Check: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

(NAPSI)—A six-point vehicle check is a gift that will keep on giving, both in better vehicle performance and fewer unexpected repairs, says the Car Care Council.

Dangerous Airbags Affect Millions Of Drivers

(NAPSI)—Roughly 37 million vehicles—across all makes and models—have dangerous, recalled airbags that need to be replaced immediately and they’re FREE.

Wednesday 11/21/2018
Defensive Driving Tips

(NAPSI)—These five tips can help you be prepared for the perils of the road.

Monday 11/19/2018
Keep Your Car On The Road To Safety And Savings

(NAPSI)—When the weather turns cooler, it’s a hot idea to prepare your car for hazardous conditions.

Wednesday 11/14/2018
Why to Buy a Car Now and How to Protect Your Investment

(StatePoint) ‘Tis the season for shopping, and not just for presents to put under the tree. Many people shop for new cars this time of year, and for good reason.

Wednesday 10/24/2018
Car-Shopping Tips for Students and Grads

(StatePoint) College is a time when many young people buy their first cars. But with the rising cost of a degree, students and their families will want to ensure they are getting a good value on vehicle purchases.

Wednesday 09/26/2018
Time Is Money When It Comes To Car Maintenance

(NAPSI)—Whether changing the oil, replacing the wiper blades or checking the tires, finding the time to perform simple preventative vehicle maintenance is money in the bank.

Thursday 09/06/2018
Five Tips To Help You On The Road To Your New Home

(NAPSI)—Whenever you rent a truck to move yourself from one home to another, keeping these five facts in mind can help you and your furniture all arrive in good order and good time.

Wednesday 09/05/2018
How Smart Technology is Going to Change Your Driving Experience

(StatePoint) You’ve probably heard that smart technology is going to change the driving experience to make it safer and more convenient. But if you’re not in the market for a new car, you may have assumed these developments won’t apply to you any time soon.

Monday 08/27/2018
Tips for Choosing All-Terrain or Off-Road Tires

(StatePoint) Love driving off-road? Before heading out for the great wide open, be sure your vehicle is equipped with the right set of tires.

Tuesday 08/21/2018
Hints To Help You Protect Your Kids In The Car

(NAPSI)—Keeping your kids on the road to safety when in and around a car can be easier if you take these steps:

A Clean Car Is Money In The Bank

(NAPSI)—Purchasing a new car is a major financial investment. Keeping it clean can be an easy and inexpensive way to protect its resale and trade-in value.

Monday 08/20/2018
Urgent Airbag Safety Recall: Recalled Airbags Can Kill Or Seriously Injure You And Your Passengers

(NAPSI)—Vehicle manufacturers are conducting the largest safety recall in U.S. history to replace defective airbags, but need YOUR help to repair YOUR vehicle to help avoid the risk that a defective airbag could kill or seriously injure you and your passengers. Authorized dealerships and stores in your area are replacing defective airbags for FREE.

Thursday 06/07/2018
Car Shopping? Get Smart About Warranties and Service Contracts

(StatePoint) Car shopping? One important factor to consider is what each manufacturer’s warranty covers and how long the coverage lasts, as well as whether you’re going to purchase additional coverage through a vehicle service contract.

Monday 06/04/2018
9 Things All Drivers Need to Know About Their Tires

(StatePoint) Today’s cars are packed with impressive features. Stability control. Ride assist. Ever-more-powerful engines. But no matter what technology makes its way into your car -- it’s your tires that connect it to the road, making their construction and maintenance critical for safe, effective driving.

Thursday 03/08/2018
Buying Tires for Your Car? What to Consider

(StatePoint) Purchasing new tires for your car can be frustrating: an average of two hours is spent researching tires and 89 percent of all consumers experience some sort of buyer’s remorse, according to a consumer study by Cooper Tires.

Sunday 08/12/2012
Avoid a Roadside Mayday This Summer

(NewsUSA) - The temperatures are rising, and so are the numbers of vehicles on the road. Summer is right around the corner, bringing with it a number of road trips to the beach for many families.

Monday 08/06/2012
Discover a Better Ride on Wet Roads

(NewsUSA) - Bald or poorly maintained tires won't get you very far when it comes to driving on slippery roadways. With improper equipment and maintenance, slick surfaces from rain storms are a major threat to safety on the road.

Tips On Making That Back-To-College Move

(NAPSI)—As the new academic year approaches, college students everywhere will start preparing for their trip back to school.

The Smart Consumer Knows When Premium Pays

(NAPSI)—Consumers are extending the ownership of their vehicles well beyond 100,000 miles by finding ways to improve the quality of their vehicle. Following a good maintenance routine will keep your vehicle on the road longer and out of the shop, avoiding costly repairs.

Series Celebrates A Love Of Rodeo And Trucks

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who are fans of two great American pastimes—watching rodeos and driving trucks. There is a series of events designed so fans can indulge in both their passions at the same time. And maybe best of all, it travels to them.

Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>