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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

Getting Your Used Car Ready for Summer

Posted on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Summer is a time that many people look forward to across the nation. The weather warms up, school gets out and there is a lot of fun events and gatherings to look forward to. That said, summer weather can take its toll. High temps, precipitation and tropical storms are also a reality of Houston summers. Road trips also take you on heated pavement and through many different, and often heated, conditions. The reality of summer is that your car, truck or SUV takes a beating—which is why prepping it (just like you would for winter) is an excellent idea.

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Prepping Your Used Car for a Spring Break Trip

Posted on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Spring Break inspires images of vacation, warm weather, beautiful beaches and good times. However, not everyone has the ability to fly to their destination—in many cases Spring Break becomes the ultimate road trip as well. Most people have vehicles that aren’t a few months old. In fact, most people have cars that are much older than that, which makes it important to do some prep work before you take your ride on a long distance excursion. There are several things you can do to get the best mileage, keep your car running its best, and make your trip a little safer.

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What Gas Should You Use in Your Car?

Posted on Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

 

Have you ever stood at the gas station trying to choose the right gas? Your wallet begs you to go with the value, but you wonder if the higher-priced fuel will help your ride drive better. It’s a conundrum—one that many people struggle with. And while it’s not always tempting enough to research the information, it’s important to know the basics of gas and its different levels and attributes.

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The Best Places to Get Your Car Washed in Houston

Posted on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a freshly-cleaned ride. Vehicles consistently face commutes, bad weather, dust, kids, pets and a host of other dirt-inducing situations, which can make it can start to look a little dull and lifeless. That’s why getting your car on a regular cleaning schedule isn’t a bad idea.

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4 Ways to Help Your Gas Mileage in Houston

Posted on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Prices are rising across the nation. It’s no secret that more Americans than ever are struggling to keep up with house/rental payments, childcare, food costs and a variety of other bills.

Cars are an essential part of our lives, and they give you the ability to get to and from jobs and obtain necessities needed for daily living. They also cart kids to school and get us to the grocery store. However, cars are another expense in an already expensive world. So how do you work to minimize those costs?

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Driving Tips to Save Gas

Posted on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

It’s true that gas prices have taken a nice dip in the last year, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a big monthly expense, especially in a city that has its fair share of traffic problems. Fuel economy is an art form. Maximizing it means balancing several factors—and the more you optimize, the more money you save. Here are some ways you can get the most from your gas mileage using the right driving skills, especially with the inevitable rise of price per gallon on the horizon.

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Texas Auto Insurance: What You Need to Know

Posted on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Every state varies slightly for car insurance. You’ll see different requirements and prices due to weather, theft rates, driving conditions and more. However, car insurance is a necessity, and it can save you thousands if the unexpected occurs. For residents of Texas, here are the things you’ll want to know before signing up for car insurance.

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4 Places to Spring Clean Your Car in Houston

Posted on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Over the winter your ride may have taken a beating. Wind, rain and other elements encrust your car in a shell of dirt and grime. When spring hits, the pollen comes, and that fine yellow layer of dust attaches itself to the winter mess, leaving your car in bad shape. The shining sun only adds to the effect, letting people know that your car desperately needs a bath. Before someone writes, “wash me” on your rear window, it’s best to think about polishing your vehicle up for the warming weather and potential road trips. Houston is full of facilities designed to do just that. If you’re ready to spring clean your car, here are the steps you’ll want to take.

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Repainting Your Car: What You Need to Know

Posted on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

The information generation has made being a DIY guru easier than ever. Whether you want to build bookshelves, fix the annoying leak in your bathroom or knit socks, there’s a tutorial or blog out there that will help you do it. Cars are a part of the DIY scene, and when you want to drastically change the appearance of your ride, what better way to do it than a new paint job? However, before you hop on the DIY paint job bandwagon, make sure you have a few crucial basics in mind. Doing it right will save you money and headaches, and when done correctly, you won’t be able to tell the difference between a professional job and a well-done DIY.

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Protecting Your Car from Spring Pollen

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Spring is almost here—warmer weather, beautiful blooming plants and that not-so-wonderful irritant, pollen. Most people have come to accept that pollen is an important inevitability. It has a job to do. However, the side effects can often be unpleasant. Beyond inflicting allergy sufferers with itchy eyes, congestion and headaches, it can also pose a unique set of problems for your car.

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