tire service

Do you understand what you need to know about tires?

What do I need to know about new tires? 

It’s never a good idea to ignore any automotive component. Tires, unfortunately, often get overlooked until it’s too late and someone is stuck on the side of the road with a flat. In the rain. Or in the blazing Texas heat. The tires on a car, truck or SUV are the first lines of defense when it comes to handling and stopping. Making a bad decision when picking out a new set of tires can have lasting and potentially dangerous consequences. Our team wants to make sure the vehicle you’re driving is as safe and reliable as possible. They thought it would be helpful to share these two videos to help get people thinking about this important decision. If you ever need any help making a decision about your vehicle, please make an appointment to speak with a Carizma Motors product expert today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A stock photo of a person breaking into a vehicle.

Stealing car radios has become outdated, thieves find new target

Why do people steal catalytic converters? 

Thieves have been breaking into other people’s automobiles since automobiles were first created. Many of us have had to deal with the violating feeling of knowing a stranger has been inside of our property. Car radios, easily seen valuables and the vehicles themselves continue to be popular targets of criminals. But over the last couple of years, these people are targeting a new component, the catalytic converter. So, why do people steal catalytic converters? Well, the answer is pretty simpleit is a valuable piece of equipment that is actually very accessible and easy to remove if the thief knows what they are doing. Our team thought it would be helpful to understand this phenomenon and provide you with advice to prevent having your catalytic converter stolen. Let’s take a look at what they came up with.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Driving behavior, not vehicle color plays the biggest role in getting pulled over

Do red cars get pulled over more often? 

There are few harder decisions to make when buying a vehicle than picking out its exterior color. This is especially true when there is more than one buyer in the mix. During this occasionally laborious process, one of the questions that often gets asked is, ‘Do red cars get pulled over more often?’ We have to admit, this is one of those automotive things that a lot of us at Carizma Motors believed was true. However, we have recently learned this is actually not the case. A recent insurance industry study has quickly and clearly dispelled this as a myth and our team is very excited to share what they learned. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

car insurance

Car insurance might be required but it doesn’t have to be expensive

How can I make car insurance less expensive? 

When someone is in the often arduous process of buying a vehicle, they must come to terms with their entire financial situation. Certainly, the price of the vehicle is important, but it isn’t the only number to consider. Buyers certainly need to understand annual maintenance costs, monthly fuel costs and, of course, insurance. Maintenance and fuel costs can be controlled a little bit by keeping up with oil changes and driving as efficiently as possible. The cost of insurance can also be mitigated if you know where to start. If you’re wondering, ‘How can I make car insurance less expensive,’ the financial wizards at Carizma Motors are here to help. Before we start, it is important to note: We are not licensed insurance agents. Your situation is unique to you. Consult a licensed agent for more specific information.  Read the rest of this entry >>