Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Special alignment machine fixed to the tires

Which one do you need, Tire balancing or Alignment?

Are you confused with the whole concept of tire balance and alignment? Want to know more about this to keep your ride intact from wear and tear? We have the best set of mechanics here in Carizma Motors Lubbock, TX that will guide and help with all that you need to know about the tires. What do balance and Alignment mean? Both are essential for a smooth ride and the wellbeing of your machine but are very different service procedures.

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Not every automotive issue requires a trip to the shop

Can I take care of my car at home? 

A major part of owning a car is taking care of it and keeping up with necessary maintenance. If you’re in the Lubbock area and you are wondering, ‘Can I take care of my car at home,’ Carizma Motors is here to say, yes, there are some things that can pretty easily be done yourself. If you plan to do your own oil changes or other simple projects, you will want to make sure you have the proper tools. Oil changes are probably the most common at-home maintenance task people perform. Make sure you have a catch basin for the old motor oil and a larger container to store it. Under no circumstances should motor oil be dumped in the woods or poured down a storm drain. Our team of product experts found a couple of videos that could be very helpful in your new DIY automotive hobby.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Filling up with diesel by mistake could be a costly repair bill

What happens if I accidentally fill my car with diesel? 

When it comes to putting fuel in a car, truck or SUV, it really doesn’t seem like a lot could go wrong. Putting premium-grade gas in a vehicle that only requires regular isn’t really a problem beyond paying a little extra. Even the reverse situation isn’t a real big deal once the right type of gasoline is used. However, if you’re wondering, ‘What happens if I accidentally fill my car with diesel,’ the team at Carizma Motors has some bad, but not surprising news to share – you might be in for a hefty repair bill. Our team reached out to some automotive repair experts in the Lubbock area to get some answers. Let’s see what they found.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Keep the sunlight out of your car for a cooler and more comfortable summer

Are sunshades for cars worth buying? 

Summer in Texas means finding ways to stay cool. That goes for your vehicle as well. There likely isn’t a single person in the state who hasn’t gotten into a hot car on a hotter day that hasn’t also burned their hands on a steering wheel, seat belt buckle or door handle. There is a simple way for vehicle owners to keep the interior cool. So, are sunshades for cars worth buying? Yes, they are. These sun shades are very affordable solutions and come in a variety of styles. In addition, to keep the sun out of your vehicle, and keeping the interior cool, there are some other benefits as well. Let’s take a closer look at why you should be picking up a sunshade for your car today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Your car is going to lose some value, but you can also slow depreciation

What affects a vehicle’s depreciation? 

There are a lot of great things about owning a car, truck, SUV, or any vehicle. However, one thing that affects almost anything with an engine and wheels is depreciation and it’s almost completely unavoidable. So, what affects a vehicle’s depreciation? While all vehicles lose value over time, some makes and models will lose value faster than others. It may or may not surprise you that there is quite a bit of confusion and myths surrounding the depreciation of an automobile and the finance team at Carizma Motors thought it would be helpful to share a bit of their knowledge on the subject. Let’s see what they put together.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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If your dad loves to eat and play golf, we have Father’s Day nailed down

2021 Father’s Day Dinner and Gift Suggestions near Lubbock, TX 

Fathers are notoriously difficult to buy for. We get through Christmas and a birthday, then suddenly it’s Father’s Day. Don’t let yourself fall for the old trope of a bad tie or a soap-a-rope. Our team came up with some 2021 Father’s Day dinner and gift suggestions near Lubbock, TX that might just come in handy. Given the high probability you have a Texas dad, he probably likes to eat. The product experts put together a map of some of our favorite restaurants in and around the city. Dads also, statistically at least, love to golf. Give him the gift of a better game by picking up a gift certificate for some lessons. We found some businesses in the area that would love to help.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Car theft is a problem in the summer, but it can be easy to stop

How can I stop my car from being stolen? 

Summer in Texas can be among the best parts of the year. However, this is also the time of the year when the instances of car theft start to rise. Just about every study about vehicle theft concludes that it is a crime of opportunity. If you’re wondering, ‘How can I stop my car from being stolen,’ the steps you can take are simple and incredibly cost-effective. The number one thing you can do to keep your car, truck or SUV safe and out of the hands of thieves is to make stealing your vehicle as inconvenient as possible. Our team of product experts did a little homework and spoke to our local police department to put together this handy guide. Let’s take a look at what they found.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Radar detectors are legal in Texas, but they might cause different problems

Is it illegal to have a radar detector in Texas? 

Speeding is one of those things that all too many of us are guilty of doing. Obviously, this is a bad habit to have. Tickets can get expensive. Car insurance can become all but unaffordable if a driver runs afoul of local speed limits too often. Anyone who has felt the sinking feeling in their stomach when they see those police lights in their rear-view mirror has probably also wondered, ‘Is it illegal to have a radar detector in Texas?’ No, it is not, as long as it’s being used in a passenger vehicle and not a commercial vehicle. However, there are some things you should know about this technology that may have you reconsider your options. Let’s take a closer look at some things you should know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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If you’re in danger of having your vehicle repossessed, you have options

How can I stop my car from being repossessed? 

Falling behind on bills is stressful and terrifying position for people to find themselves. Adding in a car loan makes those feelings exponentially worse. If you find yourself in a tough financial circumstance, you might be wondering, ‘How can I stop my car from being repossessed?’ There are in fact some things you can do to not only prevent repossession but also to mitigate the damage that could be coming to your credit history. Our team did a little homework and reached out to some financial experts to get some advice. Let’s take a look at what they came up with.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Carizma Motors is here to help you with more than just cars

Where can we have a Mother’s Day picnic in Lubbock, TX? 

Do you have plans locked down for Mother’s Day? If you’re still thinking about where to take your mom for brunch or lunch, you’ll want to make reservations today. However, if you want to do something a little different and have a gathering outside, we’re here to help with that, too. So, where can we have a Mother’s Day picnic in Lubbock, TX? There are actually several park facilities around the Lubbock area that will be able to meet your needs. Also, we’ve included a map of florists operating around our home city so you can make sure to pick up a bouquet of flowers. Give us a call today if there is something we can do to help make this year’s Mother’s Day a little more special.  Read the rest of this entry >>