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Top Three Offbeat Travel Destinations In Texas

Taking a summer road trip? Why not take the road less traveled and visit some of these offbeat travel destinations in Texas?

Marfa Lights – Marfa

Go out to the edge of town in Marfa (they actually have an observation deck), look towards the horizon, and you just might see mysterious flickers of light known officially as the Marfa Lights. What are they? People think that they can’t be electrical because cowboys reported seeing them. Others think they might be the reflection of headlights of cars, but their origin is obviously aliens, right?

Terlingua Ghost Town is an offbeat travel destination in texasTerlingua Ghost Town – Terlingua

What used to be a bustling little silver mining town is now an eerie shadow of its former glory. Go to Terlingua and in the lonely Texan desert you’ll find the remnants of the town, composed of small crumbling structures.

Enchanted Rock – Fredericksburg

Climb atop this beautiful and gargantuan pink granite rock at night and listen to it creak. Scientists say the sounds are result of the rock contracting in the cool night air, but the rest of us think that’s stupid—it’s obviously the lamentations of the ghost of the Tonkawa princess who, according to legend, threw herself off of the rock when she saw her tribe slaughtered.

Forget the Alamo. Aliens and ghosts—that’s what Texas is all about!

2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X Spotted in Chicago

The GMC Sierra family of trucks is widely known in the industry for dependability and quality, but the brand recently unveiled a new variant of the Sierra that’s been modified for off-roading capability titled the Sierra All Terrain X. Still in the fullsize pickup segment, the GMC Sierra All Terrain X carries all the capabilities of the standard Sierra, while also adding new equipment and features to give the All Terrain X an added adventurous edge.

GMC Sierra All Terrain X will launch this springUsing the Z71 off-roading suspension as a base, the Sierra All Terrain X also adds Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires, underbody protection, a performance exhaust, side steps, hill descent control, and a number of black and body-color accents. The Sierra variant was first announced near the end of January, but made an appearance at the recent auto show in Chicago. While pricing has yet to be announced, GMC representatives have stated that the price could fall somewhere in the ballpark of $50,000.

The GMC Sierra All Terrain X will launch this spring. As the date draws closer, specifics regarding the pickup’s pricing will likely be announced. As for the moment, The Chicago Show has given enthusiasts a detailed look at the All Terrain X from the inside out.

Car Color Options: What Does Your Car Say About You?

car color options

Ever wonder what your car color says about you? Some people are drawn to specific colors for specific reasons, making car color an important option during the car buying process.

According to Today, these car color options have the following meanings:

  • Black is powerful, classic, and elegant. It is the ultimate color of empowerment.
  • White is pure, pristine, and direct. White car owners know what they want and don’t mind the extra work to keep it clean.
  • Pearl is off-white, making it more glamorous, sophisticated, and exciting. Luxury cars look great in pearl.
  • Silver is futuristic, elegant, and even prestigious. You like high-tech features and elegant styling.
  • Red is sensual, dynamic, and definitely outgoing. Most red car owners are bold.
  • Blue represents calm, perseverant, and truthful personalities. Blue car owners might be more shy, but they’re often more friendly as well.

These are just the basic colors, but everyone has its own meaning. While these colors may represent common traits, individual owners each have their unique personalities that can’t be summed up by one color. Nonetheless, your car’s color might speak volumes to other people.

The 2016 Touring 6 Design: Extending the CT6 Range

Cadillac is expanding its range with the new 2016 Cadillac Touring 6 sedan, which will begin production in January. The first-ever Cadillac CT6 makes use of some innovative new features to let it outshine the competition.

According to Cadillac, the 2016 Touring 6 design will feature a sleek exterior that’s both aerodynamic and stylish. Emphasizing agility and luxury, this high-performance sedan will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It also has a lightweight architecture to increase handling, performance, and fuel economy.

“The CT6 is an entirely new approach to prestige luxury, adding driving dynamics and technology while reducing the bulk of traditional large sedans,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Cadillac. “With the CT6, Cadillac has a competitive edge: our use of advanced lightweight construction and innovative technology, it is prestige luxury reimagined.”

The CT6 will comes with three main engines: a 2.0-liter Turbo, a 3.6-liter V6 (with AWD), and a Twin Turbo V6 (with AWD). It will start as low as $53,495. We can’t wait to see it on the road.

Cadillac Escalade’s New Trim Rumors

Escalade’s New Trim

There’s no higher level of luxury than the Cadillac Escalade. The level of luxury offered has gradually increased with each trim that’s made its way onto the lineup over the years. Now Cadillac could be looking to challenge European luxury SUVs with a new trim. Make way for a model higher than the already luxurious Platinum!

The current Escalade comes in at $96,940 at its most expensive and the automaker may be looking to break six digits. The Escalade’s new trim would likely challenge European luxury SUVs the likes of Aston Martin, Maserati, and Land Rover.

As European automakers continue to increase the amount of luxury and price tags on their SUVs, there’s room for an American challenger to steal the show. Just how Cadillac will top its current Platinum trim is the question.

Packing in more luxury would be tough, but it isn’t out of the question. Cadillac could also pump out a more powerful, performance Escalade V or Vsport. General Motors isn’t exactly shy about loading in more powerful engines.

The likely contender for a more powerful engine in the Escalade would be the LT4 V8 from the Corvette Z06. That engine’s certainly capable enough, running in at 650 hp, but what’s to come is yet to be revealed.

We here at Richard Karr Motors can’t wait to see the level of luxury the newest Escalade Trim will bring!

How to Easily Jump a Dead Battery

Easily Jump a Dead Battery

Calling for roadside assistance to jump your dead battery is easy but not always efficient. Knowing how to jump a dead battery could get you on the road sooner than than roadside assistance could reach you. You could also help someone else out of a tough situation. We here at Richard Karr Motors can help you easily jump a dead battery!

  • Start by inspecting the batteries. Bulges, cracks, and leaks are a no-go.
  • If everything looks good, identify the positive (red) and negative (black) terminals of each battery. Do the same for your set of jumper cables.
  • Attach one end of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive terminal of the dead battery. Next, attach the other end to the live battery’s positive terminal.
  • The first end of the negative (black) cable attaches to the live battery’s negative terminal.
  • Attach the other end of the cable to a section of unpainted metal beneath the hood. Avoid the battery itself. Look for a jumping post or unpainted engine bolts instead.
  • If everything is secure, start the car with the live battery and let it idle for a few minutes.
  • Start the car with the dead battery. If it turns over, let both vehicles idle for a few minutes before disconnecting. If it doesn’t, call for help or wait a few minutes longer and try again.

To disconnect the cables, remove them in the opposite order you attached them.