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Monthly Archives: November 2017

How Long Will New Tires Last?

How Long Will New Tires Last?

That is the million dollar question that many drivers ask their tire repair shop. There is no simple answer. It largely depends on your driving habits. Do you make quick stops and sharp turns? Do you drive on gravel roads, bumpy roads and over potholes? Avoiding these driving conditions will help extend the life of your tires. Keeping up with needed tire repair and service can also make a big difference in your safety. Adhering to the tips below can significantly extend the life of your tires:Repair tears and rips in the rubber - Don't wait for a blow-out or be stranded with a flat. Tire repair is easy to complete and low cost. Keep the correct inflation pressure - The correct air pressure (psi) makes your driving more fuel efficient and the rubber less likely to blow out. Check out the vehicle manufacturer's recommended level, which is us ... read more

What Does Brake Service Include? II

What Does Brake Service Include? II

So you're hearing some squealing and grinding noises coming from your wheels. These are just a couple small indicators that it is time to take care of some brake repair work. Even though car repair of any kind is worrisome, both financially and time-wise, taking care especially of brakes is critical for safe driving. It is better to put out a few dollars upfront to make sure your vehicle is driving as safe as possible rather than compromising the driving safety of your vehicle. A common question many vehicle owners ask is, “What does brake service include?' The braking system is made up of several components, rotors, calipers, pads, discs, hoses, and drums. Neglecting just one of these components can cause damage to any or all of them. The three most common components that wear out and need replacement include ... read more

Car A/C Repair Is Important For Winter Too!

Car A/C Repair Is Important For Winter Too!

Air conditioning repair for any vehicle is important during anytime of the year. This certainly can be said for the summertime because of the oppressive heat that is present. However, many drivers don't realize that Car AC repair is important for the winter too! The following is a small look at why car A/C repair is important for the winter. Contact your mechanic to schedule an inspection of the A/C system and to find out how much auto ac service cost. It is advised that a person should run their A/C during the winter about once every couple of weeks for about ten minutes. The reason for this is to keep those parts moving and in working order. This will allow the coolant to go through the system and at the same time help keep the seals and the pipes working. If the coolant sits for long periods of time, the lubricant in t ... read more

Check Out Automotive Shocks for a Better Ride!

Check Out Automotive Shocks for a Better Ride!

After taking numerous turns and braking hard, your car struts and shocks have reached a point where they no longer can do their job of giving you a smooth ride. You may question the necessity of replacing them. Well, the inevitable fact is that those parts are essential than you think. Automotive shocks and car struts play important roles in helping you have a safe and comfortable drive. Shocks and struts dampen the springs' compression and tension while also acting as a guidance system for the tires in rough terrain. They prevent the tires from bouncing when hitting a bump by dampening the springs' movement, hence making the car easier and safer to handle. Moreover, the dampening allows for comfort while you drive since you will feel minimal bounce while in the car. To avoid replacing bad shocks and struts may be ... read more

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