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A Broken Tire Can Shake Things Up

You jump in your car to do a quick errand, and you notice a steady vibration through the steering wheel. You’re sure you didn’t hit any potholes recently, and it sure wasn’t vibrating earlier today…

It could be a broken belt in your tire! Tires are made up of layers of material, many times made from different materials to give them particular characteristics. When a belt breaks, it changes the shape of the tire and weakens the area under the tread. In some cases, the tire might look completely normal!

Don’t Let Potholes Put A Hole In Your Wallet

Hitting a pothole with your car can do a real number on tires, wheels, steering, suspension, and alignment.

Potholes occur when water permeates the pavement – usually through a crack – and softens the soil beneath it, creating a depression in the surface of the street. Many potholes appear during winter and spring months because of freeze-thaw cycles, which accelerate the process. Potholes can also be prevalent in areas with excessive rainfall and flooding.

Don’t Let Your Car Break Your Heart By Neglecting To Take Care Of It

It’s always there for you, getting you where you need to go. A little extra care this Valentine’s Day in the form of an oil change, tune-up and basic service is the perfect gift for the one who keeps you going.

We recommend a little tender loving auto care this Valentine’s Day and beyond.

  • Schedule a tune-up annually to optimize your car’s performance. A well-tuned engine delivers the best balance of power and fuel economy and produces the lowest level of emissions.

Tax Time Is Here Again, Spend A Little Now On Preventative Maintenance To Save Money For Later

With tax time just around the corner are you prepared? What do you plan to do with your tax return? Will you fix up your house, maybe upgrade some household items?

If you want your tax return to get back to you all year long, put some money aside for your vehicle. The average maintenance on a vehicle is $1,500 to $2,000 a year. Vehicles that are left unmaintained have an average repair bill of $4000.

Save yourself the money and take a vacation, plan for vehicle maintenance instead of vehicle repairs!

Now That The Holidays Are Over, Show Your Car Some Love

Now more than ever it’s important to maintain your vehicle. Many people overlook preventative maintenance or skip it during the holidays to save money. The best way to save money and extend the life of your vehicle is preventative maintenance.

With love your car month just around the corner, start a little early; get your oil changed or buy new tires. A vehicle is the second largest investment most people will ever make, how are you protecting yours?

Get Straight Talk About Auto Service and Repair

Our goal is to provide you with the finest repair and maintenance services available. We know your time is valuable in other pursuits, so we will do our job as quickly as possible to minimize impact on your day and schedule. When you come in, we’ll prepare an estimate, explain the job that is needed, and when you can expect to be back out on the road. Along with needed repairs, we’ll make you aware of any potential areas of concern, such as parts with excessive wear, or delayed maintenance.

Simple Steps to Save Gas Without Driving Less

Gas prices are up, everywhere! To save money on fuel without having to impact your present lifestyle, try these tips…

NO jackrabbit starts! Your vehicle uses the most fuel when accelerating. If you accelerate slowly, you can minimize the surge of fuel to meet the demands of getting rolling. In fact, if you can keep your vehicle moving and reduce the need for stops, you’ll save even more.

Don’t Get Schooled by Bad Brakes

It’s a busy time of year. Kids are back in school; chores need to get done around the house before the holidays sneak up on us. And traffic always seems to get worse! Not to mention the road hazards of wind, falling leaves, early darkness, and new potholes.

Now is the time to make certain that your vehicle’s brakes are in perfect working order. A brake inspection can give you peace of mind in knowing that your brakes are in decent shape; it can also be the best way to find out that you might need new pads or rotors, or even a brake fluid purge and replacement.

When Too Cool Is Not So Hot

Whether you have a heater only, heater and A/C, or a fully automatic climate control system in your vehicle, they need periodic maintenance to perform correctly. Heaters are completely dependent on the operating condition of your engine’s cooling system, as they use the hot coolant as a heat source for your passenger cabin. Air Conditioning systems use an engine-driven belt to turn a compressor, which circulates freon to take heat out of the passenger area.

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