As we transition into the winter season we start to change our way of life to adjust to the cold. Your vehicle needs a few things to keep it in optimal working order. Maintenance and auto repairs are often done all throughout the year however our vehicle's need a little bit more attention in the winter months. Driving can be dangerous in the winter due to hazards. It's essential to plan ahead for situations that can occur while winter conditions develop. Steps to take preparing your vehicle for winter:• Test Your Vehicle's Battery- Winter weather puts more stress on your battery, especially if the vehicle is kept outdoors in the cold elements. The battery serves a few major purposes for one's vehicle. The battery stores electricity to start the vehicle, keeps the vehicle running, and powers all of the electrical components. • Tires- Your vehicle's tires ar ... read more
Other than the lights that help monitor your engine, there is normally a tire pressure light on each vehicle’s dashboard. Most newer vehicles have a tire monitoring system which is a system that monitors the pressure in each tire. This is also known as your tire’s PSI (pound per square inch). The tire monitor light will come on when you need to add air to a certain tire. If this tire light comes on fairly often after you fill the tires back up, to the correct PSI, it usually means there is a leak somewhere within the tire. It is very important to keep your tires at the correct tire pressure. If the tire pressure is to low it can cause extra wear on your tires. If the tire pressure is too high it can cause blowouts on longer drives in hot weather. To find the correct PSI for your vehicle’s tires there is a plaque on the frame of the driver’s side door that will state your tire size and what the PSI should be filled to. Call Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing ... read more
The cold weather is here and not leaving for a few more months. With the cold weather you may notice your tire pressure light popping up on your dash. If you feel your vehicle pulling to one way, either the left or right, start with checking your tire pressure. The tire pressure can decrease about 1 PSI for every 10 degrees the temperature changes. To get the correct tire pressure for your vehicle, as they are different for every make and model, check the plaque on the driver's side door jam. Be sure to not under inflate or over inflate the tire as that can cause uneven wear on your tires as well. Stop in at Bob's Main Street Auto and we will be happy to assist you with checking your tire pressure in each tire.
I was driving down the road and my tire pressure light came on my dash, what do I do? The first thing we would recommend as an Auto Repair Shop is to pull over and take a look at all your tires to make sure none of them are flat. When the tire pressure light comes on your dash it generally means the tire is low on air pressure. Low tire pressure can be a result in a slow bead leak, a puncture from a foreign object driven over on the road such as a nail or screw, or a change in temperature. If you have any questions or looking for an Auto Repair Shop Near Me call Bob's Main Street Auto and we will be happy to assist you. If you do find yourself needing Road Side Assistance call us as we offer 24-hour road side assistance and we will get s ... read more