I know it is crazy to think summer is nearing the end and the cooler weather is right around the corner. We want to beat the storm and make sure our vehicles are ready for the colder weather. Tires are very important to stay up on because they are the only contact your vehicle has with the road. Tire rebates are beginning which is another indicator that it is time to start inspecting our tires. Call us today to inquire information on tires and which rebates are available. We are ready to serve you and get your vehicle ready for winter before it is here!
Why does my all-wheel-drive vehicle need the same tires? We recommend that all four tires are replaced at the same time. On all-wheel-drive vehicles the computer and differential work simultaneously to supply power to each wheel. If one of the tires is a different size than the others, the computer will take an incorrect reading and cause the differential to work too hard. If the vehicle is driven to long in this condition, it will burn out the drive train. Remember to rotate your tires to extend the life of the tires. Rotating the tires also keeps the tread wearing evenly and does not place strain on the drive train. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment to check over your tires. Also, make a $15 donation to our school supply drive and receive a FREE tire rotation.
What is a wheel lock you may be asking? A wheel lock is a locking lug nut that contains theft-deterring sockets. To remove the locking lug nut, you must have the wheel lock and each set of wheels has its own key. This is a safety feature that prevents the tire, rim, and wheel from being removed from the vehicle. These locks are meant to deter criminals from stealing the wheels off your vehicle. If you are not sure where your wheel lock may be a dealership or manufacturer can replace it if you have the code for your wheel lock. You also can sometimes order a replacement online if you have the make and model of your wheel locks. Our auto repair shop can also remove the wheel locks from the vehicle. We use a special socket that digs into the metal grip on the outside of the wheel lock. This will cause damage to the wheel lock and will not be able to be reused. If there is a wheel lock installed on your vehicle, please be sure to have it easily accessible at the time&n ... read more
What is this digital courtesy inspection your team is always talking about? Each one of our technicians is equipped with an iPad. This allows our technicians to perform a multi-point inspection on every vehicle that comes in. This inspection is no charge to the customer and checks things over from fluids to suspension components. We will check light bulbs on all four corners of the vehicle to confirm no light bulbs are burnt out. We will check all fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, windshield washer, and brake fluid. The air filter will also be inspected which is what prevents any dust, particles, and sand or debris from reaching the engine. This inspection allows us to keep you informed about what is going with your vehicle. When the inspection is complete you, the customer gets a copy via e-mail or text message with pictures of your vehicle and the inspection report
Tire Tread Patterns When it comes to tire shopping, it can be a little overwhelming. When purchasing tires there are things to look at such as the tire tread patterns. There are symmetrical, directional, and asymmetrical. Symmetrical Symmetrical tread patterns are the most common tread patterns for tires. These tires are best suitable for passenger car tires but not recommended for high performance use. Tires with symmetrical tread patterns have continuous ribs or independent tread blocks across the entire face of the tread. These tires are known to drive smooth, high directional stability, and low rolling resistance. They are also quiet, long lasting, and fuel efficient. However, they are less adaptable to changing road conditions on the road. The pattern delivers grip on dry road however they will no be as effective in wet conditions as other tires. Directional A directional tire pattern is design ... read more