The Holidays Are Coming – Is Your Vehicle Ready?

November 26th, 2015
Where did this year go? Before you know it, it’s going to be time for the holidays, and that can mean travel in some pretty trying conditions (and we don’t just mean restless kids in the back seat). Is your vehicle ready for some interstate miles?

 
Tires: It’s a good idea to have your tires rotated every 5,000-7,000 miles to ensure even wear. With that in mind, it’s easy to just schedule a tire rotation with every oil change, since the vehicle will be up in the air on a lube rack anyway. Have you checked your inflation lately? Your proper 
inflation levels will be on a sticker on the driver’s side ...[more]
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9 Steps To Winterizing Your Vehicle!

November 23rd, 2015

9 STEPS TO

WINTERIZING YOUR VEHICLE!!!!

1.       Coolant flush/test- This is one of the most important things an individual can do to prevent further EXPENSIVE! Damage to their vehicle. If you have bad coolant or it doesn’t test well to -34 degrees it could cause damage to your coolant system. If it does test bad -20 to 10 degrees what that means is you have a coolant/water ratio that is off. Meaning you have to much water in your system and not enough coolant. IF you have to much water it can freeze and cause your head to cr ...[more]

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Winter Tires? Or All-Season Tires?

November 12th, 2015
Winter tires versus all-season tires…which is the right choice for you?
 
The two designs are quite different and deliver different levels of performance and winter-weather traction, so let’s discuss. 
All-season tires are designed as an all-around compromise. They feature a tread pattern that evacuates water from the tire’s contact patch to prevent hydroplaning, with plenty of small, textured slits (sipes) to add extra biting edges for traction in wet or slushy conditions. 
All-season tires are designed with a harder tread compound t ...[more]
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