• Why Tire Alignment and Balancing Are Important

    Some people mistakenly assume that tire alignment and balancing are the same thing, yet they are not. Tire alignment has to do with the direction the vehicle moves when in motion. If the vehicle pulls to the left or right or you have to hold the steering wheel off center to drive straight, the vehicle […]

  • What Is the Importance of Hubcaps?

    Like all parts of a car, hubcaps serve a very important purpose, even though some drivers debate whether or not they’re needed. Wondering if your new alloy wheels need hubcaps? Unsure as to what hubcaps really do? Are you considering buying new summer tires? Here’s what you need to know. What Are Hubcaps For? The […]

  • Five Inexpensive Earth-Friendly Vehicles

    While green cars have a smaller environmental footprint than traditional autos and can save you gas money, they have a reputation for being more expensive. The technology needed to reduce or eliminate gasoline consumption can be costly, and early hybrid and electric vehicles had significantly higher prices than traditional autos. That’s changed as automakers have […]

  • Three Reasons Why My New Tires Are Leaking Air

    Three Reasons Why My New Tires Are Leaking Air The last thing someone who’s just bought a new tire wants is to find it flat the next day. New tires can and do leak air, but it’s a problem that’s easily fixed. Mounting problems are a key cause of new tires losing air. If there […]

  • Five Signs You Need Brake Repair Service

    Do you Need to Replace Your Brakes? The brake pads on your vehicle do wear out over time and need to be replaced. Most modern models use disc-type brakes on all four wheels that include wear sensors. On other models, including older vehicles, you could have drum-type brakes on the rear wheels, which do not […]

  • Drops in Temperature Cause Drops in Tire Pressure

    When most people think about tires and outdoor temperatures, they think of extreme summer heat causing blowouts on the highway, but cold weather also poses a problem for tires. When the thermometer begins to dip, the air pressure in your tires may also drop, affecting your fuel economy and making your tires more vulnerable to […]

  • Is There a Difference Between a Spare Tire and a Donut?

    Depending on the make, model, and type of vehicle you drive, you could either have a spare tire or a donut. There is a difference between these two “back-up” tires you can use when you get a flat tire. Spare tires are full-size tires that are the same size as your existing tires. They allow […]

  • Winter Tires vs. All Season Tires: Which Is Better?

    Winter Tires vs. All Season Tires With the cooler fall months quickly approaching, which can bring sleet, snow, ice, and slushy driving conditions, two questions we are asked frequently are “ When should I buy new winter tires ?” and “What is the difference between all season tires?” All Season Tires All season tires are […]

  • Time to Have Your Struts and Shocks Checked

    Feel Like Your Ride Is Bumpy? Time to Have Your Struts and Shocks Checked Your vehicle’s tires are one of the most important parts of your car, and nearly everything they encounter on a daily basis can cause wear and tear. One of the biggest contributing factors is having bad shocks or struts. Unfortunately, it’s […]

  • Five Signs You Need New Brakes

    The brake pads make up just one of several different components of the entire braking system, which also includes: Rotors Brake Lines Brake Fluid Pistons Springs ABS (Antilock Braking System) Sensors Over time, these parts and components do wear out and will need to replaced, repaired, or serviced. Most modern vehicles have several early detection […]