So your closet has a pair of flip-flops for the summer, a pair of heavy boots for the winter, and a comfortable pair of sneakers for most of the rest of the year. If you live in a climate that doesn’t have harsh winters, you might just be able to wear those sneakers year-round...and all-season tires are the equivalent of your comfortable sneakers.
So what makes all-season tires so special?
Winter tires are excellent for severe conditions like heavy snow and even ice. They feature specially-designed tread patterns and “sipes”, hundreds of tiny slits which offer biting edges for traction in snow. This means shorter stopping distances, better handling and better control in winter weather. Winter tires are not d
esigned for temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The do ...[more]
Summer is here, and it’s time to start thinking about your car’s AC system! Nobody likes driving around in a hot, stuffy car, and a car with an AC system which only works marginally is somehow almost even worse than one which doesn’t work at all. Let’s go through a few tips which can help you keep your ride a little more comfortable this summer…
Remember a cars AC system is really a heat exchanger which moves hot air out of your vehicle, then replaces it with cold air. One thing you can do to help improve its efficiency is to leave your windows down an inch or two (if possible) when you park the car, helping to prevent excess heat buildup. When you start the car and begin to drive off, lower all the windows for the first minute or two to help move hot air out of the car more quickly, giving the AC system a chan ...[more]
The 21st of June is right around the corner, and that, of course, is Father’s Day. From all of us at Master Auto Repair, we’d like to wish all the dads out there a great day. Dads work hard for their families, and we’d like to suggest a few fun things to do around St. Louis to make Dad’s day special and memorable:
- All American 5K and Fun Run – If Dad is the athletic type, the All American Fun Run goes from downtown Kirkwood to Webster Groves, starting at 7:30 AM. With flat terrain and several downhill grades, it’s a great chance to set a personal record! There’s also a one-mile Fun Run (starting in Webster Groves), live music, food and refreshments and prize money for overall 5K win ...[more]