October 29th, 2015
Oh, the lowly spare tire. It doesn’t get much respect.
Today, a lot of vehicles don’t even come with a spare tire anymore, not even the little “donut” space-saver spare. Instead, to cut weight and free up space, they come with a compressor and a can of a Fix-a-Flat-style product in hopes that you can get back on your way again. Great idea, unless your tire has a sidewall puncture or is shredded…
Anyway, if your car is equipped with a spare, you shouldn’t just ignore it. Tires have a shelf life, and time will take its toll on any tire, including ones that are never on the ground. Even brand-new tires have a sell-by date; the industry agrees that tires that are older than six to eight years old are p ...[more]
Posted in: Tire 101
October 15th, 2015
The days are getting shorter, there’s a snap in the air, and before you know it, the winter months are going to be upon us. Is your vehicle ready?
• Wipers: Even the best windshield wipers are only good for about a year; normal wear, the sun’s UV rays and the elements take their toll on them. Get a good look and check them for chunks, strips or chips missing, and replace if necessary for a streak-free field of vision in wet weather. Hint: a fresh application of
Rain-X on your windshield and window glass can help visibility greatly.
• Brakes: Are you hearing any squeaks, squeals or ...[more]
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Posted in: Auto Repair 101
October 5th, 2015
Consider this for a minute. The average American vehicle is driven around 12-15,000 miles per year. Studies show that in the course of that year, you’re going to step on your brakes 75,000 times! In light of that, it makes sense that you should have your brakes checked pretty frequently. But how frequently?
Let’s figure it this way. Your tires need to be rotated every 5-6,000 miles…and since all four tires will be off the car and the vehicle will be up on a lift, that’s a good time to inspect all the brake pads and rotors for wear. The friction material of the pads is designed to wear down, but for most drivers the wear is fairly slow.
A good brake inspection should look at:
- Pads or shoes
Posted in: Brakes
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