Is it time for a Wheel Alignment?

July 31st, 2014
Keeping wheels properly aligned is imperative to the performance and life of your vehicle for a wide variety of reasons. If your vehicle seems to drift to either side of the lane when driving, this could be a complication caused by improper alignment. It could also cause severe vibration at the wheel and problems maneuvering the vehicle. To prevent accidents, protect yourself and other occupants by never driving a vehicle with notable alignment issues. 
 
Servicing your vehicle with a wheel alignment allows the tires to be readjusted at the correct angle, allowing all tires to be completely perpendicular with the road. Vehicles perform to their best ability when tires are correctly aligned as incorrect alignment causes steering and suspension problems that decrease the maneuverability of the vehicle. Improper wheel alig ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101, Tires 101

Summer Heat

July 23rd, 2014
Most of us know tires are one of the most important safety features of any vehicle and want to keep our tires in the best condition possible. However, what you do not know about tire wear and tire pressure could be damaging them the most. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, nearly 200 driving casualties per year occur at the hands of unmaintained tires. Right now it is estimated that 1 in 4 cars on the road are driving with underinflated tires.
 
While summer is the season for vacations, cookouts, and water parks, it is also the season with torturous heat/weather conditions for tires. You can stay ahead of the heat this summer by keeping your tires in their optimum condition with these easy tips and checks. From the beginning, choose tires thoughtfully and always purchase in sets of 2 or 4.   ...[more]
  Posted in: Tires 101