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Simply stated, it is to help you drive your car safely down the road without battling the steering wheel and being the cause of an accident! So just what is the difference between a wheel alignment and balancing. Consider the following explanations:

Wheel Alignment - To avoid improper and abnormal tread wear on your tires, make sure they are in correct alignment. If your car is out of alignment, one part of the tire will be making contact with the road more on one side then the other, thus causing balding to the contact side of the tire. You may need to purchase new tires earlier than usual if the rubber is not wearing evenly.

So what is wheel alignment? It is a method of straightening out the direction in which all four of your wheels travel together. The car is raised on a lift and then attached to a computer for a diagnostic test so that is can be corrected with mathematical precision. This computer measures the degrees and angle of the position of the two front wheels and then the two rear wheels.

Ask your mechanic about why is wheel alignment & balancing necessary for your vehicle. Consider what a car alignment & tire balancing does for your vehicle.
05
Oct
2017

Simply stated, it is to help you drive your car safely down the road without battling the steering wheel and being the cause of an accident! So just what is the difference between a wheel alignment and balancing. Consider the following explanations:

Wheel Alignment - To avoid improper and abnormal tread wear on your tires, make sure they are in correct alignment. If your car is out of alignment, one part of the tire will be making contact with the road more on one side then the other, thus causing balding to the contact side of the tire. You may need to purchase new tires earlier than usual if the rubber is not wearing evenly.

So what is wheel alignment? It is a method of straightening out the direction in which all four of your wheels travel together. The car is raised on a lift and then attached to a computer for a diagnostic test so that is can be corrected with mathematical precision. This computer measures the degrees and angle of the position of the two front wheels and then the two rear wheels.

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Even though summer’s hot days are gone and cool fall weather is on its way, it is still important to keep your car maintenance up-to-date. One area of car care that tends to go under the radar during the fall months is automotive air conditioning service. Although you won’t need to blast the air conditioner at full speed, the AC is needed to help heat your car and clear any fogging that occurs on your windows.

Because automotive air conditioning service is so complex, it is important to take it to a certified car ac repair specialist. They can diagnose problems by using special equipment to check the condenser, compressor and the cabin filters. Another test uses dyes to check for A/C leaks that are virtually invisible.  Automotive air conditioning service generally involves an inspection of the A/C system, a refill of Freon, and checking the pipes and hoses of the condenser unit. 

Summer is over, but it’s still a good time for auto air conditioning service. A car ac repair may be needed after the hot summer to keep you warm during winter.
20
Sep
2017

Even though summer’s hot days are gone and cool fall weather is on its way, it is still important to keep your car maintenance up-to-date. One area of car care that tends to go under the radar during the fall months is automotive air conditioning service. Although you won’t need to blast the air conditioner at full speed, the AC is needed to help heat your car and clear any fogging that occurs on your windows.

Because automotive air conditioning service is so complex, it is important to take it to a certified car ac repair specialist. They can diagnose problems by using special equipment to check the condenser, compressor and the cabin filters. Another test uses dyes to check for A/C leaks that are virtually invisible.  Automotive air conditioning service generally involves an inspection of the A/C system, a refill of Freon, and checking the pipes and hoses of the condenser unit. 

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Regular Tire Service Saves Time!

Your tires are obviously a critical component of your car and need to be cared for and serviced regularly to maintain their functioning. Regular tire maintenance takes many forms. Examples of this maintenance include proper air pressure, rotation, patching pinholes, and checking for excessive tread wear. Your tire repair specialist will check to see that you are using the right tire for your specific vehicle.

One big reason why drivers don't take time for tire service is due to busy schedules. Even though the cost is minimal for tire service and repairs, it is hard to be interrupted during their day. The cost of basic tire services is reasonable and minor compared to the overall cost associated with car maintenance. It is easy to have your tires serviced at the same time as an oil change or a tune up, as an example. Further, having your tires maintained can help to save you time in the future in a variety of different ways.

Regular tire service will help save you money in several ways. When you consider how long does it take to replace a tire, the answer is easy. Call us today!
06
Sep
2017

Regular Tire Service Saves Time!

Your tires are obviously a critical component of your car and need to be cared for and serviced regularly to maintain their functioning. Regular tire maintenance takes many forms. Examples of this maintenance include proper air pressure, rotation, patching pinholes, and checking for excessive tread wear. Your tire repair specialist will check to see that you are using the right tire for your specific vehicle.

One big reason why drivers don't take time for tire service is due to busy schedules. Even though the cost is minimal for tire service and repairs, it is hard to be interrupted during their day. The cost of basic tire services is reasonable and minor compared to the overall cost associated with car maintenance. It is easy to have your tires serviced at the same time as an oil change or a tune up, as an example. Further, having your tires maintained can help to save you time in the future in a variety of different ways.

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