Why Is Tire Alignment Important?

December 10, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

You’ve likely heard or read the term wheel alignment before—it’s related to the direction your wheels are facing. All four wheels should obviously be aligned and pointed forward, but they can become misaligned over time if you’re not careful. Keep reading to learn why wheel alignment and balancing is important and what our team can do to help: Driving experience: Misaligned wheels make your tires pull to one side or another when you’re trying to drive down the road. Needless to say, this leads to an uncomfortable and annoying driving experience. This problem won’t correct itself, so you’ll need to... View Article

How Does Antifreeze Work, and Why Is It Important?

December 3, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Even if you’re not an experienced driver, you’ve likely at least heard about antifreeze or have seen a container at an auto shop. After all, its bright color is hard to miss. But what exactly is antifreeze and why does your vehicle need it? Continue reading to find out—this post will cover top FAQs on what you need to know about engine coolant. What is antifreeze? Antifreeze is an engine coolant that regulates the temperature under your hood. In sweltering summer temperatures, antifreeze keeps the water in your engine and radiator from boiling. And, as the name suggests, antifreeze prevents... View Article

Tips for Proper Headlight Maintenance

November 6, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

The wintertime is the most important time of year for your headlights. The days are shorter and the odds of snow are much greater. If it’s dark or snowing outside—or both—you’ll need headlights that consistently work well, which is why headlight maintenance is so important. Many people know about automotive care tips to prolong the life of their vehicle, but those usually have to do with the engine or the tires. What about the headlights? You don’t want to experience your LED headlights flickering during a long night drive or a snowstorm. With this in mind, here are some valuable... View Article

How Do I Maintain My Vehicle’s Steering?

October 1, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

Power steering is one of life’s greatest inventions—as long as it’s working properly. When your vehicle’s power steering is well maintained, you don’t have to exert much force on the steering wheel. Unlike in the vehicles of yore, which required more physical effort to navigate, today’s power steering should be responsive and smooth. Today’s vehicles use rack and pinion steering. If it’s not properly maintained, that can lead to steering problems. The rack and pinion gears push the wheels left or right, depending on how the steering wheel is turned. Rack and pinion steering is used alongside hydraulics to make... View Article

What Are TPMS Sensors, and Why Are They Important?

September 10, 2021 Published by Leave your thoughts

TPMS stands for “tire pressure monitoring system,” and depending on your car’s make, year and model, you may have them installed in your vehicle. These sensors help drivers stay on top of their tire pressure, making them aware of any issues before they can develop into safety hazards. How it works There are two types of TPMS sensors: direct and indirect. Direct TPMS uses sensors in each wheel to monitor the tire pressure, while indirect TPMS uses wheel speed sensors to determine any changes in pressure while the tires are in motion. Naturally, direct TPMS sensors are superior to indirect... View Article