January 20, 2017

When to know it is time for new Tires

  The tires play an important part for your vehicle. This is because the tires are the only part of the vehicle to have direct contact with the surface of the road. Over time and miles, the tires will start to wear down. Then it will be necessary to have them replaced as soon as possible. There are several benefits for having new tires. This can help to improve the traction, handling, and fuel efficiency of your vehicle. You may notice when it is time to get new tires based on how the vehicle handles. Another way to tell if there is an issue is to inspect the tires. If they have low tread or uneven tread, then the vehicle should be brought in for a professional inspection. We can help to determine if a new set of tires are recommended. We can also help to advise you on what type of tires would be best for your vehicle.   Why new Tires are important   Investing in a new set of tires can be beneficial for the overall comfort and efficiency of the vehicle. The tires help to improve the handling and stability when you drive. As tires become worn, they may also have a decrease in the overall handling. If you notice that the vehicle pulls in one direction or the other, bring it in as soon as you can. There may be several reasons for this. One of them could mean that the tires are in less than ideal condition. The tires could be wearing and rotating unevenly. It is recommended to bring the vehicle in and we can rotate or align the tires. By making sure that the tread wears evenly can help to ensure they last as long as possible.   New Tires can benefit your vehicle To help improve the overall efficiency and performance of your vehicle, consider in investing in a new set of tires. New tires can help improve the traction, stability, and efficiency of the vehicle. They can also help to improve the comfort level when you drive as well. Old tires may result in the vehicle riding more roughly. This is because any bumps you go over will be felt more. Older tires can also cause wear and tear to other parts of your vehicle. The shocks and suspension system of the vehicle can begin to wear down. This can result in a costly repair bill with time. If you are unsure if new tires are needed, bring your vehicle in and we can inspect it for you.   Inspect the Tires   When inspecting the tires, make sure to check the air pressure. This is important because proper air pressure can help to extend the life of the tires. It can also help to improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle when you drive. The tires should also be checked to ensure there is enough tread on the tires. This helps to grip the surface of the road when you drive. Also be sure to check the overall condition of the tires. Look for any cracks, bulges, or blisters. If you notice an issue with the tires, bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. This can help to provide you with a safe and reliable ride.
January 10, 2017

Ways to Improve Driving in the Winter

  As you drive it is important to know the type of weather conditions and road conditions you might be driving into. By knowing this, it can help to improve your awareness and safety as you drive. Make sure to take the necessary precautions so that the vehicle is in the best operating condition possible. Going to regular maintenance is important for the reliability and safety of the vehicle when it operates. If you ever notice anything out of the norm between regular visits, make sure to contact us. This can help to improve the efficiency of the vehicle as well.   It is important to have it inspected on the recommended dates so we can look the vehicle over for any signs of an issue or problems that might be starting to form. Catching an issue early on can help to prevent further problems for forming. If a part is starting to wear and is ignored, it could lead to worse issues. This is because it can cause other nearby parts to wear out sooner than they should. If the parts start to fail prematurely, it could result in an unexpected breakdown. It could also mean a costly repair bill that could also be time consuming when it is fixed. By having the vehicle well maintained it could also help to improve the fuel efficiency of it. When all the parts are working as well as possible, the vehicle will use less power to operate the vehicle correctly.   Another important thing you can do for your vehicle is to make sure the fluids are topped off when you travel. These fluids should be at the line indicated on the reservoir of the vehicle. If you are unsure of what the level each fluid should be at, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. We can inspect the fluids, and advise you of how much each reservoir should have. If you notice that you have to replace a fluid more often, it could be a sign of a leak somewhere.   Checking the tires should be done on a regular basis. Make sure to check the air pressure and tread of them. The air pressure is important because it can help to prevent a blowout or other unnecessary issues. The tread should be checked to ensure there is enough so the tires can grip the road effectively. If you notice uneven wear in the tires, make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as you can.
January 4, 2017

The Importance of the Transmission

  The transmission of your vehicle is essential for proper function. It allows you to switch gears and run the vehicle. A transmission is an assembly of parts that allows power to be sent from a power source that drives the vehicle. Some transmissions use gears and a clutch to covert the speed of the vehicle. Transmissions are needed because it helps regulate the maximum RPM in which the engine can go without damaging the part and exploding. The RPM range depicts the amount and horsepower and torque needed for the vehicle to work properly. An automatic transmission is the simplest form of transmission in that there is no clutch pedal or gear shifting needed to operate the vehicle. However, transmissions are one of the most important and complex pieces of your vehicle. The automatic transmission’s primary job is to allow the engine to operate in a narrow range of speeds while providing a wide range of output speeds. Once the vehicle is put into drive, it is ready to be driven and no further shifting is needed. This is unless reverse or park is required, because manual transmissions change gears without driver input. Manual transmissions are more difficult to operate because of the clutch and gear operating system. Most manual vehicles use a five-speed transmission that applies one of five different gear ratios to the input shaft to produce a different RPM value. In order to know when you should shift gears, you should pay attention to the RPM on the dashboard. Once the RPM reaches a certain number that is when you will know to push down on the clutch and use the shifter to move the gear up or down. This allows the vehicle to stay at the appropriate RPM for the speed in which you are driving. If you notice any odd noises when the vehicle shifts gears, schedule an appointment to bring the vehicle in. If the transmission fluid is cloudy, muddy or has a burnt smell to it, this means that the fluid should be changed. If you feel vibrations or jerks when you are shifting gears, this can mean that your vehicle is low on transmission fluid and should be looked at. Any type of grinding noise coming from under the floorboards is a concern and can indicate a major problem. Also, when switching gears if you notice an unexpected delay this is yet another sign of a failing transmission. Bring the vehicle in, and you will know what the issue may be. This can help to save you time, money, and stress in the long run.