Yearly Archives: 2017

Let the Good Times (Continue to) Roll with Regular Tire Inspections

It may come as something of a surprise to hear, but as it turns out, regularly checking the state of your vehicle’s many parts can be a wise idea. If you can catch a bit of minor wear and tear and have it addressed in its early stages, chances are that you’ll save yourself from a breakdown or accident later down the line when the fledgling corrosion inevitably turns into full-blown damage. And while you may be tempted to prioritize the bigger, more obvious pieces of your gas-guzzling puzzle — the engine, the brakes, the windshield — it’s important to remember that a system only thrives if it has a solid foundation to fall back on. When it comes to your car, that base is a pretty literal one, because all 3,000-plus pounds of hot metal, leather interior, and never-enough cup holders are being balanced on four pieces of rubber, and they’re being dragged across potholed surfaces at high speeds. Tire maintenance is the name of the game, and th ... read more

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Home Tire & Auto Services About Us Blog Reviews Feedback Contact Us Why Mechanics Get a Bad Reputation

Mechanics get a bad reputation because there are a lot of dishonest mechanics out there. We see it all the time when customers bring their cars in for a second opinion. Today, we saw an example that is particularly outrageous. An older gentleman had brought his car to a car care franchise that specializes in exhaust work because his car sounded loud. It’s a well know franchise, and these exhaust “experts” let him know that he needed to replace the catalytic converter on his vehicle at a cost of $2,307. The car care franchise also let him know that his radiator was leaking and they would be happy to replace the radiator for a total cost of $650. This customer decided to bring the car to us for a second opinion and it’s a good thing that he did. We checked the exhaust and found that the catalytic converter didn’t need to be replaced, there was a cracked flange that we were able to weld for a total cost of $125. Had it not been in such an awkward loca ... read more

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