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Understanding Winter Ride control (Winter-Tires)

Understanding Winter Ride control (Winter-Tires)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

But Do I Really Need Winter Tires? The primary concern that our customers express is that they don’t want to get “stuck” in the snow (or in the ditch) during the winter. While in cities like Atlantic City, Memphis and Seattle located at the extreme edges of the snow belt, relatively new All-Season tires will […]

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Snow Tires what you need to know

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Snow tires From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Winter Tire Studded winter tire Snow tires (winter tires) are tires designed for use in winter conditions, such as snow and ice.[1] They are an alternative to the use of snow chains. Snow tires are usually tires with a different rubber composition from all-weather […]

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Tread depth Test Out with the Penny in with the quarter?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

According to a recent test completed by online tire retailer The Tire Rack, the famous “penny test” method;of checking minimum tire tread depth just doesn’t cut it anymore. Famously, the penny test (pictured) involves inserting a penny into the tread of a tire with President Lincoln’s head upside down. If any part of Lincoln’s head […]

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What Causes Tire Blowouts

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tire blowouts can be caused by a variety of reasons. A defective rim may cut into the side of the tire or allow the bead to break and the tire to slip from the rim. This kind of damage would usually be obvious so there are few defective rims out there with an owner crazy […]

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What you need to know about Anti-Freeze and your car

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The coolant in your vehicle is a mixture of water and a chemical. It’s purpose is to protect your engine, both in cold weather and in high-temperature conditions. Because your engine is “water-cooled,” in other words it is cooled using water, this means there is water inside your engine and cooling system components, like the […]

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Nitrogen vs Air In Tires – Why Nitrogen in Tires

Monday, September 5, 2011

Q: Is there any advantage to using nitrogen instead of compressed air in tires? Will I notice improved fuel economy or a smoother ride? Will my tires last longer? A: Sort of. From the top: Air is 78 percent nitrogen, just under 21 percent oxygen, and the rest is water vapor, CO2 and small concentrations […]

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Be Prepared for Hurricane Irene

Thursday, August 25, 2011

In Anticipation of Hurricane Irene I have accumulated some information that may be helpful or that you may have overlooked. Everyone tells you to have bottled water,It isrecommended to have 1 gallon per person per day;batteries and working flashlights,candles and matches. Make sure your gas tank and washer fluids are filled. A few more things that […]

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Keeping The Lights On

Sunday, August 14, 2011

What’s not often passed onto the customer are the costs of running a shop. Which in this modern age. can be pricey. Regardless of size, a shop has expenses that have to be paid by the work generated. there are the obvious ones,  like the rent, electricity, heat and other utilities. But there are also […]

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Let’s Talk About Parts And Supplies

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Yes auto repair shops mark up the price of Parts. These guys to make a profit to stay in Business,so typically they will track on about a 30%. Keep in mind that this markup also means that reputable shops can provide WARRANTY for their repairs. The type of parts used for auto repair directly affects […]

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