Category: Safety

Is it time for new brakes?

August 9th, 2017 by

Brakes are vital to your safety when driving your car. Neglecting your brake system’s warning signs can cause increased repair costs or worse, no brakes at all.   There are several signs that let you know that it’s time to bring your car into a repair shop for brakes. The most obvious on is a

August is Brake Safety Awareness Month.

August 1st, 2017 by

Your brakes are the most important safety system in your vehicle. When was the last time you had a brake inspection or had them replaced? Is your brake warning light on? Does your car pull to one side when braking? Do your brakes make grinding noises or squeal? Do your brakes feel spongy or vibrate

6 Signs It’s Time for New Shocks or Struts

July 12th, 2017 by

Are you driving on bad shocks or struts? Shocks and struts that are worn will affect the handling, ride, stopping distance, and tire wear on your vehicle. Does your car jump and bump constantly? Does the front end of your car dip when stopping? Does your car feel like it leans as you turn a

Take the Penny Test

July 5th, 2017 by

Do you know how old your tires are? Do you know when they were last inspected? As the only contact between you and the road, your tires play the leading role in your car’s ability to start, maneuver, and stop. You trust your safety to them every day. Worn tires—especially bald ones—can be deadly on wet

Used Tires: Deal or No Deal?

June 28th, 2017 by

We’ve been getting a lot of calls recently asking if we sell used tires. No, we do not! Why? Your safety is too important to us.   A tire with an unknown history, even if it looks new, could have been subject to over or under-inflation, driven overloaded, been subjected to weather extremes, or repaired. These

Know your warning lights.

June 7th, 2017 by

Everybody is familiar with the ‘Check Engine’ light and the ‘Need Gas’ light, but there are other critical lights you might not have seen before. It’s important that you recognize these indicators and know what to do if they come on while driving.  This is the oil pressure warning light. Some vehicles have both an

It’s Tire Safety Week.

May 31st, 2017 by

Properly maintaining your tires not only improves gas mileage, it is also critical to your safety. It pays to choose wisely and care for them regularly. Proper maintenance begins with your choice of tire. Don’t choose your tires based solely on lowest price or appearance. Tires should be chosen to correctly match your vehicles recommended

Eliminate your blind spot!

May 24th, 2017 by

Many of us have had a close call or two from not being able to see what is in our blind spot while driving. Traditional wisdom recommends you adjust your side view mirrors until a portion of the door of your car is visible, figures 2 and 5 below. Notice how the red car is