penny test for tire replacement

Take the Penny Test

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

Got allergies? Check your cabin air filter!

Did you know your car can be making your allergies worse? If your vehicle is model year 2000 or newer, there’s a good chance it is equipped with a cabin air filter. The cabin air filter cleans the air entering the passenger compartment. It helps trap pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases that may find their

Feeling the heat? So is your battery.

When was the last time you had your car battery tested or replaced? Summer heat rather than winter cold poses the greater threat to battery life, according to the Car Care Council.   Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced. A battery has an average lifespan of four years under perfect conditions, meaning

Used Tires: Deal or No Deal?

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

Hot Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

In heat of summer, there’s never a good time for the air conditioning to break down. When traveling with elderly or very young passengers, keeping cool becomes especially important. Here are a few tips to ensure your A/C is working properly: DO: Have the engine cooling system maintained and inspected regularly. Have drive belts inspected