Are your tires ready for winter?
Having good tread on your vehicle's tires can make all the difference. Good tread on tires helps you stop faster and gives you better handling in slippery conditions. Tires should be replaced when their tread is at 3/32nds. Having properly inflated tires helps your tires last even longer and contribute to vehicle safety. The tire light coming on is an indication of low tire pressure. In winter as it gets colder outside, it naturally causes your tire pressure to decrease.
We recommend having your tire pressure checked for proper PSI every winter. Stop in today for your free tire pressure check! Unsure whether you need new tires? Have them checked today to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter! Last winter, someone driving by our sign did not have her tires checked in time. When she took the turn onto our street, her vehicle slid right into our sign! Everyone involved was ok. Call us today at (815) 254-9959 to get a quote on tires and find out what specials we have today!
04/19/202159 Auto Repair
Why are my tires cracking? Cracks in a tire are often due to the age of the tires. As tires get older, the rubber gets brittle, and cracks will start to form. Once the tires are cracked, you must replace the tires. Tires can also have uneven wear. Uneven wearing of tires is typically due to worn suspension parts.
This can include the shocks, struts, or ball joints. Leaking struts are the most common cause of uneven tire wear. The alignment can also cause edgewear on tires if it is off. When
What does winterizing a car mean?
01/03/202259 Auto Repair
Each winter, you should have an inspection done on your vehicle to make sure it is ready for the colder weather. So, what does a technician check in the wintertime? The technician will inspect the tires for good tread life as well as proper tire inflation. The battery should be tested for proper cold-cranking amperage as well as reserve capacity. Batteries typically last about 5 years before they will stop holding a charge. The oil should be replaced based on your vehicle’s regular maintenance s
How do I check my power steering fluid?
12/29/202159 Auto Repair
With power steering fluid, there are 2 main ways to check the fluid depending on what kind of vehicle you have. If your vehicle has a clear bottle, there will be a minimum and maximum line. When the vehicle is warm, the fluid should be between these two lines. If it is below the minimum, power steering fluid should be added. If the vehicle has a dipstick for the power steering fluid, this should be used to determine if the fluid is full. When the vehicle is warm and off, you should remove the po