Inspecting the Tires on your Vehicle

There are several things that you will need to check on the tires, and will only take a few minutes. This way you can ensure that the tires are in the best condition possible for when you drive. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you. If there is an issue, we can advise you on the options you have so they are repaired and fixed.

 

The tread is an important part on each tire of the vehicle. Without the tread, the tire would not be able to grip the surface of the road as you drive. When the roads are wet or slick, the tread is what helps the vehicle to drive straight and under control. You can also test the tread depth by just using a penny. All you need to do is place the penny upside down in one of the tread grooves. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread is not sufficient enough. If you notice that the tread is worn significantly different on each tire, having the tires rotated can be beneficial. If you notice that the vehicle pulls or sways in one direction or the other, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect the tires for you.

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The Importance of Safety Inspections

 

To help keep your vehicle in the best condition possible, make sure to go to regular maintenance inspections. This is important because not only can you improve the safety on the vehicle, but it can also be more reliable when you drive. If you notice something out of the norm when you are driving, it is recommended to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. This can also help prevent further issues from occurring to parts of the vehicle. It can reduce the chance for a costly repair bill in the future as well. Noticing an issue is important so it is fixed in a timely manner. Ignoring the problem can cause further damage to the part, as well as other nearby areas of the vehicle. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in for maintenance, we can help to recommend a schedule that is best for your vehicle.

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Inspecting the Lights on your Vehicle

The lights play an important part for your vehicle. This is what helps you to see when you are driving. If the lights are poor, you increase your chance for an accident. This is because you will not notice where or what might be in the road ahead. By inspecting the lights regularly, you can determine what is ahead of you. If you notice that the lights are dim or no longer aligned properly, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it properly.

 

By having properly working lights, it can also improve the visibility when you are driving. This alerts you to those that are around you, as well as what might be in the road up ahead. By seeing what is ahead of you, it can help to reduce the chance of an accident from occurring. Also make sure that you clean off the windshield of your vehicle so you can see properly.

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Knowing when to Change the Oil

 

When you have the vehicle inspected on a regular basis, you can help prevent any further issues in the future. Ignoring an issue will cause the part to wear down faster than it typically should. It can also do damage to other nearby parts of the vehicle.

An oil change is recommended for your vehicle because it will help to improve the moving parts of the engine. It will help to prevent strain and stress on them. If the oil is not in good condition, the moving parts will start to cause friction with one another. It is not recommended to operate a vehicle that does not have oil in it because of the potential damage it can cause. Having a vehicle without any oil will reduce the efficiency and performance of it.

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Some of the Most Overlooked things on your Vehicle

To help keep your vehicle working in the best condition possible, make sure to bring it in for regular maintenances. If you notice anything out of the normal between regular visits, make sure to contact us. This can help prevent a larger issue from forming in the future. By catching an issue at the first sign, you can also help prevent a costly repair bill when it needs to be fixed.

The power steering fluid gets dirty and builds-up moisture over time. Cleaning out your power steering system means that dirt and gum are removed and your important power steering parts are protected from detrimental corrosion.

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Signs that the Battery is Going Dead

The battery is important for your vehicle because it supplies the power to it. Without the battery, your vehicle will not even start. Also, the engine will not even turn over. Sometimes your battery will just need to be charged. Other times the battery may need to be replaced, because with time and age, the battery has worn out.

The most obvious sign that your battery may be encountering issues is if the battery light illuminates on your dashboard. Most vehicles have a light on the dashboard that will turn on as the battery is becoming faulty or going bad. As the battery nears the end of power it has, the dashboard light will be on constantly, or even be flashing. The battery warning light does not always indicate a battery that is dying. It does however appear when there is a problem with the battery. When this turns on, you should bring your vehicle in as soon as possible so we can inspect the vehicle as well as the battery.

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Improving the Fuel Efficiency When you Drive

Owning a vehicle can be a big investment. It then makes sense for the vehicle to be taken care of properly. The best way to do this is bring the vehicle in for regular maintenances. We can check the parts and components of the vehicle to ensure they are working the best that they can. Making sure the parts are operating and wearing, as they should, will help you prolong the life of your vehicle, as well as working at top performance levels.

Besides going to regular maintenances, there are some parts you can check yourself. This is important because you can notice if a part is starting to fail. This can include the tires, hoses, belts, or even an increase in how fast the fluid levels go down. If you notice a fluid level that decreases more quickly than other fluid levels, it could mean that there is a leak in the system. Make sure to bring the vehicle in, and we can inspect the fluids and systems for you. Any odd sound or smell you notice should be taken seriously as well. If there is a grinding noise or screeching noise, it may mean that parts are wearing poorly with one another.

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Inspect the Heater for your Vehicle

In the winter you will want a nice, warm vehicle to drive. If you notice an issue with the heat temperature or amount being produced, it could be caused by a poor heating core. This is a component of the engine that is part of the cooling system under the hood. The heater core allows the heater and defrost to function. Not only does it help to warm the vehicle internally, but it also helps to prevent the vehicle from overheating. If you notice the temperature gauge going up on the dashboard, one issue could be the heating core.

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When the Transmission Makes an Odd Noise

Noticing a transmission noise while driving can cause enough of a worry to lead you to assume the worst. However, if you are aware of the types of problems that can arise with the transmission, you will find it easier to determine what repair work is required. Make sure to bring the vehicle in at any noise that you hear. This way we can inspect the vehicle, under the hood, or transmission, depending on the noise that is being heard. By catching an issue early on, you can help reduce the chance of costly repair bills in the future.

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Inspecting the Air Pressure During Winter

Having the tires at the proper air pressure amount can add several benefits for your vehicle when traveling. Going to regular scheduled maintenances is important. We can inspect parts of the vehicle, such as the tires, to ensure that they are in proper working condition. It is important to have the tires looked at if the tire is going low often. This could be a sign there is an air leak in it somewhere.

By having the correct amount of air in the tires, you can help to improve the handling on the road when you drive. If the tires are over inflated, there will be less contact on the surface of the road. This can lead to poor stability when you drive. It could also mean that the tires would be more prone to pick up sharp objects or debris that might be in the road. Tires that are under inflated have the risk of blowing out. It could also cause the tires to wear unevenly. If the tires are not properly inflated, not only do they have the risk of a driving hazard, but it also could also lead to a high repair bill. This is because the tires may wear out long before they typically should.

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