Tire Rotations for your Vehicle

Tire rotations

Tire rotations are one of the easiest auto maintenance tasks to accomplish. It is also very important. Done properly, it can extend the life of your tires. It can also improve your gas mileage. Properly rotated tires ensure that your car handles in a steady and predictable manner when you need to make a sudden turn or stop.

Why rotations are needed

If you left all four tires in the same corner of your car for years and years, some tires would wear out faster than others. Worse, some of the treads in individual tires could wear unevenly, with the inside or outside wearing out first. Uneven tread wear is unavoidable. The weight of a car is not distributed evenly to all four corners. The engine, the heaviest single thing in a car, is usually at the front, so the front tires tend to carry more weight. The front tires also take care of all the steering duties. read more

Inspect the Battery of your Vehicle

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The battery can lose its charge for several reasons. A jump may be needed for some of the reasons the battery has lost its charge. If you leave the vehicle’s headlights on, they can drain your battery and cause it to go dead. The same thing is true for leaving on the interior lights of the vehicle. Leaving the radio on when the vehicle is not running can also lead to the battery going dead. If you notice your battery draining or going dead frequently, bring it in so we can inspect it. Sometimes the battery is draining because of another issue, at which case we can check to find the cause of the issue. read more

Why the Lights are an Important part of the Vehicle

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To help keep your vehicle safe, it is important to follow the recommended maintenance schedule. Besides bringing your vehicle in, there are also certain parts you can check yourself. One of the areas includes the lights. This will be the headlights, taillights, and blinkers of the vehicle. These are important because not only do they help your visibility, but it can also help others to see where you at or which direction you are turning. Also make sure the light is still operating. It is easier than you might think to smash a headlight or taillight on your vehicle. You might reverse into a parking space in the dark and not see a pillar or rail sticking out ready to crunch into your taillight. If you notice any issues with the lights, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible so we can repair the light for you. read more

Hopkins Raspberry Festival

Hope to see you at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival. This is one of the oldest festivals in the state!  If you have already been out to enjoy the festivities, make sure to visit again. The Hopkins Raspberry Festival is fun for all ages!