Why Oil Changes Are So Important

February 3rd, 2016
You probably heard it from your dad years ago – “the best way to get the most miles out of your car is to get the oil changed regularly.” Well, your dad was right, and it’s still true.
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Winter Weather is Not Your Car’s Friend

December 3rd, 2015
Auto Repair in Murfreesboro, TNThere’s not much about winter driving that is kind to your vehicle. Here are some ways to make winter’s bite a little less painful to your car: 
 
  • Check your vehicle for buildups of leaves, twigs and other debris. This is a pretty common problem on cars that aren’t driven regularly – as this stuff decomposes, it can lead to corrosion and leaks. Get a good look at the cowling and air plenum at the base of your windshield, as well as trunk seals, the gasket for your sunroof and other spots. Don’t let your car turn into a compost!
  • Have you checked your wipers lately? Even the best windshield wipers only last about a year; friction, the sun’s UV rays and the elements just take their toll on them. If you&rsqu ...[more]
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Everything You Didn't Know About Used Motor Oil

October 27th, 2015
Oil Changes in Nashville, TNSince the 1950s, trucking companies, railroads and other operators have been using laboratory analysis of used motor oil to monitor engine health. Today, it’s key to the maintenance plans of manufacturing plants, power stations, processing plants and much more. Any piece of equipment that uses oil and has a lubricating system can be a candidate for oil analysis. 
 

Why is Oil Condition So Important? 

 
Normal wear will generate tiny flakes of metal and other particles from contact. Lubricating oil, then, can be considered a diagnostic medium since it carries these particles; abnormal wear such as corrosion or abrasion will increase the number of particles suspended in the oil. Contaminants can be detected as well; for experts, detailed a ...[more]
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Preparing for Summer Holiday Travel

May 22nd, 2014
Before you hit the road this summer let us assist you in making yourself aware of a few important inspections and checks you can make to prepare yourself for those long, hot road trips. With a quick pre-trip vehicle check-up it is easy to determine how road-ready a vehicle is before experiencing problems on vacation or during travels. Conducting a vehicle inspection before leaving will help to avoid troublesome repairs and prevent potential safety hazards that result from a break down far from home. While some complications are not foreseeable, using the upmost caution and preparation will help to protect your vehicle and its occupants. 
 
Always schedule a tune-up before major trips as even a minor appointment with a mechanic could reveal a potential issue you did not detect or notice from driving. T ...[more]
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April: National Car Care Month

April 21st, 2014
April is National Car Care Month and there is no better time to break free from the chains of winter to start your journey to a dependable, road ready vehicle. Routine maintenance can seem overwhelming and with a never ending cycle of checks and replacements, sometimes it is hard to remember where one project ends and the next one begins. Knowledge is power and whether you are a mechanic or soccer mom every vehicle owner should have at least passing knowledge about their vehicle.
 
Allowing your vehicle to fall into disrepair during the winter months is nearly inevitable. Spending time working on a vehicle during an icy day is less likely than waking a hibernating bear and nearly as pleasant. Thus, when April is sprung upon us there is no better reason to go outside and enjoy the b ...[more]
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Oil Changes at American Tire Company

March 3rd, 2014
Did you know that American Tire Company will change your vehicle’s oil? We offer a full range of services from wheel alignments, brakes, coolant system flushes, and even oil changes! Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of oil changes, and how we here at American Tire Company can help you out at Oil Change Nashville TNone of our 12 locations throughout TN.
 
With a full service oil change you will receive: 
 
Replacement of your oil- We drain out your old oil and replace it with the new stuff. This seems pretty simple, but there are a lot of benefactors. As you drive your vehicle, the oil in your engine not only lubricates the engine to keep heat moving through it, preventing engine fa ...[more]
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Tips for Safe Summer Driving

July 15th, 2013

Summer driving brings about road trips, family vacations, and trips to the beach. For most drivers the worries of weather and road hazards are many months away, and motorists hit the road in large numbers. Even though summer driving may not present as many challenges as other times of the year, there are many important safety tips and maintenance tips to keep in mind to have the safest, worry free summer:

1. Road Construction- Summertime means orange cones and areas of road construction for many drivers. Be aware of road construction signs, precautions, and speed limit changes. These are there for the safety of you and your passengers, as well as the workers. In areas of road construction always remember to slow down and plan for sudden changes in traffic flow ...[more]

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The Many Benefits of Regular Oil Changes - American Tire

May 13th, 2013

 

Many motorists do not take the time to schedule regular oil changes, but did you know something as simple as a seasonal oil change can have multiple benefits on your vehicle’s performance and overall longevity? A simple seasonal oil change, when done every 3 months, or 3,000 to 6,000 miles depending on your vehicle, can keep your vehicle running more smoothly, and for much longer. Oil changes are the most inexpensive way to provide quality maintenance to your vehicle and prevent many common issues due to age and wear.

For example, an oil change will remove old, dirty oil, as well as replace the old filter, keeping the engine free from harmful dirt and debris. Small particles like dirt, road debris, and even air pollutants can get into the engine and begin to corrode away the moving parts. If engine oil is dirty, it will not properly lubricate and protect all of the constantly moving engine pa ...[more]

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Oil Change Service: Why Your Vehicle Loves It!

March 25th, 2013

Oil Change ServiceThe absolute easiest thing that you can do for the life of your vehicle is to be diligent about getting regular oil changes. It is the most vital part of routine maintenance and will keep your vehicle running smoother, performing better, and help prevent many of the most common causes of breakdowns. Under normal driving conditions, most mechanics will recommend changing your oil about every 3,000 miles, or every 3 months. Oil changes are typically a quick and simple service that can be done in a matter of a few minutes at your trusted automotive shop or something that you can do at home with the proper tools. With a full service oil change, your mechanic will usually check or replace your air filter, visually inspect your belts and hoses, check fluid levels, check your tire pressure, and looks for signs of lea ...[more]

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