March 27th, 2014
As the weather changes and the world is energized to get out and do something, you can start with a simple change: changing the fluids in your vehicle. It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s not expensive, and it is the single most important thing you can do to maintain your car or truck.
A quick run down of the fluids in your vehicle are Oil, Coolant, Transmission Fluid, Brake Fluid, Power Steering, and Washer Fluid. To maintain your vehicle’s proper functions, you want to make sure you are changing the oil, and flushing out or replacing the coolant and transmission fluid. Washer fluid should be checked and topped off whenever it is low (most vehicles have a light that will indicate when the reservoir needs to be filled). Brake Fluid and Power Steering Fluid should rarely, if ...[more]
Tags: car maintenance, transmission flush, brake flush, power steering flush, preventative flush service, auto flush
Posted in: Auto Repair 101
March 13th, 2014
It’s peak pothole season out there and no one is immune to their sneaky destruction. We’ve all hit them at some point, and every time it happens, you see it only a second before it gets you, often too late to miss it. These little road hazards lay in wait, with their dips, bumps, and sharp toothy edges, just waiting to ruin your day. They can cause a sudden jolt all the way up to a blown tire. And, I hate to report, they aren’t disappearing any time soon. Potholes are every tire’s sworn enemies. Many of us are passionate about potholes, as we have personally sacrificed many hubcaps to them over the years.
The way that potholes work is that roads will freeze and thaw causing erosion of the dirt beneath the pavement. This weakens the asphalt in the process. ...[more]
Posted in: Tire 101
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 one 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]
Tags: oil change, oil change service, local oil change, oil changes, automotive repair, automotive repair services
Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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