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Wheel Alignment and Other Solutions for a Swaying Vehicle

Wheel Alignment and Other Solutions for a Swaying Vehicle

Have you ever driven down the road and felt like you’re on ice or hydroplaning? It is definitely a scary situation and you certainly don’t want to drive your vehicle until you find out why it is swaying. There are a few different things that could be to blame and the first one to check is wheel alignment. Wheel alignment is the most common cause of this problem. If one wheel is even slighting pointing the wrong way, it can feel like you are on roller skates. Though typically this is a front wheel issue, it isn’t a bad...
What Can Make New Tires Leak Air?

What Can Make New Tires Leak Air?

If you recently invested in a brand new set of tires and one or more keeps leaking air, it is enough to really tick you off. Your first thought is that you got a defective tire, and although that is a possibility, it is a slim one. There are, however, some simple and more complicated reasons why your new tires could leak air. Improper Seal at Installation – Even new tires can go flat if they don’t seal properly. This can be caused by something as simple as a mistake made when installing, such as not cleaning the seal...
Three Great Reasons to Install Winter Tires This Year

Three Great Reasons to Install Winter Tires This Year

If you have all-season tires on your vehicle, there is a good chance you are feeling comfortable with your safety and vehicle performance, even as winter weather approaches. While it’s true, most all-season tires are designed for optimal performance in a variety of weather conditions, it’s not always the best to leave these types of tires on your vehicle during the winter months. Why? Here are a few reasons: Traction is Key- When it comes to snow and ice, traction is the most important thing you can have while you are on the road. Winter tires use a softer rubber which enhances...
The Right Pressure for Your Vehicle’s Tires

The Right Pressure for Your Vehicle’s Tires

Tire pressure monitoring systems are a pretty cool thing that car manufacturers came up with, but they can practically drive you insane when our North Carolina temperatures jump all over the place in a short period of time. Tire pressure changes with the temperature, so trying to keep your vehicle’s tires at the right pressure all the time is pretty much an exercise in futility. The low-pressure warning sounds and you head to the air pump to fill them up to the recommended pressure. A couple days later you get curious so you check and it is now two...
Oil Change Service: Every 3,000 or 5,000 Miles?

Oil Change Service: Every 3,000 or 5,000 Miles?

Does it confuse you that there seem to be so many different opinions about how often to take your vehicle in for an oil change service? You aren’t alone. It seems like even auto manufacturers can’t agree on how often to have it done. Each one will give you a recommendation in the owner’s manual, but as you might have guessed, that isn’t necessarily the right timetable for you. The most common advice given today is that for the typical vehicle and owner, oil change service every 5,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first, will give you reasonable...
The Old Way to Buy Tires and Why it Doesn’t Work Anymore

The Old Way to Buy Tires and Why it Doesn’t Work Anymore

Years ago when you went to buy tires, the dealer would show you three tires. For example, they’d show you a 40,000 mile “good” tire, a 50,000 mile “better” tire, and a 70,000 mile “best” tire. All you needed to do was decide on your budget and how many miles you planned to drive your vehicle before you’d be trading it or expected to buy tires again. For better or for worse, buying tires isn’t as simple anymore. There are two main reasons why this has changed. First, there are far more tire manufacturers in the world today, all...