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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...
Tips to Avoid Tire-Related Accidents (Hint: You May Not Need New Tires)

Tips to Avoid Tire-Related Accidents (Hint: You May Not Need New Tires)

When you think about tire safety and accident avoidance, you probably wonder if your vehicle needs new tires. If you do not want to be part of the alarming statistic of roughly 12,000 tire-related accidents each year, it is important to take the condition of your tires seriously. Here are a few tire tips that will improve your chances: Check inflation — There are just three steps involved: Know what the PSI should be, own a tire pressure gauge or locate an inflation location that has them, and check the tire pressure once a month and adjust accordingly. Many...
CarFax Makes Taking Care of Your Car Easier than Ever!

CarFax Makes Taking Care of Your Car Easier than Ever!

CarFax is a free service that makes taking care of your car easier than ever. Here at Highway Tire Auto & Lube, we are here to provide the best services possible for your vehicle in Mooresville, North Carolina. This is why we are proud to be a CarFax establishment, and we highly recommend this free service to our valued customer base. With CarFax, taking care of your car is easier than ever because this site lets you: View your vehicle’s individual service history Find trusted service shops in the area Get alerts about when you need to service your...
Hit a Curb? How This Impacts Your Vehicle’s Tires

Hit a Curb? How This Impacts Your Vehicle’s Tires

You inch up to make sure your vehicle is all the way into that amazingly tiny parking space, and suddenly you bump that curb just a bit harder than you intended. Or, you are exiting a parking lot and don’t notice a curb and hit it at a pretty fast pace. You look around hoping nobody saw you, then proceed with your day. Here is why you shouldn’t ignore that you just hit that curb – it could have damaged your vehicle’s tires, steering system, wheel, or other components. It is important that you get your vehicle checked out...