Yearly Archives: 2020

Benefits of Having a Coolant Flush

Benefits of Having a Coolant Flush

The appropriate maintenance of your fluid flushes contributes significantly to optimal car functioning. Coolant flushes form essential parts of the cooling system. They minimize engine overheating, which results in significant car troubles. Engine coolants are a combination of ethylene or propylene glycol and water, generally in a 50/50 ratio. There are different types of engine coolants, and it is essential to get the correct type that works for the specific vehicle. Importance of Engine Coolant The absence of the coolant would make the heat from the combustion style ruing the engine quickly. A once in a year coolant flush maintains effective working of the cooling system. Why should you get a coolant flush? Eliminates Anti-freeze Old antifreeze tends to turn acidic and begins to clump. Coolant flush replaces the old stuff with fresh antifreeze, which performs its function effectively. Eradicates Contaminants Old antifreeze loses its anti-corrosive properties. This results in th ... read more

A Short Guide on Tire Wear Patterns

A Short Guide on Tire Wear Patterns

Tire tread is similar to a facial expression; if you look close enough, it can tell how your tires are doing. Clues to your vehicle's health are sprinkled through the tires based on how they wear. Inspecting whether your tires wear in the center, edge, or on the outer can help you determine if maintenance or service is needed. Understanding what's normal and unusual tire wear can prevent you from running into a problem in the future. To help you decipher the story your tires are trying to tell, below is a short guide on 5 of the common types of tire wear. Patchy Wear Patchy tire wear will suggest that the wheels may be out of balance. Regular tire rotations can prevent a patchy tire. This type of maintenance can stop the wear from worsening in the future. The moment you notice patchy wear, alert your trusted tire specialist at University Tire & Auto Service to find a schedule best for your vehicle to extend its lifespan.  Cent ... read more

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It May Be Time for A Wheel Alignment

It May Be Time for A Wheel Alignment

Several essential parts work together to keep your car driving straight. When the wheels become misaligned, your vehicle may become more difficult to control. If you recently went too fast over a speed bump or hit a pothole, the wheels could get knocked out of balance. Over time, you may notice a significant hit to performance, followed by a decrease in gas mileage. Below are five crucial signs; it's time for a wheel alignment.   Crooked Steering Wheel  An off-center steering wheel is a common sign that the wheel alignment needs to be adjusted. If you have to strong-arm the steering wheel to keep it driving straight, it's time to reach out to a trusted mechanic.  Vehicle Vibrating  Misaligned wheels will cause your tires to fight to move in different vibrations. This struggle between all four wells can cause your vehicle to vibrate in severe cases.  Uneven tire wear  Your tires can give ... read more

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