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Beware of Cheap Tires

  Do you like to shop for shoes? When buying a running shoe, is quality important? Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous? Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price? Is the warranty important when buying tires? Drivers should also think about the safety aspect of tires. The tires do a lot of work – they carry the weight of the vehicle and you and your passengers. You want to be sure they...

The Flat Fix that Fits (Tire Repairs)

Can you think of anyone who likes getting a flat tire ?  Of course not.  But when one of your tires winds up with a flat or leak, whether it be from things like hitting a curb, running over a nail or picking up a sharp stone, it's time to have someone who knows what they're doing take care of it. If you're thinking you'd like to avoid having to buy a new tire, you wonder if a patch or plug will suffice.  It depends where the puncture is and how big the hole is.  Most tire...

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like.  You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them.  You have to constantly make steering adjustments.  Loose steering is sloppy steering, and it can be a safety hazard.  You need to be able to control your vehicle with pretty much the same precision as the way it was when it came off the assembly line.  ...

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Precision Tune Auto Care

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local -- tire store. Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R 16 92 H. The first number is...

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Precision Tune Auto Care

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local tire store. Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R 16 92 H. The first number is the...

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Precision Tune Auto Care

  Anyone who drives a car knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand , which can  seize up an engine  and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good vehicle care requires keeping its cooling system in good condition. A vehicle's cooling system circulates water and antifreeze (coolant) through the engine where it absorbs heat....

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Ride

  It seems like everywhere you go you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormous. So where do you start if you want new wheels? At Precision Tune Auto Care, we suggest you start with your budget. We know, that sounds so practical. But if the look you're after goes beyond just new tires and wheels and enters into...

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Precision Tune Auto Care

  Tires do a lot of work for drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With such important work to do, you want your tires to do their job well. And since replacing tires is fairly pricey, you want them to last as long as possible. There are three keys to long, even tire wear...

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Precision Tune Auto Care

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local tire store. Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R 16 92 H. The first number is the...

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation. When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the steering wheel. If it's a rear wheel you'll feel it through your seat. To fix this, your technician at Precision Tune Auto Care puts weights on your wheels to balance them out. That brings us to tire rotation...

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