Spring is the Season for Change

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]
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Spring Into New Tires

March 25th, 2014

As Springtime approaches it is important to consider the condition of not only your tires, but overall maintenance of your vehicle.

Tires Gainesville, TX Have the treads on your tires checked regularly and let us help you become knowledgeable about when it is time to change your tires. Tires with proper treads offer the most grip in inclement weather, helping you to avoid hydroplaning.    

Other tips for preparing your car to be Spring ready include changing your windshield wipers, keeping break inspections up to date and never forgetting to have your car serviced at the proper time. Always use common safety practices such as driving with both hands, increasing distance between surrounding vehicles and not accelerating or braking suddenly when hydroplaning, instead lightly tapping on the gas until the traction has return ...[more]

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How Do Potholes Damage Your Vehicle?

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. A ...[more]
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