It’s safe to say wheel alignment and tyre balancing are some of the most common services offered by mechanics. The reason behind this is that the way your wheels are aligned, and the way your tyres are balanced has a direct impact on how long these things are going to last. Since every car owner dreams about spending as little as possible, and still enjoying their time on the road, doing everything you can to prolong the lifespan of your wheels and tyres makes a lot of sense. If you’re not convinced just yet, here’s why wheel alignment and tyre balancing are important.
Okay folks, I write a "Dear Abby" for cars in my local newspaper, The Lake Worth Herald. I have been doing it weekly for about fifteen years, so I will take a stab at doing it here. I can do this because I am ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified in five repair categories and I own an independent tire and auto repair shop, Car Clinic, in West Palm Beach Florida.
Although everyone is bantering about how they don’t make cars as well as they used to, staying on top of minor issues can help you avoid huge expenses, at least until the time comes to re-sell. Here are the most essential car maintenance tips.
Tire covers have progressed toward becoming somewhat of a style announcement, and many overlook the main reason for having a spare tire. Here are the reasons it’s so essential to have a tire cover, but recall that if you are covering up an awful tire, what good is it going to accomplish for you?
So you are planning to purchase a second hand car? That’s great but you should know that it is strongly advised that you get the car in question inspected before you make any purchase decisions. The fact is that there are quite a few unscrupulous auto dealers who would be quick to sell you a lemon while promising out loud that it happens to be a fantastic car. So, if you do not want to end up with a lemon or a poorly performing car, then you would take a certified auto mechanic who can review the car, inspect it in detail and then provide you with their valuation. Read on to know more.
Whether you are driving an old clunker or a brand new car, chances are that you would like to change a few things around. Maybe the Ford Fusion you are driving around is an outdated model and you may want to spruce up a few things to make it look more trendy or to get more space on the interior or even to add more functionality to the model. You could have any number of reasons for wanting certain car modifications to be carried out, but check out some of the important ones that you may want to consider getting done, in the near future.
Most mechanics learned their trade through mechanic schools and trade schools like ITT Tech. It's a good thing, too. No one wants to have a mechanic that has little to no formal training on cars, right?
If you own a car, you are going to have some issues with it eventually. One of the issues that comes up frequently is your car making a grinding noise when you brake. This is a pretty common issue that’s usually attributed to normal wear and tear.
Believe it or not, millennials are more likely than any other generation to get regular maintenance performed on their cars. This generation may catch a lot of hate for "killing" industries, but one thing's for sure, they know how to take care of their cars. So if you want to be as good of a car owner as millennials, follow one rule. Every time you treat yo’ yourself, you really should treat yo’ car as well. What I mean by this is, always be sure you're checking up on a different part of your car. Check the oil, check your tires, check fluids, breaks, windows etc. If you are always checking in with your car, you will be sure to find damage before it gets bad and breaks the bank. If that’s not something you’re into, follow general maintenance timelines for your vehicle.