All Things Tire Rotation

Having your tires rotated is a necessary part of vehicle maintenance. It’s something we typically tack onto our oil change service. But what is it really? What does it do for your car? And how often should it really be performed? Let’s find out.

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What to Do During a Tire Blowout

You’re driving down the road, minding your own business, when suddenly you hear a Bang and your car starts shaking… A tire blowout can happen any time, to anyone and it can be scary. But being prepared and knowing what to do in this situation can help ease the fear.

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Winterize Your Vehicle

Winter is coming… Before we know it, we’ll be bundled up and watching for any signs of snow and ice. Before Jack Frost comes to town, it’s best to get your car winter-ready. Here are some tips to winterize your vehicle now.

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Tire Pressure and Cold Weather

As temperatures start to cool down, you may notice your TPMS light illuminating, meaning your tire pressure has lowered. This light doesn’t necessarily mean you have a leak, it’s actually very common to see changing tire pressure with weather changes, but why? Is low pressure a big deal? Let’s find out:

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How to Change a Flat Tire

You’re driving along, minding your own business, and suddenly you hear a pop and a bang… your tire blew out. No big deal, you might think. How hard can it be to change a tire? The answer is – not very hard. However, if you don’t know what to do, it could be a long and painful process. Here’s how to quickly and easily change a tire and get back on your way!

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Top 5 Car and Truck Maintenance Mistakes

For many of us, our car or truck is our lifeline to the outside world. Without reliable transportation, we’re stranded or stuck relying on friends and family for a ride. However, as dependent as we are on our vehicles, many of us are guilty of committing these five maintenance sins – which one is your auto repair Achilles’ heel? Continue reading “Top 5 Car and Truck Maintenance Mistakes” »

3 Great Reasons to Rotate Your Tires

Tire rotation – periodically changing their position on the vehicle from front to back and/or side to side – is essential to maintain the life of your tires. Many drivers neglect tire rotation as part of regular vehicle maintenance. Regular tire rotation will help prevent irregular and premature wear. Having tires rotated regularly has many benefits including extending the lifespan of your tires and helps to maintain traction.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Tires in Good Shape

Think about it – driving is one of the most dangerous things we do in our lives. We all rely on four tires to keep us traveling on the ride safely, so keeping our tires in great shape is essential.

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Hitting Potholes May be More Dangerous Than You Realize

Potholes are massive craters in the road that can damage cars and trucks so much that they need serious repairs. Potholes can wreck tires, bumpers, suspension, and more. The full extent of the damage to your vehicle depends on the size of the hole and how fast you’re going when you hit the hole. Drivers who go too fast and unsuspectingly hit a pothole may find themselves with an astronomical auto repair bill.  Continue reading “Hitting Potholes May be More Dangerous Than You Realize” »

Why Proper Tire Rotation and Balance is So Important for Your Vehicle

Everyone knows that you won’t get far on bad tires. Getting your tires inspected and rotated regularly is essential to keeping your car or truck in good condition. While regular rotation is good for your tires, it also has other benefits for your vehicle that you may not have considered. A quality mechanic like Performance Auto Repair can help you make sure your tires are in good shape and that everything is working properly when you hit the road. Continue reading “Why Proper Tire Rotation and Balance is So Important for Your Vehicle” »

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