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Warm Weather Brings Summer and All Season Tires - Discount Tire Outlet

April 10th, 2015

 

It's that wonderful time of year again, when winter starts to wind down, and spring and summer are just around the corner. After a long, cold, harsh winter, there is nothing better than more sunshine and warmer days. Driving is especially better with no more cold, wet, and slippery roads. Driving also becomes less dangerous and less risky for those who have to commute day to day. So, if you’re going to be driving in the hot weather, be sure that your vehicle has the right set of tires.

Having the right set of tires for the summer is as important as having the right set of tires for the winter. If you're thinking about using your winter tires for summer, you are making a big mistake and taking a risk. Winter tire treads are designed with a softer compound that is only good for colder tempe ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101

Cooling System Maintenance and Repair - Discount Tire Outlet

April 10th, 2015

With the summer here and temperatures rising, keeping your vehicle’s engine cool is very important to its performance and life. That's why it is important to have your vehicle’s cooling system maintained and working as it should. The cooling system in your car is what keeps your engine at the proper operating temperature. Keeping your vehicle’s engine at proper operating temperature keeps it running properly, giving you the best performance out of your vehicle.

The cooling system in cars usually consists of: engine water jacket, thermostat, water pump, radiator / radiator cap, cooling fan (depending on the vehicle electric or belt-driven), hoses, heater core, and expansion tank.

The cooling process works like this: the coolant in your car or the antifreeze circulates through the engine t ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Summer Brings the Heat! Time for the Air Conditioning Recharge - Discount Tire Outlet

April 10th, 2015

Recharge ACBeing that summer is pretty much here and the weather is getting hotter, staying cool is a must. This is especially true when it comes to driving. Driving in a car with no air conditioning can be uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous. That's why making sure a trained technician should complete your air conditioning recharge.

In most vehicles the air conditioning in a car is a closed loop system of tubing that is filled with a refrigerant that cycles from liquid to a gaseous state that circulates around the system again and again. The refrigerant in a cars a/c is what makes the cold air for your vehicle. With out it the a/c will just blow hot air. When this happens all you need to do is recharge your ac with more refrigerant.

Performing an air conditioning recharge can be a fair ...[more]

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  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Have Good Tires on Your Vehicle? Our 2012 Summer Driving Tips! - Discount Tire Outlet

April 10th, 2015

Schedule an Appointment if your vehicle could use a good tune-up or tire check from our certified tire and auto repair technicians.

Summer is here with its hot temperatures and longer daylight. With summer here it also means that more people are hitting the roads for summer road trips and summer cruises around the city. What people may not know is that summer driving is just as dangerous as winter driving. Studies show that traffic accident fatalities increase in the summer due to the fact that people tend to spend more time on the road.

Charles Powell, creator of Passing the Written DMV Test suggest that everyone brush up on their defensive driving skills in order to safeguard their families and themselves every summer.

We should always be cau ...[more]

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  Posted in: Tire 101

Car Air Conditioning Service Keeping You Cool This Summer - Discount Tire Outlet

April 10th, 2015

 

It's summer again that means longer and hotter days. With the hot weather being here is your vehicles air conditioning system in good working condition. If not or your not sure it easy to find out. Just simply turn on your cars a/c and crank it up to see if cool air comes out. If you have cool air coming out your still good, or are you? The majority of the time your cars a/c will go out during use because of the extra strain, or low refrigerant known as R-134a. The type of refrigerant your car takes depends on the year of your car. Cars that are made before 1994 typically will use R-12 or Freon.

After researchers found out that the Freon or R-12 was one of the leading cause of ozone depletion it later became illegal to use in your car. This is why vehicles built in 1994 and up don't use Freon b ...[more]

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  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Learning About Passenger Tires and Other Tire Types Available for Your Vehicle - Discount Tire Outlet

April 10th, 2015

With the many different types of tires on the market today, the passenger tire is the most commonly used and cost-effective tire type available. Passenger tires are typically used in passenger cars and minivans.

Almost every tire manufacture out there offers passenger tires. For example, Michelin with their Michelin Destiny, and Yokohama with their A drive. There are also different types of passenger tires that offer different types of performance for your driving needs.

All season tires are engineered to handle cold, warm, wet, and dry climates. You can identify an all season tire by its tread, and on the sidewall. The tread on an all season tire typically has more sipes (cuts within the tread block) within the tread, as well as a more diverse tread design. On the sidewall it either reads all season on the t ...[more]

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  Posted in: Tire 101

Spare Tire Replacement and Repair for your Car or Truck - Discount Tire Outlet

April 10th, 2015

If you have ever had a flat tire, you know how stressful it can be. The stress is then compounded, if you have no knowledge on what to do or how to put your spare on. Regardless of a vehicle’s make or model, every vehicle is equipped with a spare tire. If your vehicle doesn't, odds are the previous owner lost it or damaged it and never replaced it. A spare tire is like insurance. You don't need it, until something happens. In this post we discuss the importance of having a good spare tire, as well as keeping it in good condition and ready to use in case of an emergency.

Even if you have an inflation device or fix-a-flat, having a spare tire will always be the best option for a flat tire. There are times when you get a flat, and all you need is a little more air or some fix-a-flat, but for the other times, ...[more]

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Using Auto Mechanics to Answer Questions and Keep Your Automobile in Excellent Condition - Discount Tire Outlet - See more at: http://dis

April 10th, 2015

As a culture, we are deeply reliant on our vehicles. From the daily work commute, to soccer practice and school meetings, to a leisurely road trip, we need a reliable vehicle to make our daily lives flow smoothly. To keep your car, truck or SUV in working order, all it takes is a little knowledge, some maintenance, and a trusted mechanic.

Most great mechanics and shops will have knowledgeable technicians on hand to answer a variety of questions. In this technological day and age there are many of these shops with fantastic websites that offer tips, tricks, prices, specials, and you can even email questions, receive quotes, or schedule appointments. It’s really never been easier to compare prices and do a little research of your own before heading into your auto mechanic.

Everyone knows t ...[more]

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The Importance of Checking Tire Pressure - Discount Tire Outlet

April 10th, 2015

Checking your cars tire pressure is very important to the performance, handling, and life of your tire. It is especially important in the summer because the heat makes the air expand causing over inflation issues leading to a blowout.

Checking tire pressure is one of the most neglected services on a car. Some people would agree when we say that checking the pressure in your tires can take a bit of time and hassle. As troublesome as it is those few minutes and that little hassle can actually save you a lot more than you think. Having your tires at the recommended pressure can save you a lot such as fuel, money and the tires themselves.

The recommended tire pressure differs from manufacturer to manufacturer and the weight and dimensions of the vehicle. If you don't know the recommended pressure of your vehicles tires there are several ways you can find out. You can ask your trusted auto mechanic, your vehicles manual, or on the side of the driver side door ...[more]

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Auto Repair - A Lesson in Investing into the Life of Your Vehicle - Discount Tire Outlet

April 10th, 2015

As a vehicle owner, you know that maintenance and repairs are worthwhile investments. Some vehicle repairs can be unexpected but easy enough to fix, a flat tire, a dead battery, or a blown fuse. However, some repairs require more time and more money to fix, a transmission problem, wear and tear to the vehicle over time, or a failed air-conditioner. Regular maintenance is key to prevent most repairs, but you never know what is ‘just down the road’ for your car or truck. Knowing how to make small repairs, and knowing when to take your car in for inspections, maintenance, and repairs is key to extending the life of your vehicle and getting the most out of your investment.

Outside of routine and seasonal maintenance, oil changes, tire checks, air-conditioning or winter-proofing, having a trusted mechanic to insp ...[more]

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  Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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