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Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Basket & Toy Drive 2011

April 13th, 2015

                                       Hello Friends,

                                                         It's that time of year again, and we are looking forward to being a blessing and serving others this Thanksgiving season. Last ye ...[more]

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  Posted in: Charity Events

Serpentine Belt Replacement Information - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

      Many car owners know the importance of maintaining their vehicle. Most are aware of the major components that need to be maintained to help make the vehicle run how it's supposed to. However, many overlook one special part that is as important as any other main component. That part is called the serpentine belt.

A serpentine belt is a belt that runs through all the major components on your vehicle. Depending on the vehicle’s make and model, the way the serpentine belt runs differs. View the diagram above to get a better understanding of how the serpentine belt works. The belt transfers power through pulleys from the engines crankshaft and any other components or pumps mounted on the engine. In some vehicles the belt can also be guided by an idler pulley and/or a belt tensioner. ...[more]

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

The Importance of Spark Plugs

April 13th, 2015

Spark PlugsSpark plugs play a major role in starting your vehicle. Without them your vehicle wouldn't start, so maintaining them is very important. A standard copper spark plug can last anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 miles. A spark plug that is made with more expensive material, like platinum, can last much longer. Even though spark plugs can last tens of thousands of miles, it is remains important to change them every few years.

There are several parts that make up a spark plug. Each part takes a crucial to how spark plugs function. A spark plug is composed of a terminal, insulator, ribs, insulator tip, seals, metal case, central electrode, and a ground electrode. Each of these little parts plays a big role in the function of the spark plug. How the spark plug ignites the engine is quite si ...[more]

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  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

The Benefits of Winter Tires - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

 

Winter can be a cruel and unpredictable season, with its cold temperatures and wet slippery snowfall. It makes everybody's life a little harder from keeping ourselves warm to shoveling our driveways. It gets especially cruel, when we have to commute in winter weather. Winter driving conditions can make roads slippery and dangerous for all who have to commute day to day. That's why it's important for those who have to commute to have good, reliable winter tires.

            Winter can make roads dangerous with or without snowfall. If the temperature is cold enough, even without snow roads can become frozen, and create patches of black ice. When roads are snowy, that's when all chaos and havoc break loose. That's why being prepare ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101

Winter Driving and Tire Tips - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

 

    No one likes driving in the snow, especially during a winter storm. We all try to avoid it, but sometimes we can't, and we get caught in the middle of it. When this happens, it is important to know what to do and how to prepare yourself. The first thing you should do is decrease your speed and give yourself plenty of room to stop. Second, turn on your lights and windshield wipers. Finally, don't try to pass anyone on the road, even if you think your vehicle can handle the conditions. All vehicles including all wheel drive vehicles and trucks encounter problems on winter roads.

     It is important that we all be courteous and respectful to each other, when it comes to driving, especially in the winter. By using common sense and being respectful, we all ...[more]

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  Posted in: Tire 101

Winter Tire Decision Guide - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

     It's obvious that winter tires make an automobile easier and safer to drive in harsh winter climates. It also can be a confusing and difficult decision, when deciding which winter tires to buy for your vehicle. Getting optimum winter performance from your vehicle is important and also requires a little knowledge as to which tires best fit your vehicle.

What makes a winter tire different from any other tire?

The traditional "all season" tire balances dry pavement grip with wet and mild winter performance. However, severe cold can make the rubber compound on the tread brittle and reduce grip. The "M&S" and "M+S" found on some tires stands for "mud and snow". This doesn't mean it is a winter tire. This label onl ...[more]

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  Posted in: Tire 101

Is Your Engine Ready for the Colder Temperatures? - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

 

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for cold temperatures and wet, slippery snow. Winter time is the season that all car owners dread. Tasks such as winterizing your vehicle, getting the right tires, and maintaining your vehicles heating system are not always easy. Having good winter tires and a good working heating system are a must, when it comes to winter driving. Without these vehicle necessities, you’re better of walking or taking the bus.

If you live in an area where it snows, it's important to maintain and service your vehicle to insure you get the best performance and life out of your vehicle. It is also a smart idea to have your heating system checked, before the cold winter starts. We can live without the power windows, heated seats, and air conditioning, bu ...[more]

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  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

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

April 13th, 2015

spare tiresIf you 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 blog 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 ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101

It's Time to Have Your Brake Lines and Fittings Checked - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

Brake LinesIt's very important to your vehicle’s braking system that you maintain your vehicle’s brake lines and fittings. This is especially important for those who live in an area that has winter seasons. It's especially important for cold winter areas, because the salt and moisture from the winter roads can cause serious erosion in your vehicle’s brake lines and fittings. So, checking your brake lines and fittings will help prevent any serious issues with your braking system in the future.

Brakes are the most important feature on a vehicle. There are several different key elements of the braking system that keep it functioning correctly. These parts include the rotors, calipers, brake pads, brake fluid, and the brake lines and fittings. The brake lines and fittings are what connect ...[more]

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  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Trust Your Automotive Mechanic - Discount Tire Outlet

April 10th, 2015

Auto MechanicAutomotive service mechanics are trained professionals that fix and service cars and/or light trucks that have been broken down or have performance issues. They are trained professionals who have experience as well as the knowledge to diagnose and fix automotive vehicles back to manufacture standards.

The auto mechanic industry has changed dramatically over the years. It used to be just simple mechanic repair, but over the years with the changing technologies, cars and trucks today are getting more intricate being run by electronic systems and computers. With the new electronic systems and computers it makes it easier for mechanics to see how well the car or truck is performing by just plugging it into a computer.

There are many different types of shops that offer different types of ...[more]

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  Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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