Tire Rotation Matters

Why should you rotate tires? There’s a few reasons why rotating tires is imperative to safe, cost effective driving. Tires should be rotated every 6-8000 miles, even if they don’t show obvious signs of wear.

1) Rotating tires helps preserve balanced handling. This helps maintain traction, which is especially important in rain or snow, especially on our winding country roads.

2) Tire rotation prevents wear. Allowing each tire to be used in all four vehicle positions helps promote even wear which increases the life of your tires.

3) Many of the tire manufacturers require rotation to keep warranties valid. The last thing you want to do is void a warranty on a set of new tires!

4) Even wear across all tires means you can replace them at the same time, which affects vehicle handling and safety.

Allowing each tire to be used in all four vehicle positions helps promote even wear which increases the life of your tires.

A few facts about your tires:

1) The front tires perform very different tasks than the rear tires.

2) Tires on a front-wheel drive vehicle must respond differently than those on a rear-wheel drive vehicle.

3) Performance tires wear much faster than those on a typical sedan or mini-van.

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Avoid Radiator Problems

Most vehicle owners know that the green liquid called “coolant” in a radiator also keeps an engine from icing up in the dead of winter, especially in cold spells like we’ve recently experienced. Sometimes people make the mistake of adding only water in their radiator in the summer thinking it’s okay since winter is a long way off. However, this is a big mistake.

Radiator coolant raises the boiling point of water, allowing more heat to be transferred from the engine, which means cooler running, and no freezing. Low coolant levels spells trouble for your engine.

The good news? Checking coolant levels is fast and easy. Many cars have a translucent overflow container located near the radiator, with markings on the side indicating safe levels. If you have a vehicle without a visible overflow tank, you need to check the levels by looking inside the radiator. If you remove the radiator cap and can see the coolant level, your levels are fine. *Remember to check coolant levels when the car is cold.

If you’re low, you need to have a 50/50 mix of coolant and water. You can purchase premixed coolant that’s ready to add without measuring – a much easier route to take, especially for just topping off. Simply pop off the cap of the plastic overflow reservoir and add the mixture.

The simple step of monitoring coolant levels goes a long way in protecting your engine during frigid cold or intense summer heat.

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