We all hope our vehicles will last a long time, right? And we all hope to avoid having to pay costly repairs to keep our cars running longer, too. By following some simple, common-sense tips to maintain your car, you can lengthen its life without digging too deeply into your wallet.
Perform regular upkeep and maintenance.One of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to ensure your vehicle stays on the road for years to come is to vigilantly pursue its upkeep and maintenance schedule. All vehicles require periodic work, such as oil and air filter changes, radiator flushing, hose and belt replacement and tire rotation. It isn’t flashy, but just following the recommended maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual will keep your car running lo ...[more]
On our Facebook page, we recently posted that you can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent with properly inflated tires. It's a good idea because driving on tires at the appropriate inflation level is safer as well as more economical. And to ensure your tires keep that fuel efficiency, you should also consider inflating them with nitrogen. As a dry, inert gas, nitrogen doesn't expand and contract with the temperature like oxygen does, so it maintains your tires at the right PSI longer than compressed air. You can find out more about nitrogen inflation here: http://freeservicetire.com/nitrogen-tn-va.
It's spring in East Tennessee, and that means severe weather can erupt with little warning. Before your next long drive, take a few minutes to make sure your vehicle is ready if you get caught in a sudden storm. The following tips will help you prepare.
First, always make sure your vehicle is road-ready. In particular, check that your tires are inflated to manufacturer specifications and have plenty of tread. Also ensure that your windshield wipers are in good working order and that the blades remove water from the windshield without leaving streaks or smudges. In heavy rain, your tires need to be at their best to grip the road while keeping the car from hydroplaning, and your windshield wipers must be working correctly ...[more]