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Should I Inspect My Rental Car Before Driving?

Should I Inspect My Rental Car Before Driving?

Should I Inspect my Rental Car Before Driving? Hey Venice, Jenny here with a topic that might have you scratching your head or wondering, well should I inspect my rental before driving it off the lot? Everyone knows a rental car service is a luxury we use commonly when we are visiting another state, city, or even country! You may have even needed a rental for vehicle repairs! Have you ever thought to yourself before renting, "Is this a safe vehicle?", we are covered with insurance (in most cases) but have you actually taken the time to inspect the vehicle before taking off on the road?  In this blog we are going to discuss just this and the importance of giving your rental vehicle a thorough inspection BEFORE driving away! It is vital to your safety and to the safety of others that you don't forget or disregard this important step.  My parents rented a vehicle in Arizona recently to do a cross country drive to Nashville, TN and ... read more

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Tires

How Do I Improve my Fuel Economy?

How Do I Improve my Fuel Economy?

How do I Improve my Fuel Economy?   These days you might be cringing at the gas pump each time you visit with the rising fuel prices. In this blog, we would like to discuss what you can do as a driver to improve your fuel economy and hopefully save you some money when it's time to fill up! Summer months are quickly approaching, when there is a rise in temperature, your fuel economy can actually increase because your engine doesn't have to work so hard to get up to a normal temperature. To counteract this though, there is the running of the A/C system in your vehicle that reduces fuel economy to keep the inside of the vehicle at a comfortable temperature. The easy solution to this you would think would be just rolling the windows down, right? But no. Rolling the windows down can also decrease fuel economy because now your vehicle is fighting against the wind resistance and using more power to push through that! Not to mention, who wants to roll the ... read more

What Does Aligning your Tires Do?

What Does Aligning your Tires Do?

What Does Aligning your Tires Do?    Your wheels are a major part of you getting to your destination everyday. If you think about it, you can't go anywhere without them! The wheel alignment is just as important as having the proper tires on your vehicle.   So why do we get an alignments done? Below we will give you a list of the top reasons to consider:  Keeps tires from premature wear Helps with the handling of the vehicle, or smoother rideBetter fuel mileagePerfect contact with the road            "Chopping" seen on the Tires Now that we have covered the " Whys", lets talk about the "Hows" to your wheels get misaligned. There are many factors that can create misalignment on your vehicle. Below are just a few: If you are involved in an accident, or had a ... read more

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Wheel Alignment

Tires, DOT Serial Number, and Safety

Tires, DOT Serial Number, and Safety

NEW YEAR.... Same us! Let's get you ready for the newness ahead!  We are kicking off the New Year by talking about TIRES! A service we now provide at our shop and have on order for you whenever you need! If your tire has a finicky nail, or has an air leak, we can diagnose and let you know if it needs a new one or if we can patch it!  I want to go into detail the importance of knowing how to read your tires DOT serial number. The DOT serial number is located on the inside wall of the tire and is usually followed by eight to thirteen letters or numbers. DOT verifies that the tires were made in the United States, and follow the Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's tire safety standards.  These numbers verify where the tire was manufactured, the size, manufacturers code, and most importantly the week and year of the tires making. It is highly important ... read more

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Tires
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