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What to Do After a Car Accident

  Staying safe on the road is every driver’s priority. This is why we get our cars repaired the moment we think that a problem exists. It's for the safety of everyone that there are so many laws in place that drivers need to follow. We all love the ability to drive to get where we want to. But we also need to take care of ourselves and other people on the road.Auto Accident Checklist   While you may be the most careful driver out there, mistakes happen, and bad drivers can happen too. Automotive accidents are extremely unexpected and can happen to anyone, no matter how careful they are. Car crashes are violent and scary, and if you’re ever in one, you might not know what exactly to do. This is why we’ve prepared an auto accident checklist to help you get through those unexpected accidents. Our Post-Accident Checklist Don’t Leave the Scene — If your car is not in a safe place and is drivable, move it somewhere out of danger ... read more

Tire Patterns and What They Mean

Tires are one of the most important safety and performance features of a vehicle. These specialized tools are the only part of your car which maintains direct contact with the road. This means there is a lot of planning and design put into the functionality of your tires. Look at your tires, what do you see? A mesmerizing pattern, since performance is key. The design of the tread on your tires isn’t only for aesthetic purposes. The arrangement of cuts into the rubber is done with the purpose of increasing traction, grip and overall functionality. The last time you bought tires, you probably heard terms like “symmetrical,” “directional” and maybe you were introduced to “seasonal tires” or even “all-weather tires.” These tires each gain their classifications because of the tread design they have. Tire Patterns Explained Most brands of tires use a variety of tread designs for each of the tire lines they produce. These designs ... read more

5 Common Power Steering Problems

In order to reduce the need for effort from the driver to steer the vehicle, engines incorporate a system referred to as “power steering.” This is a hydraulic system which uses power steering fluid to build pressure which is then used to change the direction of the wheels. This means you don’t need to arm wrestle with your steering wheel when trying to take a turn.Common Power Steering Problems   When your car’s power steering system begins to fail — or the fluid needs to be replaced — it can make it much harder to control around curves and corners. There are a few problems which can cause this issue. Here are some common problems associated with the failure of your power steering system.   Leaking Power Steering Fluid — The power steering system uses a special fluid to transfer the pressure to change the direction of your wheels. If this fluid has been compromised and is leaking, then the ability to build pressure in ... read more

How is a Tire Installed?

For the safety and performance of your vehicle, your tires should be installed by an expert technician. Proper installation enables your tires to function fully and provides maximum safety. On average, a tire installation takes about 45 minutes to an hour. After you have selected the right tires for your vehicle, your tires will be expertly installed. A proper installation includes:  Inspecting the lugs or wheel bolts   Installing new rubber valve stems where applicable   Mounting the tires   Balancing the new tires on your wheels   Tightening the wheel lugs to the manufacturer recommended torque   Servicing TPMS systems The Steps to Install a New Set of Tires When your tires are being replaced your, a tire technician uses a step-by-step procedure to properly mount your new tires unto your vehicle.    The vehicle is placed on a mount to lift off the ground. The technician will unbolt the lug nuts on each wheel in a counter clockwise ... read more

Conventional vs. Synthetic Motor Oil

When you go to purchased motor oil from your local auto store, do you know what you’re really paying for? When a service attendant asks you synthetic or regular, do you know the difference? If these situations leave you feeling unsure, let’s examine your options so next time you can make an informed decision. Types of Engine Oil What Are the Advantages of Synthetic Oil Over Conventional Oil? First off, synthetic oil is better than conventional oil. Synthetic motor oil uses a higher quality base oil as compared to the less-refined base oil used in conventional oils. Full synthetic oil provides better engine performance and protection than conventional motor oils and they are specially formulated to provide additional performance benefits. Conventional oil — when compared to synthetic oil — easily breaks down in extreme high temperatures and does not last long.    Synthetic motor oils are chemically developed from petrochemicals. The process removes im ... read more

Eastern Tire & Auto Service Inc. is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Eastern Tire & Auto Service Inc. (207) 594-5250 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.