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Monthly Archives: December 2019

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

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