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Automotive Tires and Services LLC
Automotive Tires and Services LLC

The average vehicle owner has questions about auto repairs and tires. Our trained technicians have compiled auto repair and tire FAQs to provide answers to frequently asked questions. Let us know if you want to know about a specific problem not mentioned here. We’ll answer your questions over the phone.

 

How often should the oil be changed?

Generally, oil should be changed every 5,000 kilometers or 3,000 miles. Your user manual will give you the exact recommendation for your car

What is synthetic motor oil?

Synthetic oil is a kind of lubricant made of artificially created chemical compounds that are generally believed to provide better mechanical and chemical properties than those found in traditional mineral oils.

When should spark plugs be changed?

Usually after 50,000 miles.

When should a timing belt be replaced ?

Depending upon the manufacturer and type of vehicle, timing belt should be changed every 50,000-70,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for correct information.

My check engine light is on, what should I do?

It can mean many different things from a loose gas cap to a seriously misfiring engine therefore the sooner you take your vehicle to a service station the better.

I have a foreign car, can you service it?

Yes, we are equipped to repair all makes and models of cars.

I have a flat tire, can you help?

Yes, we will repair or replace the tire depending upon the condition

Do you also provide towing service just in case my car break down on the highway

No, currently we do not have towing service. Once your bring your vehicle to us, we’ll take full care of it.

My battery is dead every morning, what should be done?

An old battery is not the only cause of this situation. There could be a failure in the charging system. Please bring your vehicle to us for accurate diagnosis and repair.

How often should tires be rotated?

Generally tires should be rotated between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. Check your owner’s manual

When is the best time to check air pressure?

It is best to check the air pressure when the tires are “cold” or have not yet been driven on so that the tires have not expanded from heat.

Do I need an appointment with you for car repair?

We are open Monday-Friday. Visit us any time.

Can you inspect a car that I am planning to buy?

Yes, we can but it depends upon the availability of our technicians. Please call us for details.

There is a puddle under my car, is it dangerous?

If the puddle is 3 inches or wider, then it could be serious leak that must be repaired immediately. Please bring your car for checkup!

Do you offer any warranty on your tires?

We extend manufacturers’ warranty to the customers therefore you need not worry if you buy tires from us.

Is tire pressure really that important? I mean, if my pressure is a few pounds high or low, what does it really matter?

Tire pressure is extremely important to the performance and the SAFETY of your vehicle. You should check your tire pressure frequently, at least monthly. If your pressure is too high or too low, at best, you`re killing your gas mileage and adding to the wear and tear of your tire`s tread. At worst case scenario, improper tire pressure can cause complete tire failure. It`s easy to ignore tire pressure, to just hop in the car and go, but it can have serious repercussions on your wallet and the safety of passengers and those on the roads around you.

I have a flat tire, can I repair it or do I have to completely replace my tire?

That all depends on the amount of damage done to the tire and the condition of the tire. If the sidewall is blown or damaged or the seal is broken, then no, the tire is shot, but if there is a simple puncture that can be sealed, then yes, the tire can likely be repaired. In most cases, you can use a can of Fix-A-Flat to quickly repair and refill it. If that works and it doesn`t immediately deflate, it can likely be repaired. Remove the tire (even if the Fix-A-Flat seems to be working), put your spare on and take your tire to a certified mechanic for repair and testing.

I`ve heard that the tires on my vehicle actually affect my gas mileage, is this true?

Absolutely, your tires affect your gas mileage in many ways. Two things to keep in mind are to make sure that you have the proper tires for your vehicle, and that you have proper tire pressure, according to the manufacturer’s suggested tire pressure, which is listed right on the tire itself. By having tires that fit your car and keeping them properly inflated, you can ensure maximum gas mileage if the rest of the vehicle is in perfect working order.