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4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! - Part 2

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! - Part 2

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! Part 2 – Are New Car Tires Winter Worthy? Don’t assume that your new car is outfitted with tires that are suited for our Winters, no matter how much tread they have. Coming home thru Ohio with my brand-new Ford Escape on a late Fall trip, I felt confident that the half inch of snow and slush we came into would be no problem. Wrong! The new all-season tires on my SUV did not have the proper tread for even the slightest amount of Winter traction, we were all over the road! All season tires are designed for a smooth, quiet ride on most dry and wet conditions. Specifically designed Winter tires improve traction, handling, and control on snow, slush and ice. That was a hairy ride the rest of the way home, but you can bet I got new tires immediately when we got back. I-86 Truck & Auto Repair can help you with tire needs, just ask when scheduling your next appointment! Stay tuned for ... read more

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! A 4-part Series… - Part 1

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! A 4-part Series… - Part 1

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! A 4-part Series… Part 1 – Tire Pressure and Temperature Fluctuations If you notice your car’s tire pressure sensor (TPMS) light come on, it doesn’t always mean your tire is going flat. Certain times of the year our daily temperatures can swing 40 degrees or more! Tire pressure sensors are very sensitive and temperature fluctuation will increase or decrease the volume of air in your tires. If your TPMS light comes on, visually check to see if you have a flat tire, check your tire pressure with a gauge, and adjust your tire pressure accordingly. You may need to add a pound or two of air for colder weather temps so that the sensors don’t continue to trigger the dash light. But never ignore the TPMS light, it’s trying to tell you something! Customers at I-86 Truck & Auto Repair can receive this simple tire pressure service free of charge without an appointme ... read more

Spring Break Travel Time is Fast Approaching! What’s One Thing You Should Never Forget?

Spring Break Travel Time is Fast Approaching! What’s One Thing You Should Never Forget?

In case you haven’t flipped your calendar to next month yet to look ahead, Spring Break travel dates are just around the corner!! I know that feeling all too well… “Wow, there’s SO MUCH on that checklist!” and panic sets in. One of the biggest things for travel is peace of mind, right? You want your trip to be smooth sailing, with your family arriving at your destination and back home safely. Examples of good surprises you’d be excited about might be: a huge whale pops up near your sightseeing boat… the storm holds off and you get the amazing photo of the sunset you dreamed of. And then there are surprises that can ruin your whole experience: the check engine light you’ve been ignoring suddenly strands you along the side of a busy interstate miles from anywhere… the exhaust leak you hadn’t noticed is now allowing dangerous fumes into your vehicle as you sit in traffic. If you travel any amount at all, you may have already ... read more