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All’s Well That Ends Well: Tire Health

December is here, which means the year is coming to a close. For many of us, this is the busiest time of year, as we are racing to the mall for those last minute gifts, stringing up the last box of Christmas lights, and going over recipes for our holiday dinners. During the midst of December, it is easy to forget about our vehicles. However, it is during this time of the year that we need our car the most -- your tire health is especially important.  Tire tread depth: As you drive, your tires automatically get worn from rubbing on the road. If your tires are overly worn, it will take you much longer to come to a complete stop, as your old tires won’t necessarily have a good grip on the road.  Alignment and balancing: If your tires aren’t properly balanced, your tires will wear out faster.  Tire rotation: It is important for your tires to be rotated at your manufacturer’s recommendations. Front and rear tires will wear different because they carry dif ... read more

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When to Winterize Your Vehicle

When to Winterize Your Vehicle

We may only be in September, but before you know it, we will be breaking out the winter coats and scarves. It is easy to remember to winterize ourselves, meaning bringing out the appropriate clothes and turning on the heater, but sometimes, we forget about our car. Before the holidays get here, and you are absolutely swamped, bring your vehicle to Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission for winterization.  Here are important steps in winterizing your vehicle that should be performed before winter starts:     Check your battery. Cold weather will take a toll on your car, as the chemical reactions required to start your car slow down and decrease in chilly temperatures. It would be smart for a technician to perform a thorough battery inspection to ensure it is working properly or to see if it will need to be replaced in the future.  Check your antifreeze mixture. If your antifreeze mixture is about 50:50, your vehicle should be in good shape. To be sure the ... read more

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