Congratulations to Matt Bickle, one of the winners in Yorktown's Super Bowl drawing. Matt won a party tray for the game. Watch for future Yorktown contests.
The Parma Heights resident just turned 90 on April 26. He freely admits that he loves coming to Yorktown Service Plaza.
“I’m here anywhere from three to five times a day,” he said with a big smile. At least one of those visits is for a cup of coffee, as was the case on a recent sunny Monday afternoon. Another visit will be for his daily purchase of lottery tickets.
Gorczyca has been a “regular” at Yorktown since 1973.
A widower, Gorczyca thinks of the staff and patrons of Yorktown as his extended family. He’s a father of three, and grandfather of two.
Gorczyca is a highly decorated Army Infantry war hero, having served at Anzio in World War II. For his military service, he was awarded two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts – visible signs of the injuries ...[more]
This spring, be aware of the seasonal changes that can impact or damage your windshield. Windshield replacement can become costly, and sometimes the damage cannot be repaired. Driving with a broken, cracked, or chipped windshield can obscure visibility and can even cause a traffic citation in some areas. Cracks and chips can spread quickly if left unattended and may require a full replacement for the best safety on your vehicle.
Chips or stars caused by rocks can often remain unnoticed until they begin to spread. During the spring, snow and ice melt, bringing more small rocks into the roadways with the runoff, causing hazardous rock spray. Driving too closely behind heavy trucks or larger vehicles that can flip up rocks behind them can cause a windshield to be repeatedly hit by fl ...[more]
As the weather warms up, the road hazards of snow and ice seem to fade with the cold, but with changing seasons come new risks to be aware of. Springtime tends to be wet and rainy, with melting snow and ice, and climbing temperatures. This becomes a perfect recipe for creating potholes, those sneaky annoyances that can wreak havoc on your tires. During the winter, cracks form due to moisture and ice expanding weakened fractures in the road surface. As the cracks get worse they can become torn out of the road by the weight of passing cars, winter chains, or studded tires. In areas with heavy spring and winter rainfall sinkholes can form with the potholes, creating even deeper road hazards. Because potholes can form on any road surface, keeping a diligent eye on road will help protect your from th ...[more]
The absolute easiest thing that you can do for the life of your vehicle is to be diligent about getting regular oil changes. It is the most vital part of routine maintenance and will keep your vehicle running smoother, performing better, and help prevent many of the most common causes of breakdowns. Under normal driving conditions, most mechanics will recommend changing your oil about every 3,000 miles, or every 3 months. Oil changes are typically a quick and simple service that can be done in a matter of a few minutes at your trusted automotive shop or something that you can do at home with the proper tools. With a full service oil change, your mechanic will usually check or replace your air filter, visually inspect your belts and hoses, check fluid levels, check your tire pressure, and looks for signs of leaks.
Your vehicle is a complex machine with many moving parts and functions. In order to keep those parts moving freely and to reduce damage as well as to keep out water and dirt, one of the most important things you can do is keep engine parts protected and lubricated with an oil change. Regular oil changes are vital to the life of your engine and can extend its performance for years, keeping the engines free of sludge. Most manufacturers recommend changing your oil every 3,000-6,000 miles, depending on your vehicle use and the type of oil you are using. Oil changes are one of the easiest, most affordable, and most reliable ways to keep your car running smoothly and problem free.
What an Oil Change Does For Your Vehicle:
- Reduces engine wear
If there were a secret to keeping vehicles running forever it would be ‘preventative maintenance’. Your vehicle’s parts will wear out over time, and nothing will last forever, but the key to keeping your car or truck running for as long as possible is regular, scheduled preventative maintenance. This includes oil changes, tire rotations, fluid flushes, and tune ups. Checking and replacing small parts over time can help reduce the chances of a big failure in your engine, saving you time and money in the long run.
A tune up is a typically a yearly maintenance check and service for older vehicles starting at 60,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on your car and use. The best way to determine what your vehicle needs to have serviced and when is to check your owner’s manual, but your friendly mechanic can also answer all of your service schedule questions. So what is a tune up? A tune up is essentially an inspection of engine functions and a replacement ...[more]
Stay safe this winter by knowing how to get the most out of your winter tires!
There are many different types of tires that can get you through the winter, and selecting the best type of tire and protection for your driving conditions will help you get through this winter season safely and smoothly. Remember to always check your tires for uneven wear, tread depth, and inflation. Improperly inflated, damaged, or bald tires can be a safety hazard in even the best driving conditions, and with winter driving precautions, can become even more dangerous. Always ask your trusted mechanic if the tires on your vehicle are rated for your weather and driving conditions.
Selecting from winter tire choices can be based on vehicle performance, driving conditions, climate conditions, and other factors. Here are the types of winter tires, and what they should be primarily used for.
Types of Winter Tires:
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