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Buying Winter Tires - Learn These Winter Tire Tips - Yorktown Service Plaza

December 31st, 2012

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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Common Benefits Winter Tires Provide - Yorktown Service Plaza

December 14th, 2012

Are you ready for an adventure? Just go winter driving and you'll realize how effective winter tires can be. Driving in snow, sleet, or on ice can make even the most seasoned drivers nervous. If you live in an area that falls below an average temperature of 45 degrees and below in the winter, or in an area where standing water or leaves may freeze leaving the roadways slick and traction low - then winter tires are a great investment to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road this season.

  • Get (4) - Four winter tires will provide the best protection against winter road hazards. With 4 winter tires, you will have consistency in handling, control, traction, and grip.
  • Tread - Winter tires have unique tread, specialized for channeling ...[more]
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Tips to Help Winterize Your Car Battery - Local Battery Replacement and Inspections - Yorktown Service Plaza

November 29th, 2012

Did you know cold weather puts an added strain on your car battery? When temperatures drop into freezing levels, your vehicle must work harder upon startup and also run its cold weather functions like heating systems, wiper blades, and the defroster.  There are simple steps you can take to winterize your car battery and ensure its best performance through this chilly season:

Check the Fluid Levels:

  • Pull of the cap off the battery to get to the hydraulic fluid inside.
  • Using a hydrometer extract some fluid to check the level and condition
  • The hydrometer tool will give you a “low”, “fair”, or “good” rating
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Driving Tips for the Fall and Winter Season - Yorktown Service Plaza

November 15th, 2012

Are you ready for fall and winter driving? Changing leaves and snow days can be exciting, but also bring about new dangers for drivers. To keep you and your loved ones safe this season, there are special circumstances to remember when driving in the colder months. More accidents happen in the winter and fall because drivers ignore safety precautions. Here are some tips and important guidelines to follow to prevent common accidents.

Winter Driving Tips:

1. Know your route and be aware of weather conditions. Sudden winter storms may leave you unprepared and stranded. Check with your local department of transportation or your current weather conditions before making any extended trip, even your daily commute. Plan for adequate time to reach your destinat ...[more]

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Don't Be Cold This Season - Check Up on Your Vehicles Heater - Yorktown Service Plaza

October 25th, 2012

As the weather becomes colder outside, the transition from using your air conditioning to your heater in your vehicle could take you by surprise. Just how do you ensure that you are prepared for the colder periods this season? Do you understand if your heater is functioning correctly? We can help you with all your heater questions as well as repairs to ensure that your prepared for this winter season!

Did you know your car heating system works by using the excess heat that is put off from your car’s combustion process? It warms the cabin by filtering and redirecting that heat into your vehicle. Your car’s cooling system works by removing the rest of the heat that could cause damage to your engine. The heating and cooling system are made up of many different parts that are important to maintain to not only keep your car engine cool, but you and your passengers warm in freezing temperatures.

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Quick Tips on Increasing the Life of your Vehicle - Auto Repair - Yorktown Service Plaza

October 12th, 2012

As a vehicle owner, you know that maintenance and repairs are rewarding investments. Some automobile repairs can easily be unexpected however effortless enough to correct, a blowout, a dead battery, or a blown fuse. Nevertheless, some repair works need even more time and more money to fix, a transmission problem, wear and tear to the automobile over time, or a failed air-conditioner. Regular upkeep is vital to prevent the majority of repairs, but you never ever understand exactly what is 'simply down the road' for your automobile. Understanding ways to make small repair works, and knowing when to take your car in for examinations, maintenance, and repair works is crucial to expanding the life of your car and getting the most out of your financial investment.

Outside of routine and seasonal upkeep, oil changes, tire checks, air-conditioning or winter-proo ...[more]

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Why Checking Your Tire Pressure is Important - Yorktown Service Plaza

September 27th, 2012

Inspecting your car or trucks tire pressure is very important to the performance, handling, and life of your tire. It is especially important in the summer due to the fact that heat makes air expand triggering over inflation issues leading to a blowout.

Checking tire pressure is one of the most neglected services on a car. Some people would agree when we say that checking the pressure in your tires can take a bit of time and hassle. As troublesome as it is those few minutes and that little hassle can actually save you a lot more than you think. Having your tires at the recommended pressure can save you a lot such as fuel, money and the tires themselves.

The recommended tire pressure differs from manufacturer to manufacturer and the weight and dimensions of the vehicle. If you don't know the recommended pressure of your vehicles tires there a ...[more]

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Auto Mechanics are Available to Answer Questions and Keep Your Automobile Running Smoothly - Yorktown Service Plaza

September 15th, 2012

As a society, we are heavily reliant on our cars. From the day-to-day work commute, to soccer practice and school meetings, to a leisurely roadway travel, we require a trustworthy automobile to make our daily lives circulate smoothly. To keep your vehicle, truck or SUV in operating order, all it takes is a little know-how, some upkeep, as well as a trusted auto mechanic.

Most fantastic technicians as well as shops will have proficient mechanics on hand to answer a range of questions. In this technological day and age there are many of these tire stores with fantastic web sites that deliver sales on auto repair appointments, discount tire prices, tire specials, and you can easily email questions, receive quotes, or schedule auto repair appointments. It's actually never ever been simpler to compare prices and do a little research of your own prior ...[more]

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Maintaining Your Spare Tire and Replacement in Case of Flats or Blowouts While Driving - Yorktown Service Plaza

August 31st, 2012

If you have ever before had a blowout, you recognize how stressful it can easily be. The strain is at that point worsened, if you have no understanding on just what to do or how to replace your spare tire. Despite a vehicle's make or style, every automobile is geared up with a spare tire. If your automobile does not, probabilities are the previous owner tossed it or ruined it as well as never replaced it. A spare tire is like insurance. You don't require it, until something happens. In this article we talk about the importance of having an excellent spare tire, as well as maintaining it so you can properly utilize it in case of an unexpected emergency.

Even if you have fix-a-flat, having a spare tire will consistently be the very best option for a flat tire. There are times when you receive a flat, and all you need to have is a bit more air or some fix- ...[more]

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Summerize your Ride and get a free oil change!

August 31st, 2012

summerize your ride

Now through August 31, 2012, if you purchase one set of Monroe Ceramics or Monroe Dynamics brake pads, you'll receive a rebate check for $24.99 for an oil change.

Monroe brakes mean:

  • COOLER STOPS
  • CLEANER STOPS
  • QUIETER STOPS

Visit the Monroe Summerize Your Ride page to learn more, download a rebate form, and enter your rebate information online.

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