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Pothole Damage and Why You Might Need an Alignment

What’s a Pothole? Potholes aren't just a little bump in the road, if you aren't careful, they can ruin your day! Spring is peak pothole season, the ground beneath the pavement freezes and thaws all winter long, weakening the asphalt.  The weakened asphalt is then driven over by car a...

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Written on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by
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What Should You Do When Your Tire Pressure Warning Light Turns On

Updated May 20th, 2017  The Tire Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS helps increase your safety on the road by improving your vehicle’s maneuverability, decreasing the tread wear of your tires, reducing your vehicle’s braking distance, and improving your vehicle’s fuel eco...

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Written on Friday, May 19, 2017 by
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How To Keep Your AC Running Cold

By Sydny Atwood Updated May 8th, 2017 If you live in a warm climate, your AC needs to function at it's best.  There is nothing worse than cranking up the AC on a hot summer day, only to get a slightly cool result. These five tips will help you maximize your vehicle's AC system and he...

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Written on Monday, May 8, 2017 by
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What is a Car Radiator?

By Sydny Atwood | Updated May 8th, 2017 Despite the fact that radiators are used to heat homes,in a car, they are part of your vehicle’s complex cooling system.  Heat is a natural byproduct of the friction your engine creates and fuel combustion; however, too much heat can cause your eng...

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Written on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by
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Worn Tires and Your Safety

Watch Tegan Lawson from Car Advice Give Her Professional Tire Safety Tips Updated April 11th, 2017  Tire Safety and Tire Wear Gripping the road is one of the most important safety features your tires perform.  As the treads on your tires wear down, they are less and less able to g...

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Written on Monday, April 10, 2017 by
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What if My Radiator Dies?

The radiator on your car helps keep your engine cool. An overheated engine will lead to a breakdown,  so radiator maintenance is very important to the overall functionality of your vehicle. If your radiator fails, check your thermostat, water pump, and heat core.  These three co...

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Written on Monday, April 3, 2017 by
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Should I Buy Used Tires?

When are Tire Discounts too Good to be True? Many consumers forget just how much a quality set of tires can cost.  Some tire shops sell used or old tires at a significant discount.  While the low prices of these options tempt many car owners, used and old tires may end up costing more...

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Written on Thursday, March 23, 2017 by
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Why Can't I Use Dish Soap to Wash My Car?

Dish soap may seem like the most convenient option for washing your car at home, it cuts grease and grime, and you most likely have a bottle of it in your kitchen. However, nowhere on your dishwashing soap bottle does it include washing your car as one of its uses.  Washing your car with dish s...

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Written on Monday, March 13, 2017 by
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Your New Tires and What to Expect

Updated: March 9th, 2017 Morgantown, West Virginia - Quality New Tires will improve your gas mileage and your car's performance; however, sometimes going on the cheap with your tire purchase can be a mistake.  It is entirely normal for your vehicle to drive a little differently when you repl...

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Written on Thursday, March 9, 2017 by
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How Many Time Per Month Should I Wash My Car?

There seem to be two types of car owners; those who meticulously wash their cars and those where you can write “wash me” in the dirt on the side of their car.  So who is getting it right?  How often should you wash your car?  Is there any benefit to regularly washing your ...

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Written on Thursday, March 2, 2017 by
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How Long Should My Tires Last?

Updated: March 2nd, 2017 So, how long should your tires last before making them into a swing set? There is no rule of thumb for how long a tire should last.  The tread wear is the primary indication of whether or not your tires are worn out.  So how do you determine when you should st...

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Written on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by
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How Do I Check My Tires for Safety?

Updated March 1st, 2017 Your tires are one of the most important safety features in your vehicle. Keeping your tires in good condition allows you to drive without a high risk of a flat, stop effectively and navigate snow and ice safely. Our tire professionals will keep you and your family safe...

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Written on Monday, February 13, 2017 by
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What Are the Benefits of Buying New Tires?

The “Penny Test” is one of the quickest, easiest and most popular ways to determine if your tires are too worn out. If your tires fail the penny test and have less than 2/23rds of an inch of tread, it's time for a quality tire replacement set. With the cost of a set of tires, sometimes i...

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Written on Friday, February 10, 2017 by
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History of the Tire

Updated February 13th, 2017 We spend a lot of time talking about the tires that are on your vehicle.  How to know if when you need new tires, if they need to be replaced, how to perform tire maintenance, and how to make your tires last 10 years.  The tires that are on your vehicle today a...

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Written on Thursday, February 9, 2017 by
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The Importance of Changing Your Oil and The Type of Oil You Should Use for Your Vehicle

Updated February 13th, 2017 The only constant in the automotive industry is that it's continually changing. From how cars look to how they function technology evolves with every model year.  Continual change presents quite a predicament for the question constant question: How often should I ge...

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Written on Friday, February 3, 2017 by
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What's a Clutch?

Morgantown, WV - In today's world of automatic transmissions, most people don't spend any time thinking about their vehicle's clutch but, everyone knows that they exist.  If you drive a manual transmission or some automatic transmissions, your clutch is always working to ensure that your car ca...

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Written on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by
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When Do I Need to Replace My Brakes?

What Happens When Brake Pads Wear Down? Some components of your car, like your spark plugs or battery, can fail without warning and leave you stranded. You can predict when other elements, like your brakes, are on their way out.  Brake pads gradually wear over time.  If you pay attentio...

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Written on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by
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Bet You Didn't Know This About Tires!

If you can see the inside of your tire first hand, no ifs, ands, or buts - you need to visit a tire shop and replace your tire with a new one. Tires are more than just the rubber you see on the outside; tires are very complex for the sole purpose of supporting the weight of your car and he...

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Written on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by
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Why Do I Need to Balance My Tires?

Professionals use computerized wheel balancers or tire balancers to pinpoint weight differentiation within a tire and wheel assembly. Tire balancing should be part of your regularly scheduled vehicle maintenance.  Tire balancing not only improves the ride of your car in the short term, but...

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Written on Friday, January 20, 2017 by
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Get More for Your Money with Tire Maintenance

Whether it's a check engine light or a dirty exterior, most people don't address issues with their car until they can see them. Monitoring your tires and following some simple preventative maintenance tips (including the penny test) can extend the life of your tires which can: *save you time....

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Written on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by
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