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Monthly Archives: June 2016

10 Things Your Tires Can Tell You About Your Car

10 Things Your Tires Can Tell You About Your Car

We have often heard the question from our customers "when should I replace my tires?" To simplify answering this, the team at Alltech Automotive decided to share this great article by Matthew Jancer from Popular Mechanics about Tire Wear. To read his full original article, click here! Your tires are your car's only connection to the road. They're overlooked as safety items, but sometimes they're the first place where a problem will appear. We show you how to read your tires and know what the warning signs mean. Center Wear It Looks Like: Your tire is worn down only in the middle. The Diagnosis: This tire was overinflated, causing the center ring only to contact the road. Consequently, whoever drove this car had ... read more

How Often Should you Change Your Car Fluids?

How Often Should you Change Your Car Fluids?

Many of our customers ask us how regularly they should be checking and changing their car fluids. To help them understand the answer to this question, the staff at Alltech has shared this great article by Thorin Klosowski on Life Hacker. To read his original post click here!  Cars need a ton of maintenance to keep running smoothly. The easiest thing anyone can do is check the fluids to ensure your car stays healthy. With that in mind, here are the five fluids you should check on a regular basis. A large chunk of your car's maintenance is preventative and regardless of your skill level pretty much anyone who can lift a hood can check the fluids. Doing so on a regular basis keeps your car running well and your repair costs down. Knowing the basics also empowers y ... read more

Summer Heat Car Care Tips

Summer Heat Car Care Tips

The summer is a great time for roadtrips, driving with the top down, and enjoying the road in your ride. However, with the summer beginning, there is also a number of issues that come from the Summer heat that can potentially damage your car. The while searching online for useful information for our customers and drivers, the staff at All Tech Automotive found a great article on Autotrader by Nick Polermo on tips to keep your car cool. To read his original article and more posts like it, click here!    Summer HEat Car Care TIps     Check your fluids and perform regular maintenance.    Confirm proper tire pressure to avoid a blowout and improve fuel economy.    Keep yourself cool with a/c and your vehicle cool by parking in the shade. The arrival of summer marks an ideal time to make sure your car or truck i ... read more