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  • Wheel Alignment vs. Wheel Balancing

    Tuesday 06 November 2018

    Wheel Balancing vs. Wheel Alignment: What's the Difference? Wheel balancing and wheel alignment are two entirely different but related concepts and services. Some vehicle owners take them to mean the same because they both aid in the long-term health of a vehicle’s tires. However, it’s important to differentiate the two, as mixing them up could lead to unnecessary and expensive repairs.  Let’s take a closer look at each process an... read more

  • Wheel Alignment is About Tire Preservation

    Tuesday 16 October 2018

    In Many Cases, Wheel Alignment is About Preserving Your Tires Car owners get wheel alignments because their wheels aren’t pointing in the right direction anymore. This is what bad roads do to cars, and it can have serious consequences knowing what it does to your steering. But for most drivers who don’t go through potholes on a daily basis, wheel alignment is about preserving your tires.   Just as wheel alignment affects how well you can drive, it can play a... read more

  • Car Brake Check A Must-Do Before Winter 2017 Strikes

    Friday 05 October 2018

    Car Brake Check A Must-Do Before Winter 2017 Strikes Winter is coming, and in a matter of days, we’ll have to drive on icy roads again. While weather forecasts say that winter in states like Colorado may be drier and warmer than usual, you should still prepare your car for the cold season. After all, with La Nina, and the unpredictability of Colorado weather, we can’t be sure... read more

  • Do New Tires Need Wheel Alignment?

    Friday 05 October 2018

    Is Wheel Alignment for New Tires Necessary? Usually, wheel alignment isn’t included on the recommended maintenance schedule provided by vehicle manufacturers. So, how often you should align your wheel is largely indefinite; but, to be on the safe side, you must do it annually—and whenever you get new tires. Minimal Tire Wear When you spend a hundred dollars per tire, you would likely want to use your newly purchased tires for a long time to come... read more

  • Strange Noises When You Hit the Brakes?

    Friday 05 October 2018

    Does Your Car Make Strange Noises When You Hit the Brakes? Here’s What They Might Mean It’s no secret that brakes are one of the most vital parts of a car. So, when you hear a strange noise whenever you hit the brakes, it is imperative not to ignore it. To help you in this matter, we’ve come up with some of the common noises brakes make and what those noises may mean: Scraping Noise If your car makes a scraping noise whenever you apply your brakes to turn, i... read more

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