How Often Should I have My Vehicle Alignment Adjusted
December 29, 2021
A vehicle should track straight on a flat, straight road with the steering wheel centered. To keep it that way it is a good idea to have the alignment checked on an annual basis. The condition of our roads can cause a vehicle to get knocked out of alignment by extremely rough roads or by […]
Driving Safely in Adverse Weather
August 23, 2019
Weather plays a huge role in your ability to drive a vehicle safely. Our insurance company just released statistics that 1 in every 6 accidents is caused by weather conditions. By allowing for weather conditions, prepping the vehicle, and driving appropriately for winter conditions, many car accidents could be avoided. PRECIPITATION Precipitation, which we see […]
Antilock Brakes — Of What Benefit Are They?
February 18, 2017
The anti-lock braking system, or ABS system, is a safety system which prevents the wheels on a vehicle from locking up in a panic stop braking condition, or if you are on a slick surface. The theory behind ABS brakes is simple. A skidding wheel has less traction than a non-skidding wheel. By keeping the […]
What Keeps Your Vehicle Stable?
July 31, 2014
The shocks and struts on your vehicle play a big role in the stability and control of the vehicle. The vehicle being stable means that is has the ability to stop, turn, and swerve at exactly the moment you need it to. Your shocks and struts are designed to react to every wheel and body […]
Good Tires Are Crucial for Vehicle Safety
April 03, 2014
Tires are one of the most crucial safety items on our vehicle. Proper tire tread, proper tire pressure of tires, proper tire balance and replacing tires that are damaged from cracks and gouges, is very important in tire safety. If you do not have the knowledge or time to keep an eye on your own […]
Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter Driving?
November 27, 2013
The US Department of Transportation has statistics that show more than 70% of vehicles on US Highways have not been prepared for winter driving. Is your vehicle in that 70%? If you want your vehicle prepared what needs to be done? Listed below is a quick check list of things to have tested or inspected […]
Dash Warning Lights – Brake, ABS, and Traction
November 12, 2013
The warning lights we will be discussing in this article have to do with the safety features of current and newer vehicles and may not apply to every vehicle that is being driven on the road. One thing to be aware of is that warning lights come in red or amber. The red color light […]
Keeping Good Tread on Your Tires Is Crucial For Your Vehicle’s Safety
October 18, 2011
According to the US Department of Transportation the #1 reason that vehicles breakdown on our national highways is flat or blown tires. The tires on your vehicle are one of the most important components to vehicle safety. Research has shown that 80% of tire failures happen in the last 20% of the tread life of […]