Choosing the Right Tire - High Tech Automotive

November 25th, 2013

Choosing the Right TireWe know you've heard it before, but it's critical enough to repeat: the tires you choose for your vehicle are important. It is critical to understand that the tires on your vehicle are the one single link to the road surface. To keep the rest of your vehicle performing at its peak, your tires are the very foundation of your vehicle.

Different quality tires will last for different periods of time, depending on wear and tear. Regular maintenance is key to longer tread life, but tread wears down over time and with use. Once you get to the point where you need to replace your tires, there are several choices that you can make. The easiest choice is get the exact size and make that originally came on the vehicle, when it was new. Beyond that, you might consider going to a better quality tire o ...[more]

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Is Your Vehicle Ready For Holiday Travel? - High Tech Automotive

November 14th, 2013

Is Your Vehicle Ready For Holiday TravelIs Your Vehicle Ready For Holiday Travel? Many people have concerns about taking their cars on long trips, especially if their cars are getting on in years or mileage. The truth is … long trips are actually easier on your car than day-to-day driving, but a breakdown far from home can really ruin your fun. A few simple checks will stave off many common problems. As with most things, it's best to start early. Here is a simple check list for preparing your car for Holiday travel.

Two to four weeks before you go

  • Get any major repairs done. If your car needs major repair or maintenance, do it at least one month, before you travel. That will allow plenty of time for any problems rela ...[more]
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The Whens and Whys of Common Repairs

November 1st, 2013

We have all heard the rule of thumb – get your oil changed every 3,000 miles – but why?

When it comes to getting your oil changed it is often good to stick to this guideline, or whatever your vehicle manual recommends.  However, it all depends on your individual driving habits.  If you do mainly city driving you can often wait to between 5,000 and 7,500 miles before an oil change. 

If you drive mainly on the highway, your engine gets hotter and needs to receive more care.  When oil is left too long in a vehicle under hotter circumstances, like a lot of highway driving, it thins, over heats, gets burnt, thickens, and can cause damage to your engines internal parts.  This is why, for those who do most of their driving on the highway, it is good to follow the 3,000 mile rule.

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