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Yearly Archives: 2019

Do You Need Realignment?

Signs You Need Alignment Service Wheel alignment issues can make it difficult to maintain control of your car. They can also contribute to poor fuel efficiency and abnormal tire wear. Here are a few common indications you may need a realignment. Uneven Tire Wear Have you noticed the tread on your tires doesn’t wear evenly? In most situations of uneven tire wear, problems with wheel alignment are to blame. Once you fix the underlying problem, your tires should begin to wear evenly again. Vehicle Pulls to One Side When driving on a straight road, you shouldn’t have to wrestle with your steering wheel to keep your car in your lane. In fact, when your wheels are properly aligned, you should be able to briefly lift your hands off the steering wheel and continue going straight. If your car pulls to one side and you have to make an effort to keep it going straight, you need realignment. Your Tires Squeal Unusual squealing sounds from your tires can sometimes be tra ... read more

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Wheel Alignment

Checking & Changing Oil

What to Look For Motor oil is the lifeblood of the engine, which is why it’s so important that what’s running through the heart of your vehicle is always in good condition. Over time, oil accumulates dirt and contaminants that weaken its effectiveness and cause build-ups in the engine. Checking the oil regularly will help you decide when it’s time for an oil change so you can keep all the internal components clean and healthy. Use these tips from Tri Star Automotive in Tyrone, Georgia to check your vehicle’s engine oil. Check Oil Levels Using a dipstick, you can check your vehicle’s oil levels anywhere on the road or at home. Insert the dipstick and remove it carefully to avoid spilling hot oil on other components or yourself. Read the measurements carefully to determine if you need to add more oil. If you find that your engine is consuming motor oil quickly, speak with one of our professionals. You may need engine repair to correct the problem. Visual Inspection ... read more

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Oil Change

Why You Need Oil Changes

Benefits of Regular Maintenance Wouldn’t it be nice if our cars could last a lifetime? Especially after a new vehicle purchase, drivers want their cars to stay in top condition — and we don’t blame them! To help drivers take care of their investments, Tri Star Automotive provides fast and easy oil changes. Did you know that simply following a routine schedule for oil changes could greatly benefit your vehicle and help it last longer? Let’s explore the perks of regular oil changes! Optimal Performance Your vehicle was designed to run on clean engine oil. But over time, oil accumulates dirt and grime that stops its effectiveness. Swapping it out refreshes the engine, removing build-ups and keeping it running at its best! If you want an engine that always performs to its full potential, you have to help it get there with frequent oil changes. Avoid Breakdowns While skipping one oil change won’t be the end of the world, neglecting them long-term leaves your engine vulne ... read more

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Auto Repair