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Wheel Alignment? Why?

March 11th, 2017
So your car pulls to one side a little. Big deal! Well, it kinda is a big deal.
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Why Buy Tires from Town Tire Pros?

February 25th, 2017
You've got lots of choices for tires here in Gainesville, FL...so what makes Town Tire Pros such a great choice?
  Tags: buy tires, Goodyear
  Posted in: Tire 101

Tips for Traveling With Your dog

January 11th, 2017
Spring's on its way...and here are some tips for traveling with Fido!
  Tags: seatbelts
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Make Sure Your Car's Ready For Winter!

October 14th, 2016

You know that winter and bad weather are coming. Is your car ready? Here’s a quick checklist of things to get up to speed on:

Motor oil: Motor oil has a tendency to thicken in cold weather, making it harder to circulate to upper engine parts at startup. If you haven’t ever used synthetic oil Driving in the Winterbefore, this might be a good time to start. The flow properties of synthetic oil are a lot more consistent, meaning it doesn’t thicken in sub-freezing temperatures or thin out when it’s hot outside.

Wipers: Even the best windshield wipers only last about a year. If your wipers are showing cracks or chips or losing strips of rubber, go ahead and replace them. Don’t forget to refill your washer fluid reservoir…you’ ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

No Spare Tire?

September 29th, 2016
Believe it or not, many new vehicles come without a spare tire. Manufacturers have a few different reasons for that, including weight savings, space efficiency, Spare Tireand cost. When you're stuck by the side of the road, though, none of that really matters much, does it? 
 
Instead, these vehicles come equipped with an inflation kit and/or a can of sealant. 
 
Sealant is a gooey substance in an aerosol can that's designed to coat the inside of the tire due to centrifugal force once you get rolling again, hopefully sealing the puncture. These products, such as Fix-A-Flat, have been on the market for decades and tend to work pretty well on a minor puncture. They're not a permanent fix, however. Your speed should be limited after using ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101

Meet Our Staff!

September 24th, 2016
At Town Tire Pros, it's our people who make the difference!
  Posted in: Company News

The Secret To A Reliable Vehicle!

September 4th, 2016
Cars keep getting better...but the best car won't last without the right maintenance!
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

What Are The Best Tires Around?

September 4th, 2016
So many brands of tires out there -- which are the best for your vehicle?
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Benefits You Didn’t Know About Oil Changes

August 22nd, 2016

Automotive technology has come a long way since the mid-20th century, and so has motor oil. A 1940s-era car didn’t feature an oil pump or oil filter. Instead, they relied on dippers on the crankshaft’s counterweights, which would then sling oil to coat crucial moving parts. Motor oils in those days weren’t designed with detergents and other additives to help keep the engine clean; even with frequent oil change intervals, many cars would be in need of an engine overhaul by the time they reached 80,000 miles.

Today’s motor oil formulations incorporate additives to suspend contaminants in the oil so they can easily be trapped by the oil ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Do Your Homework on Tire Safety

August 8th, 2016
We see it all the time…people tend to not think about their tires until something goes wrong. Sometimes, this can mean sitting on the side of the road waiting for help, and other times it can mean more serious consequences. Here are a few things to remember for tire safety as the summer winds down and back-to-school season starts.

Check your tire pressure regularly. This one is really important. Your car’s tires will lose air through the valve over time, and an underinflated tire will hurt fuel economy due to added rolling resistance. Low tires also affect handling and will generate enough heat that they c ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101
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