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Yearly Archives: 2022

4 Ways to Cut Costs on Gas

4 Ways to Cut Costs on Gas

When the cost of fuel skyrockets like it recently has, there’s only one way to cut costs at the pump: to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. It might sound easy at first, but there are a lot of factors involved in your automobile’s fuel consumption. Here are four ways that the team at Hometown Tire and Auto can help to maximize your mileage and make every cent of gas count.  Make Sure Tires Are Properly Inflated Tire inflation is key to keep your MPG high and maximized. Your automaker has a recommended PSI range for your vehicle’s specific model, so make sure you keep your tires’ psi in this range. When you drive with properly inflated tires, you can increase fuel efficiency by up to 3%. We recommend checking your tire pressure at least once a month. If you need help with the job, feel free to stop by Hometown Tire and Auto. Use the Right Oil  There are several varieties of oil and multiple grades of oil on the market. That is why it can ... read more

What Are the Advantages of Having a Coolant Flush?

What Are the Advantages of Having a Coolant Flush?

Your car has many different fluids running throughout it, and each of them has a specific task. Out of all of them, coolant is one of the most important liquids on the list that requires service. You may know that your engine needs motor oil, but it also relies on coolant to absorb and remove excess heat from the engine. Without the helping hand of coolant, your engine would simply overheat all the time.   Coolant fluid is a mixture of antifreeze and water. It flows freely to and from the engine, and it collects contaminants over time. If you let the build-up sit in the engine and cooling system for too long, your motor will struggle to work. A coolant exchange can solve all your problems. The process involves pushing the dirty fluid out of the system and replenishing it with gallons of clean fluid.    What Are the Advantages or Benefits of Regular Coolant Exchanges? Removes all deposits and rust. Protects against corrosion. Extend the life of the water pump. Opp ... read more

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

You are stopping at a stop sign, and your car vibrates when applying brake pressure. You feel trembling when your car shakes upon braking. Shaking when applying brake pressure is a common symptom of various brake problems that you need to address immediately. The post below highlights some reasons why your car vibrates when you brake. Worn brake pads Braking pads are brake components that slow down movement in a moving car. Due to friction, brake pads are subjected to tear and wear. Brake pads will function well until it's 1/4 left. If your car begins to shake when you apply a brake, you must look for a brake pad check-up or replacement specialist. Rotor Issue Rotors are brake discs between the two brake pads. As a result of heat resulting from friction and pressure, the disc may get warped. If your disc is bent, the car will vibrate when braking. Looking for an auto repair shop is the best thing you can do to ensure your safety and car health. Wheel alignment Never ignore ch ... read more

What Kind of Sound Is Your Car Making?

What Kind of Sound Is Your Car Making?

After you’ve driven your car numerous times, you get used to how it drives and the sounds it makes (if any). When you notice a sound that is out of the ordinary, it usually means there is something wrong with your vehicle. At Hometown Tire and Auto, we understand how stressful and unsettling car sounds can be. We have a team of technicians who can help you get down to the bottom of the problem. As soon as you start hearing something odd, you should make a mental note of what it sounded like and where the sound may be originating from. Oftentimes, you may also see other visual cues with the sound, like an illuminated dashboard warning light. When the noise occurs more than once, it is important that you get your car to our auto repair shop right away. When you come into our shop, be ready to inform the technicians as much as possible of the situation. This will help our technicians narrow down the problem. After, we will perform a thorough inspection of your car, SUV, or truck t ... read more

How to Keep Your Car Battery from Dying

How to Keep Your Car Battery from Dying

Summer is just around the corner here in Liberty, TX. While this summer is great for many reasons, the extreme summer heat can affect your car health. For instance, the car battery can wear down a lot quicker than usual. While you can't do much about the heat, you can take some precautions to ensure that your battery doesn't give out in the middle of the road. Check out some of our tips below: Keep the Car Battery Out of Direct Heat Heat is your car battery’s worst enemy. To prevent the heat from draining your battery, we recommend parking your vehicle in a shady spot. A garage is your best bet, but you can always opt for sun shades when parking outdoors. Don’t Take too Many Short Trips Too many short trips can cause your vehicle battery to drain sooner. You have to let the alternator recharge the battery. If you drive your car once a week only for a mile or less then we suggest extending your trip to prevent draining your battery. Don’t Overwork Your Bat ... read more

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